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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Store Closed June 25 - June 30

I apologize for any inconvenience, but the store will be closed Thursday June 25, Friday June 26, and Saturday June 27, while we attend a wedding in Ohio.

The store will re-open Tuesday June 30.

You may not know, but Beachcombers Bazaar is a family business. It’s just my other half, Asad, and myself. We occasionally have Jazzy (daughter) help out along with additional family and friends that we bribe and beg, lol!

While we are gone, the Orlando store will be closed, and we will still be taking online orders, but shipping will be delayed until we return. Emails will take longer than normal to answer during this time, so please be patient.

If you need a henna tattoo while we are away, I suggest you visit our local henna artist page here...

We have exciting new things happening when we return including 13 pair of brand new khussa shoes!

Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Time Henna Tattoos!

It's summer time and that means henna tattoos! ...at the beach, on vacation, at festivals, everywhere!

Let's talk about henna safety. You may have heard about people with allergic reactions, burns, and/or scars from a henna tattoo. Those are not from pure natural henna. Those misfortunes come from so-called "black henna". Allergies to natural henna are EXTREMELY rare.

Henna is not black!

Do not allow anyone to put henna on you if the stain is going to be black!

The color of natural henna varies and can be a deep burgundy brown, coffee brown, rich maroon-ish, or any shade of orange or brown. The color of your actual henna tattoo will depend on a number of factors including, how fresh the henna is and what it is mixed with, how the skin was prepared before applying the henna, how long the moist henna was in contact with the skin, what part of the body was hennaed, and how the dried henna was removed.

Henna needs to stay on a good while (much longer than an hour) for a deep long lasting stain. The length the stain will stay depends on your body chemistry, how long the henna is left on, if a sealant was used, your body temperature, and how well the henna tattoo is cared for. A typical natural henna tattoo will last 5 days to 3 weeks.

To protect yourself from fake, black "henna" ask your henna artist these questions...
  • What color will the henna stain be?
    If the answer is black or anything other than what is described above, do not allow that substance to be applied to your body and seep into your bloodsteam.
  • May I see a list of your ingredients?
    Check the list for additives you either don't recognize or that you may be allergic to.
  • How long does the paste need to stay on the skin.
    If the answer is less than a couple of hours, there is likely and additive in the henna that shouldn't be there.
There are many real henna artists around. Find a reputable artist that mixes their own henna and get a henna tattoo from them. You will be safe, you will get a better quality henna tattoo, and you will enjoy it more!

If you are local to Orlando check out list of local Orlando Henna Artists here.

Have fun this summer! Get many henna tattoos! Be SAFE!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2nd Saturdays On the Drive

THIS Saturday!

2nd Saturdays On the Drive is a free event held on the second Saturday of each month from 5:00 - 9:00 PM celebrating community, art, culture, music, shopping, and dining in College Park, just minutes outside downtown Orlando.

The inaugural event will kick off Saturday June 13, 2009 and every month thereafter.

College Park will come alive with local artists, vendors and entertainers along the Edgewater Drive Shopping District. Businesses open their doors to patrons for food, fun, and shopping.

Think of it as a mini Holiday On the Drive without the street closure!

Beachcombers will feature...
  • Susan and her FULL selection of Eyegasms Mineral Pigments
  • The Florida Tribal Dancers!!!!
  • a tent for a few Henna Guild members
A community drum circle will be featured in Albert Park along with additional artists and entertainment from one end of the street to the other.

Visit the website www.OnTheDrive.org for additional info!

See you Saturday!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

All New Indian Kurti Shirts

Yea for new product!!!!!!!!!!

I am excited to tell you that we have a gorgeous selection of Indian kurti and kurta tunics currently available. This is my most popular request at the store, so I'm happy to say they are here and ready for you!

Currently, they are only available at the store, but look for them to be added to the website at some point.

We have a variety of tunic styles that include cotton with heavy embroidery and cotton with moderate embroidery or choose from gorgette, silk, or crepe.

As a bonus, buy any 3 kurti shirts or more and get $5 off EACH shirt!

Keep making requests! I'll bring in whatever I can for you!