Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On the Mehndi


My friend Chris is currently en route to Las Vegas from Chennai, India, and with him, he carries 6 beautiful, super awesome Indian Nail Polishes!!!! (for me!) So today's manicure is dedicated to him! I decided to do mehndi nail art today, mehndi is a form of henna skin decoration generally done on the hands and feet of Indian women for wedding celebrations and festivals . I have always loved the look of mehndi designs, and thought it'd be a lovely nail art design. For my nails, I scoured the web for different designs, and chose parts of each design for the different nails.


I used American Apparel California Trooper as a base, with 2 coats of butter LONDON Crumpet on top. For the mehndi design, I used Zoya Dea. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat. I'm also trying a new base coat out, it was given to me at the CosmoProf show by Nubar, it's called Nubar Foundation. I'm super curious to see how it holds up! :)

And here are the awesome polishes that are coming to me!! :)

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Lacquer

Nubar Foundation was given to me for consideration by the manufacturer.

17 comments:

  1. The Lotus colours look gorgeous! Love the Mendhi design too!!

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  2. If you weren't changing your mani everyday, you could henna your fingers to sort of merge with your nails! But it's hard to get the mehndi off of skin, it takes a few days.

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  3. Zoya Nail Polish lasts long without chipping off or losing its gloss. Experience it and find yourself having fun completing your ever growing collection of the glittery and lustrous Zoya Nail Polish

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  4. Wauw ! So inspiring, beautifull nailart ♥ !

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  5. I look forward to seeing you do nail art with those Indian polishes. Will have to look out for those :P
    I read your blog regularly, though I don't comment. But the mention about my country forced me to comment today :-) :-) :-)

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  6. Very pretty! I love the idea of mehndi nails. :)

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  7. Love the Blog! We have mutual friends ;)! I linked to you on my Blog!
    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

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  8. This is so awesome!!! how are you so creative?

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  9. Ooh this is cool. Wonder how it would look with mendhi on your hands too :D

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  10. Wow, your level of artistry and skill amaze me! Just beautiful! Hey, is there a way to email suscribe to your blog??? I haven't been able to find it and I'd love for it to come to my inbox dail so I can checkout your inspirations.

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  11. you should do what people in Brazil do, remove the cuticle and do not take too much nail polish with the stick, but in the other hand, most part of your nail arts are awsome

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  12. This was really a Great post i loved reading it.
    Thanks a ton.
    Mehndi Designs for Hands

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  13. its really ausum to see something like this which inspired me too ......
    its lovely

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