Since I wasn't in a hurry to get my items and actually, I was on a budget, I opted for the cheapest shipping rate that promised to have the items delivered in 2-3 weeks. My anticipation ended when I received via post mail a notification that my package arrived last August 10, 2010 and I could already pick it up at the Philippine Postal Office!
The much anticipated package!
It was my 1st time to get something from the Postal Office so I asked my Tatay (Father) to accompany me. He even drove us there! *hugs*
It's a pity I wasn't able to take a photo of the notice I got from the Postal Office. I guess I was pretty excited to just get the parcel! Anyway, it simply stated that my package arrived and I should get it in 30 days or else it will be disposed accordingly. Since the shipping address was somewhere in Quezon City, I was asked to get the item at the Philippine Postal Corporation in NIA Road, Quezon City. I must say, it was quite big. It was like a bank with more than 30 windows, just like the one's in most banks where the tellers are situated. The notice I received indicated that I should be claiming my parcel at Window 37. And so I did. The kind lady behind Window 37 just asked me for a valid ID, checked the records, and instructed me which window I should go to next. After paying a postal fee of P40, I got my package. The entire procedure only took approximately 5 minutes. Amazing!
So what's in the package? 3D nail art accessories!
5 Nail Art Manicure Wheels with 3D Designs, Glitters, Rhinestones, and Beads. A total of over 7000pcs!
Each wheel is 6cm is diameter and has a dozen unique designs. That's a total of 60 designs! My partner and I found a set being sold at Market! Market! in Taguig City for Php200 per wheel (!) or approximately $4 per wheel. I also found some online sellers via Multiply who sells nail art manicure wheels for the same price. The one I spotted though, in Market! Market! is 8cm in diameter. Regardless, it was still pricey.
I also noticed that there were more designs included in the package compared to the others that I found locally. The 3D nail art manicure wheels available here are mostly rhinestones of different colors and shapes. Here's a peek into some 3D nail art designs that I recently acquired:
Translucent flowers that changes color depending on how the light hits it.
I call these doughnut stars, simply because it has a hole in the middle.
Super mini sequins!
The most popular rhinestones!
Hmm ... tadpoles?
These reminds me of fish eggs!
The other item I ordered is ...
100pcs 3D Fimo Canes Sticks!
I've been seeing a lot of nail art with fimo canes but I couldn't find a local supplier. I did however, chanced upon a merchant at a recently concluded Bazaar who sold a stick of fimo canes for Php50 per rod! That's approximately $1 for every stick! Holy cow! Good thing I found a supplier who sold them by bulk for a reasonable price.
To use, cut into thin slices. Aren't they adorable?
Too many nail art design possibilities! Even my sister loves them!
I couldn't resist not cutting a few slices to get the feel of it. The thinner the slice, the better. Please be very careful when cutting. I used a large cutter for better handling and a cutting board.
My 1st attempt in cutting a fimo nail art cane stick.
Each 3D fimo nail art cane stick measures approximately 5cm each.
Fimo is actually a brand of polymer clay. I can't wait to use all of these 3D nail art accessories!