November Is A Hairy Situation

November 14, 2014

Chuck Norris Movember Meme
If the favorite person in your life is looking a bit, well, furrier these days, perhaps it’s because he (or even she, gasp!) is participating in No Shave November to raise awareness for men’s prostate health. The rules for No Shave November are simple. On October 31, male participants shave or trim already existing facial hair. Females can participate as well by shaving or waxing hair from their legs and armpits. After that, participants neither shave, trim, nor wax for the next month. Let it grow, let it grow…

Root Cause

No Shave November takes its inspiration from Movember, a similar health awareness campaign that began in Australia in 1999. It calls attention to men’s prostate health in the same way that pink ribbons raise money and awareness for breast cancer research in October. No Shave participants also donate money to the American Cancer Society that would have been otherwise spent on shaving gear for the month.

NFL Brett Keisel Beard

Come December 1, when men look like Brett Keisel (pictured above) and women have Clydesdale legs, it’s time to shave, trim, and wax anew!

Grab Our Stash for That ‘Stache

There’s no better way to express “Thanks for doing nothing!” to your No Shave bro or sis than these 2Shopper gifts to restore his or her clean-shaven look.

Touch of Ginger His Weekend Washbag Urban Kit

Touch of Ginger Urban Wash Bag Kit for Him

Kit includes: Disposable Razor, Shaving Cream, Aftershave Balm, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant Wipe, Shower Gel, and Shampoo

Yep, it has shaving cream and a razor! Additionally, it includes aftershave (natch), shampoo, deodorant, and a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean out all those hairy bits stuck in his teeth.

Flight 001 F1 Foam Up Set and Lay-N-Go Traveler Toiletry Bag

Flight 001 Foam Up Set

If your No Shave participant is flying on December 1, the Foam Up Set includes two TSA- compliant bottles that can hold shaving cream and mousse. Want to show more love? Pack the Foam Up Set and much more in the Traveler Toiletry Bag by Lay-N-Go.

Lay-n-Go TRAVELER

 

Caffeinated Soap with Peppermint Scent

Caffeinated Soap Peppermint ScentedUse this soap in the morning shower to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! Its scent is refreshing, and the caffeine infusion will perk up anyone.

While November is the month that beards can savor the flavor, December is the time to gift your favorite furry friend or family member with 2Shopper’s right-priced shaver savers!

Do you garden? Wish you could have beautiful flowers all year round? Well, aside from advising that you move someplace with less snow, I can give you my top five flower types that bloom late in the season. Along with each type, I’ll add some tidbits of information for your horticulture pleasure! Without futher ado, I give you…

Goldenrod

These hardy plants can grow up to four feet tall.

Wrinkle Leaf Goldenrod

A beautiful plant native to North America, goldenrod’s cheery yellow golden flowers welcome the season with bravado. An added bonus? This flower actually is not typically a source of allergies, so plant without fear! Scientific name: soldiago rugosa.

Fall Crocus

All three subspecies originate in Turkey.

Fall Crocus

I’m sure you’re familiar with crocuses in springtime, but don’t overlook the Fall types! Also called Bieberstein’s crocus, these little beauties are perfect for both sun and shade. Scientific name: crocus speciosus.

Toad Lily

Just look at this intricate, orchid-like flower! (Image courtesy of Amy Stafford.)

Toad Lily

Go big or go home, right?! Though their name isn’t much to write home about, toad lilies will add a snazzy pop to your end-of-season garden. These easy-care perennials bloom from late summer to mid-Autumn. Scientific name: tricyrtis hirta.

Leadwort

Native to temperate and tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Leadwort

Also called plumbago, leadwort is a great ground cover that thrives in both sun and shade. But beware: in sun, it has a tendency to spread pretty fast! This plant puts on not one but two Autumn shows: first, electric-blue blossoms take the stage, followed by leaves that turn lovely shades of red. Scientific name: ceratostigma plumbaginoides.

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Wonderfully fragrant blooms attract pollinating bees.

Sweet Autumn Clematis

A native of the buttercup family, this fast-growing vine can grow to be 20 feet tall! Before you plant it, however, make sure to check that it isn’t still considered an invasive plant in your area. Scientific name: clematis terniflora.

 

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