April 25, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress Stick On Nails

I decided to try Kiss Nail Dress Stick On Nails and see how they compared to Sally Hansen.I have seen them in the magazines and have always wanted to try. Unfortunately, there was no comparison. I loved the design and the application was just as easy but they were not as smooth or easy to stay on. I would have to grade these stick-on nails a D. 
They come with the same tools as Sally Hansen such as the nail file.
Simply apply the stick on and press.
Next file off the end.
All done!
As you can see here. it is already starting to peel off!

April 22, 2012

Dresscode Boston

Last night I attended the DressCode Boston Spring Men's Fashion Showcase at the Intercontinental Hotel's RumBa bar! The host was Mr. Jeff Lahens himself. How did I get there? Well, everyone invited was offered a free ride with Über. It's a car service that literally picks you up in minutes....way faster than a cab! My ride came in two minutes. My door was opened for me and I was ushered in style to the show. Thank you Über and Jeff!

The show was fabulous. Brands featured were Stel’s, Drinkwater’s Cambridge, Uniform Boston and Balland Buck.

Forever 21 Dress, Lauren Conrad Blazer, Velle Bag, Steve Madden Pumps
I really like this photo taken by @hoggerandco

April 20, 2012

Second Time Around Giveaway!

Consignment shopping has always been eco-friendly, and this year Second Time Around is celebrating Earth Day with a social media giveaway. From April 2nd through April 22nd, STA will be collecting entries for a chance to win a Kelly green Tory Burch “Nico” leather tote. To enter, enter your email address on the STA website or official Facebook page. Then “Like” the brand on Facebook and share the contest with their friends to earn additional entries. Who wouldn’t love a free Tory Burch tote?

In addition to the giveaway, STA has created Eco-Chic Week on its blog and Pinterest page in honor of Earth Day. From April 16th through April 22nd, Second Time Around will blog and pin content on stylish ways to go green. Eco-Chic Week will culminate with an Earth Day sale at all STA stores, where new arrivals will be 20% off.

Win Tickets to StyleFixx!

I am proud to announce that once again, I have partnered up with StyleFixxStyleFixx is a fabulous nightlife and shopping event targeting cosmopolitan women ages 21 and up featuring the latest in fashion, beauty and accessories.  In addition to great shopping from emerging Boston designers, guests indulge in complimentary cocktails, free spa treatments, and our legendary StyleFixx Swag Bags filled with goodies!

The Spring event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th at the Boston Center for the Arts from 5pm-10pm.
BOSTON  Evening Highlights:

  • Meet independent designers and shop their Spring 2012 lines!
  • Score a famous STYLEFIXX Swag Bag Tote® stuffed with goodies!
  • Shop emerging boutiques: Mahi gold, Caryn’s Corner and Cimber Designs!
  • Enjoy complimentary hair treatments by Dellaria Salons!
  • Relax with beauty treatments, and makeovers by Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup!
  • Sample Finale Desserts & Haru Sushi ! 
·         StyleFixx is proud to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure 

I am giving away 7 VIP tickets worth $30 and includes VIP event access, complimentary cocktails, and swag bag totes stuffed with amazing beauty products and samples! TO ENTER: Leave a comment on why you deserve to go to StyleFixx and tweet @bostonstylista @StyleFixxEvents with your answer!

April 16, 2012

By Invitation Only: Gilt City

This Sunday was the fabulous Gilt City Celebration of it's co-founders, Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson's new book, By Invitation Only, at the W Hotel Boston. So many of the city's women showed up to hear these brilliant ladies speak on their new endeavor and what started it all. I had the opportunity to chat with Alexis and Alexandra as well.

Sarah: What does it feel like being back in Boston?

A & A: We love Boston. It all started here. We met in Boston. What started back then in university and graduate days, chatting about things we want to do, to how many years later, resulted in Gilt Groupe.

Sarah: Do you think Twitter has an impact on sales?

A&A: Well, Twitter without a doubt has played a big part in our sales and the word of mouth that has spread excitement around our sales. Everyday at Noon EST , you hit #GILT and you watch the explosion in conversion around items. We also do customer service @GiltSupport

Blazer, Stars and Stripes; Dress, Lauren Conrad Collection; Shoes, Coconut; Bag, Velle

April 11, 2012

Win a Fabulous Dinner

Chef Wheeler del Torro, known as the mastermind behind the vegan ice creamery 3 Scoops in Brighton and host of pop-up restaurants all over the globe and former Momofuku Chef Tim Maslow, now at Strip T’s, are hosting a fabulous pop-up dinner party called Barrio. The dinner will be held on April 26th at an undisclosed location that will be revealed the night before.

I have partnered up with this amazing event to give away two tickets worth $250 for one lucky reader. All you have to do is tweet what you would wear to the pop-up dinner to @bostonstylista and @kitchntable. Additional entries are leaving a comment on Sarah McManus Styling's Facebook! Good luck. Winner will be chosen on April 20th!

Tiffany and Co. Blue: A Story

See that famous blue box! I bet you do not know where the color originated from? To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Tiffany & Co., let's see where the infamous color comes from. Back in 1845, the color known as “Tiffany Blue” was selected by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for the cover of Blue Book, Tiffany’s annual collection of exquisitely handcrafted jewels. Tiffany Blue, which may have been chosen because of the popularity of the turquoise gemstone in 19th-centruy jewelry, was later adopted for use on Tiffany shopping bags, as well as in advertising and other promotional materials.
Also, to celebrate the 175th anniversary, Tiffany & Co. has created a new metal, the new RUBEDO™ metal, a new jeweler’s metal that is the first such creation in Tiffany’s history and takes its place among the most beautiful metals in the world. This new metal marries the richness of gold, the brilliance of silver and the warmth of copper. RUBEDO is entering Boston-area Tiffany stores this month, a prefect new spring accessory!

Thank you Tiffany and Co. for the wonderful gift which I will definitely use!

April 5, 2012

A New Tote: Badgley Mischka

As I mentioned, I attended the preview of the Gilt City Boston sale last week and this is another piece I was lucky to pick up. Perfect for Spring, this Badgley Mischka Mark +James bag is all I need to get me through this season. With it's crisp white color and roomy size, I knew I had to have it. It was put out at the last minute and I quickly scooped it up for the cool price of $59! It retailed at $395. 
Here it is in black on Bluefly on sale! Find it here.

The Moustache Watch

I am one of those people who constantly needs a watch. If I forget to wear mine, I feel naked. Needless to say, I have a couple staple watches I adore but when I saw this ASOS Moustache Watch I was enticed! Right on trend with the adorable moustache illustration, this is the perfect watch for the girl who needs something fun in her life.

April 4, 2012

What I Wore: The Power Shopping Event

This dress is from H&M. I found it in Downtown Crossing last week for $35! What I love so much about the style is the fact that it is backless. It adds such unique detail to it, otherwise, it's just another black dress.

The Power Shower Event with myself and Neiman Marcus was a success! Guests enjoyed champagne, dj beats, cupcakes, and the styling of Avanti Salon on Sportswear 2. I had a wonderful time hosting and thank everyone for coming! Here's a little insight to my outfit and hair that afternoon. Thank you to the lovely Katherine Sims of Avanti and the blog Tribe Boston for taking the pictures.
The clutch is from Velle purses found on Etsy. I have two of these clutches. One is this rich, apple color and another in a magenta. They are so soft and the bright colors add another element to any plain outfit.
These shoes were a steal at Marshall's for $30! The brand is Coconut. I love a great wedge.
We started out with my hair very teased and down with this amazing, Shopbop clip placed in the back. Soon, we moved on to other looks.
Find the clip here.
This was John Dion of Avanti's take on a "Mad Men" style.
There is John and crew hard at work!
The final hair look was a John's version of a top knot. This was my favorite!
An overall success!

April 3, 2012

Are You Bikini Ready?

I am so not bikini ready but some nice days have been popping up here and there, so to ease myself into it, I've decided to go for a slimming one piece. The color being a sleek, black. One pieces can be very sexy especially, in black. They add a little mystery and hide flaws that can make us insecure. Here are a few of my favorites.
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