1.02.2012

Take A Peek At My Peacock: Case-Mate Peacock Review

Something that many of you may not know about me is that, aside from being a shoe-adoring fashionista, I am an enormous animal lover. Over the years I have shared my living quarters with rabbits, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, frogs, rats, and, in the fourth grade, an assortment of snails (insects, I know, but I was their guardian nonetheless). Therefore, when Case-Mate offered me the chance to select a new case for my iPhone 4S, I instantly set my sights on the aptly-titled ‘Creature Cases’ – specifically, the pretty Peacock – to show my devotion to the animal kingdom.

One thing that always worries me about cases that feature raised pieces is that, while gorgeous to look at, they will add too much bulk to the iPhone’s slim design. That was not a problem I encountered with the Case-Mate Peacock. Though the raised silicone pieces add a 3-D effect to the overall design; instead of adding excess bulk, they create a surface that is easier to grip so that you avoid accidental drops (always a plus for those of us who are clumsy).

The colors, while stunning online, are far deeper and rich looking in person, bringing to life the true jewel-tones of a peacock (and adding the most decadent pop of color to monochromatic ensembles). But the true clincher, and one of my favorite attributes of this case, is the matching tail and plumage which dangles from the bottom corner – a charming detail that I find irresistible (and, mark my words, will leave a trail of adoring admirers in your wake).

POSITIVES:
♥ Brilliant colors and an adorable design that create an instant forum for compliments and conversation. ♥
♥ Form fit that protects your iPhone at all times; while allowing access to all ports and functions when in use. ♥
♥ Flexible silicone shell. ♥
♥ Impact resistant. ♥
♥ Raised silicone pieces that work overtime, creating both a gorgeous 3-D effect, and providing an easy-to-hold grip. ♥

FASHIONISTA VERDICT:
Playful in aesthetic; elegant in hue. The Peacock Case is perfect for adding brilliant pops of color to monochromatic looks; and will leave you with the desire to build an entire animal menagerie of iPhone cases (I currently have my eye on Hoot the Owl and Xing the Panda). A word of wisdom for users: Be prepared to fend off compliments galore – from my experience, this Peacock is too pretty for most to resist!
5 / 5 Hearts


What look is your iPhone currently rocking?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Case-Mate for the picture.

*NOTE: This product was sent to me for review; however, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.*
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34 comments

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a great New Year!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome iPhone case!
I have a Rebecca Minkoff one with leopard print :)

xoxox,
CC

ellie said...

So adorable. I know someone who'd love this. The owl is really cute too as well as the panda.

ivy's closet said...

What a wonderful review. Looks so fab!

lucy and sarah said...

These look so fun to have. Great review!

mazzy may said...

Totally a sweet deal. Love the peacock.

Joanne said...

Definitely like that pattern, it's very artsy looking ...

Happy New Year, Erika, sending good wishes your way for 2012!

Andy Santana said...

Que lindo...
adorei!

Happy New Year...
xoxo

molly said...

I love the colors in this case! Happy New Year!!

MosaMuse said...

very cute! welcome to 2012! have a great yr!
xo
MosaMuse

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Paislea Elyse said...

ahhh! this is so cute!!! i love the little feather on the bottom!!!

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Natasha Hollerup said...

My iPhone is still rocking blue and green plaid. I need a more feminine case as soon as I learn to get this one off, haha. I love Peacocks because of those jewel tone colors of theirs. This was a wonderful review.

Sara said...

Oh that is cute! Something I would use if I had an iphone for sure.

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness. Love that design and the colors!

Be Inspired! said...

My hubs got me pink covers. I love them!

I am the hugest cat lover. Hopefully this year I'll get a Persian;)

Sweet New Year - I am sooooooooooo glad to have you in my life!

Jess said...

I love that!! Great find. Happy 2012 darling!

sexylegsandbody said...

Hi Erika, just dropped by to wish you a fabulous 2012, hope all your wishes become reality, and wildest dreams come true.
Take care.
Colin.

Sherin said...

I love this case! Definitely practical and really stylish. I adore CaseMate. I have the Kayla clutch which I really love.

Rick said...

Great review! And the tail on the case is just too adorable. How imaginative for the designers to even come up with this concept. Thanks for pointing out that the case will not give it a bulky feel. I have purchased cases and not used them for this very reason. Glad to know the designers considering customer's needs. Happy New Year! :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i really like the jewel tones and the great fit. i might get one for my android.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Oooh, I like it!

R. Chandra said...

OMG that is the grooviest iPhone case! if i ever get an iPhone (i know, i know)..i need that.

i also love animals. :D in particular CATS. hehe. happy, happy new year Erika !! <3

The Favour Shoppe said...

awww that is SO cute! LOVE it!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Happy New Year!

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Grace said...

That's so cute! Love your photo of it!

Bonnie said...

That iPhone case is so pretty! I love it because it is different from what everybody else has. Who wants to be the same as everyone? BOR-RING. :)

Happy New Year, lovely!

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Brookelyn said...

Wow! What a cool, unique case! Thanks for sharing!

pinkmate said...

nice iPhone case!

Vanessa

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Elle Sees said...

totally cute. i was never an animal person untl i got my dog!

meg said...

This is so cool! Great review!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love it! I haven't seen anyone with this but I have seen a lot of people with peacock backgrounds so I imagine there's a market for it.

knk said...

thats really coool post happy new year

Punctuation Mark said...

that is so cute!!! love it!!! wishing you an amazing 2012!!!

Violet Tinder said...

I loooove this case!!! Really, I love anything peacock!

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