Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A product review- Adore Me Lingerie Set!

Last week, I received a beautiful lingerie set from the nice people from Adore Me for a product review. Have you heard of this new trendy lingerie club? Adore Me is a subscription based eCommerce website that offers women a unique shopping experience with a personalized selection of lingerie, picked by professional stylists each month. Better still, their price is absolutely a steal at only $39.95 per lingerie set with free shipping and free exchanges. How fabulous is that? Adore Me also has a fun rewards program, you may check out the details here.

Let's take a look at what my lovely lingerie set looks like. (The beautiful lingerie model below is obviously not me) :)

The gorgeous lacy details.

What I love about this lingerie set is how wonderful they look, how luxurious they feel on my skin and how fitting they are. I have worn a lot of bras, they all feel comfortable but none of them feel as satiny soft as this bra. The beautiful embroidery is another favorite detail of mine. Its lacy design is subtle yet make me feels very feminine and sexy inside. Made with nylon and spandex, it has smooth cups and nice stitching. Overall, it is a well-made, great quality and versatile lingerie set that I can wear everyday underneath my clothing without getting noticed. Isn't that what a fabulous lingerie should be? I love it so much I wore it the next day I received it!*

*I received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are my own.

Adore Me has a very gorgeous collection of lingerie sets and below are some of my favorites. 

Aren't they pretty? Which one is your favorite? For lingerie designs, I prefer those with simpler lines and subtle, lovely details. What about you? Do you prefer sexier and bolder lingerie designs? Adore Me has lot of other sexier numbers so you might want to check them out yourself. By the way, Adore Me is offering 20% off your first order on every style, just use code: ADOREME20 during checkout. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

And the winner of the giveaway is ..........

I am glad to announce the winner of the recent giveaway brought to you by Finishing Touch Interiors: The Boutique

I used to draw a winner and here it is. The lucky winner who will receive a pretty pillow (your  choice of either #1 or #2 below) from Finishing Touch Interiors: The Boutique is

#1: Small Stripey Tea Cups Cushion

#2: Small Linen Union Jack Cushion 

Shelley Gajus.

Congratulations, Shelley. Thanks to everyone who entered. There will be more fabulous giveaways to be won in the near future. So, stop by regularly. Have a beautiful day, my lovelies!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Home feature- Elizabeth from Haute Indoor Couture!

Today, I will be featuring the gorgeous home of blogger and incredibly talented interior designer, Elizabeth from Haute Indoor Couture that she shares with her hubby and her yellow Labrador Retriever, Henry. The first time I saw her home, I was truly wowed and inspired. Although decorated in a mostly neutral palette, her home is a visual treat for me (most of you know I am a big fan of color so her home says a lot). With a mix of highs and lows, new and old, refined and rustic furnishings and an array of well chosen pieces resulting in a home that exudes sophistication, warmth and character. From the interiors, you would never have guessed it is a two-bedroom rental apartment because she has put so much love and thoughts into it. Let's take a look at her lovely home now.

Living Room

Dining Room

Master Bedroom

Henry's Room

Don't you just love Elizabeth's sophisticated, eclectic chic home? Which is your favorite room? Any favorite elements? My favorite element has to be the way she styled all her gorgeous vignettes. I believe that people who can style anything effortlessly and beautifully always make the best designers, don't you think?

Update: I googled around and found the CC lamps here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Guest feature at Interior Design Musings!

I am honored to be a guest feature at Mandi's wonderful blog, Interior Design Musings today. I have been following her blog for quite a while. In her lovely blog, you will find fabulous DIYs projects, inspiring interiors and gorgeous interiors projects that she helped her clients designed such as this and this. Seriously you should hop over to check out her fantastic blog when you get a chance!

Currently, Mandi has started this wonderful new series, "Top Seven Favorites For Spring" where she invited 7 bloggers to share their 7 favorites for everyday of the week.

Here is a sneak peek of my favorite decor for spring: Top Seven For Spring Series: Jessie of Mix And Chic

Don't forget to check out my feature! See you there! Thanks Mandi for having me over!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A client's living room project update!

Remember the online room design giveaway I did during the Christmas holiday last year? One of the winners, Tara from The Silver Lining needed help pulling her living room together. You may read about our collaboration here. She has sent me some pictures of her new purchases and makeover progress.

Here's the picture of her living room when we first started:

Tara wishes to spend as little as possible on this makeover so the pieces I recommended are all budget friendly.

Here's the moodboard I created for her fireplace/ entertainment area:

Tara loves a neutral palette but she is ready to inject some fun colors into the new design. Her walls were just recently painted (refer to the pictures below for actual color) so the wall color has to stay. The same goes to her sofa, curtains and ottoman. She has been looking for a rug for her living room so I send her a list of rugs I think would work in her space.  The area rug will be the starting point for our accent colors in the room. We ended up selecting the Moroccan trellis rug. 

As luck would have it, I found a great 7' 10" x 10' 10" chevron rug for $108 (after a 50% discount) and a few discounted rug from here (update: you can get the rug here, they are having a 50% off discount again:
It isn't made of wool and it is quite thin but for the price and size, it's a good buy. Oh, don't forget to read the reviews, too). I emailed Tara again so she can considered them as well. Guess what? She bought the chevron rug and is thrilled with her purchase. Here is what the rug looks like in her living area.

I really like how the modern chevron rug broke up all the neutral furniture and beige floor in the space. It truly creates a wonderful visual interest with the zig zag pattern. You may read about the details here on Tara's blog.

Tara also bought the four bookcases I suggested and painted the back of the bookcases a beautiful dark blue. I suggested adding a stylish greek key shelf paper on the back of the bookcases or simply painting them a similar color picked up from the rug. Either options, they will still look great, in my opinion. Here is the bookcases, all painted with shelves installed. They look so perfect with the rug, aren't they?

But alas, with all things design related, mishaps happened. The two bookcases on the other side of the fireplace don't fit! Two inches is all it takes for them to fit, what a bummer!

Fortunately, Tara has came up with a solution for her bookcases. You can read about it here.

Oh, Tara also emailed me her new stylish table lamp picture a while ago. The table lamps will be placed on her console table. I think the color and pattern looks great with the new chevron rug and the painted bookcases. What do you think?

Now Tara is looking for some new pillows for her sofa and mirrors for her console table. I can't wait to see everything in its place. I am so excited about this makeover! I will continue to update this makeover project in the future, so stay tuned.

If you need help decorating your home, please click here for further information regarding my design services. Don't forget the promotional 50% discount is still available. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com for details.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Giveaway- Pillow by Finishing Touch Interiors: The Boutique!

Another great giveaway today, my lovely readers. This time it's brought to you by Finishing Touch Interiors: The Boutique!

Finishing Touch Interiors: The Boutique offers a lovely range of homeware products. In this charming boutique, you will find shabby chic and vintage inspired goodies for the home from kids cooking sets, beautiful hand stitched kitchenware, linen cushions to bath accessories and more!

Below are some of wonderful items available from the boutique.

Sarah, the boutique owner from Finishing Touch Interiors decided to offer one of Mix And Chic readers an opportunity to win one of her beautiful pillows. The winner may pick their favorite pillow out of the two selections below:

#1 (front)

#1 (back)

#2 (front)

#2 (back)

How wonderful are these pillows? You can get four different looks out of these two pillows! 

To enter:

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide, yay for international giveaways! 

1. Be a follower of Mix And Chic blog via Google Friend Connect. Visit Finishing Touch Interiors: The Boutique and let me know the name of your favorite item (basic required entry). Leave a comment. 

For additional entries (an extra entry for each of the following):

2. 'Like' Mix And Chic on Facebook and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

3. 'Like' Finishing Touch Interiors on Facebook and leave a separate comment.

4. 'Follow' Mix And Chic on Twitter and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

5 'Follow' Finishing Touch Interiors on Twitter and leave a separate comment.

6. 'Follow' Mix And Chic on Pinterest and leave a separate comment.

7. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

8. Tweet about this giveaway (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

9. Blog about this giveaway (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

10. Bonus question: Let me know which pillow (the name of the pillow) you would pick if you win and leave a separate comment.

There is a total of 10 chances to win for everyone! So hurry, don't miss this opportunity!

The last day for entries is March 21, 2012. The winner will be chosen by and announced on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Good luck, everyone!