Posts in Grooming
Movember - The Finale

So here it is… one whole month of mouth brow growth. I think it’s a respectable amount of upper lip plumage for a month to be honest, although I’d be lying if I didn’t say I hoped for more. The beard seems to grow at a much faster rate for some reason.

I don’t even think it looks all that bad from a style perspective. I’m definitely glad I grew the beard stubble a bit, rather than being completely clean shaven, but all in all, my face furniture doesn’t offend me as much as it could have done.

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Movember Update

Quick little update on how my moustache is coming along for Movember. I’ve got past the initial, awkward, in between phase of it just looking like nothing, thankfully! A few people are actually commenting on it, which means we’re venturing into the territory of it being a credible face adornment. I’m not quite at the point where I can look at styling it or training it too much into any particular shape, and it’s still a little messy and patchy around the edges.

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Movember

Too many men are dying far too young. Around three quarters of all suicides are committed by men, and it’s currently the biggest killer of men under 50. On top of that, more and more men are being diagnosed with prostate and testicular cancer, especially over the age of 45, and yet none of this is spoken about for the most part.

Movember started back in 2003 when two Australian friends, having decided that the moustache needed to be brought back into fashion, decided to try and raise money for charity, specifically a mens health oriented one. The Movember movement was born.

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Notes & Noses - Expanding my Fragrance Arsenal

I wrote a while back about wanting to learn more about fragrance, and more specifically, get away from the typical man thing of having a single scent that I wear all the time, every day, for years and years!

I’ve found myself watching an increasing amount of fragrance review videos on YouTube, which is all well and good, but you can’t smell any of the recommendations through a screen. In an ideal world, I’d like to attend some sort of workshop to teach me more, but in lieu of that, I came up with a genius plan, which also had the added bonus of making use of some otherwise dead time!

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What I’m Learning About This Month

I always think it’s important to have a curious mind. Anyone that knows me has probably been bored by my endless supply of largely useless facts and trivia. It pains me to say it, but I’m ‘that guy’ 🤦🏻‍♂️.

I love learning, it’s definitely my ‘thing’. I don’t really like studying or being tested in a formal context, but learning, hearing about, and seeing how things work makes me happy. Last year, my big thing was learning about how the human body works in relation to nutrition, which led me on to learning about hormones and the endocrine system. A while back I learned about latte art and milk foam. I really like etymology and learning about the history of words, and how they came to be. I think it’s important to know something about everything. I’m by no means an expert on any of this stuff... more of an amateur enthusiast 😂

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Unexpected Face Care Shopping

I’m pretty rubbish when it comes to my skincare. From time to time, I will buy products and use them religiously for about a week, but eventually stop. Part of this is due to my own laziness, but also due to my skin not really liking too much in the way of creams etc.

Well last night I was the victim of social media advertising, and the epicness of modern technology and services 😂. Minding my own business on my sofa swiping as I often do, with laid back lounge music playing in the background, I saw an advert for L’Oreal’s new Barber Club range of men’s products. I don’t know what happened, but I was immediately compelled to go on Amazon and buy them! What’s even crazier is that I used Amazon Now, so they came within a couple of hours! This is the future, I’m telling you!

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