I do love a good unexpected beauty bargain and the last place I expected to find one was while wandering around my local Lidl last week. Among an entire range of bathroom bargains was the illuminated make-up mirror I have trying to find for a long time.
The Miomare Cosmetic Mirror has a pivoting design with a normal mirror on one side and a magnification of five times on the other. The magnification is really useful for close-up work like plucking your eyebrows or creating an intricate eye make-up look.
Both sides have an illuminated edge with 16 LED lights that are operated using batteries in the base. That means a unlimited range of motion and no need to have the mirror close to an electrical socket. It can be switched on and off with a simple button underneath the mirror. The lights provide white clear light that will be really helpful for those dark winter mornings when you just need a little extra illumination.
The mirror feels really sturdy and I love the simplistic look without any fuss. It was on sale at Lidl for €14,99 (about £12.70 or $16) which I think was a great deal for this lovely addition to my dressing table.