Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Good-bye Summer...Hello Fall Giveaway: OttLite Dual Sided Makeup Mirror

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
•5x/1x Magnification
•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

139 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I'm considering buying one even if I don't win. The lighting everywhere in my house is terrible, so this would be perfect! Thank you for the opportunity Mary!

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  3. What a great giveaway!
    email: emmson5775@yahoo.com

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  4. TOO CUTE!

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  5. That looks amazing. I want one.

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  6. ohh I've never seen these before!

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  7. I would love to have one of these. It would help with my blog photos.

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  8. meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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  9. mitch1rm(at)gmail(dot)com

    That is such a cute mirror, thanks for the chance to win it!

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  10. I love the design around it!

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  11. So cute!

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  12. What an awesome invention, I love it!!!! I have the lamest light in the house (which does offer the advantage that I can seem to look loads younger in the mirror if I just squeeze my eyes a tiny little bit, but may turn into kind of a shock in broas daylight :p) Thanks for yet another loevely give away!
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  13. oooooh thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  14. laheelahee [at] gmail [dot] com
    i was just looking for a lighted mirror at costco today, because i heard someone got one for $20-ish. but my costco didnt have any T_T. its like it was meant to be! lol :D

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  15. awesome giveaway!!

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  16. Hi there. Not sure following you via my Google Reader feed counts, but either way, great giveaway for your readers! I'm at everythingblue[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks!

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  17. This is so cool!

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  18. /makes grabby hands/

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  19. Oh Mary, this is so cool! I have the worst lighting in my house. Thank you!
    nicole AT nightlynails.com

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  20. This is so cool! I've always wanted a really nice lighted mirror : )

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  21. This looks so cool!! Definitely sounds like a very useful product!!

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  22. i love the design you got!
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  23. That is a great looking mirror! karmicdreams@gmail.com

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  24. This looks amazing!

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  25. Another awesome giveaway!

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  26. jenlanay [@] yahoo [dot] com. And three cheers for fall!

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  27. WOW this sounds awesome! I currently do my make-up standing up in the bathroom... ~hangs head in shame, LOL~ My email is chowyuktingterry@gmail.com!

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  28. I'm always struggling to get enough light for doing makeup... this would be perfect!!

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  29. such a cool giveaway I think my mom would really like something like that...christmas idea!

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    thank you!

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  30. You are so sweet for having all these giveaways. This Ottlite Mirror seems fascinating.

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  31. This sounds wonderful. I need this desperately! Thanks Mary.

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  32. email:falloutgirl@windstream.net
    I have a 3 touch conair vanity mirror and it's awful! This would be so perfect! =)

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  33. bonjourdanielle@live.com

    it sounds amazing! so much nicer than my makeup mirror!

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  34. This is a totally awesome product! Thanks for giving us readers the chance to use it!

    my email is

    heyheylove87@gmail.com
    i am a follower!

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  35. katykat45@hotmail.com

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  36. What an awesome prize!I've been craving an OTT since I moved and lost all the natural light because the house is facing the wrong direction.

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  37. I don't have a lited mirror and have been having a hard time finding one I love and I think this fits the bill, thank you for the giveaway

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  38. wow, i totally need this! i might just have to buy one if i don't win - just gotta figure out where to put it! ;)

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    thanks! :D

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  40. That is awesome!

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  41. SomeoneSunshine@gmail dot com
    this is amazing!

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  42. What a great giveaway! Thank you so much for having it. :)

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  43. This is awesome! Thank you! :)

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  44. win or not, you are making me want one of these! good luck everyone! deeplyentranced (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I never knew something like this existed! Please enter me. My email is kirby.monk (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you :)

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  46. i had no idea they made mirrors...now i need this in my life!
    thank you,
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  47. Ooh, I could really use this mirror - thanks for the giveaway!
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  48. Thanks!

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  49. Oh wow. That mirror looks great. Do want ;D Thank you for the giveaway!
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  50. I've heard good reviews on their products. vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com GFC/Vickie Riddle

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  51. This would definitely be put to great use! ;)

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    Thanks for the chance, Mary!

    --- Nicole

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  52. Purdy!

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  53. Thanks for a great giveaway. Email is herreralissette@yahoo.com

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  54. wow, such a mirror! please enter me; ı already folllow you via GFC as kaderkismet and email is sedarkan@gmail.com

    thank you for the give away!

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  55. This looks like just the thing I have been looking for to put my makeup on in my bedroom. I do have a window but I also have snoopy neighbors to the blind needs to stay shut for peace of mind. This would be wonderful!

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  57. good luck to everyone!
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  58. cool mirror!
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  59. awesome giveaway
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  60. Looks awesome!
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  61. That mirror is so cute! I'd love to win and try it!

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    Thank you!

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  62. Love it!!! thanks! ~suzanne
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  63. Thank you for the opportunity.
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  64. oooh great giveaway. This mirror has been on my wishlist for over a year.

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  65. perfect for the morning's makeup :)

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  66. wow super cool! I want one!!

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  67. I love this mirror! terandbob(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I have been needing a mirror. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. What a fab giveaway. This looks like a wonderful mirror. It sure blows my old Jerdon mirror out of the water. lol Thank you for doing this. :)

    I am a follower. My e-mail is: erikatheicyone (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. Follower here, my email is my google blogger name @ GMAIL.com.

    I have and use the Ottlite for my violets at my home and it has worked great for YEARS!

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  71. catherinesi[at]yahoo[dot]com

    Thanks for another giveaway! Never thought I would be enjoying the end of summer :)

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  72. What a great and well needed product! I have horrible lighting in my bathroom. I go outside with a mirror to pluck my wayward hairs under my brows.

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  73. I was just thinking that I need a good makeup mirror. Thanks for the detailed review!

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  74. I've been seriously considering getting one of these for my crafts and polish so this is a perfect giveaway! I'm following with google and my e mail is ladyothelake41athotmaildotcom.
    Thanks!

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  75. im an ocd plucker, i would love this!

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  76. I had no idea they made a makeup mirror! What an awesome giveaway!

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  77. hiya! i follow you via google reader! my email is stolengraces AT gmail DOT com! i've never won ANYTHING, so fingers crossed!

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  78. I *need* this, even if I don't win; I don't have any windows in my bathroom! :D
    My email is rainbows.music.polish@gmail.com. (I follow you via Bloglovin' with another e-mailadres, but I'm not too comfortable with being found on google everywhere.:P)

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  79. Oooh! Enter me!! Dorm lighting sucks

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  80. oh I so need one of these!!! I'm a follower (thegrant)
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  82. I've never heard of them, it seems so cool! Another great giveaway.

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  84. I've never heard of these!

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  85. Olá Maria,adorei seu blog já estou te seguindo e te convido a conhecer meu cantinho,se puder me seguir ,será muito bem vinda,fica com Deus ,bjus
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  86. I am an email subscriber.

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  87. Me, please!

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  88. Ohh it's so lovely!

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  89. PereditaCreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. The natural light is fading with the seasons! The OttLite must save me! :)

    I follow via my GMail address. (extemter at hotmail dot com)

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  91. email subscriber, thanks!

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  92. That's definitely going on my birthday wishlist!

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  93. Ooohhh...that's cool!

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  94. What a useful little mirror. This is totally better than my makeshift table lamp + wall mirror! lol!

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  95. Enter me please. Btw thanks so much for this giveaway.
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  96. Email is rotary girl (at) g mail (dot) com and I follow as rotarygirl via GFC.
    Awesome giveaway, I love OTT lights! Hope this doesn't double post, comments are being a bear here at work.

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  97. oooh! I have no mirrors in my house that are actually useful - the one in the bathroom is completely etched and the other one I have are terrible cheap plastic door thing. If I do makeup it's in a compact's mirror. impossible for eyeliner! I'd say I need this!!

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  98. great giveaway!!
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  99. I follow. Please enter me
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  100. Thank you for this giveaway!
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  101. This looks great!

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  102. thank you for sharing this cool product with us! it definitely seems like a must-have!

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  103. Would I love to win this!

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  104. That one looks awesome.....I totally need that!

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  105. OOooooh makes my makeup mirror look like it's prehistoric!

    NEED!

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  106. Its amazing how different the colors look with the light!!!

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  107. email follower - I didn't realize they had makeup mirrors.

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  108. Such an awesome & unique giveaway!

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  109. Thank you for another wonderful giveaway! dmj618 at gmail dot com

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  110. Nifty! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  111. would love to win this!!
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  112. wonderful giveaway. thanks so much :)

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  113. thanks for the opportunity!
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  114. what a great mirror
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  115. Great giveaway!!


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  116. fahwoosh@yahoo.com

    That mirror will be handy to anyone who gets it:)

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  117. This mirror looks so convenient! Great for dark Michigan winters!!

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  118. Love it!!!
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  119. I had no idea they made this - what a good idea!

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  120. Love it !(:

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  121. I could certainly use some good lighting in my dingy little apartment for makeup application, haha!

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  122. Thanks!

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  123. lovely ! :)

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