Sparkle Mehndi! Too much fun!

There’s never too much glitter as far as I’m concerned.

I wasn’t a glitter girl as a kid. I could take it or leave it, but something shifted in my 30s and by the time I was in my mid-40s, I was a confirmed glitter addict.

Hi, I’m Natasha and I have more than 50 bottles of glitter…

glitter

Just a small selection of glitters…

Fortunately, I was able to channel this obsession into glitter tattoos.

glitter ladybug

A little ladybug for a little lady.

But I was vaguely dissatisfied. The body glue that was available was very thin.  Either you used a paintbrush which got trashed really quickly or you used a nailpolish brush which had no finesse.  These designs were fine for little kids who just wanted something fast, fun, and colorful.  But they didn’t satisfy my yearning for bling.

Then along cames Pros-Aide Cream.

Pros_aide_cream

It’s amazing!

This cream adhesive has been the gold standard in both the theatrical industry for special effects make-up and the medical prosthetics business. And now, it has found a new use with henna artists: Sparkle Mehndi! Actually, Sparkle Mehndi is just a made-up name used by a couple of henna artists in the US.  Other artists call the artform by different names.

But by any name, it’s beautiful! And it lasts for 3-5 days — even if you wash, take a shower, hang out in a hot-tub, or run a 10k. But it’s easy to remove when the time comes: rubbing alcohol.

Sparkle Mehndi design from October 2012

The details! The jewels! The colors!

Here are a few of my enablers:

Henna Caravan: glitter, rhinestones, pros aide cream, lots of helpful advice

Silly Farm: glitter, liquid adhesive

Amerikan Body Art: glitter, body glue, useful tools — her Electric Magenta is to die for!

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