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I made some changes to my blog layout, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. The design has been streamlined, ad positioning has been changed and I’m constantly tweaking things here and there, trying to improve my site.

Affiliate Links
I created a page for Affiliate Links and removed them from the sidebar. If you visit that page you’ll see the companies that I currently am affiliated with, which include: Sugarpill, Hautelook, Glamour Doll Eyes, Moo Cards, Touch of Modern, Dinair Airbrush and Shabby Apple.

If you think that there are companies that I should be affiliated with but that I’m not currently, please let me know. Many of my favorite companies do not have an affiliate program that I am aware of.

Hall of Fame
I created a page called Hall of Fame that lists guest posts, reviews or tutorials that I’ve done for other sites. It also lists products inspired by me or Phaedra or products that we’ve helped to create. It has interviews that people have done with me. For Independent Spotlight interviews that I’ve done with others, you’ll want to visit the Interviews page. It also has my awards and memberships.

Please let me know if you think anything is missing from this page.

At the suggestion of Brit, I’ve listed the beauty Events that I’ve been to so far. If you think there’s an event I should attend, please let me know! I’m already starting to plan for IMATs 2013.

Favs & Nixed
I removed the Nixed Page that listed places I would no longer shop. That information can be found at the bottom of the Favs page. I’m not sure that people find the Favs page all that useful anymore, and I wasn’t sure that the Nixed page was relevant, so I combined them. I may end up removing them. I still have my Places I Shop page, which is probably the most useful of those three.

Is there something you feel that I’m missing? Is there a page that needs to be created to make things easier for you? Please let me know!

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    • http://www.clumpsofmascara.com Brittany

      Beautiful changes, mama! I’m lovin’ it!

      • Phyrra

        Yay thank you! *hug* You’ve influenced me so much!

    • Tiana

      I really love the changes! I did want to let you know that I love your nixed/fave pages. I stumbled across your site when searching for mineral makeup info and the nixed page saved a ton of time and money! :)

      • Phyrra

        Tiana, I really appreciate that feedback! I’ll be keeping the Favs (Favs / Nixed) as a single page for now then. I just wasn’t sure if it was relevant or helpful.

        I’m so glad you like the changes!

    • Aleksandra

      It looks spiffy!

      I also want to mention that I find your favs/nixed page extremely useful–I actually refer other people to it whenever I give recommendations, since it’s an excellent resource and my personal experiences (at least with the favorites) reflect yours.

      • Phyrra

        Aleksandra, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that you find the information helpful! I will definitely be keeping it around then :)

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    • http://witch-words.blogspot.com Jadelyn

      Heya, just want to add my vote for keeping the faves/nixed page. It’s been useful to me when I was new to indie makeup brands, and is still something I check if I am introduced to a new company, because I really trust your judgment on this stuff.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you so much for letting me know Jadelyn, I really appreciate it.

    • Roxanne

      Funny, I was thinking that I HATED your new layout but now that I see the screenshot I really like it. The problem is that in chrome, it doesn’t display like that :( Here’s what it looks like to me: http://i.imgur.com/acgnR.png Any reason why it looks like this for me?

      I also adore the favourites and nixed pages. As a student, I’m pretty conscious about where I spend my money and it’s great to have feedback from someone I trust about indie companies.

      • Phyrra

        Hmm, I’m running Chrome 18.0.1025.162, Firefox 12, and Internet Explorer 9.

        I’m on Windows 7.

        I primarily run Firefox, with Chrome as my secondary. I occasionally remember to check IE.

        What version of chrome and what operating system are you on? Maybe that can help me deduce the problem?

        I’m very happy to hear you like the Favs and Nixed pages! They’ll stick around in their new form then :)

    • http://cinseven13.blogspot.com cinseven13

      I vote for keeping the faves/nix category too. I like the changes!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Cin! <3

    • Kristi

      Add one more vote in favor of the Favs & Nixed info! I appreciate knowing that I have a trusted source I can check if I haven’t shopped with a company. My page layout mirrors the screencap Roxanne sent you. Will send system info via email. Even though I don’t see the new layout exactly as you designed it, I do like the changes. It feels very ‘you’!

    • http://www.moxiereviews.com Moxie

      I remember the first time I visited your site, I liked all the information that you provided–and I checked out everything. I found the information about where you had poor customer service and updated this info. too!!, especially helpful. I knew not to shop there. Also, of course, knowing where you love is just as helpful. Your site is great now- but always has been! xo