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A Bathroom Magnifying Mirror For Better Grooming

Updated on September 27, 2011

Do You Need a Bathroom Magnifying Mirror?

Having a bathroom magnifying mirror can make applying make up, inserting contact lenses, shaving, tweezing, and so forth a much easier job. That big beautiful vanity mirror isn't always right where you need it for such tasks. These handy mirrors can be placed nearly anywhere and offer greater flexibility.

Buying Tips

Choosing one of these mirrors is a fairly easy process. . First, you need to decide what size you want and the degree of magnification you desire. In addition, a good bathroom magnifying mirror may also offer it's own lighting to make those close up tasks easier.

If you specifically want one for the shower, a fogless mirror and one that attaches with suction cups are popular options. A wall mounted model can be a good choice if you're concerned about space as they store flush against the wall and are always at the ready. However a counter top model can provide even more flexibility if you need to move away from the vanity or to the opposite end.

Finally, you'll also want to consider the finish so that your new mirror complements the d├ęcor of your bathroom and it's existing fixtures.

All of these options are offered below.

8" Jerdon

This 8" bathroom magnifying mirror from Jerdon is sturdy and flexible. It can extend up to 13.5" from the wall or fold back to save space when not in use. It provides a regular reflection on one side and a 5x magnification on the other. It can also swivel a full 360 degrees to assure you can see what you want easily.

It has a chrome finish and comes with all of the necessary mounting hardware.

9" Fogless

This handy mirror is perfect in the shower and provides an up close view. It's a fogless mirror with a 9" diameter and 3x magnification. It attaches to any smooth surface, such as a shower wall, with 3 sure grip suction cups.

9.5" Jerdon

This Jerdon mirror has a polished chrome finish and mounts on the wall. It's arm allows the user to extend it up to 16 inches from the wall for ease of use. It offers 5x magnification and LED lighting that uses a mere 2.5 watts of power while providing the equivalent of 40 watts of lighting. The mirror face itself measure 9.5 inches.

Jerdon 10"

This lighted model is hardwired and comes with all of the needed mounting hardware. It has a 10" x 8" oval mirror with 10x magnification and a 15x magnification spot. It has a beautiful brushed nickel finish and will extend from the wall up to 14 inches.

Lite Source

With an elegant brushed brass finish this lighted bathroom magnifying mirror offers flexibility. It is a counter top model which can be relocated as needed and has adjustable arms to assure you can get the view you need. It measures 13.5" high and 11" wide with a 6" mirror face. It provides 2.5x magnification, uses a 25 watt incandescent bulb (type B or C), and has an easy to reach on/off switch.

SeeAll 8"

This item features a lustrous polished brass finish and dual sided mirror. Both sides of the mirror are lighted while one provides no magnification and the other has 5x magnification. It has surround lighting and is hardwired. It comes with an extra bulb and all necessary mounting hardware. This 8 inch bathroom magnifying mirror stores flush against the wall but can be extended by up to 14 inches.

SeeAll 10"

This item is a 10 inch mirror with a polished chrome finish and surround lighting. It's hardwired and comes with necessary mounting hardware and bulbs. It offers 5x magnification and can be stored flush to the wall or extended as far as 15 inches for ease of use and the ability to see up close when needed.

Zadro 7"

This Zadro mirror can be easily mounted using the sure grip suction cups. It will stick to any smooth surface and stay securely in place. The mirror is 7 inches in diameter and offers 5x magnification. It's manufactured for optimum break and scratch resistance. It features a clear acyrlic frame so that it will blend in any bathroom. This mirror comes in a pack of six. It's perfect for rented apartments where you won't want to hang anything permanently.


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      Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I have a swivel mirror that attaches to the wall next to my bathroom sink because without my glasses I cannot see myself in the regular bathroom mirror. I actually need it more for getting close than the magnification, but I use that too sometimes. It is really helpful. Couldn't get ready for the day without it.

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      BevsPaper 7 years ago from Central Indiana

      Have had a bathroom magnifying mirror on my counter for a few years now, don't know what I would do without it.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I don't know how people survive without one of these!

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks mulberry!. I am terribly nearsighted with bifocals. Sometimes to see things up close, I have to take off my glasses and get realllyyy close to the vanity mirror. The magnifying mirrors are just what I need.

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      Everyone should have one. I have used the one at my gym many times and now am thinking I should have one at home too! Thanks for all the info about them!

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      ThePartyAnimal 7 years ago

      Italians like me find these very useful to tweeze eyebrows - lol