September 08, 2012

COSTUME SHOP SINGAPORE:WHERE TO FIND AND PROS AND CONS


The first time I saw this "costume shop "was when I was going to Raffles place in the evening for some work few months ago.

I so wanted to get down of the bus and go in there, but then you know it's not possible in middle of something to change the track specially when you have an appointment.

I thought of this shop again so many times in my mind when ever I filmed a Youtube Video.

I thought it is great way to do costume looks and I can rent the dresses easily, and save money on shipment cost.

The Day I went for the craft shopping  HERE. I found this shop on the way, I was so excited, I almost peeped into the shop for 5-10 minutes looking inside the shop. The shop was closed at 11 a.m.

The neighbor shopkeeper told me they open late by 11:30 or 12 noon. So I went ahead to the YKK zippers HERE.

And while coming back I had the chance to look inside, the shop and talk to the shop owner.

Let me show you the things I saw inside, I am doing there free promotion I guess, But then They are worth it :)



This pink Dress just took my attention in first glance , I just loved the complete Doll look.



This Blue Arabic dress was another pretty costume I liked.



Then there were many thousands... (or may be hundreds of the dresses) in the shop.



Here is the details of the shop as it was on their glass door.

But I just checked the website, they have mentioned here, but my "star hub" internet connection says its blocked!!!

I wonder why everything gets blocked in Singapore, well you can try and check if this website is working on your network :)



You can see all the new wigs on the right side racks to be sold or even rented, but they charge extra $5 for the wig rental.




Here are the jewelery "Arabic accessories" they provide along with the Dresses, and they charge $5 extra for the accessories rental if it is not with the dress.



Here are all the costumes stacked on the cloth hangers, just totally jam packed,they have everything and all kinds of costume, I really was amazed with their collection and variety, it gave me so much inspiration and ideas.

Oh ya They give the Costume for Rent for $50 per costume + $5 if you need any other accessory they charge per accessory.

Timing: The day you take it on rent you pay the deposit , use it next day, and return the subsequent day, so they count it as 3 days, well for this time its $50, if you delay the returning , there are extra charges.

 When I was in India, I have rented so many times the costumes, for my college and office events,
We had a girls dance group, and we all girls use to go together hunting costumes.

Trust me hunting costumes for your event can be very tiring and time consuming process, but if you know what you actually want then it is too much fun.

I have been hunting costumes in Bangalore Traffic /Bangalore rain with my girl friends, hiring auto- rickshaws  , just refusing to pay the auto driver extra money he asked all the time , (other then the meter charges they always asked Rs 20 extra or if there are more then 3 girls in one rickshaw they asked Rs 50 extra).

Well if you do not find costumes in one shop sometimes you need to hunt different shops.

I remember most of the shops to hire costumes for events in Bangalore are located in Banshankari and Jayanagar area (my favourite , pani puri guy has its stall in Jayanagar 3rd block) Damn I miss him :)

Also there was one this time when we participated in one state level dance competition we actually designed our own costumes, bought the material, and asked the tailor to stick for us !! But we landed up spending more then the hiring cost.

Here is the Pic of the costume we designed !! If you can notice the makeup and the hair we did ourselves.

And Now I wonder how come I haven't done this hairstyle Tutorial yet ? Shall do it soon.
The other 6 girls are all my friends , we are still in contact living different parts of the world.

I know they wont mind if I share their pic on my blog, but still preferred to blur them ;-)
You know right girls always : Oh I look fat, I look dark, I look funny and all those stuff, I do not want to entertain that :P hehehe 
But they are all very close to my heart, I just can not express how much close we are and how much close we got during the practice session, we even hired a choreographer !!





Enjoy the rest of the inside pics of the shop below

September 07, 2012

SaSa cosmetics, Mustafa Centre, Arab Street HAUL: WHERE TO FIND CRAFT SUPPLIES HUGE CRAFT HAUL PLUS MORE

Oh yes I already posted one Blog post using One of the items from this Shopping bag :) HERE

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So, Back home I just unpacked everything I shopped that day, I showed you HERE.

Here is the closer look of my shopping bag, I bought all these craft supplies to do some projects I have in Mind.

And trust me I have been searching them from long, After deciding that I do not want to waste money on shipping charges on eBay or amazon, or any untrusted  site, I wandered all my own in Singapore, just expecting that I should get the stuff somewhere.

I will show you what I bought from Arab street and some other shops to make it complete.

Here is How the nicely packed transparent bag looked after reaching it home from YKK zippers HERE :)



The Full bag has stuff for various things that I am going to do with it.

I am going to glue these lovely rhinestones on my beautiful things.



I bought This Pink cloth from the $2 stack I showed HERE , TO DO or make one cover.


Below are few (actually)n 3 dress pieces I randomly picked on my way back home, when I was searching for the route to come home, I somehow got directed to the "Bugis Junction", (had to walk a lot in hot sun) But I just found these very cute and light for the summer.


My favourite Pink cotton shorts with colorful lime prints , couldn't resist to buy them, perfect to wear at home in Singapore summer, and I always prefer shorts at home.



Another craze of Polka dots, that I couldn't resist, its a long tank top / dress perfect for summer and too cute to wear at home.



This Rainbow dress, Just loved the white dress with the vibrant rainbow colors, makes me feel so happy in hot days, another cute dress for all comfort and style at home.
but ya Once I wear it, I prefer to wear it after many many day because the colors sometime look too colorful. lol




On My My , this is my new Glue gun, was tired of using super glue so Finally thought I would try this, may be life gets easier after using it.


Bought these satin ribbons in all my pretty favorite colors for the project.


These elongated eyelashes have blue glitter lash line, I just liked how different they are with the lashes turning sideways.



here is the Fun beads, very tiny to hold with my long nails hands, and the colorful beads as well.




these basic hair clips.




look at my fruit salad Nail art stuff and the color full multicut Rhinestone nail art stuff. Cant wait to put them on.



A Chain of close to hundred baby pink pearls.



Coral and baby Pink lace.





A thin elastic




Glue Gun in closure look..



the Below 5 items are from Mustafa Center


A sewing kit with threads,measuring tape, pins and all



ball pins



Needles



Some Ribbons



A beautiful Rose print Color dress


The Below 2 items are from SASA cosmetics :-



Face Pack supplies



Cosmetic Containers.

So this was my mixed haul FROM "arab street" , "bugis" and "Sasa cosmetics".


I am definitely enjoying these things, but to let you the secret the black polka dot dress that You see above???? (pretty right? )

I realized on the second day It is torn in one straight line cut at the back lil below the thigh area!!! DAMN It hurts, to see pretty things break or destroy!!! I am still wondering was the dress already torn at the shop when I bought it , how could I miss it ??

But how can that be as it had the label and everything!!!

Or did I stuck it in somewhere ?? and it pulled on thread out or got one cut !!

Or was it already a damaged piece :O

But whatever, I still think since the cut is pretty straigh cut , I can still get it repaired if I want too, lets see!!!

By the way I am searching my hard drive for the old pics (11 Months old pics, during my movement from Delhi to Bangalore to Singapore) , Hopefully I get those, I did a lot of clicks while moving places and god knows where I kept the pen drive or stored the pics.

I kept /gave everything to my hubby to take care of when I moved to Singapore, and when he moved here, We moved out everything from our apartment,  I wasn't even there when the movers and packers did all packing and moved stuff to my in laws house !! and lil stuff to my parents House.

Damn I dont know where are my CDs, pendrives, and my clothes and makeup all messed up.

I am planning to visit India in December , yes New year time again!!

And I hope I get sometime out of my life to look at my stuff there , which I will have to unpack and check, damn I am so worried , I am just trying to have all my patience to control my worries.

It's so bad to leave your things to boys (husband + plus my brother who was there with him at the time movers and packers did packing) they will always say they kept it safe !!

But rather later say :- "sorry babe I Don't remember where it is, you may need to find in some packages  I forgot!! " :/


Pheeewww.... Lets see If I can find some pics this weekend, when we both are at home and can talk BUSINESS!!

Wish me luck...

Oh yes Have a fabulous weekend :)


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DIY HOW TO MAKE AT HOME RIBBON ROSE HAIR CLIP HAIR ACCESSORIES


All the Products mentioned in this post and where to buy them HERE

I started with the Rose ribbons, they are multi purpose.


You Require:
Ribbon: 1 to 1 -1/2 inches thick
Scissor
Glue
Your some time :) 





How To Make a Rose out of Satin Ribbon



1 STEP: TWIST
2 STEP: TWIST another TWIST on top of First twist
 3 STEP: TWIST FROM LEFT CORNER ON TOP OF THE TWO TWISTS TO MAKE IT LIKE A TIGHT ROSE BUD


ALL NEXT STEPS : TWIST TWIST TWIST TWIST TWIST TWIST TWIST 
KEEP IT TIGHT


FOLD THE RIBBON IN OUTWARD DIRECTION, THEN GLUE AT THE BOTTOM AND TWIST AGAIN SAME WAY TO MAKE THE ROSE



YOUR RIBBON ROSE IS READY 



CUT THE EXTRA RIBBON NOW

LAST STEP: GLUE IT ON THE CLIP



And Your own hair accessory is ready , save money and try out with different colors , ENJOY :)

GIFT THEM!!





Hope you enjoyed try them out its fun,easy,great ideas for gifts and gift wrappings ...



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September 06, 2012

YKK ZIPPER SINGAPORE CRAFT DIY STUFF SHOP

For all the girly girl stuff , the things I always wanted to do, I have been searching for a Shop where I can buy a Lot of DIY (do it yourself) craft stuff for my crafting needs.

I have been a craft loving person always (I am sure it is all because of my mum , she is amazing in all these stuff, so good).

The last time I made some craft stuff was years ago when I made few pillows, table clothes, and teddy bears.

Everything is at my Mom's place , and will be there always as it all reminds her of me :) She will never give it to me, I know this :))  lol.... 
But Next time I go to visit My Parents I shall at-least click some pictures of my art work :)

So after a Lot of research , and YES I mean a lot of research, I finally found a Shop which carries everything I ever dream of.

Remember my Arab street wandering ?? Post HERE 

I was out for a purpose, A serious purpose :) And here is what I found, after talking to so many shopkeepers and walking in Hot Sun a couple of hours. But at the end it was fruitful (Or As my Hubby says :-- Bag full . lol.... )

YES ,  I took these pictures Inside the shop : WITH the owners Permission , she was a Jolly lady, I love when the shopkeepers are good and helping.

Who doesn't love a Good Customer service ?? by the way !!

So here In my Way Inside of the store and craft supplies

 " A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS"





Here is the pretty Lady owner, I loved talking to her .... Oh yes she is Packing my shopped craft stuff...





                                          NO REFUND , NO EXCHANGE, NO BARGAIN !!

So better check everything before you buy, and make sure to carry the stuff along with which you wanna match other stuff like, pearls, laces, zippers etc....



 They also carry beauty tools along with the craft stuff, that's like Cherry On top of your cup cake :) So pleased and happy








This is My shopped stuff, I shall do another Open Shopping bag post later : But you can still see, some beads,eye lashes and ribbons in my shopping bag.




This is the huge bag she gave me with the shopped stuff, Their carry bag, I can use it again for shopping and save some plastic use !!


                      
                  Here are their Visiting card: with details :) All details on here !!
They sell all sewing accessories, Curtain accessories  , Garment accessories , Lace, buttons, ribbon, cord, bead,elastic,thread,trimming etc etc...



                                                              Outside/ Entrance of the Shop !!





On the way back home I went to "Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple serangoon road" This is one of the most beautiful Temple in Singapore build by Tamil Hindus (of Indian origin).
Do you know ??? :- There are more then 80 Hindu (Indian) Temples in Singapore ??










And Here is Me : A little( Half OOTD) :) 
Wearing :
  • A stripes Tee from shoppers stop
  • Levis 3/4 Capri Jeans
  • Nine west hand bag
  • Metro flat sandals (I wear Flats most of the time on Shopping days) better to be prepared in advance :)
  • And the Huge shopping bag with me :)
  • GELISH PEDICURE ,POST HERE  
  • I love this RED glitter Nail Polish so much and The GELISH is doing so good from 3 weeks .






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