I don’t know about you, but my pocket mirror is definitely one of my best friends. Lately, I haven’t gone anywhere without it, it’s in my back “pocket” wherever I go! I’m sure you’ll agree with me that when walking out in this harsh winter your hair gets blown away and although it made have been neat and put together when you left the house, a few minutes outside can turn it up side down. So of course, we all turn to our tiny little buddies to help us straighten ourselves up and look just right. Luckily for us, back in the days someone figured out that if you blink up metal you can see your face in it.
Mirrors have been around for a long, long time now. It seems like even the Egyptians were already using copper mirrors and in the 16th Century mirror makers in Venice invented a mirror made of glass and the back was covered with mercury which gave an excellent reflection. The French then industrialized the process in the 17th century making it a wide spread and popular object. The pocket mirror was invented shortly after for all of those (like us) who felt they needed a mirror on them at all times.
There are lots of different kinds of travel mirrors for many different purposes. Some include travel mirrors for makeup which are generally a little larger than the compact mirrors for ones purse, there are pocket mirrors for bathrooms, counter tops and many more different sizes and shapes. But the more typical pocket mirror is the Compact mirror which is typically the smallest of the travel types. It’s two halves open and close with a center hinge to allow double the mirror size in half the space. While many compact travel mirror styles are round, they come in many different sizes. They can be found in heart shapes, roses, ladybugs and anything else you can dream up! They can even be found with a key chain on it so they can be attached to a key ring, a wristlet or anything else to make it even more practical.
So if you are still looking for that simple solution to be able to fix up your hair wherever you are- any time and anywhere, I think it’s safe to say that the pocket mirror is definitely going to be your best bet!!