Friday, October 12, 2012

Mehndi Inspired Mani + Nail School Update

It's been a week since we last saw each other! I hope your week was awesome.
Today I have a Mehndi inspired mani for you.

What does Mehndi look like?

(source: Henna Designs)

According to Wikipedia:
Mehndi, also known as Henna tattoos, is another form of temporary tattoo. Coming from a south Asian tradition, henna uses a paste made from the powdered leaves of the Henna plant, Lawsonia inermis. Traditional henna is drawn in delicate patterns on the hands and feet, but modern henna is applied in all sorts of designs anywhere on the body. Henna tattoos can last days to over a month depending on application and aftercare.

I used Orly's Ingenue and white acrylic paint for this look.
I was trolling the discontinued bin at my local beauty supply store the other day and found this pretty little thing...I was never really an Orly fan...because for whatever reason, I always seem to end up with a bottle with crappy brush...but when I saw this I knew I had to rescue it from being sent back to factory.
LOL at least that's what I believe they do...yes...let's just go with that!

Surprisingly, the brush wasn't faulty!!
This polish applied smoothly unlike all my other Orly polishes. 
Ingue is a wine coloured sheer polish packed with fine gold sparkles.

Unfortunately, this polish didn't look so great on me. But I would imagine it look amazing on someone with a lighter complexion?
Although I thought this polish for a Mehndi inspired mani was appropriate, because the Indian culture is full of beautiful, rich colours such as this polish.

I know this mani is no where near the amount of details on an actual Mehndi...but I wanted to see if it was doable, and of course it was!
I think I will attempt this again and include more details, with a darker colour.


Hope you enjoyed this mani!


*Nail School Update*

So it's been officially a month yesterday since I started Nail School!
I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, but I feel like I've been in school longer than that?! haha
Here's a brief summary of what's happened thus far:

We had homework everyday...and tests every OTHER day....

We had to do crosswords and word searches, and I discovered that I look like 12.....still.

We learned how to properly set up our manicure station, and I experienced my first MAN-icure


...and of course, we learned about properly disinfecting important!
This week, I performed my first official manicure for a walk-in client while the class (11 people) observed. The client was nice enough to tip me $2 dolla!! I'm RICH!! :D

Lastly, just yesterday, I did a manicure on the set of hands that matters most! My MAMA <3 

That's all for me today! Sorry for the photo-bomb!
Hope you all have an awesome weekend! <3


  1. \o/

    I'm so happy you're in nail school! SOSOSOOO happy!

  2. Dude these nails are GORGEOUS! I love that base color and your design is so pretty! Ugh I love them. Also, so pumped for you that nail school is going well!

  3. You are AMAZING!! Love the design! So cool! So glad that school is going well!

  4. Love the design!
    Aww great school update :D hehe

  5. Thanks Traci!! :) I'm so glad you like it!

  6. *squee* no YOU'RE amazing :D
    Thanks Tracy <3

  7. bahaha thanks Whitney!! I'm glad you like them, I wasn't sure how I felt about them at first...but yay!!!! :D

  8. I want this mani but I can't grow my nails longs enough to really show off nail art. Jealous!