15.2.19

Velvet Caviar: Pretty yet protective?


Velvet Caviar phone case

*This post includes gifted items* 

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. 

Velvet Caviar case
Velvet Caviar case

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.

Velvet Caviar case

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. 

Velvet Caviar case

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. 


5 comments

  1. The marble one looks so cute. I like the roses on the other one too. When it comes to phone cases I prefer one that covers the front too, so my phone is better protected.

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  2. I like a good heavy duty case, but it can be tricky to find ones that look good too, so it's good to hear of another option. I was interested to hear about the phone rings as I have been thinking of getting one.

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  3. OK now these cases are fantastic, I have to admit I've not heard of the brand at all before, but I love how they make the rings to match the cases, that is so cute! I'm going to have to check them out.

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  4. I've been looking for a new phone case recently so I will definitely check them out. They're a brand that are new to me.

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  5. The blue rose case looks so pretty and exactly the kind of thing I'd have picked so great choice x

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