How To Confidently Stay Comfortable & Stylish During Summer

This post is in partnership with Hanes, a brand I have always worn and loved. All opinions are 100% my own.

As many of you know, positive empowerment is at the core of who I am and I try my best to reflect that in the content I write to share with you. I love summer and I assume most of you do, too. It's such a fun time where we get together with our family and friends to celebrate the beauty of life in whatever capacity. I find that I sometimes put a little pressure on myself as summer approaches - things like, what will I wear, how will I look in them and overall, am I summer ready? The mind is a tricky little thing. In these moments, I have to consciously embrace myself in every way. One of the main ways I do that is in what I choose to wear. As much as I love a good glam, simple comforts are definitely more my jam, they make my summer so much easier and give me the 'comfydence' (comfort + confidence) that I need daily. This is why love Hanes T-shirt Soft Foam Wirefree Bra. It's made with spandex for move-with-you comfort, the Cool Comfort® fabric wicks away any moisture to keep me cool and dry-super important during the summer and a major plus with the convertible hook on straps for my wardrobe flexibility. Oh and I love these Cool Comfort™  Microfiber Hipster Panties because they are tag-free for added comfort and the no ride up legs stay in place for all day comfort.

It's so important for me to feel Comfydence' in whatever I wear. Coffee dates, grocery runs, movie dates, happy hour lounging, and park strolls have never felt better in my Hanes clothing. Plus, wearing their Nano-T® Crew Neck T-shirt and Sport™ Performance Fleece Jogger Pants With Pockets is stylish and easy - both are made with ultra-light cotton jersey that feels fantastic next to my skin.
It's your turn now loves. What makes you feel "Comfydence"? Really, think about it. This summer, grab a few of Hanes’ comfortable and stylish pieces and let me know how you like them. If you have any questions about fit or sizing feel free to comment here, message me on any social platform or, email me.



The Palazzo Las Vegas Weekend Guide

Hi, Loves!
Last weekend, my fiance and I made our way to Las Vegas, for a three day visit. The last time we were in Las Vegas, it didn’t go completely as planned. This time, in partnership with The Palazzo, we did it RIGHT!
I’m writing this post to share with you, how we spent our time and maximized both having fun, and relaxing without putting in too much work.
See, the thing about Las Vegas is that you can become extremely overwhelmed, or your weekend can go by without seeing or doing a mixture of things. Well, that will not be happening moving forward, right?

So we checked in at The Palazzo about 11am on a Thursday, went to our suite and relaxed for a little bit. Our suite was immaculate, and the view was so amazing. I loved that our ‘living room’ area of the suite had its own television. The bed and bedding, felt like we were sleeping on clouds. The bathroom was so beautiful and chic, and everything made me feel as if I was truly on vacation. You need that feeling whenever you travel, it definitely makes a difference.
Once we had settled, we made our way to dinner at Chica, which is located in The Venetian. Both hotels are connected seamlessly. On our way to dinner,we spotted the beautiful LOVE sign, done by artist Laura Kimpton. It’s 12 feet tall and 36 feet wide. This makes for the perfect photo backdrop. Do not miss snapping a few shots there.
We got seated at Chica, and I was already salivating, from peeping in the plates of the folks next to us. The menu is a robust and vibrant blend of Latin American cuisine, with dynamic wine and cocktail selections. We enjoyed the Empanadas, Guacamole, Shrimp and Butter Lettuce Salad, and Meyer Lemon Rotisserie Chicken. Make sure to get a side of their sweet plantains. Try the Chica-Rita, Tamarind Guava Colada or Expat. I also had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and it was exceptionally good.

After dinner, we needed to relax and digest all of that good food. What better way than to relax on a Gondola ride. The beauty of The Palazzo and The Venetian, is that there is so much to do. If you're looking to do some shopping, try the Grand Canal Shoppes. Also, If you plan to do a Gondola ride, I suggest you book in advance. You can do a private ride or a shared one. It’s romantic, fun and, we felt like we were in Italy for a few minutes :)
The next day we really wanted to relax and so we made our way to The Aquatic Club. I love that it offered us a nice private experience, and an amazing DJ spinning all day. We literally just floated on our day-beds and in the pool, while the amazing servers took our drink orders, checked on us, and made sure we were doing great. The service was impeccable.
After a long pool day, we got ourselves ready to see BAZ- A Musical Tour de Force. But before we went to see the show, we stopped by Rosina for drinks. I loved the seductive glamour of this bar. It’s old glam with Art Decor flair, just makes you feel like you’re in an old Hollywood movie. We loved the drinks on the menu. Try the Airmail or the Margarita! Ahhh, amazing.
So, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without seeing a show. BAZ-A Musical Tour de Force is a mash-up of music and moments from the greatest love stories. So imagine, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and Moulin Rouge. It was sexy, it was modern and, intimate.
It was about 10:30pm but we didn’t want to call it a night just yet. I mean, we’re in Las Vegas right?!  We decided to go clubbing at the TAO Nightclub. Now, I’m not into much clubbing any more, but when I do, I love chic, glam and fabulous clubs like TAO. The DJ was popping all night and we had a blast.
The next day we were reminded that we’re not so much spring chickens any more so we ordered in room service, and enjoyed a yummy breakfast in our room. We relaxed for a bit then checked out of our suite. Our flight wasn’t until 4:20PM, so we checked our bags at the bell desk, and used the time to explore more of both The Palazzo, and Venetian. We had a quick lunch at Bouchon before we made our way to the airport.
See Itinerary below for your next trip to Las Vegas. Feel free to email me (styleweekender@gmail.com) or leave questions or comments in the comment section below.
Day 1:
Check into The Palazzo
Visit the LOVE Sign
Dinner at Chica
Gondola Ride

Day 2:
Lounge by Aquatic Cub Pool
Drinks at Rosina
Party at TAO

Day 3:
Breakfast in Bed (Room Service)
Walk the Strip/Check out The Palazzo & The Venetian Beautiful Decor
Lunch at Bouchon
Have a great week, and let me know how your Las Vegas trip went.


A special thank you to The Palazzo for hosting me. They're such an amazing hotel with exceptional service. All Opinions are 100% my own.



Olay Whips: The Multi-functional Beauty Product You Must Get This Summer

Hi Loves! 
OK, so today I'm partnering with Olay to talk in depth about their Luminous Whip Moisturizer and why I love it so much. I have spoken about it before on here and also on Instagram but this product, commands a full blog post and, I'm going all in to tell you why it's the beauty product you should pick up and try this summer. 

I love Olay Whip with SPF 25 because of its blendabilty. It's so good to have this option in a moisturizer with SPF that goes for both make-up wearing folks and non-make up wearing. It doesn't matter, we all can wear it. It blends out on the skin and feels light as air. No stickiness, no smell, just smooth. Since I wear make-up when I'm not home (which is often) it's a great option for me this summer. 

It also has a lovely matte effect. This means if you struggle with being shine all over your face or certain areas, then this is the moisturizer with SPF for you. I appreciate a product like this that gives me the perfect summer matte setting and sits well under my make-up. If I need a little glow, I can simply add a bronzer or highlighter- which goes so smoothly over Olay Whip, too. It's the primer, no primer moisturizer that has SPF.  It sits perfectly on the skin without any make-up application too. I mean, how did Olay get it so right?!

I've said over and over that yes moisturizing our skin is pertinent. Aside from SPF which is utterly important especially during the summer, moisturizing is just as important. To keep your skin at its best, you always have to keep it moisturized. Let's say you were planning to wear standalone SPF, you would still need a moisturizer. With the Olay Whip SPF, you've got both, it's that easy and simple.  

You can pick Olay Whip with SPF up at your local Walgreens or on their website. I really want to know if you've tried it and what your thoughts are so come back here and let me know when you do. 
Thanks for swinging by

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.



Here's Why Classic Engagement Rings Are Always In

 This post was sponsored by Macy's. All opinions are 100% my own. 
 Hi Loves,
Since I got engaged in December of last year I find myself having more and more conversations with both men and women around choosing the right ring. I often remark that every woman has their own taste in what they want in a ring. I sure did. I always knew exactly what I wanted except that my guy went for an even more classic cut, a round cut. I'm so happy he did. 
Classic rings are always in because they are timeless, chic, beautiful, and they say something about a woman. Take for example this gorgeous Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in yellow gold that I'm wearing from Macy's. This ring is 1 ct. t.w. and also comes in white and rose gold. 
So, you may wonder, why does she have or would want two engagement rings. Well, my original ring my fiance got me is of a different metal and a completely different cut and setting from this one. They're both classic rings, though. 
For me, I've always wanted two rings. This is my back-up ring, this is the ring I will wear on vacations, the ring I will match with my gold jewelry, and the ring I will wear when I want to switch things up. In in today's modern age, I don't see why not. As a working millennial woman and couple, we see and experience the world differently than our parents and grandparents did. The fact that knowledge and accessibility is a matter of being informed, setting and achieving goals is so much more tangible that before, why can I not have two classic rings?!

Macy's Star Signature Diamonds are available in round and fancy shapes and is of great value. What you're getting is defined proportions, polished and symmetry- this is what this collection and this ring boast. Each  diamond is also cut with 73 facet of magnificent sparkle. This along with many other reasons are why I went with Macy's for my second ring. It was an easy decision and one I'm extremely happy about.
I hope this post will help you in with your decision to go classic with Macy's


5 Amazing SPF Options For All Skin Types + A Giveaway

 If you guys follow me on Instagram then you know I’m an avid SPF user, even during the winter! Well, if you've been reading my blog for a while now, you would have known that too. Yes, once the sun shines, which is everyday, then I’m using SPF. Hehe!

With summer being here, it’s even more pertinent that we all use SPF! I mean everyone-men and kids included. I’ve tried a-lot of SPF’s and the ones I’m recommending here are the ones that goes on smoothly, doesn’t have much of a smell, non sticky and, is mostly multi-functional-meaning serves as a moisturizer, too.  

I cannot stress the importance of SPF y’all, you will see a major difference and improvement in your skin if you practice wearing it every single day. 

So, let’s start this summer shall we? 
1. Olay Total Effects Whip Facial Moisturizer -SPF 25: I love all thing Olay and this moisturizer/SPF is so great. I love wearing this on hot days when I need a solid base moisturizer and SPF under my make-up. It goes on super light, it doesn't have a sticky residue nor does it have a smell. 
 2. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Fragrance Free Moisturizer (sensitive skin) SPF 30- As it states this is great for sensitive skin.  My finance actually uses this and he loves it. You know men are mostly weird about taking proper care of their skin and the fact that I can get him to use this one is a win for me. I love Aveeno (currently using their facial cleaners for my morning routine). If you've got sensitive skin, try this one. 
3. ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30- This is more on the higher end but I love traveling with this one. Hence all those scratches on the bottle in the photo. Hehe! If you're more into using a full line of products throughout, then go for this and grab the rest of the line while you're at it. They're such an amazing skin care brand. I also use a lot of their other products. 
 4. Epicuren Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 27- It is said the SPF with zinc provide better sun protection. I'm not a medical personnel, I'm only sharing my reviews with you on what I've used and liked. It has a slight white balance when I apply it to my skin but remember I have black skin so it shows a bit more. However, compared to other zinc based SPF I've tried, this one is top of the line. It's nothing for me to worry about. I can wear it under make-up or by itself. It has a scent but it's very subtle and pleasant. 
 5. Murad Essential-C Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30- This is probably my favorite among all SPFs however, it's a bit pricey when compared to the others. If price isn't a factor, go with this, hands down.  It is so moisturizing and gives an amazing SPF coverage. If you tend to be super oily, then maybe choose another (the Aveeno or Olay).  I have combination skin where I'm oily around my t-zone but I use matte based primers to remedy that area whenever I use this moisturizer/SPF. Speaking of primers, I'll do a post next week sharing my favorite primers for all skin types. 
I'm really hoping you guys found this post useful. You can find most of these on Amazon. 
Now enter the giveaway below and good luck. 

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