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The Prettiest Protection : My Favourite Phone Cases

I’m going to begin with a confession. I don’t look after my things with enough care. By things, I mean specifically, my phone. I’ve always been a nightmare when it comes to my phone, refusing to use cases for ridiculous reasons.

In my many years of owning smartphones, I’ve only had to have one replacement, but my partner has had a few. After the approximately 462 times in which he’s asked me nicely to please use a case, it took his new job to persuade me. Despite the perks of his job, they understandably don’t offer the security blanket of heavily discounted phones. In an attempt to become a more responsible adult, I gave in and have begun to use cases. There were two conditions: that they were to be aesthetically pleasing and that they weren’t to be too chunky or heavy. Thankfully I’ve been able to find a few which I’ve been loving and I wanted to share my favourites!

Twofifty5 : ‘Moon’

Aesthetically pleasing? Tick. Lightweight and not too chunky? Tick. Comfortable to hold, anti-scratch, enhanced screen protection? Tick, tick, tick. The lovely Tilly from Twofifty5 sent me this gorgeous case recently and I couldn’t be more impressed with it. Her cases are created from hand-painted works of art, the textures reflecting the surface of the moon. I love her use of texture and almost expect to be able to feel paint strokes when I touch the case. Tilly has kindly offered a discount code for 20% off. If you’re using her site (the one linked) then use code ‘SOPHHEARTS20‘.

Moon Phone Case

Ebay : Personalised

I’ve rediscovered my love for this case which I was gifted a while ago. I love anything personalised but my favourite thing about it has to be the marble effect. I have a marble skin on my Macbook so the Monica Geller within me loves that the two match. This one feels a little more flimsy than the Twofifty5 one, but hey, it’s better than no case at all and its so pretty.

I’m certainly no stranger to the increased heart rate and general panic which immediately ensues dropping a trusty and expensive phone on a hard surface. I have to admit that when there’s a case involved, the panic is considerably decreased. There’s a sense of comfort that you’ve protected the phone as best you can. Of course, no case is failsafe. Although the chances are better with one, none can guarantee that the phone will be unharmed if dropped. If your blasé attitude to protecting your phone or your case has failed you, it’s bad, but could be worse. As I mentioned, my partner has had a few phone related mishaps. The worst thing you can do is admit defeat and think that its broken state renders it worthless. Instead of chucking it in the back of a drawer make sure you head to Recyclezone, who will find you the best price for phones in good or bad condition. You type in your phone make and model so for example ‘sell Samsung s6‘ and it will give you the best price tailored to your phone. We’ve used them a couple of times and have always ended up with a fair price!

* This is a collaborative post with Recyclezone which contains PR samples. All words and opinions are honest and my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information.

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42 Comments

  • Reply Jess

    I love both the cases you’ve included here! I’m loving marble print things at the minute and I currently have a marble phone case from Ebay as well as a marble iPad case and a marble sleeve for my laptop! I love it when everything matches and ebay is great for finding pretty phone cases!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    July 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply melissa major

    My goodness, this phone case is super stylish and not only that perfect protection for the phone too! Definitely need to check them out.

    Melissa ?? |

    Moonlight Mel

    July 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Damo

    Love this post, Sophie.

    I am continuously cracking my iphone screens. I really need to start using a case or screen protector. Have you used screen protectors before? Any good?

    Damo – http://www.the-true-me.co.uk

    July 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you like it! I use screen protectors without fail and although they won’t be much help if your phone has a hard hit, they’re amazing at protecting it against little scratches!

      July 29, 2018 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Lainy

    I love having a pretty phone case on my phone, I really love both of those, they’re so nice, especially the marble one, I have one that is quite similar 🙂

    Lainy x https://bookishbitsblogblog.wordpress.com

    July 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Both of these cases are so pretty! It’s made me want to get a new phone case. Great post!
    A x

    July 29, 2018 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Alice

    I love both of these cases, they have such character and monochrome is my favourite! I love how quirky the TwoFifty5 one is but the personalised one is so cute too, I don’t think I could choose a favourite! I really need to get myself a new phone case soon as I’ve had mine for two years and its starting to slide out of it as its so broken, oops!
    Alice Xx

    July 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    Both phone cases are supsupesupsuper cute!! I love the customization you were able to do. Both very sophisticated too which I appreciate, I’m not one to look for the silly, juvenile. It’s hard finding the perfect one like you described. Not to heavy, bulky and yet delivers great protection! Great post!

    July 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Roxie

    I love the design of both of these cases. I definitely need to invest in one. I am forever dropping my phone as I’m so clumsy.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

    July 29, 2018 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply What Corinne Did

    I love the personalized phone case! It is so pretty and personal! it would make such a great gift! and my phone needs protection!

    July 29, 2018 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Jas

    I’ve never heard of recyclezone or anything like them, will definitely have to check them out now!

    July 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Yasmin | voguemodeblog.com

    They’re both gorgeous soph! I especially love the personalised marble one, it’s gorgeous!

    July 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Annie

    I love both cases! I have a similar case to your second one! I think anything personalised is really nice. It makes it a lot more special and unique. Great post!

    July 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply abbie

    I love both cases. The personalised one is fab! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

    July 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Creative Nails

    I love them cases – they are so pretty. The personalised one with your name is gorgeous! Would love to get a case like that. The few times I’ve dropped my phone without my case on, has been when the most damage has been caused to the screen which is annoying! I don’t particularly like having cases on my phone either though, I don’t like it feel chunky too!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    July 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Becca

    Absolutely love the marble phone case with your name, it’s so pretty! I do love a cute phone case myself 🙂
    Becca // http://www.beccasloveforlife.blogspot.com

    July 29, 2018 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Caroline Agoba

    The marble print phone case is so cute! I love the way it says the person’s name on it too! I would love something like that, thanks for sharing this x

    July 29, 2018 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Sarah McClure

    These cases are so a bit of me! Got to have a phone case thats on fleek.

    July 29, 2018 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Kara

    Both cases are so cute! My favorite would have to be the first one. I love that it’s created from hand painted works of art, that is just so cool! I’ve dropped my phone so much and if it wasn’t for a case I would probably be on my 10th phone by now x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    July 29, 2018 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      The first one is my favourite too, I think it’s gorgeous. Haha tell me about it! x

      July 30, 2018 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Nancy

    It is so important to have a durable phone case because you spend so much money on the phone!! At the same time, this is an opportunity to pick out something that fits your style. These cases look super cute – especially the second one with the marble background. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    July 30, 2018 at 12:05 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I completely agree! I’m glad you like them too! x

      July 30, 2018 at 8:51 am
  • Reply A slice of the toon

    Love this post! Great cases I’m really into marble affect at the minute and I love that you got your name on the case too!

    July 30, 2018 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Ingrid

    What beautiful cases! My favourite is the second one. I had one similar to that from Etsy but it broke
    xx
    Ingrid
    http://www.ingridhughes.com

    July 30, 2018 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Paige Lindsay

    I adore the moon case, it is so different to anything I have seen before! Will definitely have to check it out!

    July 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Lisa McLachlan

    Both these cases are so pretty! My case cover is the logo from Thundercats, which was my favourite cartoon when growing up. I’ve never heard of Recyclezone but the next time I drop my phone (because there will be a next time when I’m not so lucky) I’ll be sure to check them out, thank you for the tip! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    July 30, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Aw yours sounds cute! Ooh well I definitely hope there isn’t a next time for you, but do keep them in mind! x

      July 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    I’ve never used a case either just….because. Having said that, I love the personalised marble one. There’s so many nice ones available now, I don’t know why I’ve never been persuaded to get one x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    July 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve always been a nightmare and do genuinely prefer my phone without a case but have definitely decided that it’s not worth the risk x

      July 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    My phone is sooooo jealous of your phone right now xx

    July 30, 2018 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Claire

    It always surprises me how many people don’t have phone cases!
    These two are so pretty! You can tell so much effort has gone into the designs of them!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Claire xxx
    http://eclairscares.blogspot.com/

    July 31, 2018 at 11:16 am
  • Reply lauren

    i love collecting phone cases even though i dont have many because 1. theyre expensive and 2. my fave was recently stolen (along w said phone).

    these are super great and from looking at your blog they definitely seem to match ur general aesthetic! love them

    July 31, 2018 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Bexa

    These cases are super cute! I’m loving the personalised case, especially the fancy Sophie writing! I’m a bit of an old granny when it comes to phone cases and I have a wallet case, but it has cute llamas on it so that makes it cool, right ?. Great post Soph! ? xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    July 31, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha there’s nothing wrong with wallet cases, in fact they’re probably even more secure than a normal case aren’t they? I’m glad you liked it Bexa, thanks for stopping by! x

      July 31, 2018 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Rita

    The marble print one is so beautiful!

    July 31, 2018 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Missy May

    These are lovely and nice cases. I love when one can personalize things like this. Gotta look into it! Thanks for sharing!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

    July 31, 2018 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply huda

    Both is these phone cases are so pretty! I love the marble one though because it’s more personal and minimal! Thanks for sharing these, definitely need to look in to them! xx
    https://beaulife.org

    July 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Laura G

    I don’t know why I love phone cases so much! Those two are super cute!

    July 31, 2018 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Amita

    I love the personalised case! It’s so beautiful and minimalist, right up my street. I’ll definitely look into them xx

    August 1, 2018 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Aleeha

    Ooh, both phone cases are gorgeous. The ‘moon’ one is my favourite though!
    Aleeha xXx
    https://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    August 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Susanne

    I am famous for killing my phones every two years … so a phone case is always a must for me in order to prolong the death. I am going to check the company out because the cases look really cute ♥

    August 3, 2018 at 7:39 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh no! haha. Twofifty5 cases are definitely your best bet out of the ones I’ve tried so far, they’re so sturdy and really hold your phone in place! x

      August 3, 2018 at 7:55 am

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