The Capital City Public Market takes place in downtown Boise on 8th street, Saturdays from 9:30 – 1:30. I set up a table in the summer months to do henna, here are Continue reading “Event Pictures: Capital City Public Market 2017”
Rock the Village is an event that happens at the Village in Meridian every Friday night in July and August. Here’s a smattering of henna pictures from Continue reading “Event Pictures: Rock the Village 2017”
How to Get Started Practicing Henna
In this episode of the Henna Kit series, I’ll be sharing some tips with you on how to get started practicing henna. You’ve already got the paste made and the cones filled, now you can start making designs! In the video at the end of this post, I take you through Continue reading “Henna Kit Series: Get Started Practicing”
How to fill the henna cones
In this episode of the Henna Kit series, I will tell you how to check your paste for dye release and then how to fill your henna cones with the paste. Quite an informative video at the bottom of this entry, I recommend watching that to see exactly how I do it! But here is a quick rundown.
1. Check the paste for dye release
So your paste has been sitting for 4-6 hours. To determine whether it’s ready, you’ll need to test for dye release. The Henna Kit Instructions tell you to do this as follows:
Test to see if dye release has happened by putting a small bit of henna on your palm. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then wipe off. If your skin is orange, then the paste is ready! If not, then let the paste sit for another hour and check again.
2. Thin the paste to the perfect consistency
Thin the paste with small amounts of water to your desired consistency. Your paste should be silky smooth and able to fall from your spoon when tipped.
Consistency is an important part of mixing your paste. Henna artists can prefer different consistencies depending on what they like. Henna that is too wet can melt on your skin and look messy, henna that is too dry can make it hard for you to make smooth lines, as well as causing fatigue in your thumb from having to push so hard on the cone to get the paste out.
Take a look at the video at the end of this blog to see what consistency I prefer.
3. Fill the carrot bag with the paste
Put the carrot bag inside a sturdy cup, opening it up around the cup’s edge.
Put the henna paste into the lined cup.
Remove the carrot bag filled with henna paste from the cup and clip the pointed end with scissors so the opening is about as big as a pencil.
Once again, the video at the end will help show you how this is done. Putting the paste into the carrot bag is necessary if you want to fill the henna cones without a huge mess!
4. Fill the cones using the carrot bag
Insert the carrot bag into each henna cone and squeeze until the cone is filled 2/3 of the way. Don’t overfill!
To close the cone, fold one side of the top in and then the other, then fold the top down. Secure with tape.
I fill all of the cones first before taping each one. After you fill one of the cones, lay it on the table and move on to the next cone. Then tape all of them at the same time.
Video of How to Fill the Henna Cones
How to mix the henna paste
This episode in the Henna Kit Series will tell you all about how to mix the henna paste using the ingredients you received in your Kingdom Henna henna kit. Video at the bottom for an even closer look! Continue reading “Henna Kit Series: Mixing the Henna Paste”
What comes in Kingdom Henna’s henna kit?
Welcome to Part 1 of my 4 Part Henna Kit Series, and I’m glad you asked! There’s several ways you can use this post – scroll through to see the list and pictures of items in the henna kit, or scroll down to the bottom and watch the video. Continue reading “Henna Kit Series: What’s in the Kit?”
Mehndi Jolie and I shared a booth at the Boise Music Festival. We were both busy almost non-stop after the initial lull in the morning. The heat Continue reading “Event Pictures: Boise Music Festival 2017”
The henna world is similar to any artistic industry: if you use something that belongs to another artist, proper credit is due them. With henna, this applies to using someone else’s design, or even elements of it. Continue reading “Giving Credit Where it’s Due”
Ok so there’s really not much you need to do to prepare for your appointment, but there are a few things to remember that will help you get a good dark stain, so Continue reading “How to Prepare for Your Henna Appointment”
Henna aftercare balm is a balm you can apply to your henna stain to keep it moisturized as well as to protect it from Continue reading “FAQ: What is Henna Aftercare Balm?”
This was the first annual Indigo Art & Poetry Fest so we weren’t sure what to expect, but I must tell you that it was amazing. Indigo Idaho did Continue reading “Event Pictures: Indigo Art & Poetry Fest 2017”
Henna and Essential Oils
My henna paste contains essential oils, but why? Are they necessary? Does all natural henna paste have essential oils added? Continue reading “FAQ: Why do you add essential oils to your henna paste?”
Henna aftercare is an important part of receiving a henna tattoo. Taking care of your tattoo after you receive it will ensure that the stain will be dark and that it will last 7-10 days. Follow these instructions as best you can! Continue reading “FAQ: How do I remove the paste and take care of my tattoo?”
So you’ve decided you want to add henna to your event or party. Congratulations! You’re going to have a ton of fun. You’ll find below a few tips to help make your party unforgettable. Continue reading “How to Make your Party Unforgettable With Henna”
The Rock the Village Concert Series is happening again this summer and I am very excited to be there again! It takes place every Friday evening in July and August from Continue reading “Rock the Village – Fridays in July and August 2017”
My henna paste ingredients
Organic Rajasthani henna powder
Organic cane sugar Continue reading “FAQ: What’s in your henna paste?”
Why I don’t use black henna
Black henna is a manufactured henna product that contains a dye called Para-phenylenediamine (PPD). PPD is a common ingredient in hair dyes and is highly allergenic. In 2006, Medscape.com voted PPD Continue reading “FAQ: Why don’t you use black henna?”
The first annual Indigo Art and Poetry Fest is happening on May 27th at Capitol Park in Boise, ID from 10am – 7pm. Cost is free!
This festival features local art and poetry readings, showcasing work that tells stories Continue reading “Indigo Art & Poetry Fest – May 27 2017”
Kids Fun Fest is coming to Boise at Expo Idaho on April 29, 2017. I will be there applying henna to your sweet kids. The whole day will be packed full of entertainment and interactive fun zones for all ages.
Yes, it will be packed full, so when you get a bit tired on your feet, send your husband off with Continue reading “Kids Fun Fest – April 29th 2017”
Psalm 5:12 – For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
Isaiah 54:10 – Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace removed, says the LORD who has compassion on you.
Exodus 3:10-12a – “So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you”
Psalm 116:2 – Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.
Philippians 3:14 – I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:17 – For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Matthew 18:12-13 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. “
In The Armor of God Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer, you learn in the first week that there is a spiritual reality behind the physical one that we see, and that there is a war going on whether or not we engage in it. We need our spiritual eyes opened!