May 30, 2018

Website Design Feedback

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to make sure everyone was getting on ok with the new site design. Experiencing any load issues? Problems of any kind? Please let me know as I’d really love to hear if you having any issues.

Hopefully you like the design but if there is something you dislike I’d really like to hear about that too!

Shoot me a comment if you have a bit of time and let me know if it’s working for you!



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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  • Melissa

    This website format is really great. I’m enjoying it especially the blush pink on the name and the comment button

  • Maria

    My comments are not going thru. It still says awaiting moderation.

    • Isabella Muse

      Sorry I was on vacation for two weeks and wasn’t very good approving comments all! Getting to them now!

  • Laurie

    It looks gorgeous and any remnants of β€œhomemade” are gone. On the one hand, that is a sign of growth for the blog … and congrats for that. OTOH, and this is something I know from personal/professional experience in growing a personal website into a large entity, don’t lose yourself and your own voice as Musings continues to grow. It’ll be less fun for one, and it’ll be less β€œyou,” which is why we’re here to begin with. Sorry for ending a sentence with a preposition. Be proud of yourself and all you’ve done. The other large makeup blog I follow feels cliquey in comparison. Musings feels very inclusive and welcoming. That’s on you. Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      That would never happen Laurie πŸ™‚ ever! I’m the same person I’ve always been for nearly 10 years ofblogging so don’t you worry about that πŸ™‚ The only reason I changed was I wanted something a bit cleaner πŸ™‚ You’re ALWAYS welcome here as a friend and part of my extended family online πŸ™‚ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kimkats

    I love it!! Very sleek and easy to navigate. πŸ™‚ The only thing I kinda miss is where you used to have the little box in the upper right where it would show the number of comments. I realize that’s not the end of the world to not have that, but if you could fit it back in, it would be great! But I really really like the new layout and design! Well done!!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay happy to hear it! It actually moved, it’ll be on the pink bar now at the bottom of the post. Let me know if that works out for you! If not maybe we can bring back the number of comments to the top!

  • Jessica Nava

    I totally love the new website, I think it’s even more helpful… congratulations girl!!

  • Eeertmeert

    I like it! Clean, readable, and easy to navigate.
    Love the content, too!!

  • Cindy

    No problems so far! I like the new design, one thing that’s missing that I did like was how you broke the brands down into drugstore, high end etc on the sidebar. Also, I’m hoping you didn’t get rid of old posts, as sometimes I like to read your reviews going back through the years!
    But overall it is great, love the color scheme and simplicity!

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! Glad to hear it. I actually put the brands in alphabetical order I thought it might be easier to sort through them that way! I hope this works out better for you? Oh no! Deleting old stuff would be horrible to do! It’s all still here! over 20,000 posts for your reading pleasure lol πŸ™‚ Thank you Cindy glad you like it and thanks for the feedback! Let me know how you feel about the brands a-z!

  • Agona

    I feel like the new design loads better on my phone. I also like the star ratings!

  • Courtney

    Love the new site layout ! Its fresh, clean,modern and feminine! Love your site so much !

  • Kish

    Welcome back Muse! Hope you enjoyed your time away. I love the new site. The first day I was like, oh no, I hate change. But I like it a lot and everything seems to be working fine for me.

    • Isabella Muse

      Just literally got back πŸ™‚ happy to be back! Tired now though lol! Glad to hear it Kish! Me too! I do not do well with change! I’m glad it is working good for you!

  • Angie

    It looks awesome! And I’ve had no issues since it went live.

  • Emily

    Seems to be loading fine for me. I really like the new design.

    • Isabella Muse

      GREAT! I was experiencing a little lag in firefox glad to hear it was good for you!

  • Diana

    I love the color palette that you chose, how we can now see your rating out of five stars for a product which is awesome, and also how easy it is to maneuver the site on mobile. I think that the site looks great!

  • Dee

    Haven’t had any issues and REALLY like the new look and features. Hope you had a nice and restful vacation!

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Dee! It was very lovely πŸ™‚ and glad the site is working for you!

  • Desirea

    The redesign is great! I haven’t had any issues at all.. just wanted to tell you it’s awesome!

  • Renu

    The new design is stunning! I especially love the “Mega Menu”, and the minimalistic but cool feel to the whole thing. That said, I am essentially conservative enough to also miss the old one.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Renu! Happy to hear it. lol! I totally can relate as I don’t embrace change well!

  • carol

    Everything looks good to me. I have had no problems and the site looks wonderful.

  • Sarah

    Hi Isabella! The new design is so pretty and modern. We’re all super proud of you. πŸ™‚ No loading issues, either.

    • Isabella Muse

      AWWWWWWW thanks Sarah <3! Love you guys ALL so much!

  • Elaine G

    Love love it! Clean & simple…can you change accent colors at will…? All seems to work on my Android phone. Realize u r playing, but where will we see comments. That can be my favorite part. Will keep watching…i like also a bit more story or news before having to click. All the good deets…right there. Elaine G

    • Isabella Muse

      I cannot πŸ™‚ I wish I could. the logo does change seasonally though πŸ™‚ Sorry! I’m actually getting to them now! Might take a few days but promise will reply to all shortly ;-D Glad it is working for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D

  • Sherry

    The new website format looks great on my end. No issues whatsoever. Very user friendly. Good job!

  • Joanna

    I really like the design changes. The look and feel have been elevated to a level that better matches up to the value of the content. I hadn’t read the about Muse blurb before and think it’s so darling and relatable. I’m missing the section at the bottom of posts listing related posts.

  • Jennifer

    I’m enjoying the new design and haven’t had any problems yet!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay thanks Zed! that’s exactly what I was going for! Clean!

  • genevieve

    Absolutely fantastic Muse – love your website. You are amazing.

  • Amy M Baldwin

    I enjoy the new site. I enjoyed the the old site. I really enjoy your reviews πŸ™‚

  • CarrieAnne

    I don’t know why this makes a difference,but the website is loading more smoothly and faster for me on the iPad now. Yay!

  • Maggie

    I really love the new look and thoughtful features. Been reading your musings for at least 7-8 years now!

    • Isabella Muse

      aww thank you Maggie for being such a long time reader!

  • Cookie

    It’s beautiful! Love it! Love the colors. Love the different shaped hearts next to the Popular Posts. Love the pinky mauve and need it in a nail polish and lip, thanks. It looks so very professional, lovely and chic — which is perfect because that’s what we’re all aiming for — it’s why we read MOAM.

    If I may make one tiny suggestion, I’d like to see the Musings name/header a bit bigger. I read you on my iPad and Musings is dwarfed by the ad above it. The color is more muted and the darker, bigger ads just over power it.

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! ;-D glad to hear it Cookie! ITA! I’m going to try and get that done! It is small! Thanks for your suggestion/feedback! I’m surprise the ad is showing. Are you in portrait or landscape? Typically the header ad doesn’t load in mobile/tablet.

  • Susan

    I think it’s beautiful — the layout, the colors, everything. Well done!

  • Penny

    Love the new design! I have not experienced any problems! β™₯ This is the only makeup blog that I even read! πŸ™‚

  • Vicky

    Not really a website design comment, but it would be great if you could add a rating 5/5 or 2/5 to future reviews; it would be helpful if someone is looking for a particular product e.g. mascara and several pages of mascaras come up……easier to access that way. Thx.

    • Isabella Muse

      I have a 5 star rating in place already but not sure what you mean about looking through several page of mascara. Did you want it sorted by rating did you mean?

  • Vicky

    Thanks for your response. The new website is great. Yes, it would be helpful if you type in mascara that the items listed appeared with all the 5 ⭐️ then the 4⭐️ Etc……since you often have many pages.

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure and thank you! I can’t actually do that right now as I just recently started doing star ratings. I’d have to go back through 20,000 reviews, read them through, and give them a rating! It might take some time πŸ™‚ So going forward I will have them listed with stars in each review and perhaps in the future as I gain more and more reviews with ratings I can sort through via pages. I do have a section called Muse Approved though which will give you items that I do approve fully for purchase πŸ™‚ I love your idea and will def include it in my future design as soon as I get enough reviews rated!