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    Vidcon Loves Henna Tattoos

    Vidcon Loves Henna Tattoos

    This year we return to Vidcon, the conference "For People Who Love Online Video." Why? Because, seriously, it's too much fun. How can we not have fun when we are one of the most popular booths there? Every year, we arrive at 8AM to find a line already forming around our space. And it is a line that never stops growing. All day, every day, for 3 days, people stand in line for 4-5 hours, waiting to get their henna tattoos! And that's with two artists working around the clock as fast as possible. When one of the artists needs a restroom or lunch break, I literally feel guilty for making all those people wait one extra minute!

    Every year we try another way to alleviate the wait times. For example, last year we found an app that allowed people to put their name on a list, and receive an alert when their turn came around. Once they got their alert, they had 15 minutes to get back to our booth. It mostly worked, except for when people took longer to come back, at which point we had to ask them to stand in line again. 

    This year, we're trying something different. We're going to offer both the services of an artist and a DIY table, which will allow 12 people at a time to test out our kits, using the stencils that come in them. People who want to try their hand at using our stencils or creating their own designs will get to do that FREE! And if they want to buy a kit, we'll let them have it for over 40% off while at the event. For $25, people wanting a design created just for them by a professional artist will walk away with both the design and a kit of their choice. Now, that's a deal! Given that artists typically charge $20+ for designs, and our kits average $26, that's a $56+ value!  

     So if you've been wanting to try our Earth Henna jagua tattoo kits, henna tattoo kits or white henna with silver glitter kits, now's the time. Come see us at Vidcon this year! It's happening at the Anaheim Convention Center, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 22-24. We're in booth 6100 in the Downtown Vidcon area, where all the cool art stuff will be happening. See you there!

    Temporary Body Art—Oo La La!

    Temporary Body Art—Oo La La!

    Image courtesy of Callie Sedlacek

     

    I was in Paris recently and I am here to report that we are not alone in the States in love of glitter, floral crowns and temporary tattoos.

    My French husband’s cousin, Iris, one of my favorite people, and a lovely and talented 20-year-old, spent quite a bit of time plotting the ways in which she would earn her summer’s keep by painting henna tattoos, jagua tattoos, white henna tattoos and glitter tattoos on people in Paris. Should I set myself up by the Eiffel Tower? No, too much completion with other people offering so many different ways for tourists to spend their euros. How about in Montmartre?—legendary quarter, where famed artists of the early 20th century, like Picasso and Van Gogh and Salvador Dali had studios, and where artists sit in the streets daily, painting on easels and offering portraits and caricatures to passers-by. Yes!

    Iris had interned in our offices last summer, and she took to temporary tattoos from the get-go. She’s a natural at it, and when she went back home, we loaded her up with henna powder and jagua gel for her to draw on her friends. She became the hit of her pack, and the go-to-girl for cool designs. When she learned about our new white henna tattoo kits that also come with glitter, she was stoked. Can’t wait to see photos of her handiwork at the end of summer 2017.

    While in Paris, we visited with lots of family and friends, and one of the places we stayed was with my husband’s first cousin, Julie, who with her husband Julien, have two adorable little girls, who also went nuts when they saw our new glitter kit. The girls are 7 and 11 years old, and there were flower crowns lying about in their rooms, and glitter strewn all over the house. Some trends go global and keep on going!

    But I know that little girls and 20-year-olds aren’t the only ones who love temporary tattoos. Their moms, my friends and even grandmas love it. What’s not to love? Beautiful body adornment that fades in one to two weeks, and you get to start all over again with something new! It’s clear to me that, from Paris to Los Angeles, temporary tattoos are hot, hot, hot!

    Drawing With Henna

    Drawing With Henna

    I’ve been thinking about the adult coloring trend, which started in 2015. I remember being at the Craft & Hobby trade show in Anaheim in 2016, and watching in wonder as the booth across the aisle from us totally sold out, by show’s end, of its entire inventory of adult coloring books. I was blown away!

    At first I thought it was so weird. Grown people drawing in coloring books? But as friends (of all ages) started reporting on the feelings of serenity and peace that would overtake them as they drew, I stopped judging the thing (hate it when I do that!), and started looking at it from a different perspective.

    I can see how filling in pre-drawn lines with color would be an extremely meditative and relaxing pastime. And I can’t help feeling that it’s a lot like drawing on oneself with henna!

    First of all, let’s remember that the medicinal properties of the henna plant include that of soothing the nervous system. So, not only does decorating one’s body with henna naturally provide a totally chill experience to begin with, you’re also drawing, which engenders an opportunity for calming down and unwinding in the face of fast-paced, hectic lives.

    Check out this video and tell me that just watching it doesn’t make you want to lie down and dream pleasant, wistful dreams of you, adorned with henna tattoos, and looking gorgeous as you nap in a beautiful field of green grass and tiny pink and white flowers. Me too!

     

    That’s Paddy from our office, drawing with henna over one of the stencils that come in our Premium henna tattoo kit. You would first apply eucalyptus oil on the area where you want to create your tattoo, place the stencil face down for 30 seconds, lift it off, and trace over the design with henna--slowly. You can see how pretty the finished design would look if you did it on your foot, like our friend Katherine did in the above photo!

    If you want to get started drawing on yourself with henna, visit our website at www.earthhenna.com to get one of our all-natural, easy-to-use kits, which come with stencil transfers for the artistically challenged. As you head over our way, start breathing slowly and deeply…

    Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Stagecoach—How to Choose?

    Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Stagecoach—How to Choose?

    OK, so most of us have limited budgets, and we love festivals, so how do you decide which one(s) to attend, which ones to cross off your list, which one you’ll do next year, instead? Aaaargh! Sorry, but I don’t have any answers. I suggest eenie meenie myney mo, and enjoy yourself anytime and anywhere you are lucky enough to land.

    And what if, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to any of them? Gasp! Well, here I do have a solution: create festival season wherever you are! First things first, get your body art on. Of course, you expect that from me, but still, it’s true. Seems to me that people who love music festivals also love body adornment, just like us guys on the Earth Henna team. So to put yourself in the mood, I say choose among oh, so many options!—henna tattoos, jagua tattoos, white henna tattoos, silver henna tattoos, gold henna tattoos, and a whole assortment of flash and stick-on temporary tattoos from our Beauty collection, which offers shiny, shimmery and glamorous body art options for glowing, and even scented tattooed skin!

    I guarantee that, once you’re all decked out with gorgeous body art—watercolor butterflies on your shoulder; floral vines going up your arms and legs; shimmery gold flash tattoos around your eyes and on your finger tips; beautiful, symbolic henna tattoos on your hands; or beautiful, tribal jagua tattoos on the back of your neck, you’ll start to hear the music follow you around wherever you go!

    Get in the groove. From now until April 21, all temporary tattoo kits and Beauty products are 15% off, with FREE SHIPPING if you spend $30. It’s our pleasure to serve your body adornment needs!

    Coachella Dreamin’

    Coachella Dreamin’

    I’m drinking coconut water, I’m warm and sweaty, I’m smiling, I’m swaying to the music, hands up in the air. I turn around and look at my bestie. Her eyes are closed, huge smile plastered on her face, hips in perpetual motion. She is rocking out!

    We’re at Coachella, having the time of our lives. Being here is what we look forward to every year. The crazy cool musical lineup, the amazing electricity you feel as you interact with people, all of whom are sharing the same experience as you. Connecting with fellow human beings in a way that is so unlike day-to-day living back home. Every year you swear you’re going to recreate this beautiful energy everywhere you go. But hell, listening to your playlist as you drive around Los Angeles doesn’t come close to the kickass jolt you get from being in front of live performers. Or grooving on that endless parade of people in badass outfits, enhanced, for the most part, by gorgeous body art--henna tattoos, jagua tattoos, white henna tattoos, silver glitter tattoos, gold henna, silver henna, the list goes on!

    In fact, when my BFF opens her eyes, looks over at me and flashes me a peace sign, I laugh because she’s henna tattooed a peace sign on her palm, and her fingertips are all henna painted with hearts. She’s in love with Coachella! I choose to go with a fabulous jagua tattoo snaking up my arm—and I mean snaking! My design is a long, sexy snake, whose tail starts on the back of my hand, swirls around my arm and rests its head on my shoulder. Love it! On my other arm are a bunch of white henna flowers, sprinkled with silver glitter hearts. Everybody’s commenting on my beautiful body adornment. I’m stoked!

    And then my alarm goes off. Damn, I’m not at Coachella. I have to take my car to the shop, and then I need to go food shopping. Oh, well. But I’m happy all the same because I just realized that I haven’t missed it. Coachella’s coming right up on April 14, and that gives me enough time to get my act together—gather my Royaltats hair ornaments, my favorite jeans, skirts, and butterfly arm tops, and my temporary tattoo kits, so I can start practicing the designs I’m going to rock at Coachella!

    You can get your temporary tattoo kits at Earthhenna.com, where we're giving away 15% off on all kits and Beauty products until April 21, the last day you can order before Coachella! Spend $30 and get free shipping too! Use code: Festival15.

    See you at Coachella!