There’s nothing that I enjoy more than a great DIY, especially one that involves body art. As a kid I was obsessed with glitter tattoo stickers, and temporary tattoos. Who remembers those as a kid? You weren’t a 90’s kid if you didn’t have a collection of them laying around, especially Lisa Frank ones. . Any chance to adorn myself back then is pretty much equal to how excited I am as an adult to do so. Not sure what that says about me as an adult, but whatever.
( Who else misses these???)
I’ve thought about getting a tattoo, but probably never will, so getting Henna is pretty much as close as I’ll get to experiencing “permanent” body art. When I came across a quick, and easy way to cover myself in Henna from head to toe (if I wanted to) I about near died… Henna has been seen a lot on celeb’s like Rhianna, and graces the hands of embellished fingers with rings to show off the designs.
I’m a fan of Henna and think it adds a fun flair to your look. Throw some henna on those hands and your 1 step closer to looking like RiRi, okay well not really but you get the idea.
Check out the Henna Kit I used here:
The kit comes with multiple sheets of stencil transfers you use just like you did with those temporary tattoos as a kid. You select your favorites, cut them-out nothing fancy just cut out the shape, and apply the oil it comes with onto your area of choice. Press down the stencil design you want and hold for 30 seconds. Peel off and just fill in with the henna paste it comes with!
The whole process is the easiest thing ever, but of course you need to be patient. It will take some time, depending on the type of stencil you choose. I of course had to be extra AF and choose an intricate one, but it was so worth it at the end. It takes up to 6 hours to dry so I suggest doing it on a weekend in the morning so it can dry all day. After about 48 hours the color will form to its true color, you’ll see if go from being super dark brown-to a bright orange/ Then the brownish orange color sets in to its actual shade. Mine was a burnt orange color and it was everything.
(Do you see my henna xoxo)
It’s also going to start to peel off, THIS IS NORMAL! Don’t freak out like I did. I had to refer to my instructions sheet to make sure this was normal, and it is. That’s the true henna color coming through, so it’s shedding off the old layer forming the new one. I honestly thought I had put this intense Henna design on for nothing , and was like oh shit it’s all just peeling off. Seriously thought I had messed up a temporary tattoo DIY and I got super annoyed with myself for a second. After 6 hours you just wash your area off and everything that hasn’t peeled off on its own will come right off. Your beautiful Henna will last for about 7 days and will slowly start to fade away until it’s completely gone. Then just add more of course:)
With Coachella right around the corner, and summer weather finally getting closer, this Henna Kit will be your favorite accessory.