December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays with Love from the Muse

Dear friends,

My holiday wish for you is that you have someone special to spend it with be it your friends, your husband, family, your puppy, your sister, etc….the Holiday is a great time for good food, lovely gifts, and other goodies but the most important part of it all is sharing it with your loved one(s).

Remember it’s not about getting but giving and remembering to share the love in your heart with others be it someone close to you or a complete stranger that you offer a comforting smile to. Please always try to love yourself and each other.

Thank you for making everyday on Musings a good day. I’m always utterly humbled that I’m not talking to myself around here but have a ton of very lovely people who read what I say daily. Thanks for joining me in my makeup world and life, I sincerely couldn’t do it with out all of you to inspire and motivate me.

I wish you and yours the Happiest, Warmest, Brightest Holiday Season full of adventures through time and space (*wink*)! I hope you are surrounded by wonderful people to share it with, that Santa is extra good to you, and you have a successful, wonderful New Year ahead!

I’ll talk to you all really soon!

the Muse


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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  • Angie Twe

    Merry Christmas to you too Muse! Thanks a lot for all the reviews, updates on beauty and everything!

    • the Muse

      Merry Christmas Angie! You’re most welcome, THANK YOU for reading it all 🙂

  • Karrie

    Happy holidays to you too Muse!
    I can’t wait to go home so I can pass out my presents and meet my newborn nephew.
    Have a good holidays!

    • the Muse

      aw congrats karrie! 😀 I bet he’s darlin’! Happiest Holidays to you and yours auntie! 🙂

  • blkrox

    Happy, happy holidays oh lovely Muse. I’m so glad I discovered your blog! Wishing you and your loved ones overflowing joy and abundant blessings <3

    • the Muse

      aw thank you blkrox! thank you very much and the same to you! Happiest and warmest wishes for the Holiday to you and yours hun!

  • Candee

    Happy Holidays to you too my dear. Keep up the great work that keeps us coming back. We appreciate you!

    • the Muse

      I appreciate you more Candee! xoxoxo! Happiest Holidays to you and your family!

  • Kris

    We’ve never met, but I think you’re lovely. I appreciate all the time and hard work that you put in to your blog. Merry Christmas! Mwah!

    • the Muse

      we may never meet kris but I feel like I know all of you so well already ;-D thank you so much! I really appreciate your reading my babbling :)!!!!!!! Merriest Christmas!

  • jpscraps

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I’m not big on commenting but I do read all that you post. Thank you for the wonderful blog.

    • the Muse

      aw thank you jp and same to you and yours ;-D thank you for reading! I appreciate it more than you know 🙂

  • Karla

    I love the festive TARDIS picture! I feel bad for never commenting on your posts. Maybe that is a good resolution for 2012? I hope you enjoy the Doctor Who holiday special and have a Merry Christmas!

    • the Muse

      aw it’s ok Karla we all get busy sometimes and I’m a big lurker myself ;-D Happiest Holidays dear girl may it be filled with warmth and plenty of the good Doctor ;D!

  • Littlecreek

    May the road rise to meet you
    May the wind be at your back
    May head be free of worries
    Cause the Doctor has your back

    ….yes I just geeked out an Irish blessing. Merry Christmas.

    • the Muse

      LOL I love you littlecreek! Many wishes for a Happy Holiday season through time and space dear ;-D!

  • Rose heart

    Muse I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with love and cheer( it is finally snowing! so it is starting to feel like chirstmas). Thank you so much for your wonderful post all year around!

    • the Muse

      aw thank you rose and so glad you get to enjoy a white christmas may it beautiful and full of love ;-D xoxo!

  • Cindy

    Merry Christmas and i wish you and your family and friends a happy, healthy, and beautifull 2012.
    And keep on going with your blog, i don’t comment often, but i read almost every post 🙂
    Warm greetings from the Netherlands

    • the Muse

      aw thank you cindy! I enjoy talking to you when you do comment dear! Warmest Holiday wishes to you and yours and a Happy New Year!

  • Cj

    Merry Christmas to you too Muse! Hope you have a great one 🙂 Got any party plans :D?

    • the Muse

      MERRY CHRISTMAS CJ 🙂 Thank you for all your support, smiles, and lovely comments throughout the year! Viewing gathering for Doctor Who ;-D but no hardcore party plans this year! It’s going to be a nice, quiet, relaxed one 🙂 how about you?

      • Cj

        Aww Muse that’s so sweet! I love coming here and chatting with you 🙂 Ah mines gonna be the opposite lol! I got a party tomorrow and then me and my friend might be throwing one on new years eve too 😀 Gonna have all January to relax lol

        • the Muse

          ENJOY! ;-D I’d come if I could :)! This year is all about relaxing! I wanna take a deep breath, sit back, and just enjoy. Something I never do b/c I’m always racing around! I love chatting with you too! such a shame we’ve never had a cup of tea together or a hug 🙁 Maybe one day!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo I hope Santa brings you all the best makeup goodies!

  • AS

    Merry Christmas and thank you for making me smile and laugh throughout the year. What a gift!

    • the Muse

      AW thanks AS 🙂 I’m glad someone gets my corny sense of humor ;-D! Many hugs and Happy Christmas!

      • AS

        You say corny? I say genius!!!! It’s the only kind of humor to have…. Ah, the divine + the ridiculous = <3 Hope you had a happy XMas!

  • Haptic

    Thanks for all of your hard work this entire year (and years past)! I love reading your blog, so please keep on doing what you do. 🙂

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    • the Muse

      aw thank you haptic! You guys motivate me so much!!!!!!!!!! many wishes for a wonderful holiday season xoxoxo!

  • KristyQ

    Bestest, Merriest, Happiest Christmas wishes to you too 🙂 Thanks for writing and sharing with us…you’re the best.

  • Kelly

    Wishing you the very merriest of Christmas’s Muse! Thank you for all of your painstaking efforts(the hauls, the endless swatching, photos and reviews–shwew!) at bringing us the best (and sometimes worst!) of all the makeup world has to offer. Many blessings to you and yours.

  • Brooke

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Muse! Look forward to my daily Musings in the New Year! 🙂

  • Hilary

    I wish you the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year ever muse! Thank you so much for sharing your love of cosmetics with us! Your blog makes me laugh and because I am a fellow junkie brings me so much happiness:)

    Happy Holidays to everyone else as well!

  • Nina

    I just wanted to take the time to say Happy Holidays Muse. I dont comment a lot on here, but I love your board and visit it everyday. Thank you for all you hard work. It is greatly appreciated.

  • Ruth

    hallo, sweetie! I hope that your holiday is filled with love, family, friends and happiness! I too love to give presents and see everyone’s faces when they open them. Also wondering, did you ever order Chucks in kids sizes? if so, how’d they work out for you? I have a friend that I got a pair for in kids sizes and she tells me that they fit her better than women’s.
    Thanks you for all of your postings, silly humor and honest opinions. Just a couple of more days to a new ep featuring The Doctor. I think that I’m looking forward to the new ep just as much as celebrating Christmas with my family.
    love to you and yours this holiday!

  • catazure

    Thank you for your thorough reviews and for being so un-snobby in your product reviews. I love that you give a $4 lipgloss the same chance you give a $30 one.
    Merry Christmas, Muse. I look forward for another year of fun articles and great product advice:)

  • Blair

    awww. Happy Holidays to you too, Muse! 🙂 Your blog is amazing and I always look forward to reading your posts. You’re awesome! <3

  • sataa

    Merry Christmas muse, may you have a blessed day and have fun with your family <3

  • melissa

    merry christmas and a happy new year muse!! Thanks for all your great reviews!!

  • Dora

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I hope you have a great holiday as well! I love reading your blogs!

  • Kat

    happy holidays too muse <3
    thank you for all the informative posts and reviews in your blog <3
    despite our skin differences (i'm super oily) i always check out your reviews before deciding to buy products haha

  • Lily

    Happy Holidays to you too Muse! Looking forward to a bright New Year with great makeup reviews from you! 🙂

  • Michelle

    Happy Holidays and Merry Merry Makeup! May you be blessed with health, wealth, love, and happiness in the New Year and of course, lots of pretties!!! Thanks so much for all you do!!! 🙂

  • Makedonka

    Wishing you joy, love, laughter, light, cheer, health and happiness to you and your loved ones! :o) May you have blessed year ahead – I am enjoying your humor and you blog a lot. 🙂

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    A very Happy Christmas to you Muse !!!
    Congrats on another year of truly fab fab fab blogging.
    You’re the greatest.
    All the very best to you ! x

  • Beverly L

    Thank you for always sharing not just reviews but all of your lovely personality (and geekery!) as well. Your a fantastic and dedicated blogette! Always a joy to read.

    • the Muse

      wwwwwwwwwwwwwawwwwwwwwwwww thanks Beverly 🙂 thanks for reading Musings I truly appreciate it 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw same to you Michelle ;-D and thanks who doesn’t love a little Who along with their makeup right? ;-D!

      • Kimryan8

        Yes! The partying is still going on so I’ll need some de-puffing eye gels so I don’t look dead at work. I wanted to share my Christmas loot with you – I scored the MAC make it perfect brush set with the sparkle-y bases and all-white bristles. Tarte amazonian clay blush – Natural Beauty. Sa-weet!

  • MandyB

    Merry Xmas and happy new year Muse! Looking forward to another rockin year of posts.