Monday, November 5, 2012

Movember Monday Moustache Mani: Moustache and Marble

I love me a good alliteration. I had this post up yesterday but then I was struck by the idea of having it be a Monday mani series so of course I had to take it down. Welcome to the first installation. I still don't know what I'll do for the others but you can find out with me :-)

NailaDay: Movember Moustache and Marble Mani

Last Friday, for the first time in my oh so young practice, I had the humbling experience of telling one of my first patients that he has prostate cancer. He took the news incredibly well and even thanked me for calling him early and letting him know before our next appointment. He had always been such a sweet man that I wished I could have reached through the phone and given him a quick hug. I mention this story not only to share a bit but also to highlight the fact that on the tails of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes Novemeber (or Movemeber), Men's Health Awareness Month, including awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Here is a funny blurb from the us.movember.com website describing the activities of the month.
        Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
In residency, I was the only girl in my program and every November, most of the guys in the program would grow (or attempt to grow) some spectacular 'staches. I'm sure their wives were always glad once December rolled around :-)



NailaDay: Movember Moustache and Marble Mani


Since I can't grow a mustache myself, I decided to do a manicure for the occasion :-) The color for prostate cancer awareness is light blue and for testicular cancer it is purple, so those are the colors I decided to feature for this mani. The light blue is Revlon Dreamer last seen in my Blue Patchwork Mani. The purple is a color I have not worn yet, Sinful Colors Amethyst. This bright purple has a great formula, like all their recent colors do. It's a bright deep purple without being too loud.

NailaDay: Movember Moustache and Marble Mani

The above picture was taken in soft indirect light. Doesn't the finish look rubberized? Kinda cool. The two colors didn't play together too well for the marbling. The purple kind of drowns out the blue but for the purposes of my mani, I thought it was just fine. Now I still have alternating purple and blue nails. I did the moustaches with a dotting tool. I have yet to work with any nail art brushes. Anyone have any good recommendations of where to get a few?

Oh, I almost forgot. I did promise to show you guys how the Elmer's Glue worked as a base. It worked great! When I was ready for a change, I held my hand under some warm water, worked a nail under the edge of the polish and once I was able to get an edge lifted up, the whole thing just started peeling off very easily. There was no damage to the nail underneath. I have not used any remover in the second picture.

     


8 comments:

  1. Oh wow a doctor in the house. When do you have the time to blog? Lol! Love the mustache mani super cute. I have to try the elmers glue trick.

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    1. Lol, Rhonda, I don't honestly know when I get the time to do manis and blog. All I know is that so far, it has been done! I figure while I'm doing that, other people are probably watching a game, taking care of kids, mowing the lawn or whatever. I try to have time for hobbies (sometimes just a one). Thank you. Every time I look at that picture with the moustaches, I smile. The look of moustaches on my nails makes me giggle :-)

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  2. I really like the first mani, especially in the first photo :)

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  3. It's pretty awesome you are a doctor! And the moustaches are cute :).

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  4. This is awesome! My dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer earlier this year. He had surgery and he is doing amazingly well. He is Blessed indeed. You handled your patient with professionalism and finesse. It seems that you have a good beside manner. Much more than I can say about my Dad's doctors. He received a packet in the mail informing him of his biopsy results and treatment plan before a call from the doctor. Obviously an internal mistake, which unfortunately happens at times but they weren't very apologetic. At any rate, this is for a good cause and I adore you mani. :)

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    1. I am sorry for your Dad's diagnosis but I'm glad to hear he's doing so well after surgery! The good thing about these two cancers is that if it's caught early enough (and most of them are these days), the chance of living disease free is so high after the right treatment! I hope he continues to have a good recovery. I'm glad you liked my mani!

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