July 16, 2010

Adieu! Adieu! See You All Real Soon!

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow…..

I must bid you all farewell for a little bit. The Muse is shutting down shop and heading on vacation starting tomorrow and won’t be back until July 26th.

I hope during this time you’ll enjoy the archives on Musings and explore around a bit to see what posts you’ve missed in the past. Heck you have three year’s worth of babblings to look through!

I also have some killer giveaways going on right now which I hope you’ll enter! All are appearing right on the front page so you can scroll and easily click through them.  Please keep in mind while I’m away I am not spending time checking on Musings particularly because I’ll be in and around locations with limited access to the Internet so any comments you leave on giveaways will be moderated and posted when I come back plus hey I don’t really wanna spend time on my blog while I’m away on holiday hehe! I love it but I do like a break from time to time! That being said, I can’t answer every single comment but you ALL deserve a really big thank you for leaving such sweet, funny, and beautiful comments.  Comments are the biggest form of flattery to a blogger who works hard on their site daily and each of yours is highly valued!

I love and appreciate you all. Thank you for visiting me daily.  I can’t even begin to describe to you how much I adore each and every one of you even though we have never met (maybe one day if the fates are willing!).

I’ll see you really soon and I’m sure by the time I get back I’ll be diving right into Fall 2010 (and hell probably Holiday too!). Exciting!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Marina

    Have fun, Muse! You deserve it, though I’ll miss your posts 🙂
    If we sign up for the RSS Feed tomorrow (after we’ve submitted our comment) will it still count towards an entry? Because I’ve been trying but the link is kind of faulty.

    • the Muse

      marina thanks hun! I’ll miss you too! Yup that’s fine. I have separate databases for each of the entries so that’s a ok! try in another browser, should work?

  • Karrie

    Have a good and relaxing holiday.
    I love visiting your blog because you have so many posts throughout the day.

  • Christine

    Have a wonderful vacation, Muse!!! I’ll be waiting for your posts when you get back 🙂

  • Sarah

    Have a wonderful vacation! i knew these giveaways were preparing us for something. Ahh how am I going to survive for 10 days. 10 Whole days! Anyway have fun!

    • the Muse

      LOL sarah *hugs* 😀 I’m sorry doll hehe! I’ll be back before you blink!

  • Storm

    Have a wonderful time! I’m jealous of the vaca! 🙂 We’ll all look forward to seeing a new post in the feedburner!

  • sindy

    have a Happy Vacay Muse! a much deserved Rest and Relax 🙂
    Looking forward to your blogging in a week time yes

  • Marie

    Have a nice holiday. 🙂

    I never left a comment on your blog, but I visit it every day or every other day.
    Anyway, thanks for your blog, your quickness* in delivering news, and your generosity (those giveaways, wow!) I often check your reviews and swatches before considering buying a product, so thanks again. 😉

    • the Muse

      thanks marie for being a reader hugs! You’re lovely for leaving such a great comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • libby

    aw! i just discovered musings but i love it already 😀 have fun on vacation ;D work hard but play harder!

  • Ru

    Nooooooooo! Ok fine… if you must go… Well enjoy yourself!!
    This will give me some good archive time!!

  • Brooke

    Have a great vacation! You definitely deserve it! And thanks for all of the great giveaways! You are too awesome! Looking forward to your new musings when you get back!

    • the Muse

      thanks brooke xoxo sorry for the delayed reply but thanks for the lovely comment!

  • Amy

    I hope you’re going somewhere beautiful 🙂 Wishing you no rain (unless you want it) and short lines (anywhere you go)!

    • the Muse

      LOL Amy thank YOU! I wish the short lines part came true hehe!

    • the Muse

      thank you so much annabella. sorry for the delayed reply but thanks for the well wishes xoxo!

  • cecile =)

    have fun muse! you totally deserve it, you’re one of the best bloggers around 😀

    • the Muse

      thanks cecile 😀

      just finished packing and ready to get an early night’s rest for tomorrow!


  • Missy

    Have a great time, Muse! I’m looking forward to when you come back again. I’ll miss you! Hope you have fab weather wherever you’re going 🙂

  • Yan

    Hi, I don’t usually leave a comment. haha i’m one of those lurkers but after seeing this post, i decided to leave one. your blog is one i visit daily and thanks for making it such an enjoyable read. I particularly enjoy your wide variety of product reviews, highend, lowend, asian. That said, have a great vacation!

  • the Muse

    thanks electronicfly, missy, and yan!

    You guys are the best!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo!

  • PauFM

    Have a great summer vacation Muse! you deserve it 🙂 I hope your summer is as amazing as mine so far,

    • the Muse

      aw thanks pau! so far it’s fab!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 I’m glad yours is too hun! xoxo!


    have fun and soak up some sun!!!! 🙂

    (idk what im going to do without your great, interesting posts) LOL i think i’ve lurked so hard that i don’t have much else to find

    • the Muse

      hey linda miss ya around here hun 😀 thanks! LOL! that’s awesome to hear!

  • savannah

    I will surely miss you, Muse. I read your posts religiously everyday. My fiancee is in my room reading a book waiting for me while I am reading your posts and commenting.

    • the Muse

      aw shucks thanks savanaah sorry for the delayed reply but it sure is nice coming back to these comments!

    • the Muse

      thanks biba sorry for the delayed reply but appreciate the well wishes!

  • Nia

    Enjoy your vacation hon, you earned it! Relax and enjoy your time off.
    We’ll be here when you come back 🙂

  • Bora

    Enjoy your time off Muse… I know you deserve every single second of it. Just a quick laugh for you when get a chance to read it…. I only went and bought Stereo Rose and Petticoat MSF today!!! I think I told you that I used to have loads of MSFs from years ago, never used any of them and sold them on eBay. I wasn’t going to go anywhere near the new In the Groove ones but I went by my local counter today to try the purple lipstick and there they both were sitting on the tester stand WITHOUT “sold out” stickers on them. Unbelievable. The collection launched on counters yesterday and has been online since Wednesday with Stereo Rose being sold out within hours. So I had to buy them just because it’s like seeing Elvis alive and not getting a picture isn’t it! I’m not going to keep them, but I’ll see which of my friends is dying for it the most and gift them (no I WON’T be eBaying them… bad karma). I;m more chuffed about the purple “Go For It” lipstick

  • courtney

    NOOO!!! 🙁 I’m gonna miss you! I check your blog religiously. :((( Well, at least have fun on your vacation for me! 🙂
    Lot’s of love- courtney.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks courtney, sorry for the delayed reply but so nice coming back to great comments HUGS!

  • Charmaine

    Have a great time, Iz! See you when you get back:-)

  • TBR

    Very nice article, thanks! I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed. Please keep up posting.

  • Colette

    what am I doing to do for the next week during my down time at work!?!?! have a good one muse!

    • the Muse

      aw colette it’s so great coming back to comments like yours 😀 HUGS!

  • Gip

    Hey Muse, I never really comment on your blog (or any other blog for that matter, I’m a real lurker) , though I’ve been following it almost religiously the half year or so. I just wanted to let you know that I really love your blog. Everything about it really. So informative, you update often, you have that quirky style of writing and you are always so sweet to your fans. If you ever give up blogging, I’m gonna be really upset. Fo’ serious.
    Take care, and enjoy your vacation. You really deserve it 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey gip sorry for the delayed reply and thanks so much for the incredible comment, it really made my day! 😀 Awwww NEVER I’ll be here, PROMISE! hehe! thank you very, very much, truly this made my day!

      I hope you’ll come out of lurkdom every so often to say hey from time to time 😀

    • the Muse

      hi gillian sorry for the delayed reply but thank you for the lovely comment xoxo!

  • RonyaLii

    Have a great vacation ! 🙂 hope you get back more relaxed and full of energy 🙂

  • Coral

    Hope you have fun on your vacation but I’m already missing you and your updates so much. It makes me sad when I forget for a second and remember you aren’t here every day. I hope you come back refreshed and relaxed, but come back soon!

    • the Muse

      aw coral sweetest comment every! thank you! Sorry for the delayed reply 😀 I is back now xoxo!

  • Sandi

    have a good time !

    Wherever you’re going you should try to find new make up but i’m sure you always do that.

  • LNU

    I hope you’re having a great time on your trip! I keep checking your site hoping you’ll surprise me with an entry, but you are still having fun! 😀

    • the Muse

      aw thanks for checking daily LNU xoxo! I just didn’t have a chance to really sit down and type anything up! ;-D but I’m BACKKKKKKKKKKKK now!

  • Amy

    I too have been a lurker for a few months, but I just wanted to write and say I love your blog! I’m too poor to afford the stuff myself, but your detailed posts and reviews make me feel like I get to enjoy it nonetheless. And should I ever win the lottery, your suggestions will be the first things I purchase! Thank you for your hard work and I hope you’re having a wonderful vacation!

    • the Muse

      aw amy sorry for the delayed reply but thank you so very very much your comment means the world to me. xoxoxoxo!