Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Mar 25, 2009

Etsy Musings

The Muse happens to be a BIG Etsy junkie. It's a huge addiction, like really, really big. The Muse's mum is fond of the phrase "from soup to nuts", in this case that would be a real fitting way of understanding my purchases on Etsy. I literally buy from soup to nuts on the site. Makeup, clothes, jewelry, name it I've purchased it somehow or someway on Etsy. I've been shopping on Etsy since around 2006 or so. In the past three year's Etsy has grown up to be such a big and wonderful place to score such amazing finds.

I wrote about Etsy once before on Musings, quite a long time ago when I first began my blog. At the time I had plans to bring a category to my site which would be an "Etsy finds" daily post sort of thing. Someway, somehow that wonderful idea got tossed to the back burner and never really got taken out of the closet until now.

Lately, I've been tossing around ideas on how to make my blog more interesting. I feel like I do the same thing day after day and I just want something to spice up my little home on the Internet. What came into play was the rebirth of my "Etsy Musings" idea from days of old.

Mostly I embraced my idea for this new category simply because we are all looking for an escape from the expensive and really would love some unique, inexpensive beauty finds. Secondly, I really wanted to give a little recognition to my favorite sellers on Etsy. Many of these people aren't in it for a simple buck, this is their art, an expression of their personality. I felt like many of these artists (I refrain from using the word sellers) needed a voice, someone to shout out to the world about how wonderful they are and again the rebirth of Etsy Musings took place.

So for the sake of unique, inexpensive beauty finds made by wonderful artists....I bring to you Etsy Musings which will be a weekly or a monthly or an every other day post about a great Etsy find and the artist behind it.

I hope you'll enjoy this interesting category. I hope it'll lead you towards an interesting, unique, and inexpensive beauty find. I hope it'll help you to embrace your inner artist. I hope it'll simply put a smile on your face after finding a neat little treat that doesn't cost you $25 bucks but simply a dollar or two.

I'll begin Etsy Musings starting this week with a review and an interview from a kawaii jewelry maker that lives in the Philippines and literally brings a "sweet" touch to jewelry!

Stay tuned for the details but for now what are your thoughts on Etsy?


What do you buy on Etsy?

Addicted as the Muse?

Tell me all about it!



Blogger Emma said...

Oh I have an obsession with Etsy!!!!! I've bought all manner of things from there - makeup, jewellery, deodorant. It was a brilliant resource when I was planning my wedding as I just couldn't stop looking at all the wedding goodies! Yay I'd so love to see you highlight etsy finds.

March 25, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi emma!

ditto! omg I love it :-D it really is a brilliant resource and so many amazing unique finds :-D

I can't wait to tell you all about some of my finds :-D

do tell me some of your fav shops!

March 25, 2009 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Tia said...


1st off I loooooooove this new layout
sheesh I need you to revamp mine woman.

and 2 I am obsessed, OBSESSED with etsy.

Hello Craft nut... total addict.

March 25, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I might have commented repeatedly by mistake. D: Sorry; honestly didn't mean to spam you! /major facepalm!

March 25, 2009 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

I loooove Etsy! The last thing I purchased was a jar of this stuff:

A little New Agey, but I love it! It's definitely worth a try.

March 25, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger ning * star said...

hi MUSE, etsy is really nice, I just order a few soaps and whipping soaps in jar from Etsy andershop.. haha, she/he is having a sale till 26/3 with 30% off... how cool is that :)

March 25, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I love etsy!
I've bought earrings on there, necklaces, some mineral makeup from Mixology, just random stuff.

I'd love to see your finds!

I prefer it to ebay these days.

March 25, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Witchy said...

Ooo... I would love to see Etsy stuff! Etsy's my newly discovered love. Just made my very 1st purchase there - handmade soap. They're such a world apart from boring drugstore ones. Pretty, and free of yucky chemicals. Now whenever I step into the bathroom, I get a whiff of black cherries. Yay for The Muse! Bring on the Etsy!

March 25, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Thanks Kimberly!!!!!!! :-D I can't take the credit. It's my web girl Zoe she's an artist!

LOL I've seen your pieces and they are too cute you should sell on etsy girl!

March 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi finsaur-venusy!

I didn't get anything hun!? Wanna leave it again :-D

March 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Jillian!

oooo scrubby! likey ;-D Thanks for the link! Have too look through the store front and se what appeals :-D

March 26, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ning!

awesome!!!!!! likey a sale lol :-D Must go have a look!

Thanks for the tip off!

March 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

Mixology is a great one :-D I've shopped it before!

too many finds here thus the category lol!

March 26, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi witchy!

hehe awesome witchy :-D I have some great finds for you guys!

Can't wait to share!

March 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

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