May 30, 2012

It’s Here! A New Musings of a Muse!

Thanks to the Moxiegirls (especially Joelle) for creating a gorgeous new Musings of a Muse experience for us all (and for dealing with my insanity, I’m not an easy person to deal with when it comes to Musings, she’s my baby!).

I hope you love it as much as I do.

I think it looks amazing!

Hopefully it improves your overall browsing experience.

If you have any issues or problems with the site please feel free to contact me so I can iron out the details.


Brand new posts upcoming tomorrow!


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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    • the Muse

      glad you like cali! can’t credit though, Moxiegirls did it all!

    • the Muse

      yay haley glad you like! so obsessed with peach lately so HAD to go with peach ;D

  • eldi

    The new layout is gorgeus!! I love it!!
    Makes me want to visit even more often.. Haha!!

      • eldi

        Talking about issues, I subbed for follow-up comments notif, instead I received ALL comments BUT my own comment’s follow-up, so I had to unsub as they’re flooding my inbox. Hopefully this can be fixed. 🙂
        Looking forward to your new posts!!

        • the Muse

          eldi I don’t subscribe to all my comments but was it not like this before? sorry! I emailed the creator of the theme and asked maybe she can provide insight ;D

  • Cj

    Omg Muse!! It’s amazing! I loooooove it!!! Great colors, awesome design!

    • the Muse

      aw I’m SO glad you like it CJ! So important you like it as you visit so often! Let me know if anything doesn’t work right for you or any hiccups, etc…! <3! hopefully the loading time is good too, seems amazingly fast to me ;-D

  • Shari

    Long time reader (first time poster)…I love the new look, Muse. From the peach color to the font choice; it’s really sophisticated. Congratulations!

    • the Muse

      thank you shari! thank you so much! I’m glad you decided to come out and say hello! I appreciate the feedback! let me know if you have any issues or ?’s ;-D

  • Amy Amethyst

    Love it! The design kinda reminds me of how some of the retro beauty brands look.

    • the Muse

      I think Joelle was going with vintage Parisian Amy, but def a little vintage/retro beauty in there too ;D

  • Xero


    I’ve been working on setting up my own blog the past few days, and this layout is exactly what I wish mine would look like. It’s damn near perfection. Maybe one day, if I get my blog going and stick with it, mine could look as fancy as this. I can only dream…

    • the Muse

      aw thanks xero! I sure hope you had success with your new template! ;-D

  • Littlecreek

    So much less scrolling! I likey! And the peach tones are very you , you always seem to gravitate toward peach blush, lippies etc. excellent job!


    So different! I’m loving the colour – I think the title of the posts could be a bit bigger – love the font and everything – it’s like Art deco!

  • Corey

    This is beautiful! wow! This conveys everything I love about makeup , retro-whimsy-prettyfulness!

  • Alanna

    Oh wow, it’s so pretty! I looooove the peach, ehehehe~
    The only things I would change would be to be able to refine brand reviews and articles by type of product, like Holika Holika>Makeup>Face>BB Cream, or something like that, and also to have navigation on the right side rather than the left (although that’s really just personal preference!). Overall it’s really easy on the eyes and I like the clean reading experience, no flashing or off crazy bits to cause distraction. 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi alanna mmm that would be tough. it would be endless scrolling if I put a brand name into a parent directory with sub directories for each product. Sorry about that, that’s prob a no go. typically we western readers read left to right so it seems more logical to have it on the right side…plus I think it actually loads first on the right side (I recall reading that somewhere) which makes for speedy page loading! but glad you like stuff overall 🙂

      • Alanna

        Ack, I meant to reverse that! I meant left rather than right, hahaha. Doop doop, silly me.

  • catazure

    Love it! I hope the new design makes things easier for you:)

    • the Muse

      aw thanks catazure but my main concern is you, I wanted it to be easier for everyone to navigate and enjoy!

    • the Muse

      yay as a regular reader of Musings I’m happy to hear you say that southern gorgeous!

  • Sara

    I’ve lurked for a long while but I feel I need to come out and say that I really love the makeover! 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi sara yayyyyy thanks for coming out to say you like it. I truly appreciate that <3!

  • Butakimu

    It’s beautiful Muse!! I visit your site everyday and I just love the new design.

    • the Muse

      yay! hope you likey paris! your opinion matters so much to me ;-D

  • Olivia Frescura

    LOVE the new look, Muse! I think I need a new look on my page soon as well 😀

  • libby

    It’s so beautiful! I love the new layout, Muse 🙂 It’s cute and very adorable. Somehow, even though it’s odd to say a design reminds one of a person, this design reminds me of you!

  • Jeanne

    I love it! The theme makes me think of French bakeries/patisseries in Japan 🙂

  • Nia

    Great job, I love it. It’s a bit unusual (not pink), but that is what I like a lot. So my bf cannot refer to my pink websites any more *eg*

    Thanks for all the work you put into it 🙂

    • the Muse

      lol nia! aw no more pink! aw thank you, really pleases me that folks recognize the work that goes into the site!

  • sataa

    I love the new lay out. It’s much easier to browse and look for something honestly I have never seen something like this on any other blog .Great job 🙂

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    Wow Muse. it’s gorgeous.
    I normally don’t like changes too much but this is so fab.
    It’s so different and so retro. Perfection !

  • Makedonka

    Nicely done! I am enjoying the color scheme and loving the font. 🙂

  • darae

    It’s beautiful! nice change for the spring season 🙂

    just one thing though… it’s hard to read the Titles of your post… :/

    • the Muse

      darae yeah, someone else mentioned this, I’m going to see what can be done about that! sorry!

  • Vanessa

    Love it!
    Any idea when the “Muse Approved” section will be running? I wanted to check out your recommendations 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi vanessa I hope shortly. I have to manually go back and include old posts in this feature so it may take a hot second ;-D

    • the Muse

      thanks tina but can’t take credit def all the moxiegirls ;-D

  • Amber @ Pooch & Puddy

    This is so gorgeous! This is what Temptalia should have done when they made a new layout ;D

    • the Muse

      oh I must say I love temptalia’s new layout Amber ;-D SO clean and fresh. it loads tons faster too ;-D

  • Moncha

    Congrats from Mexico City!!

    Great new design!!! love it 🙂

  • Susannah

    I find the article titles hard to read but it is very attractive.

    • the Muse

      susannah I’m still kinda adjusting to them myself, gonna try to look into this and see what can be done 😀

  • Taylor

    Your new site looks awesome! Colors are super pretty! 😀

  • Denise

    still getting used to the new look. i love the colors! It’s warm and relaxing.

    But what I really love the most is the “Musing of a Muse” sign in the upper left corner. So pretty!

    • the Muse

      aw hope you are used to it now Denise ;-D glad you enjoy the new look!

  • Lindsay

    Love it! The only problem I’m having is that I can no longer view the site on my kindle. For some reason it will force close every single time. No biggie though, just no more Muse during my late night baby feeding sessions.