Tiffanys Themed Bachelorette Party
Hello everyone! If you have been wondering why I have been pretty silent these past few weeks is because I have been in my studio preparing to throw my sister’s Breakfast at Tiffanys themed bachelorette party . I have been planning this party for 3 months which game me a good amount of time to devote to all the DIY touches . We had about 15 ladies that came and we all had so much fun! I can’t share all the details since it was a BACHELORETTE party, but it’s safe to say we all had a rowdy time We stayed at the Marriott suite here in Ypsilanti and had a car service drive us to The Wurst Bar for a very special Drag Queen Bingo that I arranged. Then we headed back to the suite for party games, dessert, drinks & more entertainment. The Tiffany’s party theme was so much fun to add fun touches to.
Here are the pictures I can share:
I assembled each of those little Tiffany blue favor boxes, wrapped ribbon and tied them. Inside were rings from Wholesale Fashion Square that everyone wore . A party favor that everyone can wear and enjoy after the party is really important . The 4 Tiffany blue champagne flutes filled with white Jordan Almonds.
I ordered the Tiffany’s boxes and bought white stain ribbon and tied each of them after I placed the rings inside on their ring holder.
I added edible luster powder & pearls to the cupcakes and desserts. I also added those lovely diamonds to every table surface . The cupcake toppers I made with my handy circle cutters and printed some icons I made in Photoshop off the computer, glued them together with a blue toothpick in between them and viola!
Tiffanys blue alcoholic drink mix – yummy! I added my turquoise necklace to the top to add more flair to the drink dispenser. The martini drink glasses really were a big hit. I added a little tiffany’s blue ribbon to them.
Watercolor chandelier painting to add to the theme – also, inexpensive party decor ! I made those hanging paper mobiles using a circle cutter and thread .
Grab this awesome glass drink dispenser here – I have used this SO many times, I’m glad I finally got one.
Tiffany’s Blue Punch Recipe :
1 part Blue Hawaiian Punch
1 part lemonade
Malibu Rum to taste
I made these flowers from drawing paper , skewers, tape and I hot glued druzy cabochons to the top. I added the lantern below as an accent, drawing in the color. Chinese lanterns here
Everyone loved the Drag Queen Bingo. Find the Bingo cards here
And last but not least, I made these watercolor paintings for one of the bachelorette party gamesRead More
Hello all! Happy Fall! It’s this time of the year that I am so happy to be a henna artist in Michigan because I get enjoy this beautiful fall weather. When I was a henna artist in Orlando, Florida working at Universal Studios, the people were always so fun because they were on vacation, but after a long, hot summer I need a cool Fall and chilly Winter but living in Florida, you don’t get fun season changes . Being a henna artist in Michigan , specifically Ypsilanti, Michigan is what I love.
Today I met a lovely client who wanted to pamper herself so she booked a private appointment at the henna salon. She requested fun, floral designs with vines for the tops of her hands and the tops of her feet . This was her first time having henna applied so before her appointment she read the FAQ – frequently asked questions about henna and how to prepare for her appointment.
Here are the photos of her henna on the tops of her hands and feet.
Today I had a henna party at the salon here in Ypsilanti, MI . This was a really fun group – a family that is hosting their own henna party with one of our henna artists. They came into the salon to have their henna designs done before the party they are having. Each of the girls had picked out a henna design and I repeated a similar design on their hands and feet. Here are the pictures :Read More
Hello all! Spring is in full swing here in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I will do a post on just the outdoor gardening work I have been up to soon. Right now I have some pictures of henna tattoos on the foot to share. I love henna tattoos on the feet because they get really dark red / brown and last for 2 weeks.Read More
Yes, that’s right, Spring is HERE! That means people remember they have skin again and like to show it!
Even though there is a woman walking around New York without a shirt (AMEN sister!) the rest of our nation may have to play the waiting game until that becomes legal. Okay, back to henna designs…
Anyways, men henna designs are almost as rare as a woman who walks around in public without a shirt. Here is a simple one for those of you looking for ” men henna designs ” . Just some simple Roman numerals along the collarbone depicting the birthdays of his parents.
And another picture of men henna designs is from a while back at my salon in Ypsilanti, Michigan
A close up shot of the tree of his tribal tattoo design
Last henna design for men today. This client wanted to try out a tattoo idea he had. Instead of going right for the tattoo, he decided to try it out using henna first. He was one happy guy when we were all done and deided he WOULD get this tattoo done permanently.Read More
Ladies *(and gentlemen if there are gentlemen that peruse this blog), I once again have found an AMAZING pair of shoes from my favorite vintage shop: Dear Golden here in Ypsilanti. Some of you may remember these shoes I bought for a wedding. I now am IN the wedding of a great friend and we were tasked with finding our own bridesmaid dress, shoes etc. and I was jazzed for the opportunity. The only perimeters was it needed to be a pastel sundress. Any pattern, brand or color choice was up to us as long as it fell into the pastel/sundress category. When my friend told us the requirements my brain was like: “You mean, I get to be apart of your big day and you’re giving me an excuse to buy a dress I’ll actually WEAR AGAIN??!?… OKAY!”
Soooo. what did I do? Of course I directed myself to contact my go-to lady team of “people who let me buy their lovely items” : THREADBEAT and Dear Golden . Rebecca Tanner-Russell , the wonder woman behind THREADBEAT created a beautifully detailed sundress for me to wear in the wedding. (You’ll have to wait for pictures of that) After the dress arrived and fit perfectly, I found the necklace I’ll be wearing at a cute resale shop in Grand Rapids for $6!
After that, I set my sights on Dear Golden for my shoes. Shoes are always tough for me to buy for a few reasons:
1. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on shoes
2. I need COMFORTABLE shoes
3. I would like them to be well made
4. I don’t like to support mass made shoes
5. I’d like them to be somewhat stylish
(Do you see how #s 2-5 contradict with #1??? yeah, so now you know why it’s tough)
Annnyways, all of this to say why I am very ,very happy with my new (to me) Italian leather janes
YAY! I’ll post pictures of the complete outfit when they all come together in a perfect harmony.
Hello all! Spring is around the corner and you know what that means! Henna tattoo season is almost here
Here’s a Henna tattoo design that I did on my forearm. It was inspired by a picture I found on the Internet. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this design and I really like it. This is the Henna stain design four days after I applied it.
Make an appointment for your henna tattoo design today!
Hello! Long time no talk, eh? Well, I apologize for my recent absence – lots of positive things have been happening that have kept me quite busy! Anyways, here is a wedding henna design that incorporates my two favorite things : flowers and paisleys . I hope you enjoy this wedding henna as much as I do.
Bridal Henna in Michigan
I met with a great bride-to-be today at my henna salon. She’s marrying her fiance in Mackinaw Island and came to Ypsilanti first to have her bridal henna for her wedding. She really liked the paisley / floral design for the top of her arms. Here are the pics. I can’t wait to see the photos from her wedding.
Met with a really nice mom-to-be with her second child. She came to my henna salon in Ypsilanti and got to relax on our really comfy couches there. She wanted a mandala baby belly henna design – my favorite prenatal belly henna designs to do. She really liked it – I hope you do to.Read More
Here are the henna photos from the shoot with Ka Xiong . Our lovely model, Polly Theism & make up artist / hair stylist Sandy Bambi and of course, henna by Kelly Caroline (me) shot in Ypsilanti, Michigan – Depot TownRead More
Here is a sneak peek at the photos from the shoot with Ka Xiong . Our lovely model, Polly Theism & make up artist / hair stylist Sandy Bambi and of course, henna by Kelly Caroline (me) shot in Ypsilanti, Michigan – Depot Town <3
Excitement! Photos are up from the shoot with Emi – our lovely model & Tana Helene Photography. Please enjoy – this was such an amazing collaboration. Wonderfully talented ladies on a beautiful Michigan day. <3
This is a back Henna tattoo for Ashley . I met her at The Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti. (awesome food, awesome people) She wanted an organic, flowing design up her back. Enjoy !
Henna tattoo MichiganRead More
Here are a few pictures of recent henna designs. One on a leg and two for the hands. These were done at the B-24s Cafe in Ypsilanti where I do some of my local private appointments. Enjoy the new pictures :Read More
Today I got the privilege to decorate Patricia’s head with a Henna Crown – She’s a lovely, upbeat lady who also lives in Ypsilanti. Here are the pics of the floral, medallion motif henna crown I did.Read More
This is henna I did on Maralyn for her Warrior Dash. She wanted decoration on her body for her marathon she was running. I think we did a great job picking a design that was feminine, yet had an edge.
I have been VERY busy with parties, private appointments & events this past week! Here is a small sample of the henna I’ve been doing for groups, a Sweet 16 party, brides & proms. I have travelled from Farmington Hills to Jackson, Michigan and locally here in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti & Saline. Hope you enjoy these recent photos.Read More
P.S. Its a beautiful day here in Ypsilanti !Read More
This Friday and Saturday I will be at my henna booth at the Michigan Roots Jamboree Festival in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti!
“The Michigan Roots Jamboree is a two-day outdoor music and art festival showcasing the finest talent the midwest has to offer. This exciting, family-friendly camping event will bring together both local and regional acts on two stages in beautiful Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. From rock to bluegrass to jazz and funk, The Michigan Roots Jamboree has over 25 acts providing something for everyone to enjoy. Sponsored by the Depot Town Community Development Corporation, all proceeds from this non-profit event go to support our local parks and improve community spaces. ”
To prepare for the event, my lovely friends have been gracious volunteer canvases.
Hope to see you this weekend!Read More
Hello Crafty ladies & gents. Here are some recent henna designs I have done.
I have also included the how to care for henna instructions that are a collaboration of many sources that I have found most useful.
Henna looks different on everyone. Body , temperature and location ont he body have a lot to do with how dark the stain will be. Drier skin on the hands and feet stains much darker than the softer skin on the upper arm or back. Henna stains are darkest during the first 5-7 days, then gradually fade. The following are some steps you can follow to ensure a nice stain and get the most from your Henna.
1. Leave Paste on for as Long as possible
It is recommended to leave the paste on at least 5-6 hours or more. Leave the paste on overnight for best results. The longer the paste stays on the skin, the darker the stain will be.
2. Heat and Moisture Help
The warmer the body temperature, the faster the henna will stain.
3. Wrap it up
You can wrap the are with an elastic bandage, paper medical tape or toilet paper. Wrapping isn’t required, but it helps conserve heat and moisture, which help to make the stain darker. It also protects sheets if paste is left on overnight.
4. Remove the paste
Don’t use water. You can use lemon juice or olive oil to remove the paste. You can also gently scrape the paste off or let it fall off naturally. Try not to get the area wet for at least 6-12 hours after paste removal although waiting a full 24 hours is best. The longer you prevent the area from getting wet with water, the better. The design will be bright orange at first then gradually darken to brown. Henna stains take 48 hours to develop.
Apply some kind of natural oil or butter after the paste is removed to protect henna design and prevent exfoliation. A lot of store bought moisturizers contain chemicals that can prematurely lighten the stain, so its best to use something natural.
6. Avoid Friction
Exfoliation of the skin is what causes henna to fade. Excess washing and friction from clothing will make the stain fade faster. The less you touch the area, the better. Wear gloves when washing dishes is the design is on your hand.
Please remember, henna body are is not an exact science. Everyone stains differently due to countless variables. If you follow the above guidelines, your henna stain should last 5-10 days depending on body location and aftercare.
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