To say that I’m obsessed with my phone is an understatement. I’m incredibly cautious about potential drops, bangs and scratches. Absolutely everything I can do to protect it and extend its life, I do. Screen protector? Got it. Portable charger for when the battery dies while I’m on the go? Wouldn’t leave home without it. A drop tested case? Nothing less. I don’t find this at all excessive. In fact, there is good reason why I’m so protective.
I completely destroyed every phone that I had through my teenage years and early twenties. The end result was lost photos, days out of touch and no communication, and of course the financial burden of having to replace phone after phone.
Many years and countless phones later, I can now say my current phone is over 4 years old and in no need of an upgrade anytime soon. This is largely because of the onerous pursuit of finding the best products to avoid all the expensive mistakes I’ve made in the past.
Would you go to the beach without sunscreen? For me, it’s a hard NO. For some, they learn after getting burnt for the 10th time. That’s how I feel about screen protectors. We all drop our phones, it’s inevitable. Sure, you can replace your screen if it happens, but then you have to worry about the refurbished screen working properly, paying the fee…it’s just over a nuisance. We neglect our screens until we realize how important protecting that delicate glass is. Through the years I’ve tried and tested different brands, similarly to sunscreen, but my holy grail is the Beauty Glass. Not only does it protect my phone and take the beating for my screen, but it also doubles as a mirror so I can lock my screen and check that fresh coat of lipstick I just applied.
mirror + portable charger + Light ring
all in one
While my obsessive pursuit started with protection, I quickly realized there was no point of protecting a phone that was dead every time I went to use it! Whether it’s checking emails, catching up on Instagram, watching your favorite YouTuber explain to you how to apply false lashes, or the hour conversation on FaceTime you just had with your bestie… your battery can only withstand so much activity before you get the dreaded low battery push notification. For me, not just any portable charger was worth adding to my already overfilled (and heavy) handbag. A portable charger that gives you three different (and important) uses in one – now we’re talking.
PROTECTION + CHARITABLE + SLIM & TRENDY
all in one
Since we’re on the topic of skincare and skin protection, how many times do we apply sunscreen at the beach and end up sleeping on our stomachs for the rest of the month because we totally forgot to cover our backs. The face of your phone isn’t the only side that needs protection! Not only does a protective case take the blunt of almost every single fall, but since most of the newer phone models are being made with primarily glass, it’s a non-negotiable accessory. I’ve searched the market high and low for a case that was slim, light- weight, matched my vibe, and protected my phone from my clumsy moments. Our phone cases serve all of those purposes, but now you can even unintentionally give back when you buy one! It’s all about the multi-purpose accessories in 2019!