Want to support Movember but, alas, physically unable to grow a beard? Follow the simple steps below to create whimsical moustache nails.

Moustache Mani

What you’ll need:

  • Pale nail polish (I used OPI’s "Let Them Eat Rice Cake")
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black
  • Clear top coat

The how-to:

  1. Paint your nails with two coats of pale-colored nail polish and apply a clear top coat. Once nails are completely dry, use the nail pen and, at the center of the nail, draw two connecting side-by-side dots.
  2. Place two very small dots on either side of the outer corner of the nail.
  3. On either side, draw a curvy, U-shaped line between the bottom center of the larger dot and the smaller dot.
  4. Again on both sides, draw a curved line from the top of the larger dot to the smaller dot.
  5. Fill in the moustache.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

How are you getting involved in Movember? Tweet us at @ruelala, then check out our weekly Mani Monday column.

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November 18, 2013

If you’ve been confused by the growing number of men showing off stubble this month, let me reassure you – it has little to do with the oncoming threat of snow.

It’s Movember, a month where men grow moustaches to build awareness for prostate-cancer research.

And, I have to say, I’m in love.

No, I don’t love the feeling of stubble on my cheek or have a quarter-life urge to take home a mountain man – despite recent findings by scientific journal Evolution and Human Behavior, which state that women see men with facial hair as more attractive than their clean-shaven counterparts.

In fact, I abhor stubble. But I’m in love with the simple fact that Movember has lightened up the act of raising money for men’s health. This is no somber vigil or all-day walkathon. It’s an act of raising awareness that is easily integrated into a man’s everyday life. One that is happily tweeted, Instagrammed, and discussed around dinner tables, over cubes, and in locker rooms.

Movember has achieved exactly what it set out to do: get people talking. And for that, all seasonal-moustache touters should be proud.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

So, what do you think? Tweet us at @ruelala with #inmyopinion and let us know. 

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November 12, 2013

Apparently… wait for it… beard transplants are trending. According to the Daily Mail, the number of men opting for a little fuzz help has upped sixfold in the past five years – a reiteration, I think, of George Clooney’s undeniable cross-gender sex appeal. Or something like that.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Movember aside (if even), no one I know would willingly get behind an aggressive amount of male facial hair. Okay, that might be an overgeneralization. But regardless, a clean shave is like a well-tailored suit: a leading factor in one’s ability to nail everything. And said clean shave depends on a few key items:

Shaving essentials Continue reading “Guys, Know This: A Clean Shave Will Always Fly” »

September 3, 2013

Check out: Alessandra Ambrosio and her adorable daughter’s London Fog campaign. Looks like the model apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Try: Edible deodorant. Yes, it actually exists, and we’re confused, a little grossed out, and intrigued all at the same time.

Talk: About girl power. She may only be 9 years old (and 60 pounds soaking wet), but Sam Gordon is dominating her local football league – and is officially our pint-sized hero.

Read: “A Tale of Five Mustaches”, a series chronicling five men’s journey through Movember – or, as significant others like to call it, the worst month ever.

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week or tweet us at @ruelala

November 12, 2012