10 ways to style short hair

Arizona Muse Daphne Groeneveld Self Service Magazine Issue 35

The weekend is coming!! Here’s a fun inspirational video on 10 different ways to style short hair.

No more fears about being stuck with the same style even if you have your hair chopped short. Enjoy! :)

{B&W image from Self Service Magazine}

Fashion steps out!

It’s the start to the fashion season in Singapore and what better way to kick it off than having 150 models walk down a 600m-long strip of road at the Orchard Fashion Runway!

Was asked to help out with make-up for some of the brands and boy was I excited! A lot of media photos show what went on during the walk but here are some of the behind-the-scenes photos from inside the tent itself. Enjoy!


2pm. The calm before the storm as we set up to start working on make up.


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Samples keep getting better

I love receiving packages in the mail. And I love receiving deluxe samples. So it’s definitely no surprise that I love BellaBox and the goodies they send over each month and they just keep getting better! :)

bellabox deluxe samples february

Now to look at what came in this month:


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Dry shampoo rocks

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to fall asleep without cleanly washed hair (yes, I guess I was quite a grimy kid). But now my ability to live with my greasy roots and flat hair the day after has been tested again!

Just went for a minor operation which required stitches on my scalp and in preparation, I finally got myself some dry shampoo that I’ve been meaning to try but never felt the need for since I wash my hair everyday.

Introducing my new found friend – Volumnizing Dry Shampoo Spray by Oscar Blandi.

This dry shampoo spray is lemony and smells uber fresh. It doesn’t leave white residue like some other dry shampoos, which is awesome since my hair is dark.

It definitely gets rid of the greasiness and leaves your hair feeling fresh. A very good alternative if you don’t have time to wash your hair/ need a quick pick-me-up mid day/ need to use as prep for certain hairstyles/ want to refresh yourself after overnight traveling. Or if like me, you have to keep certain areas of your head dry post-surgery. Just point and spray! :)

p/s for those in Singapore, you can find this at Sephora – S$19 for a 1.4oz bottle.

Make up for TV dramas

A few months ago I had the opportunity of doing make up for two episodes of a Channel 5 TV series called ‘In Cold Blood’. And boy is there a world of difference on set for photoshoots and drama TV!

For TV, the fans and air-conditioning is often turned off and temperatures soar when crammed into a tiny room with intense emotions or when standing in our crazy afternoon sun. So out comes the tissue and powder ever so often to ward off sweat and shine!

Furthermore, everything needs to be dead quiet and still during filming which leads to a whole bunch of people trying to stay out of the way and not cast shadows, but keeping close enough on standby in case anything else is needed when the director yells “cut!”

Scene changes are fast and furious and hair and makeup have to change equally quickly to match the character and script. This and the shoot often lasts way more than 12 hours at a go (and filming for these episodes was two days in a row). Talk about intense!

The fun thing though is that you get to see the story unravel before your eyes so it’s like watching a play live (in disjointed parts. and on repeat). It’s also great to build different dimensions of a character with hair and makeup compared to beauty or fashion looks for photo shoots.

Sharing the end-credits here and kudos to the great team that made this show awesome!