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Pictured: Kate Spade Bangle, Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer, The Balm Eyeshadow, NYX Liquid Liner, NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Huda Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Mehndi (Henna) Hack – Flash Tattoos!

I don’t know about you, but I’m not so great with doing my mehndi for special occasions. A straight line becomes a wiggly line and a heart suddenly becomes a blob. The struggle is real.  

Last year I started seeing gold and silver temporary tattoos in almost every store. They become more popular as music festivals passed by. Soon enough, these flash tattoos were all the rage. I took advantage of their popularity and started buying them in bulk as soon as I saw them on sale.

Flash tattoos come on sheets with various metallic designs. Most people use them for arm bands and wrist bands. However, I started cutting tattoo into shapes that fit the typical “look”of mehndi (see picture above).

The great things about these tattoos are that they are quick to apply, catch everyone’s attention, and there is minimal room for messing up. I wore them last year for Eid and more recently for a friend’s wedding. All the aunties were making comments and all the girls started showing up with them at the next occasion.

I definitely recommend them as a fashion and beauty statement. In the future, I am hoping to mix traditional with modern in using both the flash tattoos and mehndi to create an awesome fusion.

xoxo, Kaval