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Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year's Store Hours

Happy New Year!

We wish everyone the very merriest of New Years!
Have fun..Be safe...

This year has been a wild ride and I'm looking forward to 2010!

Be sure to stop in for your festive crystal bindi and glass bangles for parties! They also make great hostess gifts. I also have a limited number of slots for henna tattoos.

New Year Holiday Hours

New Year's Eve: 10- 3
New Year's Day: Closed

All my best to YOU!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Congratulations to Carrie and Dave!!!!!!!!

A huge congratulations to one of my best friends, Carrie, and her new husband Dave!

I was honored to be a part of their wedding, and I had more fun that I ever thought I could being part of the wedding.

I did wedding henna on Carrie and her sister, Courtney.
I provided comfy khussa shoes for the bridesmaids to wear during the reception.
I wore the dress and did the bridesmaids duties.

BUT...the most fun was participating in the big hoax on the mother-of-the-bride.

Upon Carrie's request, I dyed my hair bright grinch-green for the rehearsal dinner and pretended that my hair would be green the next day during the wedding. Everyone was in on it! People pretended to get excited and asked me if I'd put green streaks in their hair too. After a couple of hours, Father David made a speech. In the speech he announced the hoax and that my hair would be a very appropriate black for the wedding the next day.

Carrie's poor mother, said "You can't trust anyone anymore! Even my priest was in on it!"

He he! Yea for FUN brides!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Store Closed for Holidays

We hope you and your family have a wonderful safe holiday season no matter what holiday you celebrate!

Beachcombers Bazaar has special holiday hours and shipping schedules...

Online Considerations
Last day to pay for items to be shipped...
Tuesday 12/22/09

There will be no shipping 12/23 - 12/27. Shipping will resume Monday, 12/28.

Store Hours
Christmas Eve: 10:00 - 3:00
Christmas: Closed
12/26/2009: Closed

New Years Eve: 10:00 - 3:00
New Years Day: Closed

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Beachcombers Gift Certificate Special Continued!

HUGE Gift Certificate Special Continued!
Buy $50, $100, or more in gift certificates,
Get an equal amount for yourself!

Free gift certificate is good at $10 a month for as long as the amount lasts. For example, buy a $100 gift certificate and get a $10 certificate each month for ten months!

This is a great way to give a great gift and it's actually free to you. You get all your money back!

Gift certificate special available online or at our Orlando store.

~ While Gift Certificates Last! ~

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Local College Park Artist!

Introducing Sea to Sand Creations
by Terry Stewart, local College Park Orlando Artist

Terry creates the most gorgeous necklaces using sea glass and tumbled recycled glass. Legend has it that when a mermaid weeps, her tears turn to glass when they touch the sand.

A variety of styles and colors make this the perfect Christmas gift!

Each necklace is only 22.99 or get 2 necklaces for only 39.99!

Holiday gifts from local artists are a wonderful way to support artists and give a special gift at the same time.

We still offer free gift bags with purchases in the shop, while supplies last.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Guaranteed Christmas Delivery!

That's right! It's not too late to get your Beachcombers items in time for Christmas!

December DOMESTIC Shipping Schedule
Guaranteed Delivery by Dec 25 or your shipping refunded!*
Below are the last days to purchase items for guaranteed on-time December 25th shipment or we will refund your shipping. Cleared payment must be received by stated date.

Standard 12/17/09
Priority 12/18/09
2 Day Express 12/21/09
Overnight 12/22/09

*Guaranteed delivery applies to domestic USA orders only. Cleared payment must be received by stated dates. Delivery confirmation included. Not responsible for unclaimed packages, packages awaiting pick-up at your local post office due to attempted delivery, or incorrect addresses.

All orders between now and 12/18/09 are upgraded to Priority shipping at no extra charge! Just select standard shipping at checkout and we will ship your package priority!

Shop online at www.ShopBeachcombers.com today!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday On the Drive TOMORROW!

Join us for College Park's annual Holiday On the Drive this Saturday!

Santa arrives at Albert Park on a Fire Truck at 6:15! Join together for some neighborhood holiday cheer at this FREE annual College Park event!

* Pictures with Santa in the Park (only $10 for a set of professional pictures!)
* Local Business Storefront Decoration Contest
* The Season of Giving...Food Drive

* EHS Band Performance, "The Pride of College Park"
* and so much more!

We have our own set of fun events...

Henna for Food!
It's the season of giving and we are proud to participate in a local Food Drive.
Donate 3 or more non-perishable food items at Beachcombers Bazaar and get a FREE henna tattoo!

Bajidoo Art
Watch Brenda of Bajidoo Art create her fabulous pieces!

Eyegasms Mineral Pigments
Get your holiday make-up from Susan of Eyegasms
with new shadow colors and testers.

Huge Gift Certificate Special
Buy $50 or more, get an equal amount for yourself!
SERIOUSLY! Stop in for details.

and more...

Join us! Remember to bring some non-perishable food items!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Art from the Heart: Rachel Anzani

Woo Hooo! A new artist just in time for the holidays!
Rachel's paintings are fun, colorful, and magical! If you are looking for something to make you feel good every time you look at it, "Art from the Heart" is for you.

Rachel's one-of-a-kind paintings feature bright fun colors, hints of henna inspirations, and, of course, hearts! They are currently displayed at our Orlando store and are available for sale.

Stop by for a look!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Buy $100 Gift Certificate, Get $100 for yourself!

HUGE Gift Certificate Special
Right Now!

Buy $50, $100, or more in gift certificates,
Get an equal amount for yourself!

Free gift certificate is good at $10 a month for as long as the amount lasts. For example, buy a $100 gift certificate and get a $10 certificate each month for ten months!

This is a great way to give a great gift and it's actually free to you. You get all your money back!

Gift certificate special available online or at our Orlando store.

~ While Gift Certificates Last! ~

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to your and yours!
We hope you have a lovely safe holiday.

We have much to be thankful for...
  • A wonderful core of repeat customers
  • A new local community to enjoy
  • A fantastic group of local artists to work with (Susan, Brenda, Rachel, Violet, and more!)
  • Small family-based suppliers that work with us to create custom items
  • Lacey and the entire Florida Tribal Dance community
  • A smart beautiful daughter that graduates this year
  • Close friends & new friends
  • Family
  • Good health
  • and so much more!
The store will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 so that we can enjoy the holiday with our family. Online orders will be shipped on Wednesday the 25, and again on Monday the 30th, when we resume normal shipping schedules.

All the best to you and yours!
Jody & Asad

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bajidoo Bangle Demo Pictures!

What a FUN workshop! A HUGE thank you to Brenda for hosting this great demo/class on her Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle kits. The end results were FANTASTIC!

Yes! We will have another, but we will structure it differently. It will be more like a henna class where you will have to RSVP for a seat. Instead of working form a specific kit, all the art and decoration will be a la carte to give you more flexibility!

If you want to be notified of the class, sign up for our email list and CHECK the local Events box.

Check out some pictures below...

Class begins!

Checking out the product.


Woo Hoo! We've gotten started!

Celia's final bangle using Urban Goth art.

Nadia and Samantha's final bangles. Flower power with Henna Fusion!

See you next time!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 2nd Saturday On the Drive

Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle workshop...
Mini-Performance by Florida Tribal Dance...
40 Days and 1001 Nights screening by Yip Podcast...

WOW! What a GREAT Saturday!

The workshop lead by Brenda for the DIY bangle kits was positively awesome! It was the first one so we learned much to make the next one even better! More pictures will be posted tomorrow.

Florida Tribal Dance is always a treat to watch! Silver Sage, the student troop preformed. It's tough to believe they are students, because they are AWESOME! If you have not taken Lacey's classes, you really need to give it a try. Check out her website for class times and find a beginning dance class that fits in your schedule. Try just one class and you will be hooked! All ages, styles, body-types, and experience are welcome. Don't want to go alone? Bring a friend or shoot me an email. I'll be happy to go to a beginning class with you!

Laura performed a solo after the Silver Sage performance. She is incredible! The control! The technique! The stage presence! Whenever I see Laura perform it reminds me of what fantastic performers they are for parties. Hire them for a holiday party and your guests won't stop talking about it until you have them back again!

Mary and Tammy of Yip Podcast performed some improve tribal style and pulled out some new moves I hadn't seen before! Super cool! Nina and Erika joined them for a second dance.

Around 9:00 thing started winding down as people pulled up a blanket and folding chair to enjoy a free screening of Tamalyn Dallal's documentary "40 Days 1001 Nights". Sposored by Yip Podcast, Mary got permission form Tamalyn to show her film. It's a peek into everyday life in the Islamic world and it's really a must see.

A HUGE thank you to everyone that made this event such a success!

I hope to make these events a regular occurrence! Stay tuned for details on the next one!

Don't forget about "Go Green for the Holidays" this Thursday!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Go Green for the Holidays in Orlando!

We are thrilled to participate in this year's annual "Go Green" Holiday Shopping Event in College Park!

Organized by the Artistree co-op and Infusion Tea, this year event features a tour via eco-friendly pedi-cabs to local College Park businesses for...
  • One Day Only Sales
  • Local Finds
  • Holiday Previews
  • Refreshments at every stop
  • The first 50 RSVPs get free Goodie Bags
  • Drawing for a MASSIVE gift basket
  • and more!
As always, we have some special surprises for you!

Support local businesses, meet new friends (and brings some you already have), and have some pre-holiday fun!

To RSVP, call 407.999.5251 or email info@artistreeco-op.com!

Go to our events page for other event information.

See you there!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Re-Opening of Divine Mother Earth!

One of our very favorite shops has completely re-modeled, added new products, and is have a Grand Re-Opening this Thursday!

Divine Mother Earth is located in Sanford at...
307 E First St, Sanford FL 32771

The re-opening will be at Sanford's monthly Alive After Five event (on the 2nd Thursday every month) this Thursday (after 5 of course!).

Divine Mother Earth is where I get those gorgeous flowing skirts you see me wear in the shop. Rhada, the owner, has a wonderful eye for buying. You will find organic teas and herbs, fabulous clothing, Tibetan artifacts, ethnic jewelry, and so much more!

It's going to be a party so put it on your list and stop by! We'll be there!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Saturday Local Orlando Event!

Join Us This Saturday!
For The November 2nd Saturdays On the Drive we have a feast of fun for you!

Get things started with...

7:00 FREE Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle Workshop!
Brenda of Bajidoo bangles has found a way to allow us regular folk to create gorgeous handmade bangles using original Bajidoo art!

The above bangles are the finished product YOU will create! REALLY!

The workshop/demo is free and if you want to follow along, you can purchase a kit for only $19.99. I have 12 seats available if you wish to actually create a bangle with Brenda. Email me to RSVP as soon as possible and I'll reserve a seat for you.

8:00ish Mini-Performance by Florida Tribal Dance
This alone is worth a trip to the event! Silver Sage will be performing for your pleasure. Consider hiring Florida Tribal Dance for your holiday or New Years party. Laura will be there to answer your questions about what they offer.

9:00 "40 Days 1001 Nights" Screening in our back parking lot
Bring a blanket or folding chairs, a snack, and settle in for a screening of the musical documentary, 40 Days 1001 Nights, One Woman's Dance Through Life in the Islamic World. We'll show the film on a screen in our back lot and offer discussions and thoughts with each other. Mary and Tammy of Yip Podcast will be our organizers and hosts for the evening!

2nd Saturdays is a monthly event put on by local College Park Businesses.
For more information see www.OnTheDrive.org.

Saturday November 14
6:00 - 9:00
Along Edgewater Drive in Downtown College Park Orlando

See you there!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle Kits!

I am sooooo excited about this new product! You all know what a huge fan I am of Bajidoo Bangles, right? Well Brenda, of Bajidoo Art, has created these kits so you can make your own Bajidoo bangle using HER Bajidoo art! Seriously!

You don't have to have the slightest artistic ability to create a gorgeous Bajidoo bangle, and best of all, it's easy!

I was lucky enough to get one of the very first test kits and look what I made! In less than an hour! I can't wait to do another one. It'll be even better!

What a fantastic gift these will make! A true piece of wearable art that anyone would be delighted to wear, yet you also get to make it yourself, and at a great price!

There are 5 kits to choose from, each with different art, "Henna Fusion," "Regal Feline," "Roses and Ravens (Urban Goth)," "The Debutante", and "The Princess of the Dune (Tribal henna Fusion)". Get multiple kits and mix and match the artwork!

Kits will be available at the store starting Wednesday for only $19.99!

Want to see it in action? We are delighted to host Brenda of Bajidoo Art for a bangle making demo here at the store!

What: Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle Demo Workshop
When: 2nd Saturday On the Drive, Saturday November 14 at 7:00PM
Where: Beachcombers Bazaar
2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando FL 32804
Cost: Just purchase whichever kit you want! The workshop itself is FREE!

The workshop is free, but there is limited seating. If you'd like to reserve a table spot, please email me, ASAP.

See you there!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Glass Bangles on the website!

The store has been keeping me busy, and I apologize for taking so long to get some new glass bangle sets up for purchase. That mistake has been corrected!

I have 20 new bangle sets up for size 2.6 Small and size 2.10 M/L. I have fewer for size 2.12 XL, but I have more working!

There are some exciting new sets up using the fancy wedding style bangles in bold fun colors.

I love this Indian bangle set with a trendy combination of pink, silver, and brown.

Turquoise blue and lime glass bangles have been a huge hit lately. I've added some golds in this set to give it a fun fall look.

Have fun bangle shopping!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tickets For "A Tribal Garden"

Now available at the store and online!

We are proud to sponsor Florida Tribal Dance's annual dance gala again! Every gala is better than the last, and after hearing a preview of what's to come...I can't WAIT!

Sunday November 1

Doors Open at 6:30 (show starts at 7:00)
Location: Sanford Civic Center
401 E Seminole Blvd, Sanford FL 32771

Tickets are ONLY $15 in advance ($20 at the door). This is a bargain price for the show will see!

Tickets can be purchased at our store in College Park, Beachcombers Bazaar or at Divine Mother Earth in Sanford. You can purchase them online at www.BeachcombersBazaar.com.

Join us for a show you'll never forget!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Workshop Henna Tattoo Basics Sold Out

Our Simply Henna Workshop: Henna Tattoos for Beginners is sold out for the October 28, 2009 class.

For those of you signed up for the workshop, I can't wait! It's always a blast! You will get plenty of henna to play with during and after the class, and you will be rip-roaring-ready-to-henna-everything-within-reach by the end of class!

The next basic class will not be until 2010.

Here's to henna!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Edgewater High School Homecoming Parade

The annual Edgewater High School Fighting Eagles Homecoming Parade is...

Thursday, October 15 at 6:30

Expect fun floats, the EHS band (The Pride of College Park), candy, and more!

This was a fun community event last year, and we are looking forward to it again. Stop by and grab a curb in front of Beachcombers Bazaar to watch the parade!

The parade begins at 6:30 so come around 6:00. We'll stay open until the festivities have died down.

We will also be hosting our monthly Guild of Orlando Henna Artists meeting that night, so be on the lookout for Orlando's local henna talent!

See you there!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Special Needs Belly Dance Recital

We love supporting our special needs belly dancing friends in Altamonte Springs. Please show your support for this fabulous group by going to the show. It's only $2.00 and it's a fantastic show.

Friday, October 16, 2009 from 7-9pm
Eastmonte Park Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
Doors Open at 6:30pm

The City of Altamonte Springs’ Special Needs Belly Dancers “Troupe Moumayaza”

Special Guests Include:
Shimmy Knights of UCF & Orlando Belly Dance

Cost: ONLY $2.00 at the door - spread the word!
Lucky chance drawing & Light refreshments available for purchase

All Proceeds Benefit Special Needs Belly Dancers – “Troupe Moumayaza”


Click here to print a flier about the show.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Henna Design Book Studio 3

That's right, our new Studio 3 Henna Design Book is out with all new henna designs!

This book contains 20 full size hand designs and more than double that of individual henna design elements. Ideas for modifying designs will help increase your henna vocabulary and speed your freehand henna technique. Of course complete instructions are included along with sealer info, tips, tricks, and more!
Purchase Henna Design Studio 3 here.

I try to make every book better than the last, and this one is a gem with henna symbolism and exciting new design styles.

I hope you like it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jazz Fest On the Drive 2009!

College Park's free yearly Jazz Festival is going to be better than EVER!

Saturday October 10, 6:00-11:00

Sam Rivers and the RivBea Orchestra
Shak Nasti

Beachcombers will be open with specials and henna for your pleasure. We will be right behind the stage this year, so we have great seats for listening to the music without being packed into the crowd!


See you there!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Instructional Henna CD by Bajidoo!

Brenda, of Bajidoo Art, has created a fantastic henna instructional book, "Henna, Self Taught". I'd love to offer it (it's beautiful), but it's not in our price range. Luckily she has put the book on CD and added a bunch of great information to it!

The Henna CD eBook is awesome! It includes...
  • Complete printable "Henna Self Taught" e Book on CD
  • Printable henna designs
  • 2 Henna How-To Videos
  • Henna Design Gallery
  • Brenda's online portfolio
The Henna CD covers the basics of henna including mixing henna, but it goes into depth about creating artistic henna designs easily. It really breaks up the artistic part of mehndi and makes it easy for anyone, no matter what artistic ability you have (or don't).

The CD is a bargain for what you get! I immediately bought one for myself. I have a limited supply of these, so if you want one, get it before they are out.

You can purchase the "Henna, Self Taught" CD e Book here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

October Henna 101 Workshop: Mehndi Basics

Simply Henna Workshop: Mehndi Class
Henna 101: An in depth introduction to the basics of henna tattoos. Everything you need to be comfortable and confident doing henna.
A hands on "how to" henna class for henna beginners to intermediate henna artists. Taught by Jody of Beachcombers Bazaar. The only thing you need to bring is yourself and a smile. A comprehensive henna kit is provided. Feel free to bring henna you already have if you have questions about it.

When: Wednesday October 28, 2009
6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Beachcombers Bazaar
2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

The workshop will cover...
  • Henna history & traditions
  • Different kinds of henna
  • Henna tattoo safety
  • How henna works (color & longevity)
  • Mixing henna basics
  • Try different application techniques
  • Henna aftercare and storage
  • Includes complete henna workshop kit
  • and more!

Cost: ONLY $35 per person
Cost includes workshop and complete henna workshop kit (no substitutions for kit products).
Additional product will be available for purchase after the workshop at discounted prices.

Payment must be made before the workshop by Visa, MasterCard or cash.

Space is limited! Only 10 seats available.
This workshop will sell out, so don't delay (6 seats have already sold).

Sorry no coupons or discounts are accepted for workshop registrations.
No refunds due to limited seating.

How To Register:

Print information here.

Questions? Email Jody
Directions Here

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Woo Hoo! More New Shoes!

There is nothing better than new shoes!

Just to tease you, our new khussa shoes are in, but not yet on the website. I'll have them pictured, inventoried, and ready to buy in a couple of weeks!

It's a small order, but gorgeous. They are the rest of the new cushion line that we've tried. These are sized to be about a half size bigger than our regular shoes.
  • There is a spectacular royal blue with holographic sequins that lean towards violet purple. These turned out so much better than I even hoped for.
  • A stunning jade green. It's a teal/jade/green color and perfect for wearing with greens, blues, purples, and browns.
  • A new lemon cream style. Same color as our current lemon cream shoes, but in a different beading pattern.
  • A warm maroon red with darker burgundy sequins is a show-stopper. I love love love these shoes!
Check the website, www.ShopBeachcombers.com often or sign up for our email list to be notified when they are ready for purchase.

Our order of regular style shoes is nearly ready as well. I hope to have it before the holidays! It contains our standard style shoes along with a boatload of brand new styles!

Hope the wait isn't too much torture!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Surprise Bargain Grab Bags!

Wooooo Hooooo! Let's have some fun! We have been brainstorming for a fun special to offer in the store and our friend, Violet, came up with something perfect, especial for this month of celebrations.

Surprise Grab Bags!

That's right, bargain bags of Beachcombers stuff! Each bag is only $20, but you will have no idea what's actually inside the bag!

Every bag contains $40-$80 worth of merchandise inside!

What could it be? Bindi, bangles, henna, shoes, a Bajidoo bangle? Something completely different? You won't know until you buy it and open it!

We have a small selection of these made and once they are gone, they are gone! Get your Grab Bag today and SURPRISE!


Monday, September 7, 2009

2nd Saturday On the Drive Fun!

I can't wait for this 2nd Saturday On the Drive! Guess what's going to be here?

The Seminole Community College Planetarium! They will have a solar telescope to look at the sun and a solar system simulator! I admit it. I'm a science geek and can't wait to run over to their exhibit.

The planetarium exhibit will be set up in the French Nest courtyard (who will be serving wine and cheese!). find out what else is going on for the September 2nd Saturday at www.OnTheDrive.org.

We have fun stuff going on as well!

Drumming & Dancing
We are also going to have fun stuff going on! We will have the ever popular community drum circle and tribal dancers from Florida Tribal Dance! Anyone can join in the drumming and dancing, so this is a great opportunity to see if tribal dancing is right for you. Lacey, the director of Florida Tribal Dance is around to answer questions.

Henna Tattoos
Of course, we will have our henna tent set up beside the store!

Eyegasms Handmade Mineral Pigments
Susan will be here with her FULL selection of Eyegasms Mineral Pigments along with testers. She is an expert at matching up colors with skin tones.

Beachcombers! Specials
Buy 4 bangle sets, get the 5th set FREE!
Buy 3 Indian tunics and get $5 off EACH shirt!
PLUS all of our anniversary specials!

September is going to be a great month for 2nd Saturday! Stop out to join us!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1 Year Anniversary of the Store!

Woo Hoo! September is our 1 year anniversary for our store, Beachcombers Bazaar, in College Park Orlando.

We have been a full time online business since 2004 (5 years) and now a retail shop since 2008 (1 year). Pretty cool yes?

This is an accomplishment that we are proud of, and we want to celebrate with you all month!

Anniversary Specials for the month of September...

5 Years = 5% OFF all purchases over $25!
Buy 4 Bangle Sets, Get the 5th Set FREE!
30% off Journals and Cards!
Free henna tattoo with any purchase $50 or more!

September's 2nd Saturday On the Drive will be the best yet, including a planetarium exhibit! Be sure to join in our community drum circle with the tribal dancers!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Henna Applicator Bottles

Henna applicator bottles are normally the easiest way to apply henna, especially for someone new, because they are very natural to use. We offer a fantastic selection of soft squeeze bottles and applicator tips that are interchangeable.

We have our soft squeeze bottles specially made for us, so they are extra soft and can be used with either Moroccan tips or Jaq tips (both tips require a coupler to work with the bottles). We offer one ounce bottles and half ounce bottles.

1/2 oz Soft Squeeze Applicator Bottles
This is the bottle size I suggest for people new to henna.
These are what is generally used for henna application. They need to be refilled more often, but they are easier to work with and create less waste.

1 oz Soft Squeeze Applicator Bottles
These are nice if you need to do quite a bit of henna. You'll save time with fewer refills, but you will have more waste and need to use more henna to keep it filled.

Now that you know about the bottle sizes, you need to select the applicator tips to use with your soft squeeze bottles.

Jaq Tips
These are the most common applicator tips and are offered in three fine to medium sizes, .05mm, .07mm, and .09mm. Jaq tips are stainless steel and require a nip to work with our soft squeeze applicator bottles.
  • Precise and reliable
  • Long lasting
  • Easy to use
  • Only 3 tips sizes
  • The nip must be pulled out of the bottle to refill the bottle with henna
  • If you don't take good care of them the tip can separate from the cone
Many henna artists started off using these tips and will use nothing else. They are a classic option that does the job very well.

Moroccan Tips
These are a bit newer, and aren't seen as often, but they are AWESOME! I like to think of these as the next generation to the Jaq bottles. They used to be paired with squeeze bottles that were harder plastic than the Jaq bottles, but now we've had special syringe caps made that work with the softest squeeze bottles available.

If you are currently using Jaq bottles, our syringe caps and Moroccan tips will work with them!

We offer Moroccan tips in standard plastic/stainless steel tips and also a polished stainless steel variety that is exclusive to us. Moroccan tips require a syringe cap to work with our soft squeeze bottles.

The standard Moroccan tips (plastic) are offered in five sizes from fine to large, gauges 19, 18, 17, 16 & 14.
The stainless steel Moroccan tips are offered in five sizes from super fine to large, gauges 20, 19, 18, 16 & 14.
These are the tips I suggest for anyone looking to do henna for more than a few of times.

  • Precise and reliable
  • The stainless steel tips are polished on the inside of the tips as well. This allows the henna to flow beautifully.
  • Five tips sizes available
  • The stainless steel tips offer the smallest possible size (20 gauge)
  • Easy to use
  • To refill bottle, just unscrew the syringe cap
  • The standard plastic tips will degrade over time
  • I can't think of any cons regarding the polished stainless steel tips!
If you are unsure you can always try one of our combo applicator kits that contain multiple tips that can be used with the same bottles.

Personally I either use a mylar cone to apply henna or the Moroccan Stainless Steel tip applicator bottles.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Henna Tattoos...Jody Style!

Henna is a wonderful thing! It can be anything you need it to be... healing, spiritual, relaxing, an energy generator, or just plain fun!

Most people are familiar with henna in one of two ways, henna as a part of Indian weddings or henna tattoos at festivals. Henna can be both of those things and so much more.

Wedding henna is typically done by a professional henna artist hired by the groom's family. The bride will often get her henna done the day before the mehndi party and at the party will have gilding paste (to match her outfit) applied to the henna while guests are getting henna done. Sometimes there will be one henna artist for the bride and one for the rest of the guests.

Wedding henna is typically traditional freehand henna designs and goes from fingers to elbow and toes to knees. The grooms name is hidden in the henna for him to find on the wedding night (wink wink). Things don't bode well for a man that doesn't find his name in his bride's henna!

Festival henna is often fun and quick. Normally, there will be a selection of henna designs for you to choose from with a pre-marked price. The henna artist will typically make any modifications to the design that you would like. Hopefully you have found a festival henna artist that freehands henna instead of using transfer paper to trace designs. There is often a line and the henna artist must work quickly, but it's a great way to get a fun henna tattoo!

Aside from these henna experiences, henna can be done one-on-one or with a henna artist hired for a private party. I like to share our fantastic Orlando henna artist community with everyone whenever I can, but I also love to do henna myself.

When I do henna here at the shop, I like to use the energy within you and your personality to create a custom henna design just for you. Henna helps with the energy flow within your body and I want to direct those energies in a positive way to connect you with your henna. If you need empowerment, or healing, or balance, or whatever, I want to help you find it.

You should feel wonderful when you have henna on! If you start feeling bad or negative when you are wearing henna, look at your henna tattoo or touch it. Reconnect with your henna and allow that feel-good energy to flow!

For me, this is what henna is about. It's not just a cool temporary tattoo, henna is powerful!

No matter how you get henna done, enjoy it!