First time with nail henna

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Posted by Kelly M. on October 1, 2002 at 14:15:37:

I figured I had to give it a shot at some point. I really want to do
finger tip dips but I'm testing it all out on my toes first. Socks
are easier than gloves.

I dipped my right toes in terped henna paste and waited. I'm sorry to
say I'm disappointed. I wasn't expecting nail polish-like results but
I was expecting something a lot more even. Thanks to an earlier post
I now understand why it's darker at the base than at the top. I will
definitely try soaking my foot in warm water next time.

The other problem I seem to be having with the stain is an even more
uneven stain with the grain of the nail itself. The nail seems to
have natural ridges and some parts of the ridges are staining darker
than others. I was wondering if giving the nails a good buffing to
smooth over the surface would help any?

It's been two days and I can already see the tiny bit of new nail at
the base. I didn't think about how odd it would look to have a half
hennaed nail. I'm assuming only a deep color would work well, but has
anyone tried covering hennaed nails with regular nail polish? Thanks
everyone :)


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