Next Level Selfie Action | HTC One M8 from Telus

One thing I love about my blog job almost more than the clothes, makeup, jewellery, and trips around the world is GETTING NEW GADGETS! My friends at Telus emailed me on Tuesday to offer me the brand new HTC One M8. I was ecstatic! The device comes out from Telus on April 10th so I’m super stoked to have one before then. I used to have the old HTC One before I spilled water on it. RIP old buddy. I’ve done lots of work with HTC over the last few years and been featured in two HTC campaigns with SayMedia. Last year they had a big one to be the next HTC Influencer and the winner won consulting from me. The winner was Vanessa Grillone and we had a blast working together. Remember this?  OK SO THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS… THE HTC One M8 HAS A DUAL CAMERA! A WHAT? A CAMERA THAT TAKES A SELFIE AND PHOTO AT THE SAME DAMN TIME.  YEAH BUDDY.  THIS IS SOME NEXT LEVEL *ISH I TELL YA.  You can even move the little selfie box around and change the size. I’m like, mind blown. There are a heap more cool features that I don’t even…

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HTC One Guest Post by Vanessa Grillone

What do you value in life or in a job? What do you want for your future? What are your goals? I’ve been trying to answer these questions as clearly as I possibly can without being influenced by others. I’m finding it tougher to be authentic in my twenties, than I did when I was younger. Your mid-twenties come with a lot of second-guessing, a lot of doubt, and many many questions. With the constant use of social media comes the pressure to conform, which is why I follow blogs that feel authentic. Blogs that aren’t solely about every single product said blogger uses. Seeing them hang their individuality proudly makes me want to be authentic, online and in person and every other way possible. That’s a huge factor in my love for casiestewart.com. You can tell that Casie doesn’t blog for the sake of blogging, she writes about things she likes and ALWAYS aims to inspire her readers to have a better day, to have a more positive outlook on life, and to LOVE their lives. She has a style all her own and an authenticity about her that shines through the screen. I can’t tell you how amazing…

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Are you the next #HTCone Influencer?

Have you seen this yet? Clicked the fancy ad in my sidebar for the new HTC One? If you did, you’ll notice it’s for a big contest with HTC  to win a phone and social + blog mentorship from none other than yours truly! This is my second partnership with HTC in the last couple years. I was given the phone a few weeks ago and almost all the photos I’ve published here since have been shot with the HTC One. The selfie cam on this lil’ thing is the best I’ve seen and the reviews of it are great! I posted a bunch of photos over the weekend and a collection in this post here. The phone itself is made of aluminium and the home screen is a feed of all my social activity and news. HTC is looking to help someone take their blog to the next level by offering them mentorship from a famous successful blogger. You’ll win the HTC One, mentorship, and you’l be published right here on THIS IS MY LIFE. To enter, click the ad in my sidebar and follow to the box that says “ARE YOU THE NEXT INFLUENCER?” For hard core tech info about the HTC One, visit htc.com.…

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Beautifully Terrifying Thunder Clouds

The clouds flying in to Toronto this morning at 6am were so incredibly beautiful. It was like a movie. Floating through the air with these big fluffy things. It was turbulent and lightening ready to strike any moment.  I could see it flashing across the sky in clusters f clouds. All I could think was ‘please get us safely to the ground’. The landing was smooth and I exited the airport within about 15 minutes. Photos are taken with HTC One and the video was magically put together by the phone’s photo assistant, Zoe. She’s awesome! I’m planning to show her off in an upcoming Coral episode of THIS. Subscribe to the channel at youtube.com/coral. It’s so lovely outside. If you’re stuck in the office make sure you pop outside for a tour around the block, catch some rays. Have a beautiful day,  CASIE This was a neat social campaign from YVR during their construction. They asked people to share photos on Instagram and Twitter tagged #YVRCANADA then displayed them in large stickers in the airport as it is being renovated. Vancouver, I like you.

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Disarming in Vancouver

When I type Disaronno my phone changes it to disarming. Always makes me thing of the movie ‘Closer’ that word. It’s cloudy with a chance of rain here today. We’re getting set up for Disaronno Mixing Star Vancouver. The Toronto event is end of May. Back home tonight on the red eye. Did you RSVP for my Ted Baker London event on Thursday? It’s gonna be fun! Make sure you follow @disaronnocanada for my updates today. Lots of cool cocktails being made! Sending you sunshine from Vancouver! (Even though it’s not too sunny!) CASIE P.S. Did you RSVP for my Ted Baker London event on Thursday night?! 25% shopping party at the Yorkdale store! * posted from HTC One!

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About Town w/ the New HTC One

It’s been one week with the new HTC One and I can say two things, I’ve never been stopped so much for someone to look at a device and I don’t really miss my iPhone. I’ve literally been stopped (by dudes mostly) in the elevator, at Target, at bars, and at dinner, just to show it off and have them touch it. It’s a good feeling. I took all these  photos with my new HTC One over the last couple days. I’ve really been enjoying the weather 🙂 Harmonica Devil in the Blue Dress Queen West   The Nursery at The Drake Hotel Set List for Alphonse Lanza’s New Band Pano of West End Sky Spring is in the Air Trinity Bellwoods Garage Sale The Golden Gates Alphonse Lanza Bathurst Bridge Princess Gates BMO Field Niagara Street Cottage Garage Sweep Pano from My Condo Morison Lake Floating Fire Funny Faces Bar Carving My Linus 3-Speed  jacflash  Greenhouse at Bellwoods I’ve taken over 400 photos, lots of selfies, and posted a few videos in the last week. The front facing cam on this baby is out of this world, you’ve never had selfies so fresh. There’s a couple photo skills I’m working on but overall,…

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THE FIRST DAY OF MAY

Loving my new HTC One. I’ve got a campaign launching with them any day now. As soon as the link is live I’ll share with you. This phone was MADE for someone like me. I had training on it yesterday at lunch. There are sharing and social components to every aspect of it. I took a bunch of photos & used Zoe, the photo assistant on my way to work today and it made this video from all the content. I didn’t edit the video, add effects, or music, it was ALL DONE BY THE PHONE. THE FUTURE IS NOW. I am so in love with this weather. Woke up with a smile and biked to work early. Life is good. This is my favourite month, my birthday is on May 8th. 🙂 Hope you have an awesome day. CASIE

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