My Stay At Howlita Hotel In Mexico + 2 Nights Free Giveaway

Hi Guys,
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know I was in Tulum last month for a week. Oh, I cannot begin to tell you how amazing my week was in Tulum. It was such a much needed trip and I would do it all over again right now if you asked me. 
Today's post, I wanted to share with you one of the hotels I stayed in, Howlita Hotel plus a chance for you to win 2 nights free (more on that later) at this amazing hotel. 
 I wanted to experience Tulum entirely. I wanted both the typical Tulum touristy vibe and then I wanted the local vibe. Many of you know I am an Island gal (Jamaican) and so I'm very inclined to what both sides of visiting a tourist destination has to offer. Howlita Hotel was a perfect blend between touristy and local feel. Upon entering, my room was bright and cozy, right off the pool area. The hotel is very intimate and friendly. The staff will greet you with a smile and offer tons of advice as to what to do, where to go, and what to eat. They will really tailor their advice to your lifestyle. 
Howlita has bikes for it's guest and you can easily check one out to make your way for food or riding into the town. By the way, biking is the best way to get around locally. Parking can be tough. Simply ask the staff their advice based on where you'd like to go. 
You say pool-time? Oh yes! Howlita only has nine rooms and so this makes it for sure intimate. With that, the pool was never crowded and I had it all to myself for a while. I had the most relaxed evening here while they played covers to some of the most popular songs over speaker phones throughout the outside space. 
The weather called for everything light and airy. I had to take a quick snap under the beautiful archway at Howlita property. I was in flora heaven. 
 The overall feel at Howlita is simple, relaxed and calming. Breakfast is served in the cutest nook adjoined to the pool. 
The rest of the property is decorated with the cutest bean-bags and hammocks in true Tulum vibe.
 If I haven't done a true job at encouraging you to visit Howlita and enjoy the beauty of Tulum, then here's an extra incentive. I met the owner, we had a talk, and he agreed to give my readers a chance to win two nights stay (FOR FREE) at Howlita. I mean, is this amazing or what? See below and enter. 

I teamed up with Howlita to give one of my lucky readers a 2 nights stay for free. Please also make yourself aware of the term and conditions.

You have to Follow ALL FOUR steps below to be eligible

  1. Comment where is your dream destination to travel in the comments section
  2. Subscribe to Styleweekender Blog
  3. Follow Styleweekender & Howlita on Instagram
  4. Like Styleweekender Facebook Page

The winner will receive a complimentary 2 night stay in othe best available room.

Terms and Conditions:
-All entries must be received by September 17, 2017 
- The reward is active for one year from the date of the giveaway. 
- Subject to availability and blackout dates (Christmas, New Year, Easter week).
- The reward is for 2 guests (any additional guests would be at additional cost).
- The reward includes 2 complimentary nights in the best available room.
- The reward is non-transferable.
- The reward is for guests ages 18 and older. 
- In the event of a no-show, the reward will be canceled.
-Please note winner is responsible for flights and all other travel related expenses. 


5 Reasons Why Dreaming Big Will Take You Places

Hi Loves,
I know we all need a little motivational speech every now and again. I'm good for giving my friends and family this type of speech as I am a strong self-motivated person. Even in my days of extreme fatigue I am always thinking of executing my next step. It can be a negative trait because I tend to not know when to stop. As in, I need to be able to hit the pause button, take care of myself and then restart. 
I've always been a dreamer and I strongly believe in dreaming big and taking steps to accomplishing them. Dreaming and no action is simply daydreaming and that does nothing for you. 
1. Dreaming big gives you a purpose. A purpose as to who you want to be, where you want to be in life, and what you would like to accomplish. No dreams=No goals. 
2. Dreaming big is what sets you apart from the rest. We often take on others' dreams or wishes for us and so we never dream for ourselves. How different are you from others if you have no dreams for yourself? 

3. Dreaming big provides a mental and sometimes psychical (ex vision board) road map. I'm a writer,  I write things down. So I'll say, I want to travel to Asia, or Europe next year...I write it down and I then I execute to make it happen. I may work over time, take on an extra job here or there but thats putting actions towards my dream.

4. Dreaming big helps you to encourage others around you. Make no mistake, in this life your circe of family and friends are very important. Sometimes it is you that dream, that helps others to realize and actualize their own dreams. It can be very much a positive ripple effect. 

5. Dreaming big takes you on journeys you would have never actually dream of (if you continue to push through). When I started this blog, It was an outlet to put my creative side to use. I dreamt of partnering with brands but I didn't initially dream as big as getting invited to speaking on panels, being an ambassador for a brand or seeing my face on the main page of a big clothing brand website. It's not that my dreams were small, they just were't defined. However they existed and I kept working and working hard at it. 
Loves, this post was to intentionally motivate you to just dream, believe, and work hard to make those dreams a reality. The road will be tough but with consistency you will see results. 
Have  a great week. 



How To Find "Me Time" & Commit To It With Aveeno

This post is sponsored by Aveeno. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Hi, Loves.
Hope you are all doing well, and in the best state of health. I have been wanting to write this post for a while now, and when Aveeno approached me to share how I enjoy my "Me Time", I had to oblige. Aveeno realized I am a fan of their products and it was a no brainer for us to partner up. I was so elated to learn about their interest in how their customers take care of themselves and for me to share my story. I'm always so in awe and appreciate a brand even more, when I learn that they care about their customers well being. If they care about their customers, that makes me happy. Like you, I'm a consumer of many products, including these Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief lotion & body wash. I picked them up at my local Walmart at an affordable price. This skin relief moisturizing lotion is perfect, as I try to repair my skin from over exposure from the summer sun. It has 24hr moisturizing effect, along with soothing oatmeal, oat oil, and natural Shea butter- all of which are amazing for my skin. 
The skin relief body wash is the perfect precursor, as it delivers a gentle, yet moisturizing cleanse, and like the lotion, they both are fragrance-free and excellent for sensitive skin. 
My skin feels great, no strong scent, and this aids in focusing on my "me time".
Finding the time to commit to myself is very hard. It's hard to see because my life as an influencer seems pretty fun and full of amazing activities. I will not lie, it really is, but the downside is going from one thing to the next, that I sometimes forget about myself. So, when I do check myself, here's what I do.
-I come home, take  shower with my oh-so-soothing Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Body Wash. I spend sometime basking in a hot shower and letting the hot water pound on my back. 
-I relax myself with a calming application of my Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion. I try to decompress my mind of the day's events, at every stroke of applying my lotion. It's very therapeutic (you should try it). 
-I tend to little things I miss or do not have the time to tend to. For example, my nails. I tend to chip them often and I'm always looking for a nail file to even out the chipped area. If I can't do it myself, that takes time to go back to a nail salon to get them fixed. I simply bask in my own company, filing my own nails and enjoying it. 
-I almost always have Jamaican soup in my freezer. Nothing soothes my day more than to relax to a hot bowl, no matter the temperature. It's the comfort of missing my homeland I guess. It does something for me. 
-I finish off with doing something I have been putting off. Like recently, I finally started this book my girlfriend gifted me for christmas last year. I have been putting it off, and finally jumped in, by committing to my me time. I'm 3/4 way through as we speak.
Loves, Aveeno and I want to know how you enjoy your "Me Time". Comment below and let us know what you do? Also, I'm curious what's your favorite Aveeno product? 
Have a great day. 


POPSUGAR Must Have Box- August || The Cutest Stuff Ever

Hi Loves!
A few months ago I posted about POPSUGAR Must Have Box before and with August's box having so many cute stuff, I wanted to write  quick post and tell you what's in it. I'm obsessed with samples (full size, always) and trial items. This is what Popsugar's Must Have Box is all about. You get a a box of items valued over $100 of some of your best-loved brands. POPSUGAR Must Have turns 5 this month and so this is a very special box. 
Okay, let's get into what's in this months box. 
I'm obsessed with cute note books and even more so if it pink.  This Fringe Free Spirit Journal is just the cutest. 
 These cute Meri Meri Gold Glitter Candles are simply amazing. With my birthday coming up next month, these will definitely fit my style beautifully in my birthday cake. 
 This lovely Dogeared Friendship Bracelet is just so cute. I plan on gifting it to a friend for her birthday later this month. 

My favorite item from the box had to be this Fringe Cheers Lacquered Tray. I mean, look at it, it's just so cute. I've served champagne and wine on it on two occasions and it made for such a fancy presentation.
Ok guys, this Goodie Girl Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies pack literally made me want to go gluten free. It's so so yummy. I literally devoured them in 2 mins. 

How about this awesome First Aid 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask. It's suitable of all skins types, aids dull skin, and has no parabens or sulfate.

This Shoptiques Gift Card is just an added bonus. It's worth $25. 

You guys can simple get your own box for only $39.95 and remember, it's worth over $100 and all items are full size. Here's a code (PARTY) to get $10 off your first box. It's goo dup until August 31st, 2017 so go ahead and get yours now. 
Additionally, they have a weekly giveaway happening with major surprises. If you're already signed up then you're automatically entered. if you aren't you can still do so as long as you sign up this month (don't forget the code).
Here' are prize details:
  • Week 1:   Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Pehr Designs
  • Week 2:  Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from First Aid Beauty
  • Week 3:   Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Kendra Scott
  • Week 4:  Limited # of lucky subscribers subscribers will win something from Tarte cosmetics
  • Week 5 (8/31): 5 Grand Prize!  Limited # of subscribers something from Cambridge Satchel Co + 1 year Must Have  

    Let me know if you end up getting this box and how you like it.



Undergarment Best Kept Secret: Comfort, Fit, & Skin Tone Match

 This post was sponsored by Macy's. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Well hello there loves. Today's post is a little bit more intimate, literally. I've always promised you my readers to test and try amazing products on the market and to share with you what I like and what I think may be of interest to you all. I've been looking for new undergarments and after testing out a few new ones, I found my old love back in Jockey-which I picked up at Macy's recently. I say old love because I used to wear lots of Jockey undergarments in high school and, in retrospect, they were long lasting, comfortable, and fit me great. Fast forward some years later, the quality, fit, and comfort is just as great. For me, that says a trusted and durable brand. 
I was definitely impressed with the new Jockey Air Seamless Collection. They have multiple shades to match everyone's skin tone. I picked up this bralette and hipster in bronze to match my skin tone. I absolutely love it. It's not often I can find undergarment that matches my skin tone. I also got the bralette and bikini bottom in black. 
The fabric on this line is so light and make for an easy and comfortable fit. I can easily wear it under my outfits with ease. It is also invisible under my clothes because of the seamfree® design and bonded leg treatment. Guys, I literally cannot tell in feel that I have on undergarment. That is just how comfortable and soft the fabric and fit is. 

Weather I am getting dressed for heading out or responding to emails and enjoying a glass of water early in the mornings, I can tell you I live for my comfort and I'm absolutely getting it in these pieces. This new Jockey Air Seamless line is my new pleasure and I have been telling everyone about it, including you all of course :).
As I write this post, I am thinking to myself 'my oh my how amazing it is to rediscover a brand I once loved and falling in love with it all over again'.
I'm dancing my way into comfortable party under my outfits, are you? If you aren't, you cannot say I didn't tell you about this new Jockey Air Seamless Collection. Head to Macy's and get yours now. Remember, they have multiple colors to match everyone's skin tone so grab yourself whatever your heart desires. 
You can thank me later, Loves. Hehe!
Thanks for swinging by



Summer Loving: L'Occitane Almond Collection At Sephora

This post is sponsored by Sephora, all options are 100% my own. 
Hi there, Loves. 
Hope you are having a good week so far. I just love the summer months and I'm so excited, to be spending fun, and quality time, doing amazing summer activities. With all of this fun, I still have to think about my skin; and i recently picked up L'Occitane Almond Collection from Sephora and I am in love. I love scents that feel and smell like summer; and this collection is perfect. Come with me as I take you through what I love about each item in this collection. 
The Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil smells divine. It transforms from oil base application, to smooth lather under the shower as soon as the water touches my skin. It literally makes my skin feel extremely moisturized and leaves my shower smelling of almond goodness. 
The Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil does exactly as what it implies. It leaves my skin feeling and looking supple with the perfect summer glow. I feel great, I smell great, and my skin looks great. I could not ask for more. 
Let's talk about this Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate. This really feels great and makes my skin look smooth and more beautiful. It melts into my hand as I apply it to my skin and I can tell the difference instantly. 
Our skin is our largest organ and no matter how we cover it up, it is bound to tell a story about who you are. I take pride in ensuring my skin is as impeccable as it could possibly be. We all have areas of concern, but if we continue to make skin care a top priority and use amazing products such as the L'Occitane Almond Collection, then we're on the right track.. 

Have you guys tried out this new collection as yet? And are you a fan of L'Occitane Products (if you aren't, you totally should be). Their products are amazing and top quality. Give this collection a try or gift it to a friend, family, or any loved one. They will absolutely love it. 


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