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Taking a Break from Winter

Hello there!  I’m on holidays in sunny Queensland at the moment and having a terrific time. I’ll be back on Thursday, August 9th with a blog update on the holiday and some happy snaps to share. Image: My day at Moffat Beach on the…

August 6, 2012
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My Month on Instagram [June]

Here’s a round-up of my favourite Instagram happy snaps from the month of June.  You can follow me on Instagram at @madame_bonbon Image: My favourite images from Instagram.  Click on the image to visit my feed on Followgram Left to right, top to bottom:…

July 2, 2012
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A couple of months ago my friend, Tamsin and I were reading the Smaggle blog by the quirky Lady Smaggle. We came across her article on Bellabox – a company that provides giftboxed samples of quality beauty and skincare products. The products are personalised…

June 25, 2012
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Party Make-Up with Keiko Lynn

It’s winter here in Melbourne. The days are much shorter and at times can be dark and dreary. I think this calls for a splash of colour in the wardrobe and make-up bag. This is a colourful make-up look – hot lips in pink…

June 21, 2012
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Head Scarf Tutorial with Keiko Lynn

I have so many beautiful scarves in my wardrobe and I’m always trying to add them to my outfit somehow. This head scarf tie is such a great look and perfect for winter. Keiko Lynn has created a beautiful tutorial on how to achieve…

June 14, 2012
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Party Make-Up with Pixiwoo

I love to write all sorts of inspiring articles about party styling and decor.  After celebrating my birthday recently with a 1930’s Shanghai Jazz party theme, I thought it would be fun to share some valuable hair and make-up tips for the party hostess…

June 7, 2012
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Happy Two-Year Blogiversary!

Huzzah! It’s my two-year blogiversary today! I’m still quite new to the occasion, but I guess it’s like any anniversary… you celebrate the success of another year together.  So as the sun set over the city last night we popped the bubbly and raised…

March 29, 2012
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Madame Bonbon on Instagram

I’m well and truly hooked on Instagram.  I love taking photos and Instagram is a fast and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.  You simply snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look…

February 16, 2012
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Sushi and Chopstick Etiquette

I really like this illustrated guide on sushi etiquette. I found it on SwissMiss a few years ago.  Sushi bars are popular here in Australia and this guide is handy for anyone wishing to brush up on their sushi dining skills. I’ve also included…

January 10, 2012
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Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest Wines

Hooray! Today marks the first day of summer in Australia, so it seems only fitting to share the new range of light and fresh wines by Australian winemaker, Jacob’s Creek.  Let me introduce you to Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest.  As the name suggests, the…

December 1, 2011