One of my favourite bits about being a bride is being able to go all out with henna art and glamourous over-the-top nails and get away with it. How many times in my life can I apply henna on my hands, palms and feet like this again and sit at the same position for more than 6 hours just to wait for it to dry? The things I’d do in the name of vanity. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and it perked me up so why not?
I was introduced to Ameerah by my bridesmaid Sulastri who really likes her portfolio on Instagram. I was pleasantly surprise at her rates too. I’ve been quoted 3 times more for the exact same designs she did here. Extremely pleased with her work and she’s such a sweet attentive lady too.Services Done: Hands & Wrist, Palms, Feet, Henna Sealant.
Price: SGD $180
Henna Aftercare (as advised by Ameerah)
- Keep henna on for at least 6 hours if possible.
- Scrape henna to remove. Avoid washing with water. You can apply any organic oil (coconut or olive) and scrape with a spoon.
- Avoid contact with water and soap for another 6 hours (the longer the better).
- Wear plastic gloves provided when bathing especially when shampooing hair.
- Avoid scrubbing or exfoliating skin with henna stain as it fades when a layer of dead skin is taken off.
- Apply organic oil generously throughout the days leading to your event to protect your henna stain and to aid in darkening.
- Avoid lotions. Use organic oil to keep your hands and feet moisturised as skin with henna can get dry.
- Henna is always darkest on finger tips and on palms because of the thickness/texture of our skin.
- Henna stains should be bright orange upon removal and is darkest after approximately 48 hours.
ADORNED SG by Ameerah Sarpari (Instagram: @adornedbyameerah)
After more than 9 hours, I was able to scrape of the henna and take a picture of the full look with my nails. I’m absolutely loving it. I thought it paired really well with my nails too which I also got at a steal! I would’ve had to pay an atrocious amount of money if I’ve done this extensive work in a Singapore salon. I wanted to have the best of both worlds – henna art and bejeweled french manicured nails.
A little note of advise if you’d be doing the henna art and nails combo – don’t eat with your hands until your wedding is over to avoid staining the colour.Services Done: Nail Extensions (both hands), Gelish Manicure & Pedicure, French Manicure, Bling (2 fingers).
Price: RM $350
E. Artisic Nail Saloon, #02-95 KSL City, 33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru (80250)
Tel: +60 7-289 1504
Open Daily: 1000 – 2100
I guess as cosmopolitan as I am, looking at the henna on my hands and feet truly made me feel like a bride – excited and ready to get married! And whether or not these are necessary, it made me happy, nothing means more than being a happy bride.
ADORNED SG by Ameerah
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16 responses to “Bridal Henna and Nails”
Wahhh, so pretty and neat artwork. I love henna art, but not so confident to draw at people’s hand yet. I mean, most of the time i will draw at my niece’s hand & feet, lol
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I don’t have the confidence either! Henna drawing is an amazing skill ❤
What does it mean brides wearing henna decoration in boh hands and feet. What if they are allergic?
It’s not neccessary in my culture so if you are allergic, you don’t have to do it.
Oh wow… Those henna art are just so amazing…so pretty…and I would love to have it done also even if I am not getting married
Me too! Can do it for Eid or Diwali, lol.
wow this is so nice. I love Henna. its so artistic
I like henna art and always change the design every time I make it.
I tried this once on my hand. Love the pattern. so lovely.
Your henna design looks complicated but so beautiful. Looking at it is mesmerizing, like you are wearing lace gloves.
That’s why I opt out of gloves so that I can show my henna design, I wanted the lace look, lol.
I can’t stop admire on your beautiful henna art on your hand and foot!! I love henna art really!
Thank you dear, I love it too!
Omg! I really love the foot henna. It was simple, yet so beautiful. Some what looks like a sock too.
The Henna so beautiful and love the complicated design. I try it once.
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