Girl Gadget: LG Tone Pro Headphones

Hello Beautiful People,

Today was a beautiful sunny low humidity day.
What a wonderful day to go for a run and get in the zone with some really good music. When I run, my music makes me not even think about how hard i am working.
Because of my partnership with Verizon Wireless, I recently had an opportunity to demo the LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo headset. This wireless headset is designed for the on-the-go person for listening to music and taking phone calls. I was curious to listen to the quality of the sound from the earbuds and how well the wireless worked.

LG Tone PRO Bluetooth Stereo Headset

LG Tone PRO Bluetooth Stereo Headset

– The headset has a comfortable, lightweight, around-the-neck sleek  design. It do no like wearing anything heavy weight hanging on my neck. This headset is a perfect companion.
– I synced the headset via Bluetooth with my phone. The music sounds quite clear and I could hear the bass really well. If a call comes in, the music pauses and I can answer the call. After the call finishes, my music is there for me right where I left off.
– Tone & Talk™ 2.0- Tone & Talk 2.0* allows text reading over TONE PRO. It also incorporates Voice Memo for recording memos and Find Me for locating a paired device.
– The new wire design is low profile and specially made to accentuate the slim design of the next generation TONE PRO. Wires are constructed of tough, quality, lightweight Kevlar fibers for durability and performance.
– The LG TONE PRO offers noise-canceling, dual MEMS microphones for clear calls even in noisy surroundings. Featuring echo cancellation and noise reduction, you can take your calls knowing that TONE PRO will deliver your voice clearly.

LG Tone Pro Bluebooth Stereo headset

JT using the LG Tone Pro Bluebooth Stereo headset

Bluetooth Range
With the wireless feature, the headset will work up 33 feet from the base station – whether it is a phone or computer and another Bluetooth device. If you keep your phone on you, you will not have problem. However, if you keep the phone in a room and leave for another location, you will find that the reception will get very spotty outside of that 33 feet range.

Long-life battery
The headset is designed for 10.5 hours of music time, up to 16 hours of talk time and up to 30 days of standby time. Charging time is less than two hours.

In the Box
One LG TONE PRO, Charger
Extra Ear Gels (Small and Large) – My ears are small so the ear gels it came with fit me snug and perfectly.
User Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Start Guide

  • I would see people using headsets not thinking it was a needed purchase. However, after reviewing the LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo headset it can be a benefit to a lot of people, from the business person to the stay at home mom or dad. The hands free feature is a bonus if whether you are working in the yard or presenting a report to the board. The headset is available at Verizon Wireless and retails for $69.99 an

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    Verizon Wireless provided with a demo of the LG Tone Pro Bluebooth Stereo headset, to write this review. All opinions are strictly our own. We did not receive any monetary compensation to write this review. After the one month time, the headset was returned to Verizon, to write this review.

Girl Gadget: Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Hello Wonderful People,

I hope that your week is going well! It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of August Where did the summer? I know it’s been hot, humid and very rainy here in the Show Me State. So, for me, I am so looking forward to fall. One important thing to think about in August is ‘Back to School.’ Whether it is you or your child, going back to school is a big deal. In addition to the school supplies and new clothes that need to be bought, you may also want to consider upgrading or purchasing new cell phones for you and the family. With all the phones on the market, it is hard to know which one is the best one for you and your family. You may want to consider the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 available from Verizon Wireless.

Because of our partnership with Verizon Wireless, we tried this phone for about a month to write a review on the blog. We enjoyed using this phone because of the many features that it offered and how easy it was to use.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Product Description From Verizon
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has the world’s first shatterproof display, guaranteed not to crack or shatter for four years. It has a battery that can last up to 48 hours from a single charge. The Turbo charging port can charge the battery for thirteen hours of use in only fifteen minutes. The built-in camera can captures the perfect shot with its 21–megapixel rapid–focus feature. The phone is powered by fast 4G LTE, only from Verizon. The DROID TURBO 2 comes in 32GB internal memory and is available in Black Soft-Grip, Black-Pebble Leather, Gray Ballistic Nylon, or Winter White Soft-Grip. Check out for additional details on all of these features and specifications.

My favorite feature of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is exclusively found only on the Motorola brand of mobile phones. When each of your family members has a Motorola phone, they can keep connected with each other with the app known as Moto Loop. After setting up the app, you can add members to your Loop and check-in with them throughout day. You can track their location on a map. It may be a child coming home from school or a husband who is out running errands on his day off. It can also be used for an elderly parent who is staying by themselves and need to checked on each day. Moto Loop provides that peace of mind for a mother or wife who who wants to keep her family members close at hand. The app can also be connected to your NEST thermostat to adjust the temperature and HUE lighting devices to turn lights on and off. This great feature keeps tabs on your house when you are not at home and helps keep it energy efficient as well.

We recommend the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 to anyone who wants to use an advanced phone with many high-quality features. We recommend that everyone in the household have this same phone. It provides easy connections with each other throughout the day. It keeps everyone at peace because no has to worry about not have the best phone. The phone retails on Verizon’s website for $528. Check with a Verizon representative for any special promotions or sales related to this phone.


Verizon Wireless provided with a demo of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2, to write this review. All opinions are strictly our own. We did not receive any monetary compensation to write this review. After the one month time, the phone was returned to Verizon.

DIY Skincare: Natural Penetrating Salve

Hello Beautiful People,

This week was full, but very productive.  Our church went to see the movie Ben Hur Thursday night.  The movie was full of intrigue and action; so if you have not seen it yet, please go see it.
It has not been cool; but I already notice that it is getting dark outside at 8:30pm now. Well, with fall right around the corner, I have been looking for a natural chest rub because the traditional rubs in the stores are petroleum-based and I wanted something different, something more natural. I have made my own body lotions and periodically I will have to purchase my favorite oils for my concoctions. One of my favorite oils is the 100% pure Eucalyptus oil by Aura Cacia, which is very therapeutic and has a spa-like aroma. The chest rub made with eucalyptus oil is great for a rub; but it also a good stress release. I will take a little bit and massage a little on my throat or temple areas.

Natural Penetrating Chest Rub
*Recipe from Aura Cacia

Natural Penetrating Chest Rub

Natural Penetrating Chest Rub

Aura Cacia’s ingredients for a natural penetrating chest rub has only two ingredients:|
1 tbsp. of Coconut oil (unrefined)
9 drops of Eucalyptus oil
A glass jar (I used a Burt Bees clear jar)
You can massage the rub onto your chest area and you can add a warm pad for more deep penetration.

  • I repurposed a Burt Bees glass jar to put the ingredients in and a stirred with a wooden dowel.   The coconut oil turns to liquid when it is stirred. But don’t worry, it will solidify in time. You may want to place the jar in the refrigerator if you are in a rush to use it. The finished product is pictured below.

    Natural Penetrating chest rub

    Natural Penetrating chest rub

This rub is great for gifts for family and friends. There is nothing like creating your own gifts because you made it with love.
Tip: The jars can have decorative labels with pretty ribbons.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Only Buy A Diamond Engagement Ring From A Jewellery Specialist

Purchasing your diamond engagement ring from a jewellery specialist is a wonderful experience that is guaranteed to increase your happiness on multiple levels.

In life, there are very few special occasions that become etched upon one’s memory forever. For most people, remembering their marriage proposal, engagement or wedding day is peak moments that come flooding back with feelings of love and joy for many years to come.


Because such life changing events is so precious and rare, it is important that the finer details are extremely well-planned and that nothing is left to mere chance or luck. Purchasing a diamond engagement ring from a specialist jeweller guarantees a level of personalisation and satisfaction that cannot be matched by a more standard retailer.

  • What is a Specialist Jeweller?

Specialist jewellers are properly trained in all aspects of the jewellery business, including gem sourcing and valuation, jewellery design, precious metals acquisition and skilled craftsmanship. They are highly capable of custom making the perfect ring to suit a couple’s taste, style and budget. Therefore, the importance of a diamond engagement rings specialist cannot be underestimated.

  • Mastering the Elements

There are many elements that go into creating a beautiful engagement ring, such as sourcing the right diamond and helping clients understand how diamonds are graded, valued, cut and set. Such jewellers offer a wide choice of stylish examples and can even encourage couples to bring their own creative ideas to life in the form of a unique, one of a kind ring design.
Unforgettable & unique engagement proposals and stunning engagement rings go perfectly hand in hand to make your most special day even more personal and memorable.

  • Spoiled for Choice

Jewellers that have access to craftsmen that can custom make virtually any ring imaginable will always have an incredible advantage over their more mundane competitors that trade from major shopping centres and the local high street.
Many of the larger jewellery chains offer the same standard fare with very little variation in style, materials and settings. They buy rings in bulk that are mass produced rather than lovingly crafted and sadly, this lack of originality and care really does show.

  • Highly Personalised

In contrast, a specialist jeweller will take the time to get to know about the person that commissions their engagement ring. They have access to the necessary raw materials such as varying grades of diamonds and other gems as well as precious metals like platinum and rose, white or yellow gold.
Skilled craftsmen can blend all of these elements in many combinations, create hybrid styles, recreate a very specific look and even take antique or heirloom jewellery and refashion it into something modern, elegant and personally significant to the wearer.

  • Deeply Satisfying

Commissioning a custom made engagement ring is well worth the positive feelings that come from bringing your creation to life. Something about the creative process of mulling over the design and changing and perfecting it until looks exactly right is incredibly satisfying.

  • A Unique Symbol of Your Love

Knowing that no other ring quite like yours exists,anywhere else in the world, makes your ring a unique symbol of the special bond that only you and your fiancé have with each other. That is the kind of significance that cannot be bought off the shelf at any price!
The combination of choice, freedom, personalisation, flexibility and significance that comes from having your engagement ring custom made with the help of a specialist jeweller cannot be underestimated. Whenever you gaze upon your ring you’ll be forever reminded of the creative process and glad you took the time to craft a statement that makes your engagement experience infinitely more heartwarming and joyful.

This article is contributed by Katrina Fernandez.

JT Beauty Bag: New York Biology Advanced Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Hi Beautiful People,

In the heat and humidity, I find that you still must wear your moisturizers and your SPF. On those hot and sticky days, it is important to wear the protection, but you don’t want to feel like your wearing anything on your face. I have tried several different types of skincare for my face, although I don’t have many wrinkles, however it never hurts to be preventative when it comes to my skin.
I recently had the opportunity to try the Advanced Anti-Aging Moisturizer from New York Biology,
The ultimate cosmeceuticals that is
New York Biology Anti Aging Moisturizer

Key Ingredients 
Green Tea, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Propolis, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter


*It’s important for me to list all of the ingredients and how they appear on the box.
Aloe Vera (certified organic), Palm oil, Sunflower Oil, Phospholipids, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Potassium Phosphate, Cassia Augustifolia Seed, Vitamin E, Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil (certified organic), Stearic Acid, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Shea Butter, Propolis, Pathejnol (Vitamin B5), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xantham Gum, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

About the Product (
  • ADVANCED FORMULA 2.5% RETINOL CREAM also known as Vitamin A, is highly lauded as an anti aging treatment. It acts as an antioxidant, scavenging the free radicals responsible for wrinkles and other signs of aging like no other moisturizing cream.
  • FIGHTS WRINKLES & FINE LINES this advanced moisturizer includes natural ingredients such as Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter along with Hyaluronic Acid providing all the benefits of a retinol facial treatment while reducing the irritation that often accompanies it. This anti aging face cream is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, and can even be used around the eyes.
  • BEST ANTI AGING MOISTURIZER our formula, with a list of antioxidants helps to halt the progress of time on your face. The Retinol Cream increases collagen production and may be involved in building elastin, both of which help to make your skin firm and smooth.
  • HELPS DIMINSH ACNE & HYDRATE SKIN with its carefully designed balance between Retinol and all natural moisturizing agents such as Vitamin E. Also included is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in human skin that helps it retain moisture. This retinol moisturizer gives your skin a healthy glowing appearance when applied as part of an acne treatment.
  • MADE IN THE USA, our Retinol Cream is made using the Highest Quality Ingredients. This anti aging anti wrinkle moisturizer, produced in their FDA Approved cGMP Facility does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is Cruelty Free.

The smell
There really isn’t a fragrance, very light and pleasant.

Facial Routine
After I wash my face, I rub together a couple of drops of Argan oil in my hands and gently apply under my eyes and my face. The second step, I apply a small amount of the luxurious New York Biology Advanced Anti-Aging moisturizer to my face.The moisturizer absorbs into my face and eye area instantly as I massage it in. It does not make my skin feel oily. And last but an important factor, I always make sure I wear my favorite SPF before I go outside.

The Design of the Jar
The jar is designed so well that you never have to think about contamination of the product. When I took the clear top off and pushed down the white applicator of the jar the right amount of moisturizer came out that I needed. I never touched the product because of the design of the jar, so no cross contamination worries. It took me less than a minute to figure out how to use it, when I first got it I took the top off and there’s a lot of product that will last me a while.

The Price
The skincare sells on for $14.95, retails for $39.95 and has 2,236 customer reviews. For the price, I got a lot of product that will last a long time.

Four skincare tips for wearing moisturizers when it’s sticky, humid and hot.

  1. Make sure you wear a moisturizer that doesn’t feel oily to the skin.
  2. If your moisturizer doesn’t have an SPF, make sure you apply it over your skincare.
  3. Go light on the makeup.
  4. Get out there and enjoy the outdoors.


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I received this product for a discounted price for my honest and unbiased opinion. All opinions are from

JT Style File: Cool Prints For Hot Days

Hello Beautiful people,

Are you enjoying the summer?  It is already August and I even saw a school bus today with kids on it already. I pray you having fun and that it is not hot and humid where you are. It has rained and a few cloudy days this week, but all of the sudden we had a break from the heat. Today, on the other hand, felt like a hot stove out there and quite humid. I can not complain because I have so much to be thankful for.

Tips on keeping cool in the summer

  1. Natural fibers are great in a warm climate because the fabric is breathable and not slippery.  Breathable fabric wicks away moisture. Bold prints are fun to wear and elongates the body. You can see in the image below the print in the palazzo pants take center stage. I added my red Dooney and Bourke handbag for a color effect that accentuates the whole ensemble.
  2. Be Confident and bold.  God made you special, you have to remember that.
Perfect Prints

Perfect Prints

If you have been hesitant in years past about wearing prints, be bold and take a chance. Bright and cheery pants could bring a small to your face and change your whole attitude.


For Moms: How to Survive Your Daughter’s Prom and Make it out the Other Side Alive!

Discover what you can do to help so your daughter can have the best prom possible.

Sherri Hill

Sherri Hill


Moms, if you are reading this right, we would like to let you know how important you are. Not just to life itself of course, but to your daughter’s prom night. Being one of the most important nights in her life to date, you will play an essential role in making sure she feels and looks her best.

Not only this but part of the whole experience which makes prom so much fun is how moms are always an essential part of the process. Whether it’s shopping from a trusted store like Peaches Boutique in Chicago, IL, choosing and planning make-up ideas or giving honest yet loving feedback on things, no girl can do without her mom for prom.

So now you are fully aware of just how important you are to your daughter’s prom, let’s look at some important things you can do along the way.

When it comes to the prom night, you may have to save the day (more than once) and here’s how… 

  • The hair goes wrong! Here’s how to fix a BHD (Bad hair day): If you have booked in with the hairdressers and things aren’t going as planned, breathe and relax. You can ask the stylist for some tips on how to create the desired style if time is short. Make sure you have some curlers, bobby pins, fancy clips and a straightener at home if you have to clean up the mess.
  • Make sure the make-up is perfect: Make-up can either make or break the overall look of your daughter on prom. It’s good to emphasize from the start just is. This may cost more up-front but will cut down on costs when hiring beauticians. There are also plenty of cool YouTube tutorials from pros who can really help you create the look your daughter wants.
  • Make sure you buy all the essentials: Essentials can include anything from hairspray to foot gels to make heels that little bit more comfortable. It’s the small things that count and can make your daughters prom night go smoothly.
  • Think about the logistics: All girls get excited about their proms, so much so they may look past all-important elements such as how they are going to arrive to their prom. It might be a good idea then to help arrange the ride. Most chauffeur services will be in high demand around this time of year so ensure to get things booked well in advance. Also consider the numbers, the more people you and your daughter can get on board the cheaper the overall cost will be.
  • Think about any after-party: Will your home host the after-party? Does your daughter have any plans for when the prom is over? Thinking post-prom is also an area which may slip everyone’s mind but be important to finishing the night with a bang!

As you can see, you’re an essential part to the process, mom! Doing these things can really help your daughter enjoy her prom and look the part.

This article was written by Katrina Fernandez

Fashion Translations from the Four Seasons

Fashion intricate the use of complex ideas which blends color and artistic design themes to highlight an idea or inspiration, Fashion inspirations or influence come from different sources, may it be from movies, clubs, sports, different cultures, nature or even from the four seasons. It all comes to the designer from which he or she can draw inspiration from. A designer can make the best use of his or her creativity to translate and adopt such inspirations and give it an artistry to fit into the mainstream of making fashion apparel clothing dresses for women.


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The Fashion Inspirations
A varsity jacket for example can have the patch knit work with their specific team or college colors for the representation or the clubs or affiliations can choose their own colors or symbols to identify themselves based on certain qualities or attributes, such representations or the blend of colors have been interpreted and reinterpreted to showcase a unique style.

Denim jeans for example have been reinvented over the years to portray free spirit or willingness, thus it is now a popular fashion trend for the teenagers and have been modified with metal studs, rhinestones, torn up patterns and hand markings. The idea for certain fashion styles become eternal with the representation of an idea or a unique attribute.


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The idea of wearing a black leather jacket can personify dominance, red fit ‘n flare dresses can outline passion and sex appeal and bright colored tunic tops can showcase wittiness and chic personality. Even seasons help to compartmentalize fashion as designers focus on the elements of design with natural aesthetics, color patterns and print textures that translate fashion. Colorful floral embroidery designs by designer Nara Paz have been hugely adapted by fashion icons.

The Four Seasons
Each season can indicate a reference point to draw inspiration from and have an impact on the people, for example, summer is a season of bright colors and brings the thought of an idea for rain or gardens. Winter mostly showcase light dull colors in apparel wears, mostly white, light blue or pink and brings frosty images of snow and ice. Fall season articulate reflections of spring and spring on the other hand brings liveliness of print design patterns from the inspiration of different flowers which blossom during the entire season.


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These fashion timelines balances fashion choices for people and designers because each season that you experience, flows right for your fashion choices. Designers nowadays look for the real creativity and inspiration which does not necessarily change over time, the real creativity is how, when, where applied which is a creative act in itself.

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Girl Gadget: Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Watch

Hello Beautiful People,

It has been so hot this past weekend that getting outside has not been fun at all. My hubby’s edge trimmer battery quit working, so after church it was a smidgen cooler and we went old school. We used the paint scraper and a pair of scissors to remove the weeds from between the sidewalk and the front strips of the yard. The sidewalk and edges of the yard look just as good as if an electric trimmer did it, but took about 15 minutes longer.

When it is as hot as it is here in my area tracking your time outside is of the utmost importance. Taking breaks and drinking plenty of fluids is a must and being outside for longer than 15-20 minutes at a time is enough.

The Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen for Women 42mm – Leather watch is perfect for tracking time and looks ultra-sleek, all in one. I recently demoed this smart watch, thanks to my partnership with Verizon Wireless. For the past year, I have been trying out new gadgets that truly excites the techie inside of me. When wearing this Moto 360 watch, I received many compliments from my friends and co-workers. The band was at the right width wear even if someone has a smaller wrist it wouldn’t look overwhelming. The smart watch retails for $329.99 on the Verizon website.

Moto360 2nd Gen for Women 42mm - Leather

Moto360 2nd Gen for Women 42mm – Leather


  • Classic round design with edge-to-edge glass for maximum viewing area in minimal space. The size of the watch is perfect for me. I like my watch to have a large face, the bigger the better.
  • You can customize the watch’s face to meet your personality by downloading the app on my smart phone. I picked a flower design which was matched the flowers growing in our backyard.
  • Delivers updates from your compatible smartphone right to your wrist. It will let you know when you have a new email message, a Facebook notification or a weather update. It keeps the phone in your pocket or in your handbag without having to search for it or fumble for it. It will let me know if I received a missed a phone call it doesn’t answer calls.
  • Powered by Android Wear, works with Android™ 4.3 or later smartphones – compatible with smartphones that use Android 4.3 or higher, and select iPhones running iOS 8.2 or higher ( I was able to download the app on my iPhone 6Plus). The watch responds to your voice, serves as an activity tracker and has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness.
  • Hands-Free navigation — with the flick of my wrist to move back and forth I can wake up the watch and check my notifications.
  • Responds to your voice – ask for directions with saying “Hello Google.”
  • The watch connects with bluetooth thanks to wifi and cloud connect, so whether you have your phone or you left it at home I could get my notifications.
  • With the Moto Body Fitness Tracker feature, the watch will track your heart rate, calories burned, or steps taken. The watch will also send notifications about your activity, to push me farther. The watch is water resistant and you can exercise with it on.
  • The watch easily charges with the wireless charging dock. When charging, the watch displays the battery level. The battery should last about a day and half. I would wear the watch all day and still have battery power left over.

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I was offered the opportunity to demo this product for a month and returned item to Verizon. All opinions are strictly and are honest. was not compensated or given a product for this review.

Weekender Giveaway

Hi Beautiful People,

It’s a hot summer in the city. Many families are making plans for the summer. Maybe a staycation, or a vacation before school starts or maybe looking for pokemons across the country to capture. I know when I travel with my hubby, the number one thing I need is a smart bag that fits everything I need to take with me. It needs to be comfortable at the same time and not feel like a heavy weight. People, myself included, do not like to carry a lot of luggage, especially if they are traveling on an airplane.

This weekender bag that is part of this Giveaway is essential for summer travels and all of your year-long needs.
Why you say?
1. Weekend Getaway bag – You can carry your clothes, shoes, makeup and toiletries .
2. Travel bag – The bag is big enough for what you need, but small of enough to fit into the overhead compartment on the airplane.
3. Exercise bag – Carry your workout gear, towel and water with you after the office and also include a change of clothes.
4. Diaper bag – Perfect bag for the mom, aunt or nanny to carry extra diapers and things they need with them for the baby.
5. And you can also include your iPad, iPadPro, Kindle or your favorite electronic device with you as well.
The ideas are endless and fun rolled into one beautiful bag.

One winner will receive this wonderful weekender bag and $60 cash ( or Amazon gift code, winners choice)

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The cash prize is provided by Katherine , Roz and our wonderful co hostesses.

The weekender bag is provided by La Bella Vita Cucina and Katherines Corner.

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Weekender Giveaway hostesses

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