Friday, September 25, 2020

Beauty Room 6 month update

It's been 6 months since I started work changing the studio into my beauty room. 

Crazy right?

The best part? I have stayed on top of keeping the room clean and somewhat organized! I kind of abandoned some the other things that I wanted to post here (the expense list for one) but today I wanted to share with you some progress photos of the vanity/desk that's where the most change has happened.

April 1, 2020 the cleaned desk:

April 8, 2020 with the contact paper and replaced handles:

Same Day Complete:

May 15, 2020 a week after completion:

July 11, 2020 going thrifting for the first time and got a new lamp:

September 10, 2020 Current

I have yet to find a decent chair for the room, or a vintage style vanity. I have added and changed things on the walls, but for the most part it I've kept things pretty much the same. I am considering swapping out the mirror for a coffin shaped one from Sourpuss (depending on the size of it) but overall I am happy with the room. I spend quite a bit of time here. I set my hair and brush my hair in here, I often remove my makeup or clean my face here along with using moisturizer etc. I also create in here too and I make an honest attempt to keep it clean. 

I can't wait to see in another year how I do!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mag Nificent 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Hot Rods and Hawgs 2020

Saturday marked my last pinup contest for 2020. It seems unreal that the pinup season is winding down for the year and it feels like it just started. I only competed in four contests in person this year (thanks to the virus) 6 total if you count the online ones. I try to have a fair amount under my belt each year. 

The theme for Hot Rods and Hawgs was Patriotic. I had decided to do Captain America but WWII version. I had ordered a different style of dress but it didn't make it time for the contest. So I re-wore my other Cap dress from More Me Know and carried the WWII shield I made (tutorial coming soon.)  

One of my goals this year was to enjoy pinup for what it is not whether or not if I won a title or not. I think for the most part I did. There was a few moments of disappointment as always but overall I always enjoy spending time with my gals.

I am already working on my goals for next year! 

Here's to 2021!

Miss Mag Nificent 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Mask Washing

 It seems weird to be talking about how to wash your masks but so has 2020. 

Wearing masks are the newest fashion trend and I now have quite a collection.  But it's important to keep them clean and somewhat sanitized so today I am sharing how I wash my masks.

I try to wash my masks about every two weeks.  

I store my used masks in this small bin I got from Thirty One. I use Tide Free & Gentle to wash them. I also use boiling hot water. The masks don't shrink from what I have noticed. 

I know the water doesn't look appealing but I give them a good soak for about an hour or 2. Then I do a hot water rinse. Let them soak again and let them air dry: 

I have only actually threw them in the washer once (in a small bag) however I prefer handing washing them. Luckily I have enough masks in my rotation that I don't have to wait for the others to be clean. 

How do you wash your masks?

Miss Mag Nificent 


Friday, September 11, 2020

Halloween Wish List

 Happy Friday!! 

Today I am sharing my Halloween wish list for 2020. I have one for Michael's but I am not posting that one this is what I am looking for overall.

1. Frankenstein Mask from Spirit 

2. Sam Funko Pop (also from Spirit) 

3. Halloween Salt and Pepper Shakers

4. Halloween Pillows

5. Door Mat (different than my current one)

6. Big Skeleton 

7. Halloween Mugs

Like I said there are other items I would like but this is gist of the main I am items I am after. 

Wish me Luck!

Miss Mag Nificent 


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Erst Wilder x Kitschy Witch

Every Year, I am more blown away at Erst Wilder's Halloween releases. This year is no acceptation. They teamed up with Stephanie of Kitschy Witch Designs to create the Ultimate Halloween release ever.

I wanted to share this now since the release was a week ago and most pieces are sold out already. I will admit there was a couple of designs I wanted but I settled on 1 for now and I may invest in some others in the near future. 

I choose Hair-Raising Hal:

Is he not the cutest?? He also has a friend in stock Eerie Eve! 

I love when Erst Wilder does collaborations because they due fun packaging with the boxes. Here's another fun picture of Hal with my mini glass blown spooky tree (from Wal-Mart):

I love him so much!!!

Miss Mag Nificent 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Code Orange: Pickens

 As promised here is another Code Orange post (a bit shorter though) 

I went to my local antique store Pickens last Wednesday to check out their Halloween selection. I was quite impressed at their selections they even were selling various items to use for the Teal Pumpkin Project (handing out toys instead of candy), crafty and stationery items which can be used for Boo Boxes (a project coming for October) everything was reasonably priced too.  

I was actually looking for vintage Halloween salt and pepper shakers but had no luck. But I did pick up a couple spooky and non spooky items:

I found a new black cat for my collection, vintage Halloween tealight holders, a bat place mat and some Anchor Hocking mugs (they were 25 cents each!) also not pictured I found some Halloween socks!

I am working on some Halloween content for Blog O ween that's why I haven't been posting as much!

Stay Tuned!

Miss Mag Nificent 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday Thoughts: An open discussion on Suicide

 September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues please reach out! I will be posting some helpful resources at the end of this post.

I wanted to talk about suicide. It's a dark and taboo subject which it shouldn't be. I am no stranger to it. As my cousin took his life in May 1997 he was only 29. I didn't understand the whys. There have been people sprinkled throughout my life classmates, acquaintances, celebrities, even Veterans who have taken their own lives. Recently a good friend took his life and a few days ago I discovered a gal I follow on Instagram (who lived in Australia) also took her life. 

My friend who took his life, seemed like he had his life together and was happy. But as another friend mentioned "Just because certain boxes are marked in life doesn't necessarily mean happiness". There are so many questions why but we will never know the answer. Especially with the pandemic a lot of people's mental health has been affected. Because some aren't working, are stressed, fearful the list goes on. 

I myself have struggled with mental health and never realized it for years because again it wasn't a talked about subject. I have been told numerous times to reach out but I kept thinking it was a cop out, that therapy wasn't for me until I started going to therapy a year ago and restarted after mom died. It's nice to know that someone is listening you and can give you advice on things. 

If you or you know someone is struggling please seek help!

Mental Health and Coping During COVID19 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 

Better Help 

This is the online therapists I use they have different ways of contacting a therapists. 

Call 911 

Know you matter and you are loved.

Miss Mag Nificent