lighted makeup mirror

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This week I was fortunate enough to receive the brand new simplehuman Wide View Sensor Mirror
I had seen a link to this being shared around on Facebook and it instantly piqued my interest! Being a makeup artist, one of my pet hates is poor lighting when it comes to makeup application - particularly at night. So when I read the features of this mirror, I knew I just HAD to review it!!! 

I nearly snapped off the delivery mans arms when I hastily snatched this beauty from him a few days ago. In fact, I often find myself stood at the door mumbling briefly about the product to warrant my erratic excitement when he knocks - I’m sure he’s used to me by now. I hope! 

Anyway, let me give you a little overview as to why this mirror is magic: 
As you can see from the images above, it has 3 wide view panels that are adjustable so you can view it flat or curved. This means you are able to see yourself panoramically from any angle!
So when it comes to checking if my contouring is completely blended I need no longer crane my neck to see the sides of my face, I can now see both sides with ease. The mirror also tilts back and forth so you can adjust it for a more comfortable view. 
In between the three panels are 2 strips of light, known as the tru-lux light system. What makes this light-up mirror different from many others is that it simulates natural sunlight so you can get a true view of your makeup as if you were outside. More on this in a moment! 

Another key feature of the wide view mirror is that it has a built-in sensor. So as your face approaches the mirror the tru-lux light system automatically illuminates without the need to turn it on. Only once you move away does it turn itself off again. It’s a rechargeable device which gives you 3 weeks battery life. And this also means it’s cordless once charged, so yes, you can easily move it from room to room. 

There is more to the tru-lux lighting system that just a sensor and the ability to check your makeup in natural sunlight… It’s the first of it’s kind to be app-enabled!
As soon as it arrived I downloaded the free simplehuman app and wirelessly I was able to control my mirror! I think Tommy had more fun than I did, you know men love a gadget!
You can adjust not only the lighting, but the sensor timings AND set alarms - incase you get swept away in the moment and don’t realise it’s time to leave for work. To alert you the light starts to flash. Cool eh? 

This next part is what REALLY made me long for this mirror…
You can capture the ambient light from different locations using images from your PHONE. Yes.
You simply choose your desired photo - it could be your office, or your favourite restaurant even, and the mirror will mimic the colour temperature and intensity so you can check your makeup in the lighting of the venue before you even leave the house! Gobsmacked….? Tell me about it. 

I will be consciously snapping photos of my favourite places just so I can see my makeup in those lightings - just incase.  
The app is so simple to use. I put in my WiFi code upon request, enabled bluetooth on my phone, it then searched for my mirror and we were connected.

Here is a little snap shot of some foundation swatches in a typical lighting situation vs in front of the tru-lux light system: 

You can see the colours of the foundation in much more clarity. 

This is what the app looks like upon opening. You can see the name of the mirror, the battery life, and options to click on to access light modes, alarms, and sensor settings.

Here is the light modes page within the app. It contains some pre-set light modes: ‘natural light’ ‘candle light’, ‘restaurant’ and ‘cloudy day’. 
The first 5 symbols are pre-sets, and then you have the ‘plus’ button to add your own custom light settings. Below, you can manually adjust the brightness OR you can press auto brightness. 

The mirror itself is quite weighty and extremely sturdy, you can trust that it will not fall over and break. Although it’s a little weighty it’s still portable. You can see from the images above that it’s super slimline and fits beautifully on a dressing table, or even in the bathroom.

It’s ideal for me as I often teach 1-2-1 classes downstairs, and I have a filming room upstairs, so I can easily cart it back and forth. 

Here is a little mobile snap of me and my magic mirror:

The mirror retail prices are as follows:
£299.99 here in the UK
$400.00 in the US
€399.99 in the EU

It’s currently available on the UK & US sites, and will be available on the German & French websites by the end of the week!

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Let's Get Packing

MY PERSONAL COLLEGE PACKING LIST:

Bedding

Bedbug-protecting mattress cover
Duvet and duvet cover or comforter set
Foam topper
Mattress pad
Pillowcases
Pillows
Throw blanket
Throw pillows
Twin sheet set (and an extra set for laundry day)
          ****Check on your school website for bed size. Many dorm beds are Twin XL, but some, like mine, are Standard Twin.****
Bedside Caddy

Room
Christmas Lights
Additional seating-beanbag chair
Adhesive hooks and strips (that come off cleanly)
Alarm clock/iHome
Area rug
Bed risers
                ***Check to see if allowed at your school****
Bulletin board
Dry erase board
Push pins/magnets/whiteboard markers
Closet organizer
Curtain rods (room divider)
Curtains
Full-length mirror
Hangers (extra-thin)
Jewelry organizer
Safe
Photos
Picture frames or photo clips
Shoe rack
Small Folding Stepladder
Trashcan
Underbed storage
Wall art (posters, wall decals, etc.)
Air Freshener

Laundry
Bleach
Detergent
Fabric softener/Dryer Sheets
Iron
Ironing board
Laundry detergent
Laundry hamper or bag (dirty clothes)
Laundry Basket (clean clothes)
Lint brush
Portable stain remover pen
Sewing kit
Stain remover

Bathroom
Bath towels/Bath Sheet
Bathrobe
Loofah
Scale
Shower caddy
Shower shoes
Tumbler/cup
Washcloths

Toiletries
Acne medicine/cream
Body wash
Conditioner
Deodorant
Face wash
Hair gel
Hair mousse
Hairspray
Lip balm
Lotion
Makeup
Makeup remover
Moisturizer
Mouthwash
Nail polish
Nail polish remover
Shampoo
Shaving Cream
Toothpaste
Blow dryer
Bobby pins
Comb
Contacts, solution, and case
Q-tips
Curling iron
Eyeglasses and case
Makeup Storage
Hair clips
Hair straightener
Hair ties
Hairbrush
Mirror (Lighted Makeup Mirror)
Headbands
Nail clippers
Nail files
Pumice stone
Razor
Tampons and pads
Tissues
Toothbrush
Toothbrush holder
Tweezers

Tech
Batteries
Camera
Chargers (phone, laptop, camera, etc.)
DVD player
DVDs
Ethernet cable
Extension cords
“Flex your Power”
External hard drive
Flash drive
HDMI cable
Headphones and spare headphones
Lap desk
Laptop
Laptop Case
Portable phone charger
Printer (NOT WIRELESS)
Printer ink
Printer paper
Recording device for lectures
Router
SD card for camera
Spare cables
Speakers
Surge protectors
TV
TV stand
Video game console
Video games

Desk/School Supplies
Address book
Backpack or tote bag
Binder clips
Binders
Calculator
Calendar
Cards/notes to send home
Desk lamp
Desk organizer
Envelopes
Erasers
File folder for important documents
Folders
Highlighters
Hole punch
Index cards
Journal
Laptop fan/stand
Letter opener
Notebook paper
Notebooks
Paper clips
Pencil case
Pencil sharpener
Pencils
Pens/colored pens
Planner
Post-it notes
Rubber bands
Scissors
Staple remover
Stapler
Staples
Tape
Three-hole punch
Wite-Out
Tote OR Backpack

Medical
Bandages
Birth control
Cold and flu medicine
Decongestant
Eye drops
First aid kit
Hot and cold packs
Aleve
Throat drops/lozenges
Throat spray
Upset stomach medication
Vaseline

Misc.
Art supplies
Board games
Duct tape
Earplugs
Fan
Flashlight
Pepper spray (if legal in your state)
Playing cards
Safety pins
Safety whistle
Sleep mask
Suitcase
Small tool kit
Travel bags/travel organizer for toiletries
Umbrellas
Vacuum/Dust Buster (2-in-1)
Weekend bag

*I’m packing some things that might not be on a typical list, I’ll post explanations later. There are reasons for everything on here. I do not like to waste money on things that I don’t think I will need. ALSO, I have two older siblings and some of these things are their suggestions*  

the lighting in the bathroom at work is homophobic

For the Love of My Life- Part 1

Characters: reader, Tony, Bucky, Steve, Sam (mentioned)

Summary: Modern AU. Reader is a young actress in her first big role when a man from her past offers a chance to fix her biggest regrets. 

Song Inspiration: Cleopatra by The Lumineers

Warnings: drinking and sex mentions, fluff, mention of death, bit of angst.

Word Count: 3,278

A/N: This story gripped me tight and wouldn’t let go from the instant I thought of the opening scene. It took on a life of its own and I’m kinda in love with how it’s turned out? I really hope you like it. Part 2 (of 2) will be posted tomorrow or the next day, I promise! It just got way too long. Oops. :D 

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Part Two>>> 

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Originally posted by thespoilerwitchblog

Originally posted by imultifandomstuff

“Cleo….my darling, lovely Cleo. Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?” the man asked in earnest, hope shining in his eyes.

Arm draped over your eyes as you lie on the couch, you lifted it to see the man on one knee before you. Your eyes briefly flitted to the small velvet box in his hand.

“No,” deadpan expression upon your face.

“What?”

“I said ‘no’. For the fourth time, no I will not marry you, Tony!”

“Why not? And please, call me Antony.”

“No.”

“Okay.”

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