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Friday, April 23, 2010

This Stuff is Great!

I've been having fun during Layla's nap practicing my harquus art. If you saw my post yesterday, I just got a product from Mehandi.com called Harquus platinum. It is a skin-safe paint that can be used to re-create the Harquus artwork that is done in North Africa. It also works well for creating body art similar to Somali henna designs. It is used with a paintbrush rather than a cone, but the results are amazing and it is pretty easy. The dye that Somali shops use is actually hair dye, and it can cause life-threatening allergic reactions in some cases.

Read more about PPD Black Henna injury here.

These pictures are from my 2nd time trying the product:

The designs were done over a previous henna design near the wrist and gold Temptu paint was used to accent the inside of shapes.


This paint can last up to around a week, but can also be removed with isopropyl alcohol or baby oil if you get tired of it.

I can't wait to try this on some Somali friends so I can see how it turns out on darker skin!

9 comments:

Umm Omar said...

ooOOH, Just beautiful! And I really love how you're venturing outside the world of henna!

Sara said...

wow thats absoloutley gorgeous!

Skye said...

masha'allah sis that looks gorjuz! oh and i love your holo polish very pretty

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Thanks ladies! This stuff is a ton of fun.

desert demons said...

stunning !!

Ciyaalka Xaafadda said...

Wow!

Maskaxda Xoree said...

Is that cilaan somali or cilaan carab? Maybe is is new kind of cilaan. It looks very good.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Maskaxda Xoree (nice name btw), It is actually a paint called Temptu. Somali cillaan is just black hair dye from China.
Thanks for the comment walaal.

angie nader said...

thats beautiful! you did it on yourself? i love it!