April 13, 2017

Don’t Kill Me

Don’t kill me, I’m trying something new with ads because mama has to pay the bills. Blogging isn’t cheap 🙂 I have a massive server bill to pay not to mention other expenses from the blog so, please forgive me while I try something new out with ads.

If you experience sluggishness, lag, or you find the current ads intrusive please let me know and I’ll do my best to make the experience better for you!

I hope the new ads work faster and won’t bother you too much!

Thanks xoxo!


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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  • Dee

    I LOVE your blog. I think I’ve posted before that one of my favorite things to do in the morning is get some coffee and head over here. The ads don’t bother me in the least.

    • Isabella Muse

      Aw Dee thank you very much! I am very, very flattered to hear that! If any point something bugs you please reach out 🙂 xoxoxo!

    • Dee

      Dang I guess there are two Dee’s here lol. I guess I’ll have to use another name 😛

  • Justin

    You should never apologize! You work so hard for so little and if you need to cover expenses for our pleasure then you should. I’ll personally smack anyone that guilt trips you for it

    • Isabella Muse

      Aw J! I love ya! You have to say that because you’re my friend hahaa xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I love you to the moon and back again! by the way, I have a little package I have to get your way! I’ve been sitting on it a month OMG!

  • Ruth

    hey, mama gotta do what she gotta do to pay the bills!

    Like Dee, this is my favorite blog and pretty much the only one i read consistently. I hang out here a lot and love to read the thoughtful reviews of beauty items plus a ton of fantastic geekery thrown in. there’s posts that make me giggle like the snail snot, Jason Voorhees sheet masks, and absolutely adore the shade thrown when items don’t work as they should.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Ruth xoxoxoxoxoxxo I love ya!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 lol I love you remember these things Ruth! 😀 xoxoxoxoxox I appreciate you so much!

      • Ruth

        heck yeah!! Dresden files tombstones, geeky christmas trees, Queenie, your tiny puppy dressed as wonder woman and a taco (not at the same time!), DW (starts saturday!!), and your gaming posts! not a gamer but love to see others unabashedly enjoying the things that bring them happiness. the makeup is fun but getting to know the person is more fun!

        i luvs ya too!! xxxxxoooooo!!!!!

        • Isabella Muse

          LOL omg ruth! lol! I’m laughing so hard 😀 I love you haha! The “your dog dressed as WW and a taco but not at the same” I rolled haha!

  • Kimmwc03

    No worries over the ads. I still love your blog and have for years!

  • Chris

    I enjoy reading your blog. Ads do not bother me except pop up ones! Keep on keeping on….

  • Dani

    Agreed! This is your job. We get to enjoy the product so much. Do what you must!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Dani! Oh I wish it was my job 🙂 I work full time too!

      • Dani

        Such a busy woman! I feel ya. I work full time nights and have 4 kids, ages 5 and younger. My oldest is autistic. So I kind of have 2 jobs haha!

  • Christina Tran

    Eh, it doesn’t bother me one bit! Blogging is expensive, and if it helps keep the site running, why not?! I usually don’t even notice ads unless they’re in my face.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Christina! As long as they aren’t causing you issues I’m happy!

  • Janessa

    I’ll still be checking in regularly, regardless of the ad’s. Love your blog and your fabulous input. Hustle girl!

  • Jane

    So long as they don’t blink or eat half the page like they do at Slate, I’m okay with whatever you do to make this worth your time. I love reading here.

  • Susan

    No slowdown here, and I wouldn’t care if there was. I love your blog and check it every day! Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, especially when it comes to snail slime. 😉

  • ChynnaBlue

    I’m glad you said something because I installed ad blocker so long ago that I don’t even think about it. I’ve now disabled it for your site, which I hope will help you get credit. I’ll go through the other beauty blogs I follow and do the same for them.

    • Isabella Muse

      jeez this is the nicest comment I ever got about ads! You are too sweet thank you! xoxoxox!

  • Rachel

    Been reading for years off and on and love your blog. Post as many ads as you need! Doesn’t bother me at all. If I ever am thinking about a product I always check to see if you’ve talked about it or reviewed it because you are very genuine and I always know I can take your word for it. A lot of reviews now days seem sponsored to the point I don’t trust what they’re saying. I know you will give it to me straight before I make a purchase.

  • Meghan

    I don’t comment very often but I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and visit very often. I love your style and sense of humour. xo

  • Brittanie

    Ads won’t bother me the least bit. I love to read your blog. Do whatcha gotta do 🙂

  • Isa

    Don’t worry about it! I didn’t even notice a difference until you brought it up, honestly. I imagine that you put many hours into this blog so you deserve the revenue! Keep on keeping on! 🙂

  • Michelle Flamingo

    I had no trouble getting to this post, and don’t see anything annoying. Thanks for asking for our feedback and explaining why we might be experiencing something we aren’t accustomed to. But I am with the others: we understand bills and thanks for the headsup!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you so much for the feedback Michelle and so glad nothing was too annoying 😀 xoxoxox thank you!

  • momo

    Gurl, you do not need to apologize for getting your dues. Do you have a Patreon or something similar? This site is important to me – IRL I’m a tech careerist who is surrounded by nerd bros who are good friends, but I can only be so into Star Wars. I come here to geek out about makeup and k dramas and youtube video game streamers and hang with folks who reflect interests my in-person friend group doesn’t share – I’d gladly chip in to make sure you’re getting servers and lipsticks for all the work you do!

  • Elaine G

    Muse, I love ya & follow you on the seas & in the air & on Pirate ships & spaceships. Not a worry. Enjoy the journey-ads & all.
    Happy Spring, Elaine G

  • Paris B

    Hey, we all have to pay server and blog bills and goodness knows, that can really eat into resources! We aren’t all bottomless pits, and in the end, as much as we LOVE our blogs, if it doesn’t start paying for itself, it’s not feasible to continue. Not with all the money we spend buying all our beauty crap on top of it! 🙂 Do what you have to do Muse, those who understand will understand, and those who don’t, you don’t need them 🙂

  • Sarah

    I don’t comment often, but have been following/reading you for 8 years. Girl, do what you have to do to pay those bills. We’ll still be here.

  • genevieve

    No worries Isabella, I am sure your server bill is monstrous and you have to pay for it. It will all be OK.
    Take care, and enjoy your Easter.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks dear xoxo! Yeah, it gets bigger daily it feels :-/

  • Silvia

    Just make sure the ads are about make up I’ll be in happy ever after La La Land. lol! No worries!

  • Gina Bullard

    It’s still working girl…. I came by to support you also. You’re in my inbox everyday too. Ads, smads….. who cares? You’ve got a great blog. Who cares about ads? Hell, at least you have a responsive blog – and you put your heart into it. I’ve got one that sometimes people read, and sometimes they don’t- it’s an odd malady. I’d give for somewhere I could post and people would read, but that’s my problem. You keep on keeping on girl. The Force is with YOU!!!


  • Katherine T.

    Muse, totally understand about the ads, got to pay the bills. You do a fantastic job blogging, love your many posts and honest opinions, and you were blogging about Asian skincare/makeup way way before it was trendy, so you’re also a pioneer. Keep up the great work!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Katherine xoxoxoxo! 😀 I really really appreciate that lovely comment sorry for the delayed reply 😀 but thank you!

  • Michelle

    Pay your bills sister! I love your blog and it is clear you work hard on it!

  • Emily

    Whatever keeps you going, Muse! I look forward to reading your blog every chance I get. If you ever stopped giving your honest views, that would bother me. If you ever stopped seeming like a nice person, that would bother me. A few ads to make it a little easier for you to keep doing what you’re doing? No problem!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Emily I appreciate your support 😀 xoxoxo!

  • Marina

    You’re the sweetest of all beauty bloggers! Charming, witty, and honest. Seeing an ad or two is least I can do to support your work!

  • Lexi

    Do what you gotta do! I’m a big fan of your blog and will keep reading, ads or no ads!

  • Andi

    I don’t mind the ads since you do need to pay your bills, but I get the cross-scripting issue and your site freezes up for me. I’m using IE. So in all honesty I don’t visit as much anymore because of the freezing issues

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Andi. Can you please explain the issue you’re getting? I’ll def work on clearing it up 🙂