I’ve been a big fan of Rilakkuma, a Japanese bear character by San-X, ever since I visited Japan three years ago. I found this portable mirror at a Japanese stationary store called Maido here in California:
I’ve been looking for a cute makeup mirror I could take with me when I travel, and this one is perfect! When it’s closed, it’s really compact and fits nicely in my Carry-All MAC case. I can position the mirror to either stand straight or at an angle depending on where I put it when I’m using it.
The name “Rilakkuma” is a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of “relax” and “bear”. As a result, there are a lot of drawings and cute products that show this bear sleeping, eating, reading, listening to music, and just always relaxing! This bear has a zipper on his backside, which is represented on the back of this mirror. Here’s how it looks like from the back when the mirror is upright:
When I travel and don’t have a wall-mounted mirror with good lighting nearby, I’ve been using the horizontal mirror that is part of my Carry-All MAC case, but I can only really look at one area of my face at a time (eyes, cheeks, or lips) and it doesn’t stand up by itself. This Rilakkuma mirror is great, because I can see my whole face and keep my hands free!
I positioned my Rilakkuma mini plush in front of the mirror so you can see its sharp reflection.