Now everyone knows how hectic and crazy busy a wedding can be, especially the last days upto the wedding when the dholkis, mehndi parties and sangeet begin. But there is a special time awaiting all brides that gives them a much needed break... the henna application time. It forces the bride to just sit, and relax, get her henna done, get fed by hand by her loved ones, even get her itch scratched away by someone else. She is expected to do nothing, just sit then sleep all nigh
Here is a step by step pictorial of how to sieve henna to make the perfect paste. First off, why is it so important? If you have ever used a mehndi cone that keeps getting clogged at the tip, you know how frustrating it can be. It hugely impacts the neatness and quality of your work. Even the super-sifted brand of henna will still need to be sieved / sifted / strained once more if you wish to do very fine work. Of course, if that is not your intention you can skip this step a
A few days ago i was invited by my friend to do henna for a Bollywood themed fundraiser for her sons school. She organized an entertaining ladies night for a large group of her non-Indian colleagues. Let me tell you, it was a blast! She brought her own saris (she is the only one I know who owns such a huge sari collection from my generation), and got her stunning jewelry pieces to share, and snack food, chai and me... her henna artist! She wrapped the ladies in the saris (inc
Throw yourself a fun Forty and Fabulous party with your bestie who is also turning 40 with you! Make it a Moroccan themed party and host it at an exotic restaurant and hire a henna artist to jazz it up, while you belly dance away your worries! This formula totally worked. I was invited to be the henna artist at this gorgeous event at the Menara Moroccan Restaurant.
They had gorgeous lanterns and big silky pillows, and low carved metal tables inside. As soon as you enter you