Joy Abounding,My Henna Arrived!

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Posted by BellaNoir on July 30, 2002 at 00:16:58:

I'm so excited I feel like a girl whose lover has just come home
from months at sea lol. My apartment is now wafting the scent of
lemons,clove,and a tea I love that has orange peel, ginger, rose
hips, lemon grass, cinnamon, and anise(Good Earth Herb&Spice for
anyone interested, delightful stuff). I finally recived my first
shipment of henna from Kenzi(2 weeks of anxiously checking my mail
heh) and when I got the package I could smell the henna before even
opening it. As you may have guessed my first batch is developing as
I write, I plan on going over to my girlfriends and doing work on
her and her sister as my first vict...err guinea pigs ;P If it comes
out semidecently I'll post pics from her digicam.
Greetings to all of you, I'm new to posting but not reading this
wonderful forum. I've been interested in henna for awhile and am
finally trying my hand at the art. I had Kree do my bridal shower
back in August(thanks yet again Kree!)and was so enamoured staring
at my hands. I've been an artist all my life and think this new
medium to express that is going to be intensely gratifying in the
This last bit is more for Kenzi. Is the lemon/clove infusion
intended as the paste mixer for dye release, an additional henna
perk up during mixing, or is it intended as a before/aftercare
solution? Going by a guess I plan on using it as a paste thinner to
mix in when I add the cajeput oil. I know I'm going to have to be
careful when applying because it's terped paste.
Also a few ideas/thoughts. Reading the glitter gel/glue posts, I was
wondering if using the peel off facial masks are effective as
sealant. I know I glimpsed mention of it on CCJ's site, can it work
with perhaps a dusting of cornstarch to reduce tackiness? Also,the
spray on hair gels come to mind as an option, if anyone has tried
these please share your results. Does using a spritzer bottle with
LS solution work or does using the cotton ball application give
better results?
Thanks so much for all the information you folks share here, I look
forward to replies.

Wishing dark stains and light hearts,


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