Untangled and On-the-Go with New VerveOnes!

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VerveLife in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.*

The summer so far has been pretty sweltering. I know because I spend almost every day downtown among sweaty tourists, and glaringly hot city streets. Ah, midtown. I’ve been digging up and relying on every single piece of light clothing I have – which is saying a lot because I usually rock a NY’ers uniform, as in all black everything. Being as light and as unencumbered as possible is my way of attempting to escape the gross sticky heat that has settled on the city. I’ve even ditched my massive carry-everything purse. And speaking of accessories, I recently got my hands on VerveLife’s newest set of headphones, which I’m not going to lie is the coolest piece of tech in my bag right now.

VerveOne Wireless Earbuds

I consider myself somewhat of a tech geek, like most millennials I’m always on the lookout for the next product that makes my life easier and my work life a more seamless experience. VerveLife is totally there for me on that front, they’re a new brand just recently releasing a new range of wireless connected audio and video devices. Including these VerveOne Smart Earbuds.

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These babies allow me to stay connected to my tech, minus the wire. If you’re like me, then you probably carry earbuds in your purse or bag, and you’ve probably damaged the wiring in your headphones tugging them out from the tangled mess in your bag. I can’t tell you how many pairs of headphones and earbuds that I’ve had to replace doing that. The VerveOne Smart Earbuds are completely wireless, so no more untangling wires from the bottom of my purse.

VerveLife Headphones

The VerveOnes come in a charge case, which is basically your charging station as well as a travel-friendly case. You twist the case to open it, and you also twist and pull (or push if inserting) your headphones to remove them from their slots. A variety of ear gels are provided, and Verve encourages you to find the right fit – meaning your left and right ear canal might have a different size. I actually never thought of that, which is probably why one side of my earbuds usually fits and the other doesn’t – at least it used to, now I have the proper size gels so my VerveOne earbuds are staying put.

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You just pair them up with your Bluetooth device, technically the left earbud connects with your device and the right connects with the left – which you should keep in mind when trying to pass an earbud over to a friend or relative. You can also use the left as a single-unit device. It’s definitely an easy to use device, there are no complicated directions, charging is a breeze and the earbuds even let you know when they’re in need of a charge.

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I’ve been using them for a while now. They recommend that you keep the earbuds within a short distance from your device for ideal connectivity. I like to keep my phone on the table by my bed, which is right by my head, and let some music play while I study or read. I can sit up and adjust my space without snagging on a wire or having to remove the earbuds. The convenience is great. If you’re a runner, you’ll love being able to stay connected without the wire, and these are compact enough to fit in your shorts or toss into your gym bag. The VerveOnes are a perfect accessory for work, school, relaxing, enjoying your latest playlist or taking an important call. With a deep HD sound – and Siri & Google connectivity – plus, up to 12 hours of playtime, I can officially say I’m obsessed with them!

VerveLifeVerveLife has released some other exciting products too:

  • VerveOnes and VerveOnes+: A virtual “computer in your ear” and the result of 18-months of Motorola and Binatone joint engineering, VerveOnes are true wireless stereo earbuds completely free of wires. HD quality sound, clear voice calls, Siri and Google Now compatible, and a category leading 12-hours of battery life.
  • VerveCam+: A wearable, social, livecasting camera that never misses a beat, the VerveCam+ offers 2.5k HD motion video, photo and video editing, time-lapse and loop recording. Livestream to YouTube in real time. Use the waterproof case and capture the next beach vacation. Comes with a universal mount, bumper, lanyard and a wearable clip to film every active moment. VerveCam+ will be supported by a range of additional mounts sold in separate Action and Home accessory packs.
  • VerveRider and VerveRider+: Comfortable, collar-style “wearable” earbuds for those on the go, the VerveRider offers 12-hours of battery life, rich HD sound, an integrated mic for calls, and is Siri and Google Now compatible. Get your workout going with the VerveRider+, which is also sweat and waterproof.
  • VerveLoop+: Take your music anywhere. Ideal for sports and gym, the VerveLoop+ wireless earbuds are super lightweight, sweat and waterproof and have up to 10-hours of battery life to enjoy music, podcasts and more, long after your workout has finished.

Find out more about VerveLife and the VerveOne Completely Wireless Earbuds here.

A Plan Worth Committing To – Data and a Movie with Walmart Family Mobile

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

If you’ve been around these parts before, you know I’m a massive fan of Walmart Family Mobile. I started with them back in 2014 and they’re still my favorite (and only) service provider. You could say we’re in a stable, committed relationship, haha! Recently I’ve been busier than ever, if you follow me on Instagram you might know that I’m working on a massive chocolate series where I plan on featuring over 15 different chocolatiers in NYC, and I’m also working on an influencer series collaborating and featuring some of my favorite, and most inspirational people I know. Thanks to all this busyness, my phone has pretty much become attached to my hand!

Walmart Family Mobile Data and a Movie

I’ve also noticed that I’m beginning to run out of data a lot sooner than I used to. I’m attributing it to the hours I spend traveling, during which I stalk my favorite foodie, beauty, and travel accounts on Instagram, and stream my favorite movie and shows – which can eat up data like nobody’s business! So naturally, like I do whenever I need a quick solution, I headed to Walmart for a bit of an upgrade. I picked up the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, a phone smaller than the one I used to have. I’ve been meeting up a lot of new people in the city as a part of my influencer series and I prefer taking a small clutch – my old phone is a bit too big for that, and carrying a larger purse or bag can get cumbersome. I also switched my plan, and guys, I think I’m in love – Walmart Family Mobile’s new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS service plan is a keeper!

Walmart Family Mobile Plan ReviewData and a Movie

So, here’s the deal, if you’ve got some data demands like I do, Walmart Family Mobile PLUS is exactly what you’re looking for. Walmart Family Mobile PLUS features unlimited Talk, Text, and Data. What sets it apart is that it includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU every month! How awesome is that?! You get all of that for $49.88 per month, per line. So here’s how it works, every billing cycle you’ll receive a text with a VUDU code for a free rental. All you have to do is log on to your VUDU account, select “redeem movie credits” plug in your code and you’re good to go!

Samsung Galaxy Core PrimeWalmart Lowest Price Phone Plan

I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of obsessed with this benefit. Movie night is a big deal at my house – we pull out all the stops, from snacking to snuggly socks. We actually watched a movie last night, I just logged into VUDU using my Chromecast app and streamed it on our TV. Since I’ve been spending so much time on the go, I feel like my Walmart Family Mobile PLUS movie text has become my little reminder to take a break and spend a lazy night at home with my family. And when I am on the go, it’s so comforting to know that I have a service plan that can keep up with me, and that I won’t run out of data when I need it most!

What do you use your data on? Have you found a service plan that you love? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/28aqc or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Maximize Your Return with the ZTE ZMAX & Walmart Family Mobile!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias

It’s about that time of year again – tax time – and that also means (for many) that it’s almost time for your tax return. I don’t know about you, but tax returns can usually result in some interesting purchases. Everything from extravagant dinners to cinnamon pretzel fueled shopping sprees can result from a return. But this year I decided that the best thing for me to do with my bit of extra money was to upgrade my phone – luckily I’m already a dedicated Walmart Family Mobile user, so I knew going in that their plans – including Walmart Family Mobile’s NEW 4G LTE service & Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web plan – and phones were going to be the best way for me to get the most out of my money!


I decided, after much deliberation, that the best phone for me would be the ZTE ZMAX phablet. So I headed to my local Walmart, and after spending an appropriate amount of time in the candy aisle and ogling new DVD’s, picked up the ZTE ZMAX as well as the SIM card. As a blogger and a student I really need a phone that can do more than keep up with me, I need a phone that can make my life a little easier – and so far the ZTE ZMAX has been that phone.


I would like to think that the ghosts of tax returns past played a convincing roll in my decision to upgrade my phone this year. You see, last years tax return may have ended with the purchase of a old fashioned hot dog roller – an item that has collected dust and seen use only once. The ZTE ZMAX is definitely one of the items I own that will never have a chance to collect dust – it’s with me everywhere I go! I take it to school, when I travel, when I’m out during the weekends, when I’m at home, and because it boasts an 8 megapixel camera I also use this instead of my DSLR to take product photos! It’s easily the most impressive tool in my electronic arsenal right now because it full of great features and does so much.


On top of it all, Walmart Family Mobile’s NEW 4G LTE service – which clocks in at $29.88/month (for the first line) for Unlimited Talk, Text & Data which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE data – is so good that I’m constantly able to fully enjoy all the functions of my new phone!


Want to make the most out of your money? Well, my ZTE ZMAX and Walmart Family Mobile 4G LTE service is easily one of my smartest investments. The service powers my phone and is kind to my wallet, and the phone is something that I carry with me everywhere, so it’s a small investment that positively impacts my life on a daily basis. I love them and I can’t recommend them enough!


If you want to get the most out of your tax return this year and want to find out more about Walmart Family Mobile, click here or head to your local Walmart and ask about Walmart Family Mobile! And let me know – what was your craziest tax return purchase?

My Kind of Mobile with Walmart Family Mobile!


There’s something to be said about having a dependent mobile service. Nowadays things are uncertain, and are always changing. As a student, the cost of everything from books to tuition (never mind those loan rates) are on the rise. Having had a chance to test out Walmart’s Family Mobile unlimited plan, I can say that the certainty of receiving reliable service at an affordable rate is, well, invaluable.


First off, my phone is pretty awesome – the LG Optimum L9 is easily my new favorite gadget. It’s super fast, and the screen resolution is on point. The camera has a 5 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video capture – which I’ve already used to take tons of pictures. It had a microSD slot with up to 32GB expandable memory. It’s super thin – but doesn’t feel breakable, definitely has a solid make. I purchased a new case (black and pink) and a screen protector – but the shipper sent me one for the iphone instead, as you might have noticed. I’m using it for now, but it is significantly smaller.


Secondly, being able to know that at the end of the month my bill won’t exceed $40 gives me incredible peace of mind. The amount of money I’m saving means that I’ll be able to save for books next semester and possibly upgrading my camera!

Networking Event Essentials: Chapstick, Lipstick, Metrocard, Gum, Spare Ponytail, Pressed Powder, Business Cards, and Amazing Phone!

Networking Event Essentials: Chapstick, Lipstick, Metrocard, Gum, Cash, Spare Ponytail, Pressed Powder, Business Cards, and Amazing LG L9 Phone!

My old phone was too slow for me to tweet while at events (it would take me literally 20 minutes to tweet once). So I would end up carrying around my tablet – which isn’t the easiest thing to do because I would often have to carry a larger bag to carry said tablet in, carry the actual tablet, shake hands, and exchange business cards while also tweeting and taking photos – never mind the whole drink holding, mini cheeseburger eating business (I know, we bloggers lead such hard, miserable lives, lol!). With the LG L9 I carry it around in the smallest clutch, can easily tuck it away or take it out. I can tweet, instagram, and update my facebook profile within seconds thanks to Walmart’s T-Mobile service. I don’t have to juggle everything – and now I can finally enjoy those mini cheeseburgers!

For my generation, having a presence on social media and being connected is essential. We’re also pretty demanding about the services and products we love – Walmart’s Family Mobile unlimited plan combined with the LG Optimus L9 phone is a perfect match of excellent service and impressive product.

To check out Walmart’s Family Mobile plans click here, to read more about my experience click here – and be sure to check out what other bloggers have to say about Walmart’s mobile service by following along on twitter with #FamilyMobileSaves and #cbias!

Keeping Up with Walmart’s Family Mobile Unlimited Plan!


I have a pretty darn busy lifestyle, and for years I have been trying to find the best wireless plan that will keep up with the demands of a city girl like me – without breaking the bank. As a blogger and NYC’er I’m constantly taking pictures and interacting on social media, and remaining in contact is crucial. Plus, I have a large family and with all of us spread out over the city doing different things (work, school, play) being able to check on each other and share our day is as vital as being able to do it in a cost-effective manner – which is why I’m completely excited about the Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Pan!

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With Walmart’s Family Mobile Plan I’ll be able to have access to unlimited talk, text, and web at $40 a month – no contracts, no stupid extra “surprise fees” (more on that later). Also you can add an extra line (up to five lines) for an additional $35 a month. The great thing is that suppose you really love your phone – well in some cases you can keep your old phone, buy a starter kit (only $25) and use it with Walmart’s Family Mobile service. There was no love lost between me and my former phone, so I was more than happy to get my hands on the LG Optimus L9 smartphone, lol!

Check out my trip to Walmart and what I learned about Walmart's Family Mobile plan by clicking here!

Check out my trip to Walmart and what I learned about Walmart’s Family Mobile plan by clicking here!

Now about those “surprise fees” I was talking about, in the past three years I’ve went from being on contract to trying out MetroPCS’s unlimited plan, to using a prepaid cellphone. And let me tell you none of them were good – and until now I’ve been desperate to find a plan that can keep up with me. When I was on another unlimited plan I was told I had to pay a substantial fee (about half my bill then) for having a payment that was a day late (my only late payment, ever), and when I was on contract I had to pay a fee for canceling from my service providers sub-par service. For me, fees like this are the worst waste of money – which is why I decided to move to prepaid service, only prepaid service is just as expensive (minus the commitment of being on contract) and the actual service is awful, I mean reception is terrible and you are charged for everything. Once I had my phone in my pocket and I had accidentally somehow pressed the browser on, I didn’t notice until for about an hour – which had managed to deduct about $20 of airtime from my phone.

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That’s why Walmart’s Family Mobile unlimited plan is like a breath of fresh air – Walmart is upfront about what you’re being charged for and why. My family’s monthly bill for using limited prepaid service runs us about $500-600 right now. With Walmart Family Mobile we could be paying only $180, which is at least a $320 savings! And with access to unlimited talk, text, and web! Now that’s a plan that can keep up with a bunch of chatty NY’ers like us!

Walmart Family Mobile LG Optimus L9
The LG L9 Android has 4G & WiFi capability, a gorgeous 4.5″ qHD touchscreen – which is great for taking/viewing all those pictures I take, along with it’s 5 MP camera with flash. It’s definitely a model perfect for a person on the go, with connection needs like mine! I’m really excited about giving Walmart Family Mobile a try, and am in L-O-V-E with my new playa phone, lol! But seriously, the LG L9 is an excellent phone with a sleek exterior, and equally impressive speed – very professional and I definitely recommend it.

To read more about Walmart Family Mobile, click here! Or you could also follow the #cbias & #FamilyMobileSaves hastags on twitter to read about other peoples experiences with the Walmart Family Mobile Plan – and check out how Walmart Family Mobile stacks up against larger carriers!