Last Minute Purchase: Past Time Art Deco Mirror!

Disorganised? Moi? I try not to be.

I had to pick up a small prezzie yesterday for a lady – someone in her 40s, who is very glam but I only had around a £10 budget set. I fount this mirror in Past Times. They have sort of gifts and items from ‘the past':

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This is for someone who I know has quite simple tastes as in, she likes black and that’s it – she’s a fan of the Estee Lauder compacts, but they are quite pricey:

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Its sort of retro and has the Van Cleef and Arpels look about it. Quite heavy and sturdy too:


This is £12.50, you can buy it online here, but it might be in the sales after Christmas anyway!

I don’t personally carry a mirror on me, as I usually have one in one of my make up palettes anyway, and I don’t generally check my reflection in the day as all I see is smudging mascara and dry patches.

Do you carry a hand mirror? Do you have a special one? Or are you one of those annoying people that stops in the middle of a road to check your reflection in a mirror? Or do you use the back of a spoon?

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  1. says

    i just either use the one in my mac bronzer or nars blusher
    never really bothered with a compact mirror
    but this one is super pretty :)

  2. says

    Ooo I have these tiny button pocket mirrors from Etsy that are thin enough to slip in your jeans pocket and not take up loads of room. I gave them as gifts!

  3. says

    I don’t really carry a mirror even though I should. I have one that was given as a gift but I don’t keep it in my purse. I’m always checking myself using the driver seat mirror. I just need to remind myself to grab it and keep in my purse but I came be forgetful at times.

  4. says

    LMAO @ back of a spoon!

    I am one who carries a mirror with me. You never know when a wondering eyelash or that bit of food stuck in your teeth that your ‘friend’ wont tell you about, will ruin your day.

  5. Phi says

    I have one of those little circle pocket mirrors or I use take this tin of mints with me that has a mirror on the inside lid, except I havent had any mints in there for ages 😛

  6. says

    I have a little mirror I keep in my cosmetics pouch – handy for the errant lashes or doing my makeup in the bathroom.

  7. sarah A.dahir says

    mirror Is a must in my makeup bag. I cant and dont wanna survive without one. I have this pretty black and while glittery compact double sided mirror. Its almost broken so this post reminded me buy a new one. :-)

  8. Winnie says

    I wouldn’t be able to survive without a mirror! I need to check my teeth after eating and I keep checking my reflection when I’m wearing any makeup because I’m so afraid of smudging…. so I’m happy my current cell phone doubles as a mirror. =) It’s a little more discreet than pulling out a real mirror.
    The one you got for your friend really looks quite sturdy and nice!