Glitter and Henna Paste:
One of the simplest ways to bedazzle your henna is to dust the still-moist henna paste with body glitter! 

Glittering is useful for paste applications in several ways:
  • Youngsters find the sparkles fascinating, pay more attention to their wet paste, and therefore do not accidentally smear it.
  • Others simply adore it because it seems so "special".
  • For the guests at a Sangeet, a dusting of gold makes a quick, simple pattern much more festive.
  • A dusting of glitter  makes the "night of the henna" paste application more photogenic.
  • When working in public, dust the henna with body glitter to make your work stand out out in a crowd, get attention, and be especially inviting to the camera!
  • If the henna paste is dazzling, your clients will be more likely to leave it on, and thus have a better stain.
Celtic glitter detail

Get cosmetic grade body glitter. Craft glitter may irritate the skin. Apply henna paste as usual, and glitter it before it dries.  Blow on the area gently to remove excess glitter from the skin.

Puff bottles

The simplest, quickest way to apply glitter is to "poof" it with a "poof bottle"  Get glitter in a small bottle, then squeeze the bottle within a few inches of the henna, and a blast of glitter will poof out.  "Poofing" looks lovely in the sunshine! If you are working outdoors on a windy day, you could loose your "poof" if you're not careful.  If you're in the house, much of the "poof" may decorate your carpet and surrounding furniture. 

"Poof" carefully!  NEVER inhale "poof", and make sure your client doesn't inhale "poof" either.  Don't "poof" near eyes, mouth, open cuts, or genitals.

cup of glitter

If you're indoors or need to apply glitter more cautiously, use a broad brush.  Put the glitter into a cup, and scoop some up with a brush.  Hold the brush near the henna, then tap the brush until the glitter drops onto the henna.  Still, be careful to not get glitter in eyes, mouth, nose, cuts, or genitals.

Celtic Arm

It looks like Fairies applied the henna!
The pattern above is adapted from
"Ancient Blue Pagan Patterns from Ancient Europe"
by Alex Morgan,
 is published by TapDancing Lizard.
Ancient Blue

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