17 March 2016

Design Your Own Phone Case: CaseApp Review & Giveaway

CaseApp iphone case - ombre iphone case
How attached to our smart phone are we? This question must have boggled minds of many since the time a portable cell phone became a possibility. If we are realistic, since the moment cell phones transformed into smart phones and acquired a whole range of apps (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) we were on the hook. On top of that, 5 years ago along came the giant called Instagram. The sheer existence of all available social media accounts/profiles/channels made us voluntarily and consciously become glued to our phones. I spend way too much time on mine than I would like to admit but recently I have started to make positive changes about my "phone time", e.g. no phone at the table (while eating, obvi) and less browsing time in the morning. On top of that I found it easier to just turn it off sometimes and enjoy quality time with my family and friends, watch a movie or read a book in peace and with no distraction. Despite that, I love my phone and I love to "accessorize" it. So today I'm bringing you my phone case creations from CaseApp and a giveaway to design and get your own phone case.


When I had freedom to design my iphone cases, first off I felt overwhelmed. Yes, you might say that it's "just" a phone case, and you would be right in a way. Although at the same time it's something we carry around 24/7. Technically, my phone is in my hand 95% of the time when I'm out. FOMO is real, people. On a serious note, it's not about FOMO. It's more of a habit now and I don't give it much thought except I am conscious of its presence, as if it's a limb. Terrible, I know. The point is when you grab your bag in the morning before heading out, you most likely won't go for a wrinkly and worn out one. It's an accessory you also display to others. Same goes for a phone case if you use one. The look of it and the print or a message it's got will tell more about the owner than we might want to know.
CaseApp iphone case
The lovely CaseApp team let me design two phone cases of my choice. Right off the bat I will be honest with you and admit that I have quite a number of iphone cases already and I love switching them from time to time depending on my mood, the current season (it's a thing lol) and, most importantly, how quickly I get tired of looking at the same design or pattern. That's why sometimes you have to go simple, basic or opt for the "timeless look" so you won't grow bored of your phone's "attire". So here are two designs I went for after teaming up with CaseApp*:
Ombre Phone Case Design - CaseApp - iphone custom design phone case
"Happy/Spring'y Ombre" {iphone 5s}*
Even though CaseApp contacted me back in February, I knew that the winter-inspired theme wasn't for me any more. So I went for a perfectly spring'y pastel ombre featuring a few of the colours I absolutely love together: dull turquoise/pale teal, dusty pink and peachy blush. It also has geometric print (diamond shapes) all over it which compliments the ombre look so well, I think. The colours combo, the pattern and the look is happy, bright and not "in your face" or too distracting or busy. Using it now and loving it!
Verse Phone Case Design - CaseApp - iphone custom design phone case
"His love gives life" {iphone 6s}*
This iphone case features an absolutely gorgeous pastel watercolour floral pattern and a quote. This design was inspired by a lovely verse and it is actually a little present I am going to mail to my mother in law. I hope she will love it as much as I do. Once again, it's very season-appropriate with its soft pattern and a lovely mix of colours. 

CaseApp is a great website if you're looking for customizing your favourite gadgets in an easy-to-navigate space. They offer such a great range of their own designs and the best part is that they cover all the main tech-brands so even if you're not an iPhone user, you will definitely find your cup of tea there (Samsung, Nokia and other ones). And now the fun part - you have a chance to design your very own case or skin and CaseApp gives you lots of room to play: backgrounds, collages, cliparts, texts and the option to upload your own image. 
CaseApp design
How to design your own phone case:
1. Come up with a theme or just a general idea: spring'y colour, geometric print, the so-blogger marble, quote, etc.
2. "Do the background check" - your options are limitless.
3. Pick your colours: go in any direction your imagination takes you - you are the artist here.
4. Add a quote if there's one that speaks to you and you'd like to have it speak to others through your phone case.
5. Cliparts are a lot of fun to play with - try a few on and you won't be able to stop.
6. If all fails or if you simply have a pre-made image on your computer, upload it, adjust it and voila! :)

I quite like the idea of adding your own image as the background. Maybe it's a picture from your recent holiday or a candid shot you took last weekend. Slap it on the case and decide if it's the look you're going for. What I really enjoyed about this whole process is the creative part of making my own accessory. These phone cases are amazing quality! My two designs look crisp and clear and they came packed securely with a sweet thank you card. 
Phone Case Design - CaseApp - iphone custom design phone case
* Gifted items {all opinions are my own and 100% genuine}

Now let's get to the exciting part - CaseApp kindly offered me to give you guys a chance to design and get your phone case for free! All you need to do is follow CaseApp on Instagram, follow me on Bloglovin', Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and leave a comment. Also, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter (head to my Home page and look up) in order to get a special little extra from Miel and Mint each month ;) 

Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and is open to March 25th, 2016.
I will announce the winner on my Twitter and will contact you by email as well. 
Once Rafflecopter selects you, I will send you a promo code which will let you design your own phone case and receive it for free, delivery included.
I also have a 20% discount code which I will share with you once the giveaway is finished.
Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hope you liked this review and the custom iphone cases I designed.
Wishing you the best of luck to get a chance to win and customize your own accessory.
Even if you have a whole lot of phone cases and feel like you don't need one more (we always do),
 or if you like your phone case-free, still do enter as you can gift it to someone else who loves them.

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  1. Oo I'm collaborating with CaseApp too, they're such a fab company aren't they?! I skipped the designing my own case because I tried and I couldn't make mine look pretty haha. The one I received is lush though, as are yours! They're very you! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. I know, I can't wait to see your designs, girlie :)
      Thanks for a sweet comment hon - I thought these designs would be so spring-perfect <3
      xox

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  2. I love your design, you created a really lovely one! I have worked with CaseApp before and I'm still using my MacBook skin until today, the quality is great!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks so much, Shireen! They are a lovely brand & I do adore how these turned out.
      xox

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  3. wow! I love to customize my phone case too. Looks great !

    www.luv4beautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, girlie! Make sure to take part in a giveaway then <3
      xox

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  4. Loving your phone case Nadia! :) I recently just got mine as well, and I love how professional looking it is <3

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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    1. That's great, Elizabeth! I will make sure to have a peek ;) Gotta love customized stuff <3
      xox

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  5. Ohhh how exciting lovely!!! Love your designs, they're so pretty!!! Designing your own phone case is such a great idea, especially as I can never find one in the shops I actually like! Fabulous post as always babes!!! Xxx

    http://theemasphere.com

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    1. Aww thank you, sweetheart! <3 I know, right - it's pretty much impossible to find a nice phone case so designing your own does sound nice :) I am obsessed with lovely phone cases haha. Hope you are doing fab hon! Muaah!!
      xox

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  6. Wow, I've heard of CaseApp but haven't personally tried out anything they offer but I really love the cases you've designed. Particularly the one with a quote haha, I'm a major quote person, I Might have to pop over to the website and get creative ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Make sure to take part in the giveaway, hon - you would LOVE designing your own case! They are such amazing quality, too. Glad you liked my designs :)
      xox

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  7. Read of this company around the blogosphere lately. And I can definitely see why. The cases are beautiful!

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

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    1. They are an absolutely fab brand, Richel! Love the designs they offer + a chance to make your own <3
      xox

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  8. I am so clumsy, that I have to have an otter box on mine :-( I love the case you designed for your mother in law. It is beautiful!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, lovely! Haha, I hope if you do take part in a giveaway, you will make an even nicer cover :)
      xox

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  9. Aw I love these! Unfortunately I don't have an iphone nor a samsung that they have a case to fit, but it's such a great idea to personalize your phone! Especially because now it's become like another limb for people!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. What phone do you have, sweetie?
      I think they offer you whole range of tech brands. Need to double check that.
      They also make for such a great gift :) One of these is, as I mentioned in the post ;)
      I love customized phone cases - it adds such a lovely personal touch to the phone which we "show off" more than we probably should lol.
      xox

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  10. I really like the pastel colour one - it's so Spring perfect! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That was the idea I had in mind, lovely :)
      Just wanted something sweet & cute for the new season <3
      xox

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  11. I love the ombre springy colored one, the colors are gorgeous and so vibrant! Go Nadia for creating some gorgeous cases...maybe an idea for a little etsy store some day? ;) I'll definitely have to check the site out...I have a Galaxy S6 and it's a little harder finding cute cases for my phone than if I had an Iphone for sure! Thanks for sharing, great post girl, happy Thursday! XO -Kim

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    1. I love ombre anything, hon - had to add a little touch like that to the phone case :)
      I think CaseApp does offer a wide range of brands and makes so I am sure you will be able to "dress up" your Galaxy S6 ;) Make sure to enter the giveaway, what if you're lucky, babes ;) Thanks for a sweet comment, lovely!
      Have a great weekend <3
      xox

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  12. Designing your own case is definitely fun and way better than getting the premade ones, at least you will be the only one to have the case you designed :) These are such pretty colourful cases, definitely springy! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It really adds such a nice personal touch, doesn't it? :) I always have my phone beside but when I am with people or doing some work, I have it flipped screen down. So the phone case is all everyone sees ergo it has to be nice ;)
      Glad you liked these ones, lovely.
      xox

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  13. Love the cases you made Nadia - such beautiful colors! :D And it's so fun to see others design something for themselves, it sort of gives you a deeper insight to their style! I wouldn't say me and my phone are completely inseparable, I tend to leave it at home when going for walks and so on, but I can definetely spend hours and hours browsing around Instagram - it's just a huge hobby of mine! xx

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

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    1. That is so amazing that you leave it behind, hon. Whenever it happened to me (by mistake) I felt as if I am completely detached from the planet haha. It's not that I was looking at it non stop, but just even to have it to know what time it is and in case if there's an important phone or a message you're anticipating. So many reason or excuses but it's attached to me when I go out. At home there's a different story. I can leave it somewhere and I am perfect fine not checking it for hours :)
      Thanks for your feedback, lovely. Designing these was so much fun!
      xox

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  14. This is such a cool idea, everyone is so into their phone cases at the moment so I am sure this will be huge. Love your designs. x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  15. Such a cute design! Sure beats my boring black iPhone case :-) Lovely blog btw
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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  16. I think it is SO important to have a phone case that shoes off your personality! I absolutely love the pastel one... it is so perfect for Spring Fab giveaway lovely!

    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    xo

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  17. This is amazing and such a unique idea!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  18. Case app does sound like a great site! I really like these cases you have designed, both of them just scream Spring to me. I love the pink shades you used, very feminine and chic. I like them both, the one without the inscription is more classic but the one with inscription is more personal (and I do like the inscription). I hope you mother in law will like the second one, it is really special and personal. Such a lovely gift idea!

    I must admit that I'm often guilty of using my phone too much too. That is why I tend not to use it when I'm out of the house (not use it meaning being online)...and sometimes while I'm at home (not very often I admit) I just have the need to turn out phone for a while and spend some time undisturbed.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.hr/

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  19. What a great post! I admit that I am completely addicted to my iphone and have been for many years. It really is like an extra limb, it goes everywhere with me and I rarely put it away when I'm out. I love choosing phone cases and getting to switch up the look. Your designs are gorgeous and I especially love the ombre one, it looks amazing and such a great quality! I would be very overwhelmed too designing my own but it is a great idea to personalise your phone. I'm really glad you're happy with them, and so lovely to send one to your mother in law! Katie xx

    www.thestyleblossom.com

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  20. I love the diamond case its so pretty!!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | GIVEAWAY | Win Makeup Geek, Morphe & More

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  21. I have to admit I'm pretty glued to my phone as well and honestly I hate it. No joke, but when driving I would sometimes put my phone in my trunk so that I wouldn't use it LOL. Yes, I know that's bad and pretty extreme haha. Also because BC has zero tolerance for driving with a cellular device. Chase is actually pretty good with not bringing out his phone when we're spending time together, which I need to value more.

    I really love the design you created for your case and how it screams spring! CaseApp is such a great brand! Thanks for another amazing post!

    Hope ur having an awesome weekend Nadia:-)

    www.wunderbliss.com

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  22. I have a very boring clear case which cover my screen and has bumpers on the sides since I smashed my screen a little while back. I would be very tempted to pick up one of the pretty spring designs (the happy ombre one is my favourite) even though I'd be a bit worried of my screen smashing again. Haven't tried case app before but have only heard great things! Lovely post hun x

    Beauty with charm

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  23. wow this is awesome! thanks for sharing, i'm def gonna get into my creative zone and click my very own personalised one home soon :)

    XO from Malta,
    www.b-biche.com

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  24. Oooo the ombre one is perfect Nadia!!! Nice design!:O In all honesty I wouldn't have social media accounts if it wasn't for blogging/youtube and keeping in contact with people I want to. Lol my phone is so old school I can't have Instagram XD hahaha. I do love gaining knowledge through social media though.

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  25. I really love customizing my things! I am so thrilled right now and I'm definitely gonna join~! I am so glad that the shipping is free, that's usually my main concern when I join international giveaways. The shipping fee is usually expensive. Thanks for hosting this giveaway~


    GG Memochou

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