With a two-hour resting time for the little plastic cone of henna, eucalyptus oil and magical "mixing crystals", and a two-to-eight-hour drying period, it is surprising that most of the patterns are for the hands. If you don't suffer from mundane worries such as turning on the TV or going to the toilet, then go for it.
The plastic "piping" cone is very tricky to use, and I had to resort to using cocktail sticks and pins to spread the paste. Practice hard, be willing to make some long-lasting mistakes, and you too can look like a movie star.
The Mehndi body painting Kit is available from bookshops, or Books by Post, 01624 675 137, and costs pounds 12.99.
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