Hey luvs, we are Mahe and Raahema. We are two cousins who, despite the geographic distance that divides us, share the same love for fashion. Between living in the Garden state, NJ and the Keystone state, PA, we come across many different people with many unique styles. We are Pakistani-Americans and while we straddle two very different cultures, we find a good balance between the two. Our sense of style is influenced by our religious background as well as our culture. We will fill you in on all the things we are loving this season.xoxo.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Beauty in Another World: Mehndi

     Hey luvs! Its Mahe and Raahema here with a Beauty In Another World post! Today's post will be about a traditional Pakistani beauty product called Mehndi, or Henna. Mehndi is commonly used as hair dye and as a temporary tattoo. Mehndi comes in different forms but the tattoo form comes in a cone and has a brown paste inside. The cone acts like a pencil and you use it to draw a design on your body, usually on the palm of your hands. The longer you leave the paste on, the darker the color comes out after you wash the henna out. To use it as hair dye, you just spread the paste like normal dye.

The picture on the left shows the Mehndi on that hand not washed of and the picture on the right shows the final product if when you wash of the mehndi!
What do you think of Mehndi? Leave your response in the comments below!
Mahe and Raahema 

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