Liven up Karwa Chauth Mehndi Designs taking cues from these Queens

Karwa Chauth is one of India’s most important festivals. The one day festival is celebrated by Hindu women across the country for one purpose – the safety and longevity of their husbands. And as romantic as it may seem, it is still a tough task, with the women fasting from sunrise to moonrise. Historically, however, Karwa Chauth was celebrated as a prayer for the long life of soldiers in the war. Naturally, by extension, today refers to the long life of a married husband.

The auspicious event includes women-only ceremonies in the evening, where the ladies are dressed to the nines, their hands decked with the latest Karwa Chauth mehndi designs, and all their outfits pretty much bridal. In other words, the only difference between them and an actual bride is the fact that they former have already been brides.

So, what I’m trying to say is, the mehndi for this particular occasion is pretty special, and as a result, super important to get right. Whether you want to channel full bridal Arabic henna mode, or sophisticated elegance, we’ve got you covered.

Bride All The Way

I mean, you ARE technically a bride on this day, aren’t you? So why not play the part? Besides, in 2019, more is more. Bedazzle your full hand and leg with the stain, and full mehndi design of your choice. Own your Karwa Chauth mehndi and look stunning in the process. Below are a couple of ideas to get you gearing up for your best work.

Get Your Glitter On

I mean, if we’re talking elevation, nothing elevates things more than glitter. Spruce up an eye look? Pop glitter. Level up that lip? Pop glitter. Spice up your life? Pop glitter.

And similarly, nothing is going to beat your Karwa Chauth realness with a Karwa Chauth mehndi with a special design and a hint of glitter.

Designs, Designs, Designs

Arabic? Traditional? Aesthetic? There are a variety of options to choose from on this particular day. And since it’s about being festive, there shall be no judgments! Deck your hand and/or feet, in the latest 2019 henna and celebrate your love. And heck, get your legs done too! Beginners and pros, get your cones ready.

You can also choose between new and simple mehndi designs, that aren’t any less beautiful than your bridal ones. They’re relatively easier, simpler and don’t block you out from any other work that you’d like to do. But imo, since you’re supposed to be resting anyway, take the day to focus on yourself. After all, it is a special occasion.

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Quick Tips On Getting Your Karwa Chauth Mehndi Designs Super Dark

“The darker your mehndi, the stronger the marriage” may just be a superstition. But there’s no denying that darker henna looks all the more stunning. So if that’s what you’re aiming for, here are our new tips to achieve your goal.

  • Stay away from water! If you can’t avoid it, apply a generous coat of vaseline or coconut oil, which will seal the henna, making sure it doesn’t lose colour when wet.
  • Wrap up! And by that, we mean stay warm, since henna prefers warmth. Your grandma’s trick includes applying Vicks or Tiger Balm and hovering your hands over a tawa. Be careful though. Don’t do it for more than 3 minutes, and stay at least 50 cm away from the flame.
  • Avoid premature flaking of your Karwa Chauth mehndi designs by applying lemon juice and sugar over your dry design.

Sending you readers all the love, luck and happiness this Karwa Chauth. May your bonds continue to strengthen, and your lives filled with everlasting affection.

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