Re: Nail polish?

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Posted by Natx on June 8, 2002 at 14:50:28:

In reply to: Re: Nail polish? posted by Maureen on June 8, 2002 at 10:31:42:

: Hi Natx,
: I remember someone in the past saying something about a procedure
: like this in which fingernail polish was used. There must be a
: number of ways the color is obtained.
: Unfortunately, it looks in the pictures that the rest of the
: is done with the black stuff. One of the sites is actually
: it. I can imagine that similar results will be obtained with
: pure henna powder too though.

its possible.. since with the discovery of terps, we can now have
darker stains... i guess they use the black stuff is cause it shows
the outlines more clearly... and i believe we can do the same with
terped pastes...

: I haven't seen anyone in this area using this combination of the
: multiple colors and henna. Of course that means nothing. Folks
: around here are just beginning to recognize henna stains period.
: I was wondering if anyone else was seeing this trend showing up on
: the streets on the hands of people.

i guess very little people would be willing to do that.. imagine
having the feeling on nailpolish on ur skin.. it would be very
uncomfortable. i can't imagine having a layer of hard stuff on my
skin.. and also, i'm quite sure there'll be added charges to have
nail polish done together with the henna tattoo.. since it'll take a
long time.. or probably the artist juz go back for a 2nd round to
add the nail polish after paste removal.. and the nail polish
wouldnt last long too. the oil and sweat from the skin would form a
layer between the skin and the polish.. and it will peel off very
easily, so i believe not many would be willing to pay the extra
charges for somethg that would not last long...

i would rather opt for the traditional henna.. but i won't mind
trying the techniques of applying nail polish to henna designs too..

: The addition of these bright and vibrant colors and the use of the
: gold and silver reminds me so much of some Indian cloth. Prior to
: this technique the only colors I had seen was the red used in a
: color mehndi design.
: These sites seem to be defining mehndi much broader or
: since some of the designs did not seem to have any henna
: stains...unless I just couldn't see it in the pictures.

maybe they just made use of the henna designs.. maybe its because
they used pure henna.. so it turns out lighter and can't be seen
from the photos..

: My receipt of an email about it makes me think it is something
: popular and well known. Though how to "do" it must not be as well
: known.

i guess it should be opted more for photo takings.. since it
wouldn't last long... since the skin would stretch and strink
according to one's movements.. the polish would surely fall off
after awhile.
: What is most troubling to me about it is the pics and information
: about something that may be growing fast in popularity is
: on sites with so many pics of black stains. I wish there were a
: I could refer the person who emailed me to that perhaps had the
: added to designs done with pure and natural henna. Since she is
: interested in the color (actually silver), I imagine an
: pic with the silver and brown stains would also have been
: Too bad.

i guess we could try it..... and take a pic.. and well.. send it to
her? its a possibility... we can play around with it..
: Maureen



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