5 Great Non-Mainstream Part-Time Jobs for Students!

Part time jobs for students can’t be that hard to find right? I thought to myself. However, apart from the typical banquet waiter/waitress, the tuition teacher, the temporary admin assistant, have you ever considered some of these part time jobs in Singapore that are so crazy in their own way?

1. Part-time sandcastle builder

Yes, there IS such a job in which you learn how to build sand castles and teach others how to do so! “50% water 50% sand!”, says the expert.

Hop onto the sandy beaches of East Coast Park and wander towards the East Coast Lagoon Food Village and you’ll find a little castle-like tower near the sea.

The unbelievable thing is that Ashton had tried this before!!? They had paid him $10 per hour, he claims.

Reasons for joining: All good things in life are free, like the sun, sand and sea. Heck, they are even paying you to enjoy this!
Trade-off: Take off your slippers or be prepared to get a slipper tan that won’t go away for years!


Probably one of Ash and his friends’ random art piece (photo credits: Kok Weng)


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2. Part-time Mascot Assistant

While it is ambitious to don a mascot suit under our insanely hot sun, why not try your hand at becoming a mascot assistant? After all, all you have to do is to assist the mascot(s), bring them around the stores/streets and interact with children and help families to take photos!
Furthermore, no experience is required!


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Reasons for joining: Fun and interesting interaction, non-deskbound.
Trade-off: The typical pay for a mascot assistant is not great: $7-$8.

3. Part-time Barista/Bartender

While working part-time in an F&B outlet is pretty mainstream, why not give the café/bar a shot? Oops too punny… But really, learn how to brew like an artisan, create latte art of various designs and forms or spice up your own cocktails. If the boss is generous, you will even get to enjoy free drinks as part of the perks of being his/her employee. Personally, I think learning a skill while working part-time is really advantageous because no body can ever take that capability away from you!



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Reasons for joining: Cool factor, social credibility increases significantly, new skills learnt
Trade-off: Both alcohol/caffeine addiction may turn you into a night owl!

4. Part-time designer/fashion designer

If you have a diploma or undergraduate degree in design/fashion design, why put your skills to waste? Demand for ad hoc services for designers are boundless, but start by building up your digital portfolio on design portals like Deviant Art. Fancy being your own employer? Visit Fiver for inspiration or you can always search “part time jobs Singapore” on Google to get a quick list of what’s available.

Many blogshop owners have also started out with their own designs until they had to form a design team when business grew. It can be really lucrative. For example, homegrown online store, Love Bonito.


Beautiful name cards designed by le talented bf/photographer/designer! :P He’s a hobbyist and has started doing these even in school. Starting early is always benefiting!


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Reasons for joining: Cool factor, can develop your design portfolio
Trade-off: Clients usually have different ideas from the designers, may require much effort for a small salary

5. Scare-Actor/Actress

Have silky long and black tresses, glam red nails, fair porcelain skin and love to prank? You are perfect for this role! While Halloween is still a couple of months away, horror houses have started their recruitment early. Keep a lookout online for their part time recruitment ads and make your way into Halloween haunts without enduring hour long queues or forking out $50-$80 for an entrance fee!


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Reasons for joining: Love pranks, free horror passes, FUN!
Tradeoff: Auditions for the roles are pretty competitive. Might be dangerous if guests start treating you rough or start launching attacks!

With modern job portals and high speed internet connections, students these days are so blessed they don’t have to go through the traditional classified sections of local news pages to look for interesting part-time jobs anymore! #GenYpains not #StrawberryGeneration.

All the best, have fun (because part-time jobs aren’t ultimately meant for a lifelong career), enjoy your youth and hopefully that short term stint does help you go a little further when you finally step into society for the long haul. A little experience in the right areas will definitely give you extra brownie points!


Summertime in the Park at Orchard Central!


Something exciting has been unraveled at Orchard Central’s 2015 Great Singapore Sale (GSS)! The annual vintage car boot bazaar is literally in town once again. This time round, it features the quaintest and most charming fleet of vintage Kombis and Beetles in every palette of summer you can imagine! Summertime in the Park presents a refreshing new experience of its signature car boot sale in a park setting this year.

With fellow Clozette Ambassador Anico at the event

There are ample opportunities for Instagram enthusiasts to go around with the generous lineup of the colourful eye-candies on display! The bazaar has took a spot in the Singapore’s Book of Records as the “Largest Vintage Car Bazaar”. What’s more? While picturing yourself with these shiny beauties, you could hashtag your photos with #OrchardCentral to stand to win a $50 Far East Organization mall voucher! For more details on how to win, visit Orchard Central between 29 May to 9 July to find out for yourself ;)


Coming to the bazaar was like a refreshing stroll in a park. Look at the lush green décor and garden bench, all in air-conditioned comfort!

Summertime in the Park features an interesting mix of booths ranging from quirky lifestyle and home products from Tokyu-Hands, DEAN & DELUCA or TotallyHotStuff™, and all sorts of Japanese snacks and tidbits from ShiokJapan!, organic cold-press HIC Juice and many more. Follow through the rest of this post for other interesting discoveries!


 Shoppers can look forward to shopping for lifestyle bargains and an exciting line-up of promotional activities!




Spread over approximately 3,600 square feet of space around and within the mall, you can expect 27 vendors ranging from food to fashion and lifestyle products.


Creative and cute picks from Tokyu Hands!


One of the prettiest displays there, with so many adorable plushies and souvenirs that will tempt your purse strings to loosen!



Love these quaint little vintage clocks too!



What’s a bazaar without fashion jewellery and accessories?


Spot me! :P



How about a drink at HIC Juice too?

With cool vintage cars, great live music, a park setting indoors and a decent mix of booths, there’s definitely something for everyone, despite this being part of Ash’s dreaded “boyfriend duty” shopping. Look at what he’s up to…!



Because there is also free cotton candy on weekends from 3pm to 6pm! What more can any shopper ask for? :)


My favourite Rilas!!!




How about some of these pop-art portraits too? I’m definitely going for Taylor Swift’s!















Applauding OC’s efforts in putting up such a spectacular decor for Summertime in the Park! I’m sure everyone had a visual feast just strolling past these gorgeous displays.



A further tip: Drop by during the weekends and be swooned by the indie local music performances!

Happening at Level 1, 3pm/5pm/8pm, Sat & Sun in the month of June

Catch Blank Space Ensemble and Luminous from 10 Square as they present their rendition of FAME and the very best of pop this weekend (20 & 21 June)! For more information on what’s going on in the following weekends, stayed tuned to the Orchard Central Facebook Page!

Partners of the event: Noise Singapore, 10 Square @ Orchard Central and Bandwagon.




Besides the shopping experience at OC Car Boot Carnival event, shoppers may also check out the various in-store tenants‘ promotions for great bargains and attractive dining deals available at Orchard Central. With a minimum spending of $100^, shoppers will be rewarded with an instant dip chance to win shopping vouchers from retailers such as The Reckless Shop and Miss Empire, complimentary hair treatments from Essensuals Hairdressing, as well as dining vouchers from Milagro Spanish Restaurant and Shabu-Sai amongst many others.

Summertime in the Park is a 2-part sale extravaganza that will be held from 29 May to 18 June for the first instalment and the second instalment from 19 June to 9 July 2015. See you there! :)

Visit and its Facebook fan page at for the latest updates!

^ While stocks last, minimum $100 spend (max 2 same-day combined receipts) applies.

Love, everyday. Till next time!
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Why I Love the Real Techniques Travel Set x The Luxe Nomad!

Ever since I started using brushes for makeup application, I never really went back to sponges. Except when I’m really desperate for touch-ups or I when I just needed a quick dab on a particular spot. Of course, the quality of the makeup brushes really matters – it affects the smoothness of application, the actual results of the makeup, and how you feel when putting on the makeup. Imagine what rough and tough bristles can do to your face?! Ouch!

Luxola, the destination for beauty in Southeast Asia, was so kind to send me the Real Techniques Travel Set (S$39) for my review. I thought it was the perfect tool for my trip to Sydney for makeup on the go, and what timeliness! Indeed, beauty is effortless when you have it at your fingertips.

A little more about Luxola – it was launched in Singapore in 2011 and it now carries over 4000 products and serving customers across the region including Australia, India and the UAE. Easily accessible. Luxola is committed to providing you with outstanding customer service and bringing you the best brands from around the world, under one platform. All of their products are 100% authentic, and they carry over 250 brands, of which over 65 brands across multiple markets are exclusive to Luxola. With each product, Luxola provides ‘how-to’ advice and a review platform, giving customers the power to hear from others with similar skin tones and types. I’m a sucker for value so this free advice thing really gives me the extra push to shop there instead of anywhere else online. At least for beauty products.

And I went a little crazy because the Real Techniques brushes that Luxola sent were so pretty, almost like makeup toys because of their candy colours.


Pictures were taken at my Airbnb host’s apartment in Sydney.


Everything you need to create flawless looks at home and away:

The Real Techniques Travel Set includes 3 full-size brushes + case:

  • essential foundation brush: Build flawless custom coverage with liquid foundation or concealer
  • multi task brush: for effortless application of powder, blush, and bronzer
  • domed shadow brush: tapered design smoothly shades and defines eyes
  • panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand

So that you look pixel-perfect even in harsh light! The brushes are made with ultra-plush; synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free. The extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use.


I was quite excited about the “high definition results” bit, then I turned the box over to read that these beautiful ladies, Sam & Nic, who are pro makeup artists & YouTube Beauty Gurus, give awesome tips through their video tutorials here. There are many videos posted online, so do check them out for the step-by-step guides on how to use the brushes!


Such a compact set for easy storage of the brushes, and extremely convenient and lightweight for travel. Now it’s even more effortless to look picture-perfect while traveling! I never believed in packing in 10-brushes sets, in fact I usually just use a few good/important ones but they are heavier than these and often I wonder how to pack them in the best way given hygiene considerations.

Self-standing design so that you can pick up your brushes and doll-up right away, anywhere! Disorganized mess no longer and moving an inch towards looking more like a makeup-pro! :P



Ultra plush bristles that feel soft and smooth for gentle yet effective swipes on your skin.

$39 for such a great and thoughtful travel essential is a GOD-SEND. To me, this is a quality skincare product that girls like us who love our makeup AND who cherish time/convenience should have. Not necessarily going for branded products (which means splurging) that may not always get the job done. Yes, packed schedules so no time for fuss!


When I’m on a holiday and I know that I need to shoot for pictures to post on my Instagram account @melissajaneferosha, it matters to get my makeup done, pixel perfect, yet I don’t want to spend extra time at the vanity table piling on the makeup just for that objective. Overseas especially, I want to spend more minutes out there exploring the world, instead, right?

So it makes sense to utilize time on the plane making up and the Real Techniques Travel Set comes in handy again!



Colours of the brushes that also sync with my outfit and my love for vibrant hues! Yeahhh!




Can’t wait to get your hands on this value purchase?

luxola offers free delivery with every minimum purchase of $40.

To top it all off, simply enter this discount code BLX-MELISSAJANE at checkout to enjoy 15% off on all first time orders made by 30 June 2015. This offer is not valid on non-discountable brands as found in the FAQ Page.

Speaking of the Great Singapore Sale (GSS), would you rather stay in Singapore for the sale or go overseas during this vacation season?

I say I’ll go abroad anytime! Although some cheap steals are definitely appreciated during GSS!

While Luxola tempted me to check out the Real Techniques Travel Set, they also re-introduced me to The Luxe Nomad (TLN). I’ve heard a lot about TLN and was dying to find out more – they are actually Asia-Pacific’s leading luxury villa and hotel booking portal, and they promote traveling in style while being affordable. Sounds like my cup of tea, and what I’ve always been looking out for!

TLN says “Dream a little. Travel a lot.”

Yes!!! Tell me more!?

here’s TLN’s weekly exclusive “Nomad Picks” has up to 70% off normal rates. You simply need to sign up (for free!) as a member to view and book.


Fans of celebrity bloggers and supermodels might be happy to know that their idols are also nomads-on-the-go!


I was just thinking of a nice getaway in a month or two, and what better place to visit than Bali. Was there about two years back, and I can’t wait to experience beaches and villas and the sun clad only in a bikini again. Yoohoo!

No, really. The villas available for booking on The Luxe Nomad? OUT OF THIS WORLD.

The Shanti Residence (Bali, Nusa Dua, Indonesia)

Click to book this heaven on earth.

Mulia Villas (Bali, Nusa Dua, Indonesia)

Click to book this heaven on earth.

Sayang D’Amour (Bali, Seminyak, Indonesia)

Click to book this heaven on earth.

Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa (Bali, Uluwatu, Indonesia)

Click to book this heaven on earth.

So gonna dream of all these jaw-dropping gorgeous villas and hotels in Bali tonight. Hope that the travel essential brush set serves you well if you do wisely get it, and make that booking on The Luxe Nomad now to experience affordable luxury we used to only dream of….

Love, everyday. Till next time!
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Harmony@Workplaces Photo Contest: Celebrate Harmony at Work and Stand to Win over S$3,000 worth of Cash Prizes!


The annual Harmony@Workplaces Photo Contest is back for a third year!

The contest is organised by the Ministry of Manpower’s Community Engagement Programme Unit, and is taking place from 11 May to 26 June 2015.

Why Participate?

Winners of the photo contest stand to win over S$3,000 worth of cash prizes!

The contest is open to all working adults in Singapore aged 18 and above. To participate, simply submit photographs that display camaraderie and team spirit at work on the Harmony@Workplaces Facebook page.

It’s super easy and effortless if you have an open and vibrant work environment with spontaneous colleagues. Just round up everyone and submit an awesome photo! If you win, the money can be put to good use for a team dinner or excursion!

Singapore is a modern and cosmopolitan city with a dynamic workforce consisting of people of different racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. I believe that a harmonious workplace and healthy relationships among colleagues will definitely help to boost morale, inspire positive contributions, improve employee well-being, as well as increase work satisfaction. Employees also tend to perform better when they are happy in an inclusive workplace culture. For businesses, this can translate to enhanced performance, better employee retention and an improved competitive advantage for employers.

Everyone wins in a harmonious workplace.


Lunchtime Outdoor Activation Event at Chevron House


To create greater awareness of the benefits of harmonious workplaces, a lunchtime outdoor event was being held at Chevron House on 21 and 22 May 2015 from 11.30am to 2.00pm.


Photo-booth time for participants to take home happy memories!

If you work around the Raffles Place area, why not head down and participate with your colleagues and who knows, you may win some prizes along the way?

For example, participants can each win a pair of movie tickets, simply for taking part in one of their on-site games! Event highlights include:


Childhood games like 5 stones!

Social Photo Booth: Participants may pose for photos with attractive SG50-themed props. The photos may be uploaded onto the Harmony@Workplaces Facebook page to participate in the photo contest;

Kampong Snack Challenge: Participants will be invited to take part in the game of Kampong Snack Challenge, featuring local ethnic delights such as “Muah Chee” and “Kueh Lapis”, and stand to win attractive prizes;

Goodie Bags: Goodie bags containing a customised Harmony@Workplaces ez-link card featuring the top winning photo from last year’s contest, USB fan, automatic umbrella and Bluetooth speaker/laptop sleeve/power bank/travel adaptor will be redeemable by the first 100 participants who submit your photos for the contest. Those who like the Harmony@Workplaces Facebook page get to enjoy an ice cold ice cream cone on-the-spot to beat the heat!

There will also be exciting daily posts and weekly quizzes uploaded on the Harmony@Workplaces Facebook page to draw the public to participate in the Facebook activities. Do check it regularly to win some awesome prizes together with your colleagues!

Love, everyday. Till next time!
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Atlas Medical Clinic: Defining Standards, Fulfilling Dreams.


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When Atlas Medical Laser & Aesthetics Clinic (Atlas) first approached me, offering their sponsorship of aesthetic treatments and products, I was absolutely elated to be one of their spokespersons. I have heard of Dr. SM Yuen and how other bloggers have raved about the services they have tried at his clinic.

Atlas’ expertise is in Korean Medical Aesthetics (using both surgical & non-surgical techniques). Dr Yuen’s practice revolves around the use of non-invasive to minimally invasive synergistic treatments to tackle a variety of problems ranging from aesthetic dermatology to cosmetic enhancements. The clinic has kindly offered me a range of treatments including medispa facials as well as fillers and botox to enhance my existing features. If you are keen to try for yourself the services Atlas has to offer, do read on and follow my journey with the clinic, and find out how aesthetic treatments can beautify you and fulfill your dreams.


The relaxing and tranquil ambience of Dr Yuen’s clinic, with its beautiful decor and plush couches, provides a welcome respite from the stress of and bustle of my busy schedule, while allowing the seamless and effective delivery of medical aesthetic procedures. Dr Yuen’s areas of interests include: pigmentation, subtle and natural cosmetic enhancements for the Asian face, acne scarring, sensitive / troubled skin, non-invasive lipo-reduction, and treatment and reversal of the effects of the aging face.



The numerous awards and skincare products on display at Atlas Medical. One of which is Atlas’ in-house product, the Rose-2 Clinic Skin Care System, which is specially developed and formulated to dramatically improve the most visible signs of aging, and to tackle a variety of skin conditions including fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, dull skin, and uneven skin textures. These functional formulations work synergistically to deliver active ingredients that act in the cellular level of your skin, giving you optimum and ideal results. Click here for more information and products from the Rose-2 Clinic Skin Care System.



A thoughtful and comfortable makeup room in the clinic, which provides a conducive and private environment for you to put on/touch-up your makeup after your procedure, before you head out to face the world!


A pretty room like this naturally calls for a selfie! Which led me to analyse my facial features and wonder how they can be further enhanced so that I look better. Like most girls, I would like a smaller face, sharper jawline, higher and narrower nose, and better complexion (luminous skin like the Koreans)! But really, the wish-list is never ending because we are hardly satisfied with how we look. Aren’t I glad that help is on its way!


Wish: A more defined chin that evens out irregular bumps like what you see above on my side profile.


Wish: A narrower and higher nose bridge with a less bulbous nose tip.


Wish: A more V-shaped and hence smaller face, smoother face contours (jawline) and a more pronounced chin.

I can’t wait to be beautified and enjoy a transformed, prettier me with Dr Yuen’s skills and expertise, and Atlas’ wonderful services! I believe stronger (yet natural-looking) features and a more “3D” face will boost my confidence level, enhance my quality of life and of course, take even nicer pictures!

Quote “Melissa Jane” to enjoy Atlas Medical treatments and products at a discounted rate! :)


391B Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Tower B #24-08/10
Singapore 238874
Tel. : (65) 6556 0829
Fax : (65) 6734 9685

Official Website / Instagram / @AtlasMedicalClinic or

Medispa’s Website / Instagram / @AtlasMediSpa

Official Facebook Page

General Enquiries:

Opening Hours
Mon – Tues: 10:00am to 6.30pm
Wed: 10:00am to 8pm
Thurs – Fri: 10:00am to 8:30pm
Sat: 10:00am to 1.30pm
Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

Love, everyday. Till next time!
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Chez Vous: Beauty is Real.


Hello friends! What is your perception of “true beauty”? Today, we are slapped with images of beauty that are often digitally enhanced or are altogether unattainable. Models and celebrities present stereotypes of perfection in glossy magazines but the fact is, when you take away their make-up and fancy hairstyles, these same people actually look “ordinary”, normal like you and I! Chez Vous wants to liberate you from trying to live up to the unrealistic standards, and its time to start believing in #therealme.

Chez Vous is excited to launch their Beauty Is Real campaign, celebrating true beauty of real women.

As a leader in Singapore’s beauty salon industry, Chez Vous boldly stands firm on the social media stage against all things digital when it comes to beauty. The forward-thinking salon is tired of women being shackled by unrealistic standards of beauty in an impossible struggle to reach a fabled state of perfection.Chez Vous wants all women to discover their natural beauty and celebrate #chezvousbeautyisreal. The aim of its latest campaign, #chezvousbeautyisreal, is to liberate women from those unrealistic beauty standards and prove that beauty is attainable, tangible and empowering (#therealme).


Chez Vous’s vision has remained steadfast since its inception: to inspire possibilities, as well as provide 100% reliability and expertise through their accomplished hair maestros, to produce every customer’s true personality and glamour – in other words, keeping it all real. Because today’s digitised world now highlights beauty standards that most of the time are unrealistic – from body shapes to ageless faces and an infinite number of hair trends – Chez Vous, now more than ever, makes it a point to ensure that their approach is holistic, practical, real and always a pampering experience for its customers.

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Is the above image somewhat how you look like at home, with no makeup on, in home clothes and have your food and stuff strewn all over while you flip channels?

I can say it’s no different from me – sometimes I wake up feeling the worst. Or simply, absolutely plain. To “look good” takes effort and it’s really about discovering beauty through a series of positive transformations. Feeling confident recharges and empowers me and to achieve that fabulous look is a process, and a very real experience. Maybe I will even learn to love my flaws. An interesting fact is that sometimes your flaws is a form of beauty in the eyes of others.

In a witty and unapologetic fashion, Chez Vous has created a series of photos using an A-list model to capture how she would look like in real life settings vis-a-vis a fashion photography set. In doing so, Chez Vous would like to highlight that as beautiful a model as she is, she too cannot achieve the “perfect beauty standards” in reality; without all that digital enhancements, carefully-crafted poses, styling, make-up and hair.

More “reality” photos!

CHEZ VOUS Presents

High Fashion Model, Stripped.

hair: chez vous
styling: cary cheng
make-up: peter angel wanneck / school of make-up, using make up store
photography: corneylus tan
model: elena cheurina


reality yoga

reality sundeck

reality kitchen

And a totally different side of her after a makeover, styling and digital enhancements….

bed edit

yoga edit

sundeck edit

sofa edit

kitchen edit

A quick recap and juxtaposition: Remember, you don’t have to be a supermodel or top actress to look amazing!


What Is Your Secret to Feeling Beautiful?

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Open Call For Makeover Transformation For All Women in Singapore 

In an unprecedented move, on the 7th June 2015, Chez Vous offers every woman, regardless of age and race, the opportunity to experience a full makeover session when they visit Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City. Every customer is guaranteed no photoshopping and no digital enhancements, just pure pampering bliss. This will be a journey of positive transformation that is real and will hopefully change how women perceive true beauty. While there are no restrictions on the number of people entering the salon, the sessions will be subject to the availability of beauty consultants.


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For more information on CHEZ VOUS BEAUTY IS REAL CAMPAIGN, please click here.

#therealme #chezvousbeautyisreal

Love, everyday. Till next time!
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