If you’re like me, doing your nails can often be its own form of mindfulness – I often post pictures of my nail art or makeup looks to FB and Instagram, because I consider it just as much of a craft project as making a bracelet or knitting a hat. This kind is even better though, because it’s fleeting, and if you mess up you can fix it easily without panic.
But there are more uses for nail polish than just nails – it’s one of those DIY multitaskers that is a godsend, especially for those of us who already own more than a few (hundred) bottles. Because unlike art journos, some of these polish DIY crafts are more like meditation, and don’t require tons of creative energy. But you’re still creating and expressing yourself, so these can be a good starting point for people who aren’t used to the whole craft/DIY scene.