You guys know I spend a ridiculous amount of time indulging one of my addictions. Make up and skin care. I get all happy when a product line I love adds a new color or maybe a new treatment. Or when I discover a new brand. I just love, love all things beauty related. Can’t help it.
In other places I’ve lived I’ve always had some sort of vanity area for my various gadgets and all my products. Usually the master bath had a place where I set up shop, so to speak. A place with storage, good light and tucked away a little. In this house, although the master is large-ish, there just isn’t a good spot to do my make up. The only window is over the tub and there is a half wall dividing it from the sinks and mirror. So, I do things like masks, laser zapping (♥) waxing, peeling etc. in the bathroom, but usually take my make up out to the living room with a mirror so I can get good light from the big windows there. Of course I’ve been planning on setting up a pretty make up table in my room but… well you know how it goes. Always something popping up that “needs” to be done before you can get to your “I want” list.
When I got the chance to review the Ottlite Natural MakeUp Mirror, I decided NOW is the time. Because of the fantastic lighting on this mirror, I don’t need to be next to windows with natural light to get natural light. I can be anywhere. So. I had an old table that I had been using for our bird cage, a really cute little table with turned legs and leaves you can have up or down. I traded a little desk with our feathered sweetie (he didn’t mind) and painted the table a pretty satin black. I am getting some brushed nickel knobs for it and “viola” my new vanity♥
I L♥ve it!
Not only do I finally have my own space again, I am loving the crispy clear light this make up mirror gives me. It is so pure and natural. I can do my makeup at midnight with this baby, and my skin would look as though I sat outside at high noon. I love it! The magnified side of the mirror is great. My image is not warped at all. So, yeah, it sucks to really, really get a good look at your pores(bleh) and various skin imperfections but lovely to be able to perfectly blend your makeup, to be able to see those teeny fine hairs when you are tweezing your brows or to get a close look at your lash line for smudging your liner. I’ve tried too many lighted mirrors to count but always had the same complaint…yellow light. Even on so called “natural” settings I was always displeased with that unrealistic yellow cast other mirrors had. Hence, me tromping out to my living room to do my make up by the windows.
While the white mirror is lovely in my room ( I found some pretty decals at Micheal’s I’m getting to customize it) one of the prettiest makeup mirrors ever is this one:
The OttLite Natural Makeup Mirror – Turquoise & Brown. Isn’t is gorgeous??
If you have been a quest to find THAT PERFECT MIRROR…don’t fret anymore. I found it for you♥