I was really excited to apply henna this Eid because I had finally decided that I'm going to try making henna from scratch. If you've read my blog posts about henna before you might remember that I don't like using henna cones that you can buy in stores because of all the chemicals that they add. Not only do those chemical filled henna cones smell weird, but when the henna starts fading, it peels off my skin & looks so disgusting!
I can't remember the last time I was so excited to apply henna. I know I don't look excited at all though, but that's just how I look when I'm concentrating. Henna application is serious business... no smiling, no distractions!
I found these henna designs via a mehndi/henna app that I downloaded on my iPhone & decided to try them out.
I only left the henna on for about 4 hours since I applied it late at night & I had to be up early to get ready & head out to a park where the Eid prayers were being held. The colour still turned out amazing though & it kept getting darker for the next 2 days - just the way natural henna does!
For those who don't know, henna cones that have tons of chemicals are also known as emergency cones because the colour is super dark the next day thanks to all the chemicals. I like my natural henna way better though.
I was too lazy to take pics this time around, so a huge thank you to my friend, Wamiq, & my mum for taking these pics via their cell phones & making this blog post possible.