I don’t usually post personal things on the blog, but as this is for charity I’ll make an exception.
Those of you that have been following us for a while may remember my Moustache Log posts, documenting my journey into manhood through the medium of facial hair. Almost a year has passed since I first started growing it out, and it has genuinely been one of the most fun things I’ve ever done.
However, all good things must eventually come to an end, and I have made the tough decision to shave off my beloved lip-tickler to try to raise some money for Prostate Cancer UK. These guys are an amazing charity and really need our support, so if you can find it in your hearts (and wallets) to part with a few quid to help them out, I would be forever grateful. You can donate on my Just Giving page here (the money goes directly to the charity).
Here is a picture of my moustache as it stands today, I will be sure to post a further picture to prove I have actually gone through with it once it’s gone, which will be on the 1st of September.
So here we are, the last ever moustache log! It pains me to have to stop these posts, but my ‘stache is about as long as it’s going to get, and to continue with this feature would just be showing off!
I started this little experiment purely to see if somebody like myself, who is far from gifted in the chin bristle department, could grow a respectable lip tickler. I think you’ll agree the experiment was a success.
Having a moustache has had a surprising effect on my life. Strangers want to shake my hand, kids high five me as I walk down the street, and women find me irresistible.
Ok, I made that last one up, but still, I love my little handlebar. Remember chaps, if I can do it so can you. So ditch the razors and join my club!
Also, if any of you have a particularly impressive facial fuzz, send it in and we’ll post your face on the blog!
So without further ado, for the final time, here is my face. Styled, as always, with Foad Wax.
Over the last few weeks I’ve come to the conclusion that moustaches are like Marmite. The reactions I get seems to be about 50% “What the HELL is that on your face!” and 50% “Oh my god that is the coolest thing ever!”. If you’re reading this blog I think it’s safe to say which category you fall into. I wonder if it would be worth doing some research to see if there’s a correlation between liking Marmite and moustaches? I personally love both. But not together.
Anyway, this is what my face looks like this week. Sculpted using Foad Wax.
Remember when I said that it would be a while until I could style my ‘stache into a handlebar? Well I guess I was just plain wrong.
It’s not perfect. It needs tweaking throughout the day, mainly to stop the hairs in the middle falling down (the dreaded fangs!), but it’s getting there. I have probably received more compliments in the last few days than in the rest of my life combined! I’ve had a little trim of my goatee this week too, and made a bit of a hash of it. Oh well, at least my lip tickler will draw the attention away.
Now that it’s a little longer I think I’ll only post these updates every other week from now on, in order to increase the effect it has on your jealousy gland. But fear not, I promise to post more pictures of moustachioed marvels much greater than myself.
Until next time folks, stay hairy.