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My Kawaii iPhone


It was upgrade time for me recently so now I have a shiny new iPhone 5s, yay! I hate the first few days of carrying it around carefully in some random pencil case or pouch until my new case and screen protector arrive, but now they have and I’m happily shoving it in my pocket again.

I had such a hard time deciding which of my designs to get on the case, but I eventually went for my Hello Cupcake pattern in grey. I got it from Society6 and the cases are so much nicer now! They have a padded insert and the edges are above the height of the screen so you can put it face down without the screen touching anything.

I like a cute screen protector as well though, to stop it getting scratched. I went for this cute Rilakkuma design from Strapya World, which arrived really quickly. There’s still a big gap in the market for a UK site selling official Japanese kawaii screen protectors. I always have to order from a Japanese site.

If you’re looking for a new case too, there’s free worldwide shipping in my Society6 store until Sunday.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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