Usually, my reading glasses are not a problem. I got some black geek-chic, square frames that are pretty darned cute. And, I don’t even mind being seen in public wearing them! The problem is really when I try to put on my makeup.
I never fully appreciated how difficult this is for those who wear glasses. Is my foundation blended enough? How straight is that eyeliner? Is my lipstick smudged? Heck if I know!
So, I recently installed a nifty 8″ Wall-Mounted Magnifying Mirror. Although I feel a little like Snow White’s evil stepmother when I gaze into it, the magnification really helps! One side is normal magnification and one side is 8x magnification. The first time I used it I was shocked! Are my pores really that big? Is that gray hair? It was enough to send me running from the bathroom!
Once I got used to the magnification, I found that this mirror is something I simply can’t do without. It’s mounted to the wall at just my height and has a convenient bi-fold arm that extends 14″. It also has a swivel for tricky jobs like plucking eyebrows.
The 8″ Wall-Mounted Magnifying Mirror is available at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Retail: $39.99 (and worth every penny!)
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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.