This case is SO pretty. The sparkles are gorgeous and are really stuck on there, they won't be falling off anytime soon. They kind of have a little bit of a purple tone as opposed to pure black, but I love it anyway! The only problem I have is that it's SUPER hard to take off once it's on your phone. I actually started panicking because it took about 7 whole minutes of tugging. I thought I was going to break it or break my phone. VERY difficult to get off because it is so snug.