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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011 08:39:50 PM »

Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.

There's no reason that you can't get your own paste and practice on yourself.. it's just doodling, with paste Smiley

this is where I get my paste: http://modernmagik.com/
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011 10:02:49 PM »

your henna designs are so pretty! I love the stars Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011 10:45:10 AM »

These are so pretty! Do you mix your own henna paste from powder or do you use pre-made paste?


Thank you!  ^__^
And I use pre-made, unfortunately.  >___O
I want to mix my own, but I'm hoooorrrriiible at making cones, and most of the powder I've been able to find doesn't leave as dark a stain as the pre-made cones I've been able to find.  D:   I found one of those bottles with the metal tips the other day though, so I may try mixing my own....hopefully the powder is fresh enough!



Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.

I agree with glitter_is_good - definitely try it out yourself!  Smiley


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Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.

There's no reason that you can't get your own paste and practice on yourself.. it's just doodling, with paste Smiley

this is where I get my paste: http://modernmagik.com/
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I don't know if you realize, but you're paying WAY too much for your henna.  If you have an Indian market/grocery store anywhere near you (which you can google--I'm in Connecticut, and I never thought I'd be able to find one, but I was wrong! There are tons!), you can find cones of that size (and sometimes bigger) for $1-2 each.  And even if you can't find an Indian market, you can usually find them online for about $3 each, after shipping.  Just google "henna cones for sale" (without the quotes). $7 is way too much for one cone <3


your henna designs are so pretty! I love the stars Smiley

Thank you so much!!  ^___^
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011 12:33:41 PM »


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I don't know if you realize, but you're paying WAY too much for your henna.  If you have an Indian market/grocery store anywhere near you (which you can google--I'm in Connecticut, and I never thought I'd be able to find one, but I was wrong! There are tons!), you can find cones of that size (and sometimes bigger) for $1-2 each.  And even if you can't find an Indian market, you can usually find them online for about $3 each, after shipping.  Just google "henna cones for sale" (without the quotes). $7 is way too much for one cone <3

That one cone for $7 is the size of two of my hands put together, I'm able to make 5-8 smaller cones from one of those regular cones Smiley  Plus it has always given me THE darkest stain.. very dark brown.  Smiley  Also, there are no Indian stores where I live, believe me.. I've looked for 3 years.
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011 02:29:06 PM »

These are so pretty! Do you mix your own henna paste from powder or do you use pre-made paste?


Thank you!  ^__^
And I use pre-made, unfortunately.  >___O
I want to mix my own, but I'm hoooorrrriiible at making cones, and most of the powder I've been able to find doesn't leave as dark a stain as the pre-made cones I've been able to find.  D:   I found one of those bottles with the metal tips the other day though, so I may try mixing my own....hopefully the powder is fresh enough!

Nothing wrong with pre-made! I ask because I tried to mix my own henna from powder for the first time the other day and I failed pretty spectacularly, so I was seriously thinking about buying pre-mixed stuff and wanted to know how well it worked in comparison. Seeing your henna makes me feel less apprehensive about buying pre-made henna! I'd love to see a picture of the stain after the paste has been removed, to see how dark it comes out.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011 07:41:33 PM »

That first one has me floored!  Shocked

When I was in elementary all my best friends were Indian and we'd play with henna, but I never had the patience to keep it on long enough for much of a stain. It's such a great earthy smell.

I can't believe there are no Indian stores where you live! That's a tragedy, it is. :C
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011 10:48:09 PM »

I like the one on your palm. The design is really nice.  I had henna tattoo once on my shoulders and arms.  I looked cool when I had it.  I wouldn't try real tattoo, though.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011 01:00:25 PM »


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I don't know if you realize, but you're paying WAY too much for your henna.  If you have an Indian market/grocery store anywhere near you (which you can google--I'm in Connecticut, and I never thought I'd be able to find one, but I was wrong! There are tons!), you can find cones of that size (and sometimes bigger) for $1-2 each.  And even if you can't find an Indian market, you can usually find them online for about $3 each, after shipping.  Just google "henna cones for sale" (without the quotes). $7 is way too much for one cone <3

That one cone for $7 is the size of two of my hands put together, I'm able to make 5-8 smaller cones from one of those regular cones Smiley  Plus it has always given me THE darkest stain.. very dark brown.  Smiley  Also, there are no Indian stores where I live, believe me.. I've looked for 3 years.



Ahhhh.
Didn't realize it was that large....in fact, I don't think I've ever SEEN a cone that large!  haha
That works then!  XD


Nothing wrong with pre-made! I ask because I tried to mix my own henna from powder for the first time the other day and I failed pretty spectacularly, so I was seriously thinking about buying pre-mixed stuff and wanted to know how well it worked in comparison. Seeing your henna makes me feel less apprehensive about buying pre-made henna! I'd love to see a picture of the stain after the paste has been removed, to see how dark it comes out.


Well, honestly, I've never been able to get a stain go darker than a dark reddish brown--probably around this dark:  http://www.hennabyheather.com/2007_gallery/progression/progress_48hr.JPG.  That's all well and good, and it's a pretty decent stain, but if you mix your own, I've heard of people being able to get stains as dark as this (and yes, this IS a stain, and not the paste, lol) :  http://www.hennabyheather.com/2007_gallery/progression/progress_48hr.JPG.
The main thing you've got to look out for with pre-mixed henna is that sometimes they'll add dyes to it that aren't henna.  I got a pre-made henna cone once that the guy at the store said was supposed to have the best results.  When I opened it, it wasn't the consistency of henna paste--it was more like a thick cream.  I tried it out anyway, and it stained my skin DARK within about 10 seconds of being on my skin.  When the stain started to fade away a week or two later, my skin peeled off with it a bit (not enough to be painful or to leave a mark, but it was definitely NOT what normal henna would do).

Just make sure that whenever you buy a pre-mixed cone that:
-it doesn't smell like chemicals
-it is brown or greenish-brown in color
-if you squeeze some of it out onto a paper plate, it doesn't have any extra oils seeping from it (especially oils that are a different color than the henna itself)

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That first one has me floored!  Shocked

When I was in elementary all my best friends were Indian and we'd play with henna, but I never had the patience to keep it on long enough for much of a stain. It's such a great earthy smell.

I can't believe there are no Indian stores where you live! That's a tragedy, it is. :C


Thank you so much! ^__^
And yeah, I love the earthy smell too--especially when it lingers on your hands days after the paste is taken off :3
Also--not sure if you meant to reply to glitter_is_good regarding the Indian stores...'cause I have a couple around me, lol


I like the one on your palm. The design is really nice.  I had henna tattoo once on my shoulders and arms.  I looked cool when I had it.  I wouldn't try real tattoo, though.


Thanks! Cheesy
Yeah, I like that you can make henna last for longer if you want to by re-applying it to the original, fading design.  Makes it look permanent, but you can always just let it fade away completely if you want  Wink
I do have two real tattoos though--best advice I've ever been given on real tattoos is that if you want one, and you have a design in mind, think about it for a full year.  If after that year, you still want the exact same design with no changes made to it, you can get the tattoo and be happy with it forever.  If the design has changed over that year or if you no longer want the tattoo, obviously you wouldn't be happy having it on you permanently  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011 08:34:36 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2011 11:30:09 AM »

Gorgeous!


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