In Chic Beauty: Spring Forth With Style Courtesy of Motions Hair Style & Create Collection

Versatile Foam Styling Lotion, Light Hold Working Spritz,
Light Styling Foam

Styling Options For Gorgeous Spring Hair.....


The "Effortless" Bob" 

Products: Motions Versatile Foam & Styling Lotion
What It Does: Wraps, Sets, Molds and Shapes
Snag The Look: After shampooing & conditioning, prepare to wrap the hair with the styling lotion. Use a wide-tooth comb and evenly distribute product through the hair. 


"Soft Ringlets"

Products: Motions Light Hold Working Spritz
What It Does: Provides flexible hold sans the sticky residue or flaking.
Snag The Look: Lightly mist hair before curling.



"Finger Waves"

Products: Motions Light Styling Foam
What It Does: Provides styling control for wet sets or dry styles.
Snag The Look: Massage the product into towel dried hair, prior to styling.



Motions Hair Products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug, and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as drugstore.com

Cheap & Chic Mother's Day Gift Guide Find: Essenza Luxury Hand Soap


One of my favorite reasons for blogging is the ability to share new products with my fiercely loyal readers (like you). With Mother's Day upon us, there's always the frantic race to snag Mom the perfect gift. I recently discovered the Essenza collection and my hands are literally tingling with excitement. As a busy mommy of two my hands practically live in water. Between laundry, cleaning and dishes, there's no escaping it! 

Essenza affords my hands the luxury of a spa sans the hefty price tag. I have my favorites (which I'll get to in a second) and have placed one in every bathroom in my house, the kitchen and the laundry room. Now back to Mom..... Treat her to a gift basket filled with a few or purchase the entire collection for an awesome surprise. 

Mango Agave
Each soap contains a blend of essential oils, shea butter and aloe. It leaves your skin feeling soft, touchable and moisturized. Scents include: Rosemary Mint, Pear Glace (favorite), South Pacific Waters, Mango Agave (favorite), French Lavender and Pomegranate Acai (favorite).

Essenza products retail for $3.99-$4.99 and can be purchased nationwide at Target, Walgreens and select Bed Bath & Beyond's.

In Chic Lifestyle News: Unilever Wants You To "Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine." For a Bright Future


Earth Day may have come and gone, but it's always chic to protect the environment. The Unilever family of brands are working towards a brighter future in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and The Ad Council. The "Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine." program is part of the Unilever Sustainability plan and aims to increase its positive social impact while reducing its environmental impact.

Why "Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine" :

  • The program is designed to educate people about recycling in the bathroom, inspire them to reimagine what empty bathroom products could become through recycling and ultimately make a small change that holds big potential to impact the environment.


Did You Know: Unilever makes and sells products under more than 1,000 brand names worldwide. Two billion people use them on any given day. Just a sampling of Unilever brands you're probably familiar with: Dove, Axe, Caress, Suave. St. Ives, Degree and Q-Tips.

  • With just a simple rinse and recycle your empty shampoo bottle can take on a new life and return as a hair brush, back pack or even a backyard play set.
  • Your daily bathroom products like shampoo, body wash and lotion bottles contribute to the nearly 29 billion tons of plastic sent to landfills each year.
  • 80% of men reported recycling their empty bathroom products versus 74% of women.
  • An average American has 8 products in their bathroom at any given time. Yet only 34% of Americans even bother to recycle them. This means 600 million plastic bottles are making their way to landfills each year.  



Enter The Sweepstakes:
  • Spread the word by sharing a photo of your bathroom empties being recycled with your fellow beautynistas on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Sweepstakes begins April 29, 2015 and ends on June 9, 2015
  • Daily Prizes and a Grand Prize $500 gift card
  • Entries must tag @UnileverUSA and include #ReimagineThat and #Sweeps to qualify
*Official Rules, Here.

Visit BrightFuture.Unilever.US to learn how you can bridge the gap in bathroom recycling.

This post is sponsored by Unilever. See our full disclosure on sponsored post at the footer of this blog. 

In Chic Beauty: Snag The Deets On Our Love Affair With Motions Enhance and Define Collection

With a bevy of hair care products on the market, it's always refreshing when a trusted brand can whisk in and literally save the day. Recently we gushed about the new changes over at Motions. The brand recently unveiled a myriad of changes, including; new formulas,sassy new packaging and a few new collections.

As a hair extension diva, it's always important to keep my natural tresses healthy and nourished. The collection afforded me the opportunity to not only experiment with a new product but delivered impressive results. The Enhance and Define Collection  is specially formulated with natural ingredients such as; Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Argan oil, Keratin and Avocado Oil. Each unique ingredient absorbs instantly in the hair and moisturizes without weighing the hair down.  

Heat Styled Leave-In Conditioner, Smoothing Conditioner
Moisturizing Cleanser, Versatile Texture Defining Cream

Heat Styled Straight Finish Sealer, Radiating Hair Gloss

My Personal Faves From The Collection:
  • Heat Styled Straight Finish Leave-In Conditioner: It loosens tangles and provides instant moisture to your  tresses.
  • Radiating Hair Gloss: After a harrowing Winter season on your hair, it's imperative to Spring forward with brilliant photo-ready tresses. The gloss is light weight, infused with shea butter and Argan oil. A few pumps in the palm of your hand is all it takes for a subtle gloss and luminous shine.
  • Straight Finish Sealer: This is a must-have for protecting your hair prior to heat styling. The heat straightening elixir contains Keratin protein and Almond Oil. It acts as nourishing sealant that also controls and tames frizz.
Motions Hair Products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug, and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as drugstore.com

In Chic Beauty News: blendSMART™ Rotating Makeup Brush System for Doll 10 Beauty Debuts on QVC






WHO: blendSMART™ Rotating Makeup Brush System for Doll 10 Beauty

WHAT: The countdown to 9 pm begins – tune into QVC as we launch the blendSMART™ Rotating Makeup Brush System for Doll 10 Beauty tonight!                                                                                                                             

WHERE: QVC, the QVC apps and QVC.com while supplies last

WHEN: April 28, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET


THE DEETS: Sleek and ergonomically designed, the Doll 10 Beauty blendSMART™ Brush rotates 360 degrees to delivery 190 revolutions per minute while offering maximum comfort and control to provide even and natural-looking coverage. Beginners and professional artists alike can now get their hands on the blendSMART™ Brush to perfect their makeup routine and achieve impeccable results!

Motions Hair Care Unveils Some Beautiful Changes With a New Makeover

Out With The Old & In With The New......

Motions Hair Care has recently unveiled a complete new makeover of the beloved brand. With five new products added to the existing collection, Motions has revamped some favorite formulas and even upgraded the signature purple and gold packaging.

The fresh and modern look combined with dynamic innovation and natural ingredients allows you to achieve flawless styles without compromising the health of your hair. 



The Treat & Repair Collection: Infused with Amla, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E specially formulated for color treated hair. The collection helps to strengthen and repair tresses from the root to the tip.

  • Color Care Sulfate Free Cleanser
  • Color Care Dual Treatment Conditioner
  • Color Care Deep Moisture Mask

The Deep Moisture Mask is a must-have for color treated hair. It provides an excellent deep conditioning without weighing down the hair. After shampooing I slathered the masque on and put on a plastic cap for about 25 minutes. The results were AMAZING! My hair was vibrant and soft after the  first use.

Motions Hair Products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug, and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as drugstore.com

Chic Beauty Giveaway: Celebrate Earth Day with derma e Natural Skin Care Products




Earth Day is  April 22nd and we've partnered with derma e for a fabulous Earth Day Giveaway.

Why derma e: 

derma e belIieves in healthier skin, a healthier environment and a healthier world.

As an award-winning leader in natural skin care, derma e products are 100% vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free.



derma e Giveaway Pack

In honor of Earth Day we want our amazing readers (like you) to celebrate your natural beauty with a chance to win a prize pack courtesy of derma e.


  • derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Cleanser
  • derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub 
  • derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Crème
  • derma e Hydrating Eye Crème
  • derma e Hydrating Mist


How To Win: To enter, shoot an email to treschicstyle@gmail.com and tell me What You Love About Being YOU? 

The subject line should read "derma e Earth Day Giveaway." The contest ends at 12am (EST) on Wednesday April 22, 2015.  Contest is open to U.S. readers only.

Snag additional Chances to Win:


Chic Beauty Bite: Lite it Up & Lengthen Lashes With Dakota Vox Lighted Mascara

$12.99, Beauty 9
Hearts be still...... A mascara that actually lights up!

Those fabulous minds at Dakota Vox heard our cries about applying make up in the car and have come to our beauty rescues. Whether it's a night out on the town or a special evening event, how many times have you used your car visor mirror for a last minute make up check-up? Guilty

Dakota Vox has made it simple with an LED light and a signature formula that glides across lashes without clumping or fading.

Product Details:

  • Packaged in a lighted case with a mirror
  • Simply press the button to turn the LED light on/off
  • Rich Black Pigment
  • Flake Free
  • Silicone brush that even coats lashes minus the clumping

Snag yours, here.

In Chic Grammy Fashion: Snag The Look For Less

Awards season leaves us all swooning for the gorgeous frocks donned by our favorite celebrities on the red carpet. This year The Grammy's delivered a bevy of sassy and oh so sexy looks. We have selected our two absolute favorites to assist you in "Snagging The Look"

There's a new Nicki Minaj in town and we like her. The rap starlet has abandoned her bubble gum hued wigs and bootylicious garments for a refined look that garners much applause. Nicki opted for a sultry look in all black Tom Ford. The gown draped her body perfectly and left her on the "Best Dressed" list of the night. 

Although I'm still on the fence with Beyonce's rendition of "Precious Lord" *insert eye roll here* , I will give her stylist Ty credit for knocking it out the park again with the glamorous Proenza Shouler gown. The mermaid style was flattering and the perfect sprinkle of sexy.

Take a look below... And Snag The Look!



"Ford" Backless Plunging Neckline Gown
Price: $73.00
Tres Chic Boutique
"Madison" Backless Mermaid Gown
Price: $62
Tres Chic Boutique

Chic Beauty Bite: Spring Is All About The Crimson Lip


There's a chic beauty trend going on and it has pouts around the world looking all kinds of stunning and rich. While we still adore our soft nudes and pastel pinks, there is just something about a sultry red lip that has the power to instantly pull your look together.

Simple Steps To Achieve The Perfect Red Pout:

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick and Lip Pencil
  1. Prep and prime your lips with your favorite moisturizer. I adore Jack Black (Yes, the men's brand), it has become my instant quick fix when I am battling the sun and dry air in Nevada.
  2.  Think of lip liner as your lipstick "BFF" . Sure you can rock it solo but isn't everything better with friends? Use light strokes as you define your actual lip line. You can even smudge a bit in the center for stying power with your actual lipstick.
  3.  Conceal! Use your concealer brush and just dab a bit on your lips as you prepare your canvass. A makeup artist even showed me a trick where you can apply concealer above and below your lip line for a finished look.
  4.  Apply using your lip brush. It gives you better control when slathering on your color. Begin in the corners and work your ways inward.

Lastly, take a rolled kleenex tissue and swish through your lips once to ensure there aren't any traces left on your pearly whites.



Chic Calendar Alert: ArtLive! Event Benefitting Las Vegas Fashion Council



The artLIVE! event will be a creative collaboration between the Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) and The Modern Art Museum. The event is intended to raise awareness and funds for both the LFVC and The Modern by offering a night of fashion and various artistic presentations. artLIVE! will include a silent and live auction, raffle, interactive presentations, fashion and art competitions, creative photo opportunities and refreshments. 

An awards presentation will honor Art Visionary Tim Bavington and Fashion Visionary Zappos.com.
artLIVE! will also feature the “Madison” Mannequins, a signature art presentation of one-of-a-kind pieces created by various local artists. 

Mannequins will be sponsored by corporations, foundations or individuals, and will be prominently displayed throughout Las Vegas prior to and following the January 2015 event. All pieces will be auctioned off during the artLIVE! event.

When:
1.29.2015 @ 6:00pm
Where:
The Smith Center For Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Ave 
Las Vegas NV 89106 map




Fresh & Easy Makes Some FRESH Changes in Las Vegas


It's the holiday season and those fabulous minds over at Fresh & Easy have been playing "Santa" all over the Vegas Valley. In addition to a newly transformed market, they've delivered a bevy of new offerings that leave us all swooning.... Yes, I said SWOON!

Feeling at home.....

With a totally FRESH look, complimentary wi-fi, juice bar, pizza station and microwaves I'd say Fresh & Easy has become the newest favorite kid on the block. For the past few weeks, Fresh & Easy has been celebrating the Grand Re-Openings in and around the Valley. The buzz and excitement has taken Twitter by storm and Vegas residents everywhere are dancing with glee.

The supermarket landscape has changed so much since shopping with my own mother as little girl in Brooklyn.  
Grocery shopping is now a culinary experience that has transcended to a international excursion into the greatest kitchens across the globe. No doubt, the arrival of "destination" grocery retailers to the likes of Whole Foods and Trader Joe's has changed the entire universe of grocery shopping forever.  This ain't definitely your grandmother's Piggly Wiggly!

This brings us to the Cinderella of our story; Fresh & Easy.  In this version of the fairy tale, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are playing the role of the evil stepsisters to the California based nascent grocery chain with a dominant footprint in my hometown of Las Vegas.  

Well it looks like Fresh & Easy has a fairy godmother who has seemed to wave her wand and magically transform my neighborhood Fresh & Easy into something even the staunchest Whole Foods/Trader Joe loyalist is forced to give a serious second look.  I know the aforementioned to be true because I watched my local Fresh & Easy on Silverado Ranch be reinvented, right before my ver eyes...without ever once closing the store during the entire remodel process.


New Features Include:

A “fresh to go” hot food bar, featuring made-to-order sandwiches, fire-oven pizzas and hot soups.

A revamped product selection, including a broader assortment of fresh foods; a coffee, espresso and tea bar; a smoothie machine; a self-serve beverage bar featuring draft sodas, freshly pressed orange juice and kombucha; a homeopathic and natural-remedies section, with a health kiosk; and a natural baby selection.

Holiday Dining Made Simple, The Fresh & Easy way.....

This ingenious idea has taken the guess work and prep time out your holiday dining. With a bevy of delectable sides like cranberry stuffing, marshmallow candied yams and green been casserole..... Trust me, they'll be absolutely no complaining from you or your guest on Christmas day. 

 


So here's the skinny. Pun intended.  First of all the new Fresh & Easy looks and feels every bit of a destination grocer.  From the free WiFi and open air seating for guests to stay and play, to the fresh 2 go bistro/cafe culinary offerings, this place is designed to make your milk and eggs run to the grocery store feel more like a trip to your local Starbucks...right down to the artisan brewed coffee selections, freshly squeezed orange juice and hand crafted soda on tap.  

Fresh & Easy still showcases its staple discounted markdown specials of ready to go prepared dishes, but has taken this brand hallmark to the next level with piping hot pizzas, hearty soups and salad offerings that would make even a carnivore rethink their lives.  Fresh bakery, locally grown organic fruits and vegetables and some of the best cuts of meats that can be found without an old school butcher, Fresh & Easy is definitely making a mark that won't easily be erased.

But of course with any rebranding there will be a few hiccups along the way. First and foremost, it would be the necessity to retrain a team of associates at Fresh & Easy to be more of a culinary consultant, and less of a cashier/stockboy.  

This is the wheel well of Whole Food and Trader Joe's success.  If you need to know how many ways to prepare kale, then the new Fresh & Easy associate must be at the ready with this new information to share with the customer.  As far as store layout, I will give Fresh & Easy a pass on certain design choices, as space is a challenge, especially in the smaller square footage locations like Silverado Ranch.  

Lets just hope that new Fresh & Easy locations will factor in an increase in square footage.  My final observation was the lack of 24 hot food offerings like pizza and soup.   Las Vegas is a 24 hour town and Fresh & Easy is a 24 hour store.  It only makes sense that all food offerings be available 24 hours.


To locate your nearest Fresh & Easy: www.freshandeasy.com




Chic Invite: Tres Chic Style Holiday Shopping & Gift Guide Tweet Up


It's that magical time of the year where we get to share in the joys of the holiday season. Whether we're gathering with friends, frolicking by the fire or heading to the mall in search of the hautest gift finds for our loved ones. Holiday delivers a bevy of activities and shopping just happens to be on the top of the list. 

I'm hosting a special tweet up for my fabulous readers, like you. I'll share some amazing tips on snagging the best deals and steals for the season. From online shopping to your favorite department store adventures, we have you covered with some top secrets you'll sure to love.

Tweet Up Details: 
Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 6:00pmEST/9:00pmPT

Tweet in for holiday shopping tips, style advice, gifting tips & a few surprises. 


In Chic Beauty: Obsessing Over My New Hair Affair With Madison Reed



If you're a frequent reader of this little outlet of mine, you're quite familiar with my fascination with all things fabulous..... From clothing, accessories to hair, lifestyle finds, tech finds... well you get it! My latest obsession has upped the ante on my search for all things chic & fab when it comes to at-home hair care.

For years we've watched our mothers (at least I did) experiment with DIY hair dyes and coloring. I use the term "experiment", because depending on the day you'd never really know what the end result would be. After watching "orange ears" (a bi-product of crimson dyes) and a streak of black lingering on the forehead I swore off those messy, confusing kits.

Until........


Recently I was afforded the opportunity to review Madison Reed and decided to give the color a whirl (with fingers crossed of course).

What Sold Me: 
  • Free of harsh chemicals
  • Ammonia Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Gentle on my hair
  • Infused with Argan Oil and Keratin
  • Convenient scheduled delivery
  • Affordability
In addition to salon quality color at home, Madison Reed is convenient and super easy to use. To get started you use the "Color Advisor" tool. Here you'll partake in a lil' email chit-chat with your Madison Reed Colorist. Email a selfie that'll allow them select the perfect hue for your skin tone and current hair color. It;s as simple as the click of your mouse.

My colorist recommended Positano Black . The rich shade was black with hints of deep cool brown.



The Result:

My tired dull chemically treated tresses received a needed boost. Madison Reed delivered a vibrant, healthy result. There wasn't a mess to clean up afterwards and my hands were stain free. And that horrid ammonia smell was non-existent. *Hallelujah*.

With 32 shades to choose from, you're bound to find your perfect match. Did I mention how simple and easy the application was? Each kit comes complete with detailed instructions to deliver your new fabulous look with ease. 

Madison Reed also has scheduled delivery where you can choose to have a new kit delivered every 3-10 weeks. This cuts out the guesswork, drugstore runs or pricey salon appointments.

Still not convinced? 
See for yourself....... Use this link and the special code BETTERCOLOR for 50% off your first box. How's that for a fabulous deal?

And it's all backed by a 100% money-back guarantee.

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Madison Reed, the revolutionary new hair color that's better for your hair. Click here to learn more about Madison Reed.

In 2014 Soul Train Awards News: Missy Elliot, Lil' Kim and The Brat Reunite on Stage for "Ladie's Night"



BET and Centric announced Monday, that an epic reunion will.be taking place at the 2014 Soul Train Awards taping on November 7th at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Missy Elliot,  Lil' Kim and The Brat will take center stage in a tribute to "Legend Award" recipients Kool and the Gang.  The trio along with Angie Martinez and Left Eye of TLC recorded  "Not Tonight", the popular 1997 cover of Kool and the Gang's "Ladie's Night".

Wendy Williams will host the awards show to be broadcast on BET and Centric on November 30th.

Stay tuned for Soul Train Awards updates and follow Très Chic Style on Twitter & Instagram for the latest news and up-to-minute deets from the 2014 Soul Train Awards red carpet.


Editor's Note..... From the Desk of Trés Chic Style Editor & Founder, Kishana L. Holland-Johnson


Greetings Fashionistas, 

As we usher in a new season of fabulous and a bevy of new and exciting experiences, I wanted to take this moment to extend my sincere appreciation to each of you for your unwavering support of the Très Chic Style brand. Since 2007, I have strived to deliver the best in fashion, beauty and lifetsyle news. 

This October we celeberated seven years and I am beyond ecstatic at our progress over the years. Fron televison, a retail brick & mortar, to special events and 4my baby,  The Tres Chic Foundation..... Blogging has truly been a Blessing in my life! 

This little outlet that started as a hobby has transformed itself into a viable media brand. This success would not be possible without the support of AMAZING readers like you!

As we embark on a new season of possibilities,  we thank you, love you and look forward to a fabulous and fashionable new beginning.  

XOXO,
Shana



In Chic Holiday News: Fab Halloween Tips for the Fashionista

It's that spooky time of year when we get to play, raid our closets for costume inspiration and oodles and oodles of candy.

Halloween isn't just for the kiddos and doesn't require you to break the bank either.  I've compiled a few chic worthy tips to get you out for the frightful evening in style.

-Think haute couture.... sassy cocktail dress, a boa and a mask can turn your Halloween into quite the sultry affair.

-Accessories are your BFF...... Go big or go home with all your faves. Opt for pearls, beads, rhinestones or get creative and design your own unique accessories.

-High Fashion Meets Couture.... Whether you're chanelling Lady Gaga or a runway model, up the ante on the drama! A long black gown, adorned with a fashionable oversized hat/fascinator could make or break your look... for the better!

-Have Fun.... Halloween should never become a stressful time. It's that one night you get to be naughty and let your alter-ego take center stage. So go for it!



In Chic Vegas News: The 2014 Soul Train Awards Pulls Into Las Vegas at The Orleans Arena



EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Centric Soul Train Weekend Kick-Off Reception

Celebrity hosted party that will officially open the Centric Soul Train Weekend with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and celebrity meet and greets

Time: 7PM – 9PM


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Centric Red Carpet & Pre-Show

Access to the Soul Train Awards Pre Show to sip champagne, have a red carpet photo experience, and enjoy prime views of the red carpet
Time: 4PM - 6PM




Centric Presents: The 2014 Soul Train Awards

Time: 7PM - 10PM


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Centric Comedy All Stars

This is a star-studded comedy event that brings together today’s top comedians for an evening of laughter and fun
Time: 7PM – 9PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Centric Presents: The Soul Train Review

This live musical event will feature Kool and the Gang 
Time: 7PM and 10PM


Purchase Tickets, Here.



In Chic Vegas News: Chapel Of The Flowers Offering FREE Weddings



The Chapel of the Flowers on the Las Vegas Strip is celebrating marriage equality in the state of Nevada by donating 100 free weddings for both same-sex and opposite sex couples starting at 7 a.m. Oct. 19.

Couples can select from one of the many beautiful chapels to exchange their vows. The free wedding packages include the venue, a wedding coordinator, $50 credit towards flowers, nine 4x6 and two 8x10 photographs, wedding music, live online broadcasting, and a unity candle.
The total value of the donated weddings is $40,000.

"We believe marriage is much more than a human rights issue," said Robb Greer, Wedding Officiant at Chapel of the Flowers. "This is a celebration of legislation but more importantly a personal celebration between two people who can now legally marry. Chapel of the Flowers has been at the forefront of marriage equality, and everyone who works here is on board and elated to give all couples a beautiful wedding ceremony."

The Victorian and Magnolia chapels seat 20 to 30 guests; La Capella Chapel seats 70 guests; and the one-of-a-kind Glass Garden seats 70 guests.
Chapel of the Flowers was founded in the 1950s and is full-service wedding venue.

Couples should contact Chapel of the Flowers and book as soon as possible. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. A $50 deposit will be required but it will be refunded upon arrival.

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