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Jerdon MakeUp Mirror

By Charlotte on October 11, 2012 7:00 AM

When Bob and I traveled to Napa last fall, I found heaven at the Hotel Yountville. Our romantic, freshly decorated room included a dreamy, king-size canopy bed; charming, stone fireplace and lovely, large tiled bath.

hy-guestroom-139x95.jpgGetting dressed there was a breeze because the bath had this big, swing-mount mirror that magnified and tilted so I could actually see my 54-year-old eyes when applying mascara. That mirror was so helpful I wanted to put it in my suitcase. Too bad it was attached to the wall!


Back at home, my now quite inferior, hand-held mirror seemed almost useless. I just couldn't get the same take on my eyes. So when the folks at Jerdon Products asked me to try their deluxe makeup mirror, I said "Sign me up!"


I was amazed at my luck when I received Jerdon's 5X Deluxe Lighted Makeup Mirror a few days later. Setting it up on my vanity gave me a star-worthy setting for completing my beauty routine. 


Jerdon Mirror 400.jpgThis was no ordinary looking glass. We're talking an almost 180-degree view with three-mirrored panels (19" wide x 12" tall when fully extended) that move and tilt and an adjustable backstand so you can get the perfect angle on your look.


Think Stacy and Clinton's famous 360 sized for your face. But with the Jerdon, the center panel is double-sided. It swivels easily between regular reflection on one side and 5X magnification on the other ... even better than I had in Yountville.


It includes a handy built-in outlet perfect for my curling iron as well as "scene-specific" lighting. Selecting day, evening, office or home, lets you apply makeup in the same lighting as you'll be seen in later. It's never been easier to line my eyes, put on the required double-coat of mascara, and find (they were there all along!) and fill my brows. 


What's more, this fine-tune-my-look aid is as easy to put away as it is to set up. If you're like me and don't want to leave it out on your vanity, you just fold in the backstand and side mirrors for easy storage. After using mine, I slide it in the linen closet beside my sink so it stays out-of-sight till time for my next close-up. 


The Jerdon 5X Deluxe Lighted Makeup Mirror (Model JGL-9W) retails for about $29.95. Jerdon mirrors are available at Amazon; Bed, Bath & Beyond, and other fine stores and websites.


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