Would you care for some henna?

Not long after I began blogging, my friend Kankana invited me for a lunch meet up. I had a chance meet two other bloggers and share the know-hows of blogging.  Everyone there were exclusive food-bloggers, so you know… The food was exquisite! I can now say that I don’t just comment at their sites based on the appetizing photography. Pay a visit to their websites  for recipes and importance of good food photography. Also, ping-backs are a great way to promote each others blogs! 

Kankana – Sunshine and smile just like the name, the look and feel of her blog would make anyone smile!

PrernaIndiansimmer, a dedicated food blogger and stylish photographer.

VijithaSpices and aroma, stop here for any authentic south indian recipes.

It was the week of karvachauth and henna, being a part of every indian festival, we decided to apply something simple. As usual I was so engrossed, enjoying the endless possibilities of doodling curves and lines with henna cone making wonderful designs.

Head out to Prerna’s post where she talks more about Karvachauth, and a recipe to make Phirni, an indian dessert.

Karvachauth celebration by Indiansimmer



I like the way this photo turned out. I usually stick to plain background to capture the hand filled with henna but  we (Kankana and I) played around a little with the background.  

And, YES! The water fountain as a blurry backdrop kinda makes it more refreshing. Isn’t it?

Visit my henna page for more detailed henna designs. Oh! By the way… Thank you girls for being a beautiful hand model.  😉

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30 thoughts on “Would you care for some henna?

    • Its made out of dried and crushed leaves with a hint of eucalyptus oil and lemon forming the paste. I love the lingering fragrance on skin for 2 days after the paste dries out. most people believe it is thereputic but one can easily hate the smell too. like i hate the smell of mint leaves 😉

  1. the henna designs are beautiful, amazingly so, The meaning of the stacked men or Inukshuk as they are called in the North is that the Inuit use them as markersor guides to show the way, its such a barren landscape that there are no trees or things like that for guides when travelling, they build these along thier way. The meaning of the word Inukshuk is, “men have been this way”.Thats a simplified meaning, they are a symbol of the north and can be found everywhere in the north for decoration but in the Arctic are used for their true purpose.

    • Thx for commenting on my blog… henna cones with paste in it is made out of dried and powdered leaves that stains the color of crimson red/orange on skin, hair, clothes or leather. The green paste dries out in 2-3 hrs and turns out to form one tone tattoo that gradually fade away in 10-14 days. Organic henna is safe on skin vs synthetics….

  2. Hellopalz,
    thank you for your visit, yes, those are natural crystals. they grow in winter when the temperature and moisture is just right! magical!

    thanks for sharing about the henna!

  3. beautiful! I have a friend who spent some time in India… some girls that she was working with drew henna on her hands – I was awestruck by the beauty of it! 🙂

  4. wow, so beautiful and such talent. I like changing up the backgrounds and it doesn’t take away from the henna design at all in my opinion. thanks for linking up!

  5. I’m Loving these Beautiful Henna Mendhi designs! Having some trouble leaving Comments with Blogger so Hope the comment posts this time?!

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