Repurposing nail polish and eyeshadow for crafts?
June 20, 2011 11:26 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for clever arty/crafty ways to repurpose eye shadow and nail polish.
posted by Metroid Baby to clothing, beauty, & fashion (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have a large eyeshadow collection in a rainbow of colors. I don't wear makeup regularly anymore, however, and when I do I prefer a more natural look. Most of my shadows are at least three years old, and have been used, so I doubt I could sell or donate them. And I'm reluctant to throw them away because they're so pretty.
My nail polish collection is much smaller, and I do paint my toenails regularly, but it's still probably more than I need, and I'd like to be able to do something else besides put it on my nails.
Are there any art or craft projects I can make with these? I've painted bobby pins with nail polish in the past, and that turned out well, but I'd like to branch out. I could use nail polish to paint other stuff, and I could mix eyeshadow with an acrylic medium and paint with that, but I'd really like to find more specifc, more creative tips and tutorials. The only ideas I've found have been real snoozers, e.g. "use nail polish to color code your keys and mark buckets!"
If possible I'd like to hear about successful completed projects, rather than wild brainstorming, but in the absence of the former I'll take the latter.