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Velvet Caviar are a brand up until recently I hadn’t heard of. Based in the United States, they are a company all about banning the boring and giving your phone the ultimate makeover. As well as providing your phone with extra support, and the brand claims the case is like an extra skin. For anyone who knows me, will know that I am addicted to buying new phone cases, each phone I get, a rather large amount of rubber cases follow in tow. To me, the rubber cases come with a sense of security, they bounce and they are great for protecting your phone (well, as long as it lands on its back, anyway). So when I was asked to review Velvet Caviar and saw their cases, I knew they were a brand which is perfect for Dungarees & Donuts and something which is right up my street for my day to day life. Bright, edgy and a bit over the top in the best way possible. The main event over at Velvet Caviar is, of course, their cases. However, they do sell a variety of other products including stickers and hats too. Their cases which are standout from the rest (of the ones on the market) and are full of a variety of colours, designs and available for iPhones from the 6 upwards and the Samsung Galaxy range including the note and latest models.
I spent a good few hours scrolling through the site looking at the endless possibilities of cases, and I am already eyeing up my next few purchases. The cases I chose from the site are the Blue Roses Floral case and the Cotton Candy Marble case. To say that they were shipped from the US they arrived within 5-7 days and to my amazement, looked even brighter and more popping in real life, I was made up. For the US, I know they do free shipping with their cases, as well as they often run a free grip ring too.
The first thing I noticed when putting the cases on my phone, is because they’re so protective they are quite difficult to get them on and then the buttons are pretty much unusable. I would recommend bending the case as much as possible to be able to relax it, so the buttons are easier to use. According to the Velvet Caviar site, the cases don’t fade, are shatterproof and crack proof. Which means, not only are they adorable, but they’re durable, long lasting will outlast your phone guaranteed. Alongside the cases, I also was sent two of their phone rings, one to match my Blue Roses case and another which is totally adorable but at the same time *a little* bit offensive. I was instantly drawn into their phone rings, as they are similar to a pop socket but to me, it feels a lot more secure, plus it doubles up as a stand. They’re great for holding on to your phone when walking around, or when you’re in bed scrolling endlessly through Twitter and don’t fancy a black eye from dropping your phone on your face (we’ve all been there). Each ring is only $10 which is a great deal and cost around the same amount as pop sockets.
When using the Blue Roses Floral case, I did find it easier to hold, it is a completely matte case and I popped one of the phone rings, which is simply peeling back the sticker and pressing it on to the case, and I kid you not, it hasn’t budged and I am not sure it ever will. At first, I was a little wary of it coming flying off, but the more I got used to it, the more I trusted it. I will say as someone who hasn’t used any type of grip support for my phone, it is a lot of getting used with the ring but once you’ve used them a little they are less tight and more comfortable on. I used the marble case after a few days with the other phone ring but did feel this case to be more slippy and I felt a little more worried about it dropping. So far so good though. The inside of the cases is lined with a velvet texture and printed with the brand logo. Just from tapping the case and how difficult it is to bend you can tell it is good quality and definitely worth $30. Plus it is one of those cases, you know are good and you trust your phone in, and they look amazing too. Who says style can’t be practical.
Keep your eyes peeled on my Twitter and Instagram as I am hosting a giveaway with Velvet Caviar very soon, for you to win your own goodies! As always, this review is completely my own thoughts and not influenced by the fact these are samples. I am super happy Velvet Caviar reached out as they’re an amazing company and I love what they do.