Reporting back with my corset/ neptune/ emerald quests:
SUCCESS! in less than two hours. First of all, I had many phenomenon and curses in my rooms after the amber comb quest and knowing what was coming, I left them in place. I used a charm to summon the mist to the dressing room.,used a turtle and an explorer helper and found the corset on the first try. Left the curse there. I already had the right phenomenon in the bathroom and using an explorer helper again, got the neptune on the second try. I turned my pad off in between attempts as explained and, sure enough, the phenomenon was still in place when I rebooted. For the emerald quest I had to use 2 charms before I got the idol in the correct room. The first time through I forgot to go to the fortune telling room first. No success, shut down the pad. Next time through I went through both rooms, no success. The third time I decided to use a magnet inaddition to the turtle and explorer helper and success! so in all, I did 1 try for the corset, 2 for the neptune and 3 for the emerald and I don't even count one of thosee tries because I had forgotten to go to the fortune telling room. I didn't do any charms to speed up energy count but did use 1 breakfast. I also couldn't get any tips from explorer friends because so many haven't upgraded yet! so, THANK! this advice really works! now, what comes next? Should I leave my curses/ phenomenon in place??