Next Level Selfie Action | HTC One M8 from Telus

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!

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A WHAT? A CAMERA THAT TAKES A SELFIE AND PHOTO AT THE SAME DAMN TIME

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YEAH BUDDY. 

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THIS IS SOME NEXT LEVEL *ISH I TELL YA. 

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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 know about. Things I loved on the last edition of the HTC One were Kid Zone (Zoodles kid mode w/ games for EmBot) and Zoe (auto movie making assistant).  I’m really stoked to get up close and personal with this baby over the weekend.

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CLEAR MY CALENDAR, MAMA’S GOT A NEW PHONE!

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In other news, this was my fortune today in a package from essence! Will have those goodies later!

Hope you are enjoying the day!

♥ CASIE

HTC One Guest Post by Vanessa Grillone

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.

#HTCOne Guest Post by @VanessaGrillone on @CasieStewart #ThisIsMyLife

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 it is to be writing on THIS IS MY LIFE. This blog has inspired me in so many ways and has lifted my spirits on even my worst mornings.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet Casie and was thrilled to see that her online personality is one in the same with the woman that stood before me. I always find it interesting to attend events, meeting your Internet friends in person is quite a nerve-wracking experience. Am I the same person that they interact with online? I get a little anxious when they ask what I’m into, what I’m doing a part from blogging. Pizza-girl Specialist doesn’t exactly light up my resume but it is a huge part of who I am and why I’ve become who I am today, and yet I’m still embarrassed about it. Why? Who is there to impress other than myself?

All of these questions have answers but they can only be answered by me, and only if I can stay true to myself. This is my life and I have to make the most of it, documenting the important things while being my most authentic self.

I’m so thankful to HTC and Casie for giving me the opportunity to have her as my influencer (helping find my online voice), to write on one of my favourite blogs, and to encourage me to document my summer with my HTC One. I’ve taken so many photos and now have a way to hold onto some memories, to remember who I was this summer and who I want to become.

Here’s to more adventures this Fall and hopefully a little more clarity in the coming months.

Vanessa Grillone
Twitter @VanessaGrillone

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Are you the next #HTCone Influencer?

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.

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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. It’s now available in Canada 🙂

Good luck! Contest closes on MAY 30th, 2013!

<3 CASIE #HTCone Advertisement

Beautifully Terrifying Thunder Clouds

Beautifully Terrifying Thunder Clouds

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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

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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

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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.

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Back home tonight on the red eye. Did you RSVP for my Ted Baker London event on Thursday? It’s gonna be fun!

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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!

About Town w/ the New HTC One

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 🙂

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Harmonica

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Devil in the Blue Dress

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Queen West

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The Nursery at The Drake Hotel

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Set List for Alphonse Lanza’s New Band

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Pano of West End Sky

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Spring is in the Air

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Trinity Bellwoods Garage Sale

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The Golden Gates

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Alphonse Lanza

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Bathurst Bridge

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Princess Gates

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BMO Field

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Niagara Street

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Cottage Garage

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Sweep Pano from My Condo

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Morison Lake

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Floating Fire

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Funny Faces

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Bar Carving

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My Linus 3-Speed

Linus Dutch Bike from @bikesonwheels #HTCone

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 Greenhouse at Bellwoods

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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, this is the best phone camera I‘ve ever had. Last week I went to a training session and it was super cool to learn about the technology behind this little guy. The pixels are bigger than other phone cameras which makes the images clearer.  All the apps and features on the phone come with sharing options, so, for someone like me who is a Tweets, blogs, and creates heaps of content, it’s perfect.

HTC is launching a MASSIVE contest and I’m part of the prize. That’s all I can say for now. Keep your eyes here for details. I’m looking forward to telling you about it!

<3 CASIE

Brought to you by the new all-metal HTC One™.

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