It’s already the start of November and that can only mean one thing, Movember. For those who are unaware of what Movember is, it usually consists of men trying to grow moustaches during November every year. Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The purpose of this is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Despite Movember being one hell of a testosterone heavy month and resulting in many females unable to contribute (unless you’re a very hairy lady.) Never fear, I have come up with a nail tutorial that doesn’t require any nail art pens or stripers, so anyone can do this and will make any man jealous of your mini ‘tashes. So let’s get started.
What you’ll need/what I used: L-R: Piece of paper, Cocktail Sticks, Bobby pins, Barry M basecoat/topcoat, Pinkey black nail varnish and Barry M 318 Peach Melba nail varnish.
Step one: Paint your nails one thin coat of basecoat to protect the natural nails and to prevent staining.
Step two: Paint all your nails two coats of peach nail varnish, now if you don’t have peach you can use any colour you want, but generally nudes and pinks work well with this.
Step three: Dab the some black nail varnish onto the piece of paper and then dip the bigger end of the bobby pin into the black nail varnish.
Step four: Starting with the thumb, use the bobby pin and dot two small dots next to each other at the base 0f the nail, then dot two smaller dots nearer to the tips of the nail, but make sure the dots are further out and apart. Then in a stippling motion join the top dot to the bottom dot, join them in a sort of stretched ‘s’ shape and then the same with the other side but mirrored. After all the stippling you’ll have your first Fu Manchu moustache.
Step five: Moving onto the index finger this will be one of the most iconic type of facial hair, it’s the handlebar moustache. Using the same technique as before dab some black nail varnish using the bobby pin and dot two small dots nearer to the tip of the nail, but this time make sure the dots are joining. Then flip over the bobby pin to the smaller end and dot two smaller dots either side of the joint dots. Following the same stippling technique join the all the dots together, but in a curved line and then fill in the outline and you will have something that will resemble a cute little ‘tash.
Step six: The next nail is a Chevron moustache or a.k.a Broom/Eintsein moustache. Using your trusty bobby pin again, simply draw an outline of a semi circle near the tips of your nails and then fill in using individual strokes.
Step seven: The ring finger is the most crazy type of moustache it’s the Dali moustache. Taking your bobby pin again dot two small dots near the tips of the nail, but make sure they’re separated. Then using your cocktail stick dot two smaller dots at the base of the nail and make sure they are spread out and apart. Using the cocktail stick draw a thin line to join the dots and draw them in an open ‘U’ shape to resemble the famous Spanish artist’s facial hair.
Step eight: Lastly for the pinky finger it’s a curly looking Natural Moustache. Although I’m pretty sure that this moustache isn’t very ‘natural looking’. Anyways take your cocktail stick dip some black nail varnish and dot two small dots in the centre of the nail, make sure both dots are not joint. Still using the cocktail draw a small stretched out ‘s’ shape t create the swoop of the moustache. Then add on a little curl on either ends to give your moustache a little flick and et voila one curly looking moustache.
Step nine: Once all the nails have completely dried paint on a topcoat to protect your designs and prevent them from chipping.
And that’s it! You now have nails like a sir, which any man (or woman) would die for.
Happy Movember and remember you can still donate to Movember it’s all for a great cause.