I’m a LifeProof Ambassador!

Sep 29, 2019Lifestyle

I’m a LifeProof Ambassador!

 


 

 

The Back Story

Remember how I lost my phone at the Nu’uuli waterfall several weeks ago? You can read that story here.

[Cliff notes: We narrowly escaped a flash flood and I’ve been a bit traumatized to go back to find it.]

I figured it was a goner at that point, thinking it would have been swept away by a stream or hidden deep in the muddy rainforest.

Well, 2 weeks later, my co-worker Val and I went back to show some visitors to the waterfall, and Val found my phone! I was so excited and relieved.

I inspected the phone and saw some mold behind the home button screen (it was an iPhone 6s so the home button has a small clear flimsy film that keeps the button from getting wet). I wasn’t keeping my hopes up that it would turn back on, and I had already ordered a new iPhone which was on the way. But just in case, I bought a small bag of rice, pulled off the LifeProof case and tucked my iPhone in the bag of rice. I went away to Apia for the long weekend, leaving my phone behind still sitting in rice.

Cut to a few days later… Ian and I just got back from our long weekend trip. I was putting my stuff away, and saw the bag of rice that contained my iPhone. Not thinking too much about it, I plugged it in to the wall charger, and saw that it was charging. I felt a little spark of hope, and showed it to Ian. He said to keep it charging and see what happens. It could have a damaged screen, or the buttons might not work, or maybe the camera wouldn’t flash, or the audio might just not work anymore. I wasn’t holding my breath… I went back to my usual lounging around and decompressing after time traveling. But then, a couple of hours later, I went back to check on the phone, and it was all charged up and seemed to be working like nothing even happened! Like, a technological Frankenstein!

Now that it’s working completely normally, I must admit. I low-key kind of knew that my phone was going to survive because it was in the LifeProof case.

I was going to go back to the waterfall the day after the flash flood but I felt a bit scared to go back. And then I was gonna try going back with Sara and Chase a few days later after work, but it was raining and again, I was still a bit terrified. I might have also been a tad bit lazy, but that’s besides the point. However, I knew better than to keep my hopes up after finding it 2 weeks later. I love my LifeProof case, but like I mentioned before, I thought it was a goner. So you can imagine how incredibly stoked I was to see it come back to life!

My friends jokingly told me I should reach out to LifeProof to get sponsored. Instead, I did what all millennials with an instagram account do, I posted on instagram and tagged LifeProof (in hopes they would see it). Well, they did! Someone at LifeProof messaged me asking to be a brand ambassador, and I was like YES! We corresponded on emails and yeah, I’m a LifeProof Ambassador now!

What does it mean to be a brand ambassador?

In my completely newbie experience, I’ve learned it means pretty much exactly what it sounds like–I rep LifeProof by using their products (which I already was doing before!). The cool thing is that they sent me a big box filled with a bunch of phone cases and a sweet new backpack, and in return I just had to send them a couple of photos that they could eventually use–kind of like as a real-life advertisement. I’m essentially telling my stories about how I use (and abuse) my phone, and how the LifeProof phone case has been a true life-saver! There really is no other phone case I would rather use.

*Just a note, they aren’t paying me to blog about this. I did receive several cases for free though and a backpack (!!!) which I think is very cool. Does this make me an influencer?! LOL the answer is no. I actually hate that word 😛

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Moments

Actually though…

ok good night! (image credit: Pinterest)
Culture Lifestyle Photography

Coastweeks entertainment: Utulei Taupou Manaia

Samoan entertainment at the annual Coast Weeks event in Utulei.
Create Sustainable Living

DIY Beeswax Wraps ft. Alafaga

It's 2019 and I’m still committed to making steady strides in sustainable living. Enter Beeswax fabric wraps, a DIY project...
Create

December Daily Journal Flip Through

I've just about officially moved into this Pocket Traveler's Notebook that Ian gifted me with on the 1st day of...
Lifestyle Motherhood

Giant Clams are GIANT

A gallery from our babymoon excursion to Savaia, Samoa, where they have a giant clam sanctuary. Ian and I always...
Moments

Creature of comfort
Moments

Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you're wearing, who you're around, what you're doing....
Lifestyle Photo Diaries

Coming out of quarantine, social distancing still

We are officially done with our mandatory 14-day medical home quarantine! We can finally leave the house, still remaining socially...
Moments

Sunset streaming in through the front door, and a hungry Officer Scruffles meowing for dinner to be served. July 27,...
Culture Lifestyle Photo Diaries

2021 Farm Fair at Fagatogo Market

March 26, 2021 - Snaps around the Fagatogo Market during the Farm Fair Gabs got us each a fresh cold...
Lifestyle

Photo Journal: Family trip to Sedona and Grand Canyon

A late photo journal from my first weekend of vacation with the whole family in Arizona. A get together in...
Journal Travel

Briskly taking in Old San Juan | Puerto Rico Travel Diary

A brisk morning jaunt in Old San Juan checking out the National Historic Site forts before we got on the...
Moments

Stay close to the people that feel like sunshine

loved this sunrise shoot with Mareike right before she left for the Azores
Moments

I adore my niece and nephew. And I adore that my husband is adored by my niece and nephew.
Culture Lifestyle

How We Help Our Animals (The Fun Way)

Out of love and compassion for our animals, Coconut Mutts and a tribe of animal lovers got together for a...
Moments

kind of just want to go home and play in the studio
Lifestyle Moments Photo Diaries

Life Lately: a lengthy one, but a good one

Six years with my soon-to-be-husband, new camera lens, work work work, making my own clothes, Ian's new board rack, and...
Create Lifestyle Sustainable Living

Zero Waste Kit for Beginners

Have you heard of Zero Waste? There are a lot of reasons to consider going zero waste. For me, it’s...
Lifestyle

Photo Journal: Aqua Family

A sunny afternoon at Coconut Point with the whole gang, my aqua family.
Moments

Tonight, Officer Scruffles is Officer Snuggles.