Day 2 of my Good-bye Summer...Hello Fall Giveaway offers an Ottlite Dual Sided Makeup Mirror to one lucky winner! Most of us are familiar with OttLite either from using one for our nail polish photos, or from using them in various crafting projects. I rely on my OttLite table top lamp during the darkness of Winter to take photos for this blog, and while it may not be the absolute perfect solution, it is an excellent alternative. I wasn't aware that they also offered makeup mirrors until just a few months ago. My bathroom lighting isn't too bad, but I will soon lose most of the brighter natural lighting streaming through the bathroom window, now that Fall/Winter is upon us. It will soon be nearly dark outside at the hour I apply my makeup, so this will see a lot of use from me and from one lucky follower! *Note: This giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S., as the manufacturer will be shipping it direct. Because it is coming direct, I have no idea what pattern/color the winner will receive.*
Above is the packaging that my OttLite came in. These come in a number of colors/patterns, so I was excited when I removed the mirror and saw that it was the same black and white print shown on the box!
The images below were taken from the box, and show some of the highlights and details about the product. It folds fairly flat for easy storage. I don't use a makeup mirror too much during the months when the sun rises early, but I definitely use mine quite a bit during the Fall/Winter months, so I appreciate the ability to store it without taking up too much room.
My current makeup mirror has the switch on the cord, while the OttLite has the on/off switch located more conveniently, right on the base.
Let me tell you a little about the OttLite makeup mirror...this has an adjustable base that you can tighten up once you have it positioned to your needs. The mirror itself simply flips/rotates over to change the magnification from 5X/1X. To fold it for storage, you simply loosen the thumb nuts on the base. My current makeup mirror is almost ten years old, and while the lighting is adjustable on that one, whereas it is not on the OttLite mirror, it just never seemed bright enough to me. The OttLite is so much brighter! When I first turned it on, I though it might be too bright, but after using mine for a couple of weeks now, that isn't the case at all. I did a side-by-side comparison a couple of times, which allowed me to see what I'd been missing using my old mirror. After applying my makeup in front of the bathroom mirror, which is what I usually do during the brighter Summer months, I set both the OttLite and my old Jerdon mirror up next to each other and compared the colors of my cosmetics, the blending, and so on.
I'm very happy with the lighting on this mirror, because the colors look more true to life. The magnification at 5X is perfect for seeing every little detail, especially when I'm plucking my eye brows or tight lining around my eyes. Of course all of my flaws and wrinkles are more obvious too, but at least I can see them better so I can try to diminish them somehow! Here are some more points about this mirror from OttLite:
•Provides a revolutionary solution to makeup application
•Precise blend of light wavelengths
•True and vibrant color
•Blend foundation, eye shadows, blush and more with ease
•Mistake proof lighting – see true makeup shades, skin tones and hair color
•Match clothing and accessories perfectly – even colors like black, brown and blue
•Perfect for up-close tweezing and nail polish application
•Gentle on the eyes – No harsh shadows, reduces glare
Entry Rules: If you'd like to enter for a chance to win this OttLite mirror, just leave your eMail address below in the comments section. Followers only, please. A reminder that all of the prizes offered this week will be open for entry until midnight, September 10. Facebook Friends, I've got a new giveaway for you tomorrow!
*Product featured was furnished by the manufacturer for review. Prize will also be furnished by the manufacturer. These mirrors are also available at Joann Fabrics, HSN, Target, and at OttLite's web site here. Retail value: $69.99