Saturday, 26 February 2011
First thing I noticed was that the mirror is quite small. The whole thing is large and heavy, but the actual mirrored area is quite small, not a problem for me at all, might be for some though.
The next thing I noticed was how poor the light was. It really isn't that bright but actually, this was an initial disappointment but I quickly got used to it and sitting in the dark at night tweezing my brows for example, using just the light of the mirror, was absolutely fine.
Next, there are two sides, a standard mirror and the reverse being a x5 magnification. Superb. The tiniest things are clear and obvious, if not a little too obvious because I find myself cross examing every single thing that I would never otherwise have noticed!. Great for spotting brow hairs that are only just sprouting and need tweezing!
I must say, I was rather hoping the bulb would last longer than the two months it did...but having said that I do spend an inordinate amount of time using this mirror...but still! This leads me onto something that if you're thinking the light not being great is putting you off, then this might change your mind, but when I replaced the bulb, the bulbs we had in the cupboard here are much much much brighter than the bulb it came with so the light is much improved, so it's an option to just switch the bulb as soon as you get it if you find it's not bright enough!
And heres an arty shot for you demonstrating a close up of my make up free face. Eek!