Oooooo how exciting is this. Check it.
This week I've been learning the Indian art of mehndi from my friend Mallory!
I got to learn how to make the stinky paste. WAIT! I didn't think it smells bad at all but for some reason she did AND so did my other friend Hussain! Tysheena and I thought it smelt like green tea. We really did! But it looks like a mud mask for your face. Uhhh...I don't recommend spreading this stuff on your face.
Mix the henna up with some lemon juice until it becomes kind of mud mask consistency. Then we let it sit at room temperture for four hours and then double bagg it in a Ziploc bag (so it doesn't transfer the taste to your food) and stick it in the fridge.
The next day the henna was placed in a big cone and then squeezed into a small cone, which will be used to apply the henna.
Here's Mallory drawing one of her intricate designs on my hand. She was AMAZING. The design just came flowing from her hands. She's such an Artist. To see some of her work go here.
The paste was left on my hand for about 6 hours. I would of left it on overnight but I had to use my hands. Oh when will I become a princess? As for the left over paste...you can divide it up and stick it in the freezer. It should keep for months.
The final product. I absolutely LOVE it! It beats getting a needle stuck in my skin a thousand times! That's if you get a tattoo. Which I would love to have but I'm kind of a baby.
Well that is it for now.
Follow your bliss.