I've always wanted a magnifying mirror and this offers 5x magnification which shows up every pore, blemish, crevice and all manner of other things you never knew were sitting on your face! I was totally obsessed, staring at close ups of my skin constantly, days after it had arrived. The magnifying feature is perfect for plucking stray hairs from unruly eyebrows. It's amazing how many hairs you miss when using an ordinary mirror.
For every day make up application, just flip it over to reveal a standard mirror - both sides have 360 degree lighting around it, but I rarely use this feature as I find the lighting to be quite dull - although I think it's meant to have a softening effect. I prefer to use it in natural daylight, that works best for me. Because I rarely switch it on, I find the mains lead a bit of a hindrance and wish it could be removed.
Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase. Do I think it's worth the RRP of £51.05 - no sirree! But for £25 (well £25.52 now, damn that pesky 2.5% VAT increase), you have a dual mirror with an excellent magnifying feature for your money.
Good news - it's been reduced to half price again on the Boots site, so if you've been umming and ahhhing over this, then now's a great time to buy it.