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Bling is In!

We all love some glimmer, glamour & shine. We bling our clothes and our accessories – jewelry, shoes, handbags, headbands and even phones!!! If you love bling, then there are multiple ways of adding that little (or a LOT) of shine & shimmer.  So, why leave body art out of it, right?
We at All About Henna tried and tested some ways of adding glamour to the traditional Henna Body art form and here are the results!
  • Option 1Ooh Shimmer! 
    Henna Art by Surinder Marbha, Image Copyright - All About Henna
    We pouf some loose micro-glitter to just applied henna paste. The wet henna absorbs the glitter and as long as you have the henna paste on you, the glitter stays on too! This is a quick and fun way to add some shimmer to the henna.

  • Option 2Glitter Gel 

    Henna Art by Faryal Abbas, Image Copyright - All About Henna

    Micro-glitter is mixed with gilding paste to create this lovely creation. This is applied after the application of the henna and is applied in the same way as henna, i.e. through an application tube (cone).  This way the glitter is filled in details for flowers, leaves, peacocks etc.  The glitter gel needs to be prepared well in advance and is also available in a variety of colors. So, as your henna artist to bring some glitter to add some shine at your henna party!

  • Option 3 Bindis

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    Bindi or Tikka are worn in India to signify womanhood – married women and eligible bachelorettes wear round red dots on their forehead. Modernization has introduced reusable bindi’s which stick to the skin temporarily. Henna artists use these same bindi’s to add some shine & glamor to the henna. They are usually applied after the henna paste is taken off and Bindi’s are available in a wide range of colors and are fitted with rhinestones too for the extra bling!
  • Option 4 – Rhinestones! 
    Henna Art by Surinder Marbha, Image Copyright - All About Henna
    Henna Art by Surinder Marbha, Image Copyright - All About Henna
    Henna Art by Surinder Marbha, Image Copyright - All About Henna
    Rhinestones and Swarovski crystals have unmatched glamour, and hence these are our favorites too! We use cosmetic glue, the same kind used by stage artists for their make-up & props (like beards) to stick these glamorous stones to your body.  These can be applied, either before or after henna application. The best thing about this method is that with the use of cosmetic glue, the stones can stay on your skin from 1 to 3 days! We also recommend this form  of henna adornment for weddings & special occasions, the stones & henna can be designed and color co-ordinated with the brides dress! 
So the next time you get a henna body art tattoo, don’t just stop there – ask your henna artist to Bling it up!

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