There are 3 mirrors offered in the Hello Kitty line at Sephora. One of them is the hand held mirror retailing for $35USD. It is a shiny metallic mirror in the shape of Hello Kitty's head. I was really excited to see this since I've been needing a hand held mirror for quite some time. It was simply the perfect opportunity! Who can turn down this beauty?
The packaging is white with a large metallic-like large Hello Kitty face and numerous small faces in the background. This is consistent thorough the entire collection.
The length is 10 inches, 6.5 inches at its widest point, and the mirror is a 5.5 inch oval shape. It is also manufactured in China.
In the box, you'll find the mirror in a plastic cover and bubble wrap. It is shiny, metallic-like but is made out of plastic. Below is the back side of the mirror where you can see her face with a lovely bow. I took these pictures in dark lighting but the actual color is a very light silver, not a dark metallic like below.
The backside is a normal oval shape mirror below her ears. I say normal because it's not a zoomed in or 5/8X mirror.
Although the product is made out of plastic, it definitely does not feel flimsy or cheap. I like how it weighs just right, not too heavy or too light. The side view of the mirror shows you how thick it is for a better idea. This is also the most accurate color of the mirror.
I think the hand held mirror is very well made because of the intricate details added to the bow. It's not a flat surface, but a diamond cut to give the edges an almost 3D effect. Simply beautiful.
Here are images of the hand held mirror in better lighting to reflect the true colors. I can hold it comfortably without the length being too short or too long. The only thing you have to worry about this mirror are fingerprints. They are definitely noticeable because of the silver color.
The mirror is a very glossy silver and may look slippery but it really isn't.
Couple more shots for eye candy ;) Sometimes I think I may be too old for Hello Kitty but applaud Sephora for making the mirror in this beautiful shiny silver color. Although it is made out of plastic, it's a very grown-up mirror that even ladies over 20 can use without feeling too juvenile!
When I look in the mirror, I can see most of my face plus some background on the side. This is great for checking your makeup in natural lighting, eyebrow grooming, or simple makeup application.
Overall, I really like the Hello Kitty hand held mirror. I think is is chic and well designed in terms of length, weight, and size. Some minor setbacks are the fingerprint impressions and the fact that it's made out of plastic. You will have to be careful not to bang this on corners or rough surfaces because it will get scratched. I do wish the price would be a bit lower but since it is a collectible item that's rather well-made, I can understand why it's slightly higher.
Bottom line: If you're a Hello Kitty collector, definitely don't ignore this unless you want to pay outrageous prices on EBAY later. If you're on a budget, I would still recommend checking this out at a local counter. Out of the 3 items that I purchased, this is my favorite product as it is the most impressive.
Is the hand held mirror a yay or nay for you?