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Best Buying Online Tips For Magnifying Mirror in 2017

Posted by Debbie on 6 November 2017

I sit here and look at my computer screen and scroll through the enormous amount of offerings for magnifying mirrors, wall mount mirrors or makeup mirrors. I see the deceptive tricks used by sellers and I wonder how it is you the customer can get the upper hand in the sale. I mean by upper hand knowing what you're getting, have recourse if you have issues, choose the right mirror if it's an electric model or are you able to call someone and ask a question.
Looking through the sites online there is a plethora of American sites and even American sites that masquerade as Australian. These guys are the worst of the worse as they pretend to be from Australia yet their goods are drop shipped from the US with no regard for local laws. You also see many of our big retailers advertising for your dollar also. Apart from overpricing have you ever tried to contact one of these retailers on the phone? If you do happen to have someone pick up the phone then you will likely get a shop assistant? You will know they have far too many other things to worry about than to give you the information you seek.  Many of those sites advertise without adding freight and handling fees and there is a distinct lack of haste.

eBay items look attractive until you follow through and see that the recommended mirrors come from overseas or are no names with no warranty and no returns, or not contactable. Great prices we do admit if you are ok with waiting weeks for your delivery. Disappointing when your new LED lighted mirror fails within weeks of using it. Remember the weak point in LED lighted mirrors particularly from China is the electronics that fail not so much the globes. The sting in the tail is you cannot get anything done if there is an issue or it arrives broken or if you want to return it, from experience it sometimes does not arrive at all let alone the disappointing quality.
Here at MHB we average more than a 100 calls a year from somebody who thought they were doing the right thing by buying from those big US sites and not know that they will only work in America as they use only half the power voltage we do here in Australia.  America uses 110 volt Australia 240 volts. Thinking that a travel adaptor so you can plug it in will solve your problem is a huge mistake.
   
If you are buying online from a supplier the first basic step is you must be able to find a phone number on their site to call them if you want to just check them out, need information or you need an issue resolved.  Some of the US sites do have a number to call if you are happy to ring international. There are many online stores here in Australia including those eBay sellers you just cannot contact. Email is one option, however, these go mostly to the backburner after all the sale has been made. A virtual messenger on some sites is a horrible time wasting experience as many people do not realize they are corresponding with a computer despite the fact there appears to be a nice helpful face who asks how they can help. It's like a Russian style negotiation as they always defer to a higher authority meaning you get no joy there.

Here at MHB you will not have any of those issues. We have our phone number listed in the top right-hand corner of every page. Freight is not an extra on our site the price you see is the mirror, GST, and freight all inclusive, no nasty extra surprises. If we have run out stock it's removed from the store unless we have a set date for when the container arrives. Our brands are Jerdon and Zadro mirrors so we don't get the faults that happen with the cheapies. If you are looking for guidance on what best to buy or just checking up when you can expect your purchase to arrive then, by all means, gives us a call. We always go the extra mile to ensure satisfaction.
We have our own warehouse in Melbourne which means we can get goods out as fast as possible.
We know from experience that getting your item to you fast means a lot.  We process same day from the sale to freighting provided we meet the 2 o'clock cut off. Our team works hard to maintain that standard.
Hopefully, this information will make your online buying experience a little easier. Our magnifying mirrors be they the travel type, wall mounted, LED lighted or even the 15x spot mirror make great gifts for Christmas so keep us in mind.
 
You have everything to smile for now as family time and Christmas is coming fast 

 Debra

 

 

 

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Gold Magnifying Mirrors

Posted on 28 September 2017

Do you have Gold magnifying mirrors is a question we get asked a little more often these days. It is hard to please everyone as the conversation invariable swings round to find out if different color golds are available with the Rose Gold the most asked for. We guess people are adding a little bling to their bathroom these days and are not so focused the bathroom being all Chrome or all satin nickel or even black that has become trendy these days.

Manufactures don't build many gold mirrors as they are simply not in demand. We have waited up to 12 months at times to get any gold models. Currently, we are carrying 3 different models.  Wall mounted Halo Lighted mirror,  one non-lighted wall mount mirror, and one vanity model. Our MC229 7 times magnification travel mirror has some gold trim on the stand that supports it.

I have listed the models here with a link to the page if you would like to look further 7506G is our double sided 5 times magnification wall mount model. Our HL75G is the wall mounted magnifying mirror with halo lighting and 5 x magnification. And the vanity model the 7505g magnifying mirror is an adjustable height 5x magnification model. I also add the MC229 which has a nice gold part of the stand it sits on here as well.
These gold magnifying mirrors are all from the high-quality Jerdon family they don't tarnish easily and hold their polished finish very well.

I must say it is very difficult to represent the color of the gold through the images on the site which is why you see the different shades.
I would suggest you be quick as it could be some time before we get or even stock them again.

Well, it is only a short post this time I hope to bring you some exciting news about some Black model mirrors shortly. It's been tough to get quality, hence the delayed introduction.
Really hoping they get here before Christmas.

Remember to keep smiling and make the world a better place.
Debra

 

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Direct Wired Wall Mount Magnifying Mirrors

Posted by Debra on 31 August 2017

 Hi, it's Deb again with some information on our direct wired wall mount magnifying mirrors. Before I go any further some people maybe more familiar with the term "Hard Wired" rather than Direct Wired. It is exactly the same thing. The easiest way to understand what either term means, is simply the mirror needs to be wired into the household wiring system by an Electrician.

You can't plug this model into a power point because it does not come with a cable and plug. Hotels use this method as it's nice and tidy with no cables and power points to deal with. Plus it's a little harder for guests to "borrow" for their own use when they leave. We have two models available that have been manufactured as direct wire versions that being the HL8 and the HL85 one being a 3x magnification and the other a 5x magnification.  These Halo lighted magnifying mirrors are manufactured so that the wiring that powers the light in the mirror, pokes through the back of the mounting plate then goes on the inside of the wall with the wiring then connected to the house inside the wall by an electrician.

We should also explain that some of our other lighted wall mounted magnifying mirrors that have a plug and cable can have the cable removed and be directly wired with the only issue being there will be a small hole in the bottom of the mounting plate where the cable was. Because it's on the bottom of the plate you can't normally see it and if you have a good electrician they will use a little plastic plug to cover the hole up.

A direct wire mounting makes it a more stylish and clean looking arrangement with no plug in point and an unsightly cable hanging down to worry about. The one main question we get is how do you turn the light on and off?  That's easy the on off switch is mounted on the wall plate where the mirror is screwed to the wall and it's a push button type for ease of use and easier to see.
To explain further when we say halo light it simply means the outer edge of the mirror is treated so it lets the light through in a gentle diffused manner. It uses a 15 watt incandescent warm white globe which has shown to give the best light on your face when using the mirror.

We might add it is by far the most reliable lighting system for a magnifying mirror as LED  have an electronic issue and don't have anywhere near the life of the Jerdon Halo mirrors. Because they are so reliable it's the reason why hotels across the country use these models.
You have heard me say this before if you chose to buy a mirror from someone else then always remember to find out if the mirror has 240-volt wiring and it' s made for Australia. The online world is awash with 110 volts Chinese made for America mirrors. It's very very easy to get a shock cause a fire or just burnt out your new mirror. All our magnifying mirrors are made for us to work on 240volt power in complete safety. 
Lighting in most bathrooms is an issue as the position of the overhead light fittings either throws a shadow over your face or the light bounces of the standard wall mirror found in most bathrooms. Either way, it makes it very difficult to do such things as put makeup on, pop your contact lenses in or attend to any eyelash issues. With the halo mirror, its light reaches every part of your face including under your eyebrows through light coming on the face from every possible angle. If you have a dark bathroom then application of makeup can be difficult, this mirror will solve that issue forever.

There have been some questions about being able to replace the globe. The direct wired models all come with a  spare globe in the packaging and is still readily available in the lighting stores however we carry spares at all times and because we have the mirror manufactured we can get all the globes we require. Under normal usage in your home, we expect that the globes will last up to 3 years. Speaking of spare parts we also carry the spare glass mirrors to refit back into the housing should one get accidentally broken.

The direct wired wall mount magnifying mirror comes in 3x and 5x magnification in Chrome finish configuration only. For those who want to place the mirror inside a cupboard then the following dimensions maybe of use. The widest point when the mirror is folded back against the wall is 26cm in Width and 25cm High and the depth when folded back as far as it will go is 12cm. The round backing plate is 12cm in Diameter and comes complete with mounting screws and directions.

I hope this is of some use to you we currently have new shipments on the way bringing back into stock some of those we have taken off the site. LED88C being one of those. 

Hope you all have a great week and remember keep smiling and add some magic to your world.

Deb    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check First Before Buying A Magnifying Makeup Mirror

Posted on 28 July 2017

Close up of a Ladies eye My Health and Beauty collection of magnifying makeup mirror models have been specifically chosen for their uniqueness and practicality in all situations. Notably they come from the best credentialed suppliers in the marketplace.

Best of all we hold them in our own warehouse in Melbourne. It's not your mind tricking you if you happened to see a particular model in our online shop one minute and couldn't't find it when you came back to look again. 

If we are out of stock on a particular model then we remove it from the site so you don't have to go through the motions of enquiring where your order  is only to find it's out of stock. Sometimes the mirror will appear back on the site as soon as we have a fixed date of arrival. That date is messaged across the mirror. The less we inconvenience you the better. There are many online stores that do leave their stock online and allow the transaction to go through and will take your money and then send an email saying it's out of stock but it will be in soon. This type of transaction is an inconvenience and a disappointment to you.

We think online shops who do not openly display a phone number for you to call should be avoided. Here at MyHealthandbeauty.com.au we make it easy to call and talk to someone and ask a question with someone who sources, tests and trials every model. Real knowledge on our lines is our secret sauce.  It can be just as frustrating for online stores to have a number you can call only to get an assistant who has no idea.  With My Health and Beauty our phone people can handle every inquiry.  The range in our store is second to none; if you are having difficulty making a decision give our customer service people a call (the number is at the top of the page on the right) and they can help you narrow down on what will be the best for you.

If looking for a magnifying makeup mirror to travel with then make the call. Talk it over to see if you want a travel makeup mirror that is free standing or power suction model. Do you need a light? What if you are not sure a 10x magnifying makeup mirror might be too strong for you?
  
Our best quality is being as fast as we are able to send your order out. We believe when you buy you should have the goods in your hand as quick as possible. Hence if we receive an order before 1.30pm then goods are express posted on the same day as purchase.  We also want you to know that we pack and post the same day as your order which generally means if Australia post is on track you should receive your parcel inside 3 or 4 days at the very worst.  Please feel free to nominate a commercial address  if you don't wish to receive the dreaded card that tells says "sorry we missed you" card. Our commercial deliveries are delivered by Star Track  so no need to wait at home .The team at myhealthandbeauty wants to ensure you have a good experience and making sure customers receive their purchases as fast as possible is part of our plan. If your parcel has not arrived within a week please don't leave it for two weeks before you call. Our systems can get to the issue very quickly why your purchase has not been received.

I see a lot of the online sites today and most are cheeky offerings meaning some buy from us at wholesale and re-brand it with their own name and sell at a more expensive price. I really do urge you to do your homework well when it comes to selecting a brand and checking the pricing before you make that purchase. Coupled with the US sites hiding the freight cost to get product into Australia, eBay with their junk offerings, and the Chinese product with no electrical certificates all working hard to have you spend your money. We raise this point because our phone rings constantly with people asking for help.

In all fairness it seems that much of the dissatisfaction has come from customers who bought a "bargain" on EBay. We have noted also that whilst Fishpond looks to be an Australian website it mostly just represents American companies. With that in mind please read the fine print on this site as you will find that whatever the brand magnifying mirror you receive, it will be the American version. If it needs to be plugged in then it will not work on Australian power. Often on these sites there is a small disclaimer to say the mirror has passed all regulations in country of manufacture.

Our callers have said they used a travel adapter to get around the "funny plug" The mirror failed because you can't put 240 volts Australian power into 110 volt American, that's more the twice the voltage and a very easy way to get hurt.
I mentioned earlier about customers who bought from eBay which in some cases you can get a good deal. Enquiry levels on the phone and through the My Health and Beauty site lately have really jumped up regarding replacing a globe or broken magnifying mirror missing parts for a magnifying mirror they bought somewhere. We have been asked what they could do to get an issue fixed as there was almost nobody they could talk to for solving their problem.  In all cases we have tried our best to help, who knows they may come back to My Health and Beauty where our loyal customers don't have those issues.

One great tip I can give that really will help you avoid an online overseas purchase is don't just look at the picture, read all the information so you can make a better decision. If you can't see the plug and there is no description then ring or email and ask " what type of plug is it "  What is the voltage? What size mirror is it? Lately we have seen many eBay electric LED mirror that comes from overseas and they look a great price it seems the LED light fails rather quickly. It's not the LED globes that fail it's the electronics that fail and that is mostly unfix-able.

Always do your homework, its OK to pay a little but do not expect a lot.

That's all from this week, we have some new lines landing soon which I am excited about but as always we need to see use and play them with first before we put them on sale.

Enjoy your week

Debra

 

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Battery Operated Magnifying Mirrors

Posted by Debra on 7 June 2017

Battery lighted magnifying mirrors are well known in the compact handbag field of mirrors but did you know there are wall mounted, vanity, travel, and spot type battery operated magnifying mirrors.
With the advent of LED globes coming in, each of the mirrors mentioned use LED globes because of the low energy consumption. You know when your batteries are getting low the light gets dim. On average batteries last in these type of magnifying mirrors between 1 and 2 years depending on how much use they have. The portability of these types of magnifying mirrors with Halo Lighting is the main attraction.
I have listed below the models in our range along with a small pic and some details. Hope you enjoy.

The vanity LED lighted duel sided mirror the JKLED48 with 8x magnification is the newest model. Cordless in operation as it runs on 4 AAA batteries that will last. This means you can walk round the house because it's completely portable. With LED bulbs using 70% less energy than normal bulbs the batteries have an extended life.Size of the mirror is very good with a halo mirror diameter of 16.5 cm. Overall height is 31cm just right to sit on your vanity not adding to the clutter.  It does come in a Satin nickel finish which looks like lightly polished stainless steel. Its finish does not work for everybody however the redeeming quality of Satin Nickel is it does not leave finger marks when using it.

Our LED Lighted 15x spot mirror JKLED15X will be perfect for the handbag.  This 15X LED Lighted Spot Mirror features optical quality glass to ensure a clearer reflection of your true self. The 15X magnification is ideal for touch-ups, detail, and everyday make-up application. No matter how dim the environment the powerfully bright, surround lighted LED evenly illuminates any area of your face. And because of the energy-saving LED technology it's able to run on batteries for an extensive amount of time. This versatile and ergonomic design makes it perfect for compact on-the-go travel in your purse or carry-on, plus, it easily mounts to most smooth, flat surfaces via suction cups so you can view yourself and apply make-up completely hands-free. So keep in mind we have two different models the 15x and a 10x version JKLED10X both lighted and color styled.

The only handbag compact in our range is the LEDT01. It is just the right size to fit in your handbag and excellent for everyday touchups it is also your travel magnifying mirror at a pinch. Weighing in at just 280 grams and folds down completely flat and comes with a lighted fold out arrangement it is also the smallest of the range. It folds out quickly and easily into many positions, has two LED lighted mirrors one magnified mirror and one not magnified but both have a halo light you can turn on and off individually. Whilst most bathrooms in public buildings have reasonable light it's when you need to dash from the car into a meeting and you need to check you're looking your best this magnifying makeup mirror with lights is at its best.
When travelling lighted magnifying mirrors can be a lifesaver when you are away from home. Here at My Health and Beauty we are always on the lookout for a mirror that can be used in any circumstance. The LEDTO1 can be held in the hand or sat on a flat surface while you make those last minute touchups. The generous mirror size of 3 1/2 inches or 9cm makes it a whole lot easier than the traditional compacts. When set in the upright position for maximum usage this travel lighted magnifying mirror stands 11 ½ inches or 29cm high. The duel mirror arrangement have a 10x and a 1x magnification allowing close up work or a quick glance overall.

Need a bigger mirror when you're travelling? Or do you just want to leave a makeup mirror in the car or office drawer, the ULT111 is fantastic. I love its size with two fold out makeup mirrors, the bottom unit magnified and lighted. This is a really steady unit as I said the size does it for me at 14cm which is just perfect. It does fold down flat however the best part is because the base is nice and sturdy it will extend out 40cm so that makes it an all-round useful makeup mirror with light available here in Australia.

For a fast portable solution I can't go past the LEDPSC110 lighted power suction makeup mirror when travelling for the main reason it's so light and so handy to just suction on to a mirror or glass or tiles when you're in some strange hotel with poor lighting and only one mirror. I really hate waiting for my husband who is also in the bathroom and I can't use a mirror. It's just so easy to pull out this lighted makeup magnifying mirror turn the dial and it suctions onto the wall and I have a mirror I can see with and put my makeup on without my glasses. I use it with the light on when it's too dark but my favorite is to suction it to the window or glass door and use it with natural light
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The final mirror we'll cover today is our Cordless LED Halo lighted wall mount mirror powered by batteries. This solves a problem for those having difficulty putting a magnifying mirror in a bathroom that has a power point in the wrong place. The entry price point for a LED halo lighted mirror is significantly lower than those made for Australian 240volt power. The question on many minds is how long do the batteries last? Well because this mirror uses energy saving LED lighting which consumes 70% less than normal globe mirrors a set of 4 AA batteries will last 2 years. One of the key features of this mirror is the auto off timer which adds convenience and saves your battery power if you walk out and leave the light on. The timer will time out after 5 minutes. This magnifying mirror is double sided with 5x on one side being great for touchups, detail and makeup application while on the side 1x being for perfect for all round hairstyling, cosmetics and anything else in between. If your bathroom is a dim environment the LEDs are powerful enough to illuminate your face and not have a bright light shine in your eyes.

This mirror comes with optical quality glass to ensure a clearer reflection of your face. The mounting will allow the mirror to rotate 360 degrees into any position that work for the user. This mirror has smaller dimensions that will work for many who do not require the bigger lighted models. The actual mirror size is 5.5 inches or 14cm across with the overall measurement including the body of the mirror being 7 inches 17.5 cm wide. The mirror pivots on two arms that will extend out 9.5inches or 24cm from the wall and once finished with will fold neatly flat back against the wall. The mirror comes in satin nickel finish which is like polished stainless steel to look at. The best part about satin nickel finish is it does not show the finger marks like the chrome or gold models do. This is the most requested finish currently in vogue in the US.
This Cordless mirror is the very latest design that is just right for those who take care of how they look when stepping out stylish, practical, high quality the MWLED45.

Well there you have it a quick rundown on our battery operated magnifying mirrors.

Hope you enjoyed that . Its your turn to show the world your beautiful smile.

Debra 

 

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