Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Island Forage + Giveaway

Today is a really really stressed day. I went around the island just to buy three Konad plates, because I absolutely am too impatient to wait for my order to come through from BornPrettyStore. I ordered the 16 nail plates - you can see what I ordered here

Anyway, I went over to my friend's house to try out her stamping kit. Her sister bought the kit recently for my friend but she had problems with getting the design on the stamp. It turned out that she needed more practice, that's all. But looking at her kit, I knew I could not wait for my own order! TWO WEEKS!!!! So, I decided to go and buy my own plates.

I did a quick search online regarding the exact location of where I could buy the stamps. Believe me, Konad is still quite unknown in Singapore. I went to Jurong Point at Boon Lay and found one store that sells Konad. It's a really small section of the Store - Beatle (it's located on the third floor just opposite Chameleon, across the escalator) I had to just the store people to point the section to me. I could only buy M84 because the rest of the design were out of stock. It's selling at $7.90 for 1 plate.

But I really REALLY want M57!! Undefeated, I then headed to IMM, where the forums said that there's a shop/cart (it's totally unclear here) called Elementz selling Konad. I'm telling you, it's NOT FUN to walk around the whole mall trying to locate the tiny shop. Finally, I gave up, and decided to head to Far East Plaza for my plates. 

I abandoned the thought of taking MRT, opting for the bus 105 instead. If you know me, I DO NOT like to go anywhere unknown alone. The chances of me getting lost is too high. As it is, I got off the bus three stops early so I have to walk and walk till I reached Far East. It was a breeze from there. I found the shop (Konad @ #03-109B) easily. It was not stashed in some odd corner like so many small shops there and I, for one, is thankful for that. There is much to say about the shop in Far East, mainly it really is the best place to go if you want to buy all the plates, since they have plenty in stock so you don't need to worry about making a bad trip. 

The whole thing took just over 4 hours for me, which is enough already. Now I'm satisfied and happy with the 3 plates I bought (M57 and M83 were bought from Far East) and can't wait to try them out! I'll be posting them here too!

Meanwhile, there's another Giveaway here, at ChalkBoardNails! Please do participate! She's giving away really really really pretty polishes! I'm drooling just looking at the pictures!! 

I'm tired for now. I intend to put my feet up for the next few days!! I also need to study, since my exams are in 7 weeks.. But I'm so good at procrastinating ~

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