Exotic Henna

Last month, when I was walking with my husband at Batu Feringghi night market, I can’t help myself but drawn to this particular stall…

Henna/mahendi stall. I used to see similar stalls like this in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, but usually I don’t go and get my hand drawn with henna because they are rather expensive. (Rather, I’m much more tempted to buy murukku and laddoo when I’m in Brickfields instead of spending it on Henna.)

In the Indian society, henna is painted on a bride’s hand and legs on the night before her wedding. The night is called ‘Henna Night’, and henna is supposed to excite the newly married couple. Trust me, henna does look really sexy and exotic if you really knows how to appreciate it. It’s also said that the bride’s honeymoon shouldn’t end as long as her henna is still intact.

I was feeling exceptionally romantic… and in the mood for love… and since the henna drawing just cost Rm5… so… why not, right?

I chose a simple design, and when the henna paste was washed away, it looks orangey on my skin. Really nice, and I must say, if I were to pass by a henna stall again, I’d probably choose a much more intricate design and have it drawn on both my hands and legs.

 

Cleffairy: I do weird things on my vacations… you wouldn’t really want to know what else I did.

 

 

15 comments

  1. suituapui says:

    That’s what vacations are all about. Hang loose,let your hair down… If wanna do the same ol’ things, eat the same ol’ food,might as well stay at home….

  2. ladyviral says:

    Yep! Vacation is the time we let ourselves go and try whatever that comes along!

    The henna looks gorgeous! I wanna try that one day too. I wonder how my hand would like when I do though =3.

    • Cleffairy says:

      LOL… I misplaced the picture… else I would have showed it here… the result was really nice. Kekekeke… oh, you had it drawn on your hands too? I bet it looks beautiful on you!

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahaha… yes… the one I chose is one of the simplest, though… I din kno it will look really nice… or else I would go for a more intricate design.

  3. Gratitude says:

    RM5 was really cheap. How long did the henna last? Dunno why but I only get a henna tattoo done when I’m in a foreign land for holidays.
    +Ant+

    • Cleffairy says:

      In the ‘mood’ for exotic things ma…I also do things that I wun usually do when I’m on vacation.

      Yes… I was really surprised…. Rm5 was really cheap in comparison to those in Brickfields. Standard price is usually Rm10 above. 🙁

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