Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Movember - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Pin It I think we're all aware that November is also known as Movember. If you're not familiar with Movember, it's "an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities". Source


I was asked by Melissa, over at Missy's Manis, to participate in a post dedicated to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I knew I couldn't pass this up! Much like Melissa's dad, my dad is also a prostate cancer survivor (HI DAD! He reads my blog quite often haha). I can't image how scary having cancer is but, I do know how scary it was for me when I learned my dad had cancer. So this manicure is dedicated to my dad, other survivors and those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

I Googled the "color of prostate cancer" since I honestly didn't know. The color for prostate cancer is light blue (you can check here if you want to be more exact haha). Makes sense to me! So I grabbed a light blue polish and went on my way to a prostate cancer themed manicure!

In addition, if you kept up with Go Pink Wednesday for breast cancer awareness... you know that I posted 3 facts related to breast cancer. Welp, this is going to be the same dealio!

1) "The most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity". Source

2) "The risk of developing prostate cancer increases after the age of 50 years. Majority of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men over 65 years". Source

3) "Prostate cancer that is localized in the prostate usually is curable, but once the cancer has spread to lymph nodes, bones or other sites, it no longer is curable". Source

Prostate cancer is very much like any other cancer, the more aware you are of what is going on with your body the more likely you are able to detect it early. Screenings and check ups are the key!

Jump over, I have more pictures of the manicure and a mustache tutorial :P




I used China Glaze Kinetic Candy for the light blue. I wish it would of came across brighter when I stamped *sigh* oh well! You win some, you lose some. I used Bundle Monster BM-321 for the awareness ribbons. Then, to make it fancy (because it's a freakin' handlebar mustache!) I used Zoya Storm for the mustache :]

Here's my little tutorial that was adapted from this tutorial. I'm better with brushwork than trying to use a dotting tool as a brush. I figured there might be someone out there like me so I made this! Still 6 steps, just I use a brush to shape the mustache :]

1) Using the large dotting tool make two dots touching each other.
2) Make two smaller dots on either side of the larger dots using thee smaller dotting tool.
3) Connect the bottom of the larger dots to the smaller dots using the brush.
4) Again with the brush, make a mustache like slope from the top of the larger dots to the smaller dots.
5) Fill in the shape with the brush, don't worry about it not looking perfect. Mine clearly does not!
6) Shape and tweak your mustache to your liking. Make it more even, or make the ends more pointy!

I tried the first tutorial. I ended up with step 5, it was much easier for me to use the brush to give it shape and the curled ends.

For more information about prostate cancer, check out the links below!
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Movember - USA
Cancer.org
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Better late than never haha, go rock some stache's on your nails!
Have a great night :]


2 comments:

  1. my dad had prostate cancer too.. but here, we celebrate the BCA and prostate cancer awareness on october.. so I did a lot of blue ribbon manicures thinking of him! it is so sad than ONE of every TWO men will have this cancer..

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  2. I honestly had no idea. Thanks so much for sharing this. Great 'stache, too. :)

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