Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 21: Put your moustache on

November Movember is one of my favourite months of the year. The weather is warming up, summer is nearing and many men decide to display their facial hair. So to support this I decided to not only donate to a great cause (prostate cancer and mental health charities), but to put my ears where my mouth is and buy some cute moustache earrings so I can join in on the fun.

Prostate cancer and mental health aren't the most comfortable topics to talk about in the world, and it is great that there is a quirky awareness campaign to make it more comfortable. I hope that one day endometriosis will have a quirky awareness/fundraising campaign like this to take away the stigma, increase funding for research and get more women to get checked out and take their pain seriously. At the moment I am planning on doing a fundraiser in March (endometriosis awareness month) but am yet to think of any good ideas for something I can do. If anyone has any ideas, just give me a shout out!

I have to say that I don't think I will be limiting my wear of these earrings just to the month of Movember. Also - check out the awesome skirt I got last weekend in a Sydney antique shop for just $10. I love finding gorgeous bargains!

Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: vintage - random antique store in Sydney last weekend - $10
Shoes: Acoustic Stomach
Earrings: from this store on Etsy - $6.95

*While the proceeds of the earrings did not go to charity, I did donate already. In fact, if you are doing the moustache thing for Movember, feel free to comment with your donation page and I will donate! For some reason the friends that I usually donate to are not doing it this year, so I'm looking for more people to support.

This month I will be taking part in National Health Blog Post Month. Check back every day to see the new topic and learn more about endometriosis. Today's topic is a bonus prompt: Raise awareness for another condition!


  1. Great bargain skirt. I love the bird top a lot and the earrings are so cute. Thanks for the reminder to donate to this good cause :) xx

  2. Aw, I love the mustache earrings! It's soooooo difficult to come up with just the right ad campaign to raise funds/awareness for diseases. I think you nailed it when you said the "quirky" thing is effective. Cheers!

    1. Thanks Katie! It is hard to try and make these diseases something that people actually want to talk about. I'm loving this NHBPM challenge as it's making me learn about all these diseases that I had no idea about the reality of.

  3. Hi Lib. I thought this was a really neat and inspiring donation page. Worth a look if you haven't seen it already. x Janet

    P.S. Nice skirt!

    1. I hadn't seen that Janet, that's awesome! Thanks for the link. I will definitely be donating. Nice that she's kinda raising awareness for PCOS at the same time.

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