Custom Party Favors by Leezee's Henna Art-Ideal for weddings, engagements and birthday parties

By Farah Syed
on June 30, 2013

At Leezee’s Henna Art studio we always strive to create innovative products to make our customers happy and satisfied. This little cute boxed favor is perfect for any event you name it. We customize it for your pre wedding party, mehndi, sangeet, engagement, haldi/Mayoon, birthday, Eid, karwa chauth and wedding. You can get a boxed Leezee’s henna cone or glitter gel of any color. Just contact Farah at info@leezees.come or at 416-425-3140 to discuss about your party theme and requirements. The ribbon color can be customized according to your party theme.

  

How we turn your dreams into custom gifts at Leezee’s Henna Art

By Farah Syed
on May 23, 2013
1 comment

At the first glance you will be admiring floral patterns on this canvas and will be wondering about the meaning of center object. This canvas art has a philosophy behind it.

Consultation Secession

One of my lovely clients came over and asked me if I can understand and portrait her idea on the canvas. It was quite interesting and challenging task. I grabbed a pen a paper and asked her to go ahead and explain her idea. I made notes on the one side of paper and drew a rough sketch on the other side of paper (in this way I save papers, trees and planet).We had a one hour session of discussion and then she left happily.

Dilemma

My challenge was to make this 45cm X 60cm canvas only in 36 hours and taking care of two toddlers at the same time. However when there is a will, there is a way. I made this master piece by working late night after putting my boys to bed.

         

Success

This canvas art was in my clients hands on time. This canvas is a present for a bride and groom from 19 little cousins. I used Silver, green and mauve glitters to coordinate it with the wedding theme colors. The hands in the middle symbolize that all 19 cousins are praying for the bride and groom for their life time happiness and prosperity. The names of all cousins are written in Arabic calligraphy in heart shaped patterns to show their love.

It was an amazing feeling when I handed it over to my glad and smiling client. She was amazed how she can view her vision beautifully drawn on the canvas.

The beauty and characteristics of Arabic Henna Style and Indian Intricate Henna style

By Farah Syed
on May 21, 2013
3 comments

Hi there,

I am writing this article to answer those questions that my clients always ask me ”What is the difference between Arabic Henna design and Indian Intricate Henna design?” Below you will find a comprehensive explanation of both styles. You will also find description of a third henna style which is called “Indo-Arabic Henna style”. It is a stunning blend of both styles.

There are few more popular henna styles namely Moroccan Henna, Pakistani Henna, Afghani henna, Khaliji henna and Moghlai Henna. I will discuss them in another article

Arabic Henna Style

Arabic Henna Style contains bold lines, leaves and floral patterns. The design is more defined with spaces in between the design. Below are some illustrations of this henna style drew by Farah Syed of Leezee’s Henna Art

                    

 

Indian Intricate Henna Style

On the other hand Indian Intricate Henna style is composed of repetitive lines and patterns without any gap in the design. The main design elements are peacocks and paisleys. Sometime it is combined with visuals of musical instruments and wedding scenes. Below are some pictures of Indian henna style drew by Farah Syed of Leezee’s Henna Art

                        

Indo-Arabic Henna Style

Indo –Arabic henna style is getting popularity in North American and European brides. It is a beautiful combination of bold lines, leaves, flowers and intricate henna patterns. More than 50% of my brides choose this style to enhance their bridal beauty. Below are some examples of this style don by Farah Syed of Leezee’s Henna Art  

                     

 

Natural Air Purifier-Bees Wax Henna Candles -Specially hand decorated by Farah Syed of Leezee's Henna Art

By Farah Syed
on April 11, 2013

   

Beeswax candles are a pure and clean burning product.  Candles made from beeswax are cost effective burners that produce negative ions which cleanse the air of the dust, odours, toxins and pollens.   Using beeswax candles gives you and your home the benefit of feeling harmonious and balanced, simply put the ambiance created can lift the human spirit. Burning clean candles is the way to go for your health and the environment. Beeswax candles are completely non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-carcinogenic. Leezee’s Henna Art has a selection of hand decorated beeswax candles to offer a warm, beautiful and decorative glow to your home. Contact us for details on our show room hours, for candles and Leezee’s Henna inspired art.

*never leave lit candles un-attended. Keep lit candles away from clothing, and children

The Yoga Show and Conference, Toronto. March 2013

By Farah Syed
on March 13, 2013

Leezee’s Henna Art is excited to be a part of “The Yoga Show and Conference” taking place at” Metro Toronto Convention Centre” on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

 

Please drop by at Leezee’s Henna Art (Booth #1105) .We will be there to serve and  pamper you by the following services and products.

·         Healing Henna application sessions (15 minutes each)

·         Our signature Henna crafts such as Henna on wood, bees wax candles, glass and canvas. One of my favorite is “Henna Mandala” on Canvas

·         Leezee’s signature Henna cones for body art, glitter gel, natural henna for hair dye and essential oils

Hours of Operation:

Friday, March 22nd 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Saturday, March 23rd 10:00Am to 8:00PM

Sunday, March 24th 10:00Am to 6:00PM

Please feel free to call Farah at 416-425-3140 or email at info@leezees.com for further details and appointments.

 

 Here is the official website for the Yoga show and conference

http://www.theyogaconference.com/toronto/show.php

Leezee's Henna Art's New Product-Eco Friendly Henna Cones

By Farah Syed
on March 12, 2013

Leezee's Henna Art is happy to announce that our company is going green till the end of 2013.Our first achievement is to use Eco friendly bio degradable cellophane to roll our henna cones. Reports have shown that ordinary cellophane gift wraps take up to 500 years to decompose in landfills. However our nature friendly cello will decompose in one year. That means less mess in our earth. If you love your planet, then you will love and support our new nature friendly product.

Just click on the following link to order your Eco friendly Henna Cones today

http://www.leezees.com/products/henna-cone-mehndi-henna-kit-henna-ink

We appreciate you help and support

Thanks from the Leezee’s FamilyJ

 

Leezee's Henna Art's Fresh Rajasthani Body Art Henna Powder

By Farah Syed
on February 13, 2013
1 comment

      

Leezee’s fresh and pure henna powder imported from Rajasthan is the secrete ingredient of our dark stained henna paste .This powder is specially sifted to make a silky smooth henna paste without any clogging. It gives dark cherry to dark brown color to your skin. No chemical added.

Try our pure essential oils to mix your next batch of henna paste. We carry Tea tree oil, Eucalyptus oil, Clove oil and Lavender oil.

            

Henna after care and how to get dark henna stain- Expert advice from Farah Syed of Leezee’s Henna Art

By Farah Syed
on February 12, 2013
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A dark henna stain is the dream of every girl/bride whenever she gets her henna done. However 50% of them end up with poor quality henna stain. It seems complicated however some precautions and tips can help you get the nicest henna stain ever.

                   

  1. First of all make sure your henna paste is fresh and made with quality ingredients.95% of henna cones available at your local grocery/convenience stores are old, made with poor quality henna powder and full of chemicals. Improper storage makes that henna paste runny and damages the stain release quality of henna.
  2. Tip: You can trust on Leezee’s Henna Cones that are made with 100% natural ingredients using the finest quality henna powder and essential oils. You can shop them worldwide at www.leezees.com
  3.  Wash your hands, arms or other body area where you intend to have your henna done with soap and warm water to remove any body lotion, Vaseline or any cosmetic. Lotion or Vaseline makes a thin coating on your skin that acts like a barrier. This barrier minimizes the henna stain absorption into your skin.
  4. Once you get your henna done, wait patiently to dry and keep it on for maximum amount of time. Longer you keep it on, darker the color would be .Generally for hands and feet I would recommend keeping it on for 6 to 8 hours. Keep it on for 10 to 12 hours for other body parts and stay away from water.
  5.  Usually henna paste dries in 15 to 20 minutes. Once it dries, dab on sugar water or Rose water and sugar mixture on you henna design with a cotton ball (mix equal parts of sugar & water/rose water).This mixture makes the henna paste moist and protect it from cracking. Moreover moist henna paste releases more stain.
  6. Once your henna design is dried and sugar water is on. You can add 3ts of cloves and 5 cloves of garlic in 3 cups of boiling water and moist your henna design with the steam. This step is optional but very effective to improve your henna stain. Keep your hands at the safe distance to avoid any accident.
  7. Before going to bed (if your henna is on for 10 to 12 hours) you can scrape it off and apply Vicks. It will keep your skin warm and stain will improve overnight. If you are planning to go to bed with the henna on, then wrap your henna design with the Hypafix tape, elastic bandage or simply with the toilet paper. It will keep henna paste in place, warm your body improve your henna stain and will keep your bedding clean. Cotton gloves can also be used for hands. I won’t recommend using cling wrap as it will make you sweaty and henna design will get mushy.
  8. In the morning you can wash your hands and apply olive oil or clove oil. However for the brides I will recommend to stay away from water for 24 hours. Just let the henna flakes off on its own and apply clove oil on the henna design area.
  9. Henna stain oxidizes with the passage of time. At first it will be light orange, then it will become dark orange and after 36 to 48 hours it will be dark brown to dark burgundy depending upon the skin type.
  10. Apply Vaseline on henna design area before taking a bath or before going for swimming. Water, soap, shampoo and chlorine fade the henna stain quickly.

I hope you will like and try to act upon the above tips to get a really nice henna stain. Please feel free to ask if you have further question or concern

Have a nice day:)

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Five little preparations - A Bride to be should do before getting her bridal henna/Mehndi done.

By Farah Syed
on February 05, 2013

Hi there brides to be, today I will discuss about some little preparations that you should consider before getting your bridal henna done. Seriously, your life will be easy. These recommendations are based on my observations and experiences that I got while doing henna for my brides.

1-   Get your facials, waxing, pedicure and manicure done at least 10 to 12 hours before getting your henna done. During this time your skin will calm down and you will enjoy true softness of henna. Moreover your henna stain will get fade quickly if you get your waxing, manicure or pedicure done after getting your henna done.

2-   This advice is for those brides to be who wear their contact lenses on regular bases. Take off your contact lenses before getting your bridal henna done. Otherwise you won’t be able to touch your eyes once your bridal henna is on.

3-   Before the arrival of henna artist, wear your pajamas and be comfortable. In some cases brides to be get their henna done during the henna/sangeet party. In this case chose a party dress that is loose and easy to take off without ruining the henna design.

4-   Reduce intake of liquids, tea, soda or any other caffeinated beverages to avoided frequent trips to the wash room.

5-   Last but not least designate an assistant for yourself (friend, cousin, bride’s maid) before getting your bridal henna done. He/She will take care of your cell phone calls from your make-up artist, decorator, florist, caterer or wedding planner about last minute preparation.

                          

Please share your ideas too. Happy wedding planning:)

 

Three great tips for a neat henna design

By Farah Syed
on February 01, 2013

 

It is understood that experience and practice make your henna art work beautiful and neat. However there are three factors that play major roll to create a perfect henna design

      

1-    Consistency of henna paste plays a major role in drawing a neat and flawless design. Make sure your henna paste is not too thick. In this case henna paste will not stick to your bride’s skin and your fingers will cramp while squeezing out the thick henna paste. Your henna paste should not be runny. In this case the flow of henna paste will be out of control and henna design will look mushy. Moreover bride’s henna design will smudge and resulting henna pattern will be terrible.

2-    Length of a henna cone is a key factor for making a nice henna design. Extra-large/ too long henna cones are hard to handle. Make sure your henna cone is medium sized which is easy to handle and manipulate. I would recommend ideal henna cone should be 6 to 7 inches long.

3-    Proper posture of henna artist and bride is very important to draw a quality design. Use as many pillows and cushions to support your back and level of bride’s arms and hands. Bad posture will tired you out and result will be a poor quality henna design. Happy henna artist mean’s perfect design and a happy bride.

 

Feel free to ask any question or submit a feedback. Have a happy weekend from Leezee’s Henna Art 

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