Fingernails: From Stained to Clean! Nail polish Hack.

Anyone here ever get a last minute belly dance gig after you have been gardening or henna tattooing or painting?

I have!

I thought this was a great idea to quickly solve the issue of stained nails or slightly uneven lengths. This is a reblog from henna artist Maeve from Living Henna, an 11yr old entrepreneur that comes up with some very unique ideas. She also uses natural nail polish brands, Scotch and honeybee gardens so it totally fits into the healthy options I am promoting over here at Jade Belly dance.

What is your favourite ‘make my nails look great super fast’ tip? Please feel free to comment below.

“You know how everyone loves having beautiful long clean nails, but usually find it difficult to keep them that way especially when your doing henna tattoos, painting, gardening or even just sitting…”

Source: From Dirty to Clean!

Nail Polish Love!

How is this for the love of belly dance. One of my students (Tahnee) spent an arduous afternoon painting her nails so she could come to class with ‘Belly Dance’ written on them. Talk about dedication!

I took the pictures with my phone as it was all that I had handy. Still, I think it is a great idea. I hadn’t realized that belly and dance each had 5 letters.


Have you ever gone the extra mile in your love of the dance? Feel free to tell me about it below.

Egyptian History fun for Belly Dancers! – Nail Polish

Well, it’s no wonder Belly dancers that have a thing for nail polish – it seems the Egyptians have been doing it for millennia!

Cleopatra Dendera

Cleopatra and her son Caesarion – relief at the Dendera temple Egypt – by Jade


Wish Nefertiti was showing her finger nails!

Apparently the tradition of polished nails came from the Chinese in 3000BC. The Ancient Egyptians also liked to colour their nails – often with Henna. Cleopatra painted her nails red as did all Egyptian Royalty and was apparently most fond of a deep red. While the famous beauty Nefertiti preferred a brighter ruby red. But it was not just the gals. Military commanders would paint their nails in the queen’s favourite colour to show loyalty!!

Julia Gillard

Aust. Prime Minister Julia Gillard usually wears clear polish but here she is sporting a brownish hue.

It would be weird if that was still done today. Australian PM Julia Gillard normally sports a clear polish but here she is with a coloured nail polish. So I started wondering who is the head of the Australian Army and what would it look like if he followed the Ancient Egyptian practice of showing his loyalty. Unfortunately there are not too many photos of him showing his hands but I found one .. applied a little photoshop and we can see (just)…. he he he 🙂 Found a better one and had to add it – because I am silly! (For the record – all pictures of the army chief look extremely manly and he is not wearing any polish I could see.) Also, kilt wearing Scottish soldiers used to wear ladies stockings in trench warfare to protect themselves from gas attacks – not at all belly dance related but seeing tough soldiers in nail polish just kind of reminded me of it. 😉

“Damn it! if I knew I was meeting the army chief today I would have painted my nails to match” – thinks this soldier.

D Morrison

‘Like your nails, I wish Obama wore nail polish too’ says US Secretary of the Army John McHugh, meetings with Australian Chief of Army LTGEN David Morrison AO

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