In the chaos that is our usual weekday morning, I hardly have time to think of how I look because I am so focussed on the children. On the plus side, I am usually sitting in traffic at some point in the morning which is where a pocket mirror comes in handy. I definitely don’t have the courage to do image damage-control in public with people watching. (My car is my space and doesn’t count!!!).
My handbag mirror is from the French company Pylones. It’s more colourful than I usually go for because I let my daughter pick it out at the Pylones store at Westfield White City. The mirror’s built-in small brush has come in very handy with a little girl who wants to be a lady but at heart is just a tomboy.
We have a little box in the front hallway with a Pylones hand mirror and other last minute essentials. If my children were to disapper up the stairs to their rooms, it would take another half-hour to get them back down. I can just about convince my daughter she needs to brush the hair on the back of her head if I can confront her with the evidence!!
Here are some other pretty options for hand mirrors. In case, they are left lying around your house, at least they are pretty to look at.
2. Cath Kidston
The Cath Kidston pocket mirrors in her trademark retro prints are likewise a bright spot in your bag . Don’t you hate when you can’t find your stuff in the bottom of a bag because the lining is so dark??
3. Sarah Ray
Sarah Ray does a charming animal print if you don’t feel like retro chic. The quirkily-drawn rabbit in red boots is quite sweet.
4. Say Yes To Wue
If inspirational words are your thing, how about this one from Say Yes to Wue? I personally would find this reminder in my bag relentlessly cheery. If I’m having a bad day, the one thing that makes me happy may be this mirror thrown against a wall.
5. Haidee Drew
My favourite hand mirror, for their minimal glamour, are from British designer Haidee Drew. These mirrors come in several designs which all have a subtle nod at vintage styling.
I would even leave the Haidee Drew mirrors out in my front hallway for last-minute touch-ups. Made from acrylic, they are pretty and decorative without feeling ‘boudoir’.
So, what is one little thing you have in your house that makes your morning routine easier? Although mine are as mundane as hand and pocket mirrors, they are still pretty objects.