Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Story Behind My 'Stache Obession AND A Tutorial For My Sequin Mustache Bib Necklace!

Pinky's out... yeah Im FANCY like that!

So I decided to share a couple stories with you today.
One being the story behind my new 'stache obessesion,
the other being the story behind my youngest sisters 'stache

So here goes...

Yeah no.. not the necklace...
a REAL one!
What, you may ask, would make me want to share this info with you all?
This comment:
Did you see that "Michelle Mollner: She is beautiful! She could have
a real one and still be beautiful!"

SO Im coming out...
Ok so maybe I dont have a full on mustache!
But I have always been sensitive of the hair I have there...
even though its not really that much!
But since we have been married the hubs would "joke" with me
about it. I used to be so embarrassed!

One time he made a joke about it in front of one of his buddies while
we were all out on a double date. He whispered something.. I knew it
was about my "mexi-stache" I got so fired up I wanted to punch the hubs!
Next thing you know, his poor friend looking all confused asks
what mustache? And as an instant reflex I PUNCH him right in the chest!!

It was actually pretty hard, and yeah he admitted it hurt him.
Well..  he didnt see it coming. I felt so bad!
I didnt really mean to, I was actually really meaning to punch the hubs..
but when I heard mustache I just kinda reacted... er... OVER-reacted!!
We all laughed it off and it was fine.. but that just goes to show you
just how sensitive I was about the subject.

The hubs would suggest shaving or waxing.
I have NEVER done that and never will.
For one, the hair is very fine (almost unnoticeable, really)
and I dont want to make it worse, or start something I
will have to continue to do for, like, ever!
But I did decide one day to bleach it...
so I went to the bathroom,
locked the door,
and began the process.
There I was sitting in the bathroom,
bleach cream on my "stache"
and the hubs knocks on the door...
'What are you doing? Why is the door locked'
I just didnt want him to know what I was doing...
I could so see him making jokes about it for the rest of our lives!
Long story short..

He DID end up finding out what I was doing
(just so we all know Im a terrible liar!)
He DID crack jokes...
It showed him just how sensitive I really was about it.
And he stopped making jokes about it ever since.
Which is actually kind of funny, since I was never so insecure about it
or even NOTICED it until HE mentioned it. LOL

Now I look back and just laugh...
and I love the mustache symbol!
Its just fun and funny.. and it has meaning to me..
so that is why NOW I am loving the mustache!
I can smile and say thanks, when someone says
'Nice Mustache' :)

My youngest sister Samantha has a thing for the mustache as well.
Her husband's last name is Sanchez, so he was and is still
somewhat made fun of, for his last name.
They call him Dirty Sanchez.
I WILL NOT put the meaning of that on my blog!
If you dont know what it means, you can look it up,
but beware... its something yucky!
All I will say is that is has something to do with
a mustache of sorts...
My sister kind of gets it too from her hubby's friends.
They just laugh it off... but it puts funny meaning to the
stache symbol for her and that is why she has a thing for it too!

So when she saw my moustache necklace from LMM,
She was so jealous! She said she wanted a mustache necklace,
and she had been wanting me to make her something
special for a while now. SO she pretty much inspired
me to make my Pink sequined Mustache Bib Necklace!

And I have a quick tutorial to share with you, on
how to make your own!

Samantha loves pink and LOVED my xoxo headband,
so I combined all three things to make her necklace!

necklace clasps
jump rings
multi tool
glue & glue gun
(Although its more expensive, I use the sequin string, because its easier to work with!)

So I pretty much just created a mustache template that I liked 
the look and size of, then traced it onto my felt.
Using the glue gun, an inch at a time, I slowly added the sequin string.
You must be careful, because the glue can seep through and burn 
your fingers! And may look too messy if you arent careful!
You want to keep going around and around the outer edges until you
reach the center, carefully cut the string and glue the last bit down.
Cut your chain to about 18in 
(you can do any length but 18in is pretty standard)
Glue to the back of your mustache.
Use a little more felt to cover the chains.
I used my multi tool to cut the chain at the very top center,
then connected a jump ring to one side and a lobster clasp to the other.

And thats it!
Now you have a unique statement necklace!
I love it!
 Its fun and flirty!
And definitely a conversation piece!

And in case youre wondering, Sammy Got a kick out of it too!
She LOVED it! :) It totally suits her. :)

If you dont feel like investing in the supplies and time it takes to
make your own, you can also purchase your very own
Sequin mustache necklace in my shop {here}! :)

Now tell me... 
are we the only ones who have silly somewhat
embarrassing mustache stories??
I'd like to know Im NOT alone!
So if you have a story to share, please do!!! :)


  1. you are SO not alone!!! but i must admit to avoid those stories i have been yanking mine out every 8 weeks with hot wax for as long as i can remember!!! LOL yeah and it's cause of something hubby did about 15 years ago! we were sitting on the couch one night and i don't know what posessed him but he reached over and he ran his fingers over it... like he just noticed it and couldn't believe what he was seeing! LOL now i'm always baby butt smooth!!! ;)

  2. First off, you are gorgeous! Seriously, I heart your face.

    And yes, I deal with it too, usually very discreetly. But one day I guess I hadn't been paying attention to it, and we were out in the sun (bright sunlight is not your friend) and hubby sayd "What do you have going on over there?" Ugh.

    Thanks for being brave and putting it out there!

  3. I have this tiny set of stache hairs on the right corner of my upper lip. Seriously, there are like four or five, but they drive me bonkers!!!! I can feel them with my tongue, and if I pwder them then they are SUPER noticeable. However, there is no shaving them. I don't want to make a small problem into a large one.

  4. I love your stash and your story! ;)

  5. How funny! The (almost) same thing happened to me! Mine bugged me my whole life... especially in some types of lighting... so I begged my mom and she finnaly let me bleach it! I felt sooo good the next day! :D It's getting to be a kindof pain though... cuz mine keep growing.. and then it looks like I have stubble. :( So I limit myself to bleaching once a week! :P Hehe, only my mom knows I do.. not my dad etc... so I don't want anyone blabbing about it! LOL! Jk! :D You are so pretty and I love yoyur blog! :D

  6. YUP I totally sport a REAL Romanian stache, lol. Like you, it's mostly not so bad, but enough to be noticeable, lets just say that, especially on the left side, towards the end, the hairs (like 8-10 of them) are pretty dark, that is the most noticeable, lol.

    Oh well, I'm not about to start shaving it either, or waxing, I can hardly do my legs on a regular basis, I HATE shaving,, he he.

    Your necklace is awesome, and it totally makes a statement, a HUGE statement, and for people like us, we can finally crack all the jokes we want about it with a necklace like that.


    Bella :)


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