Finding a Mirror Anywhere
by Ann Thrope
Have you ever really needed a mirror but just didn’t know where to go? Sometimes it can be difficult to find a mirror, especially when you aren’t at home and you need it the most. In case you find yourself lost and without any way to find your reflection, here is a helpful guide to using your wits to find a mirror no matter where you may find yourself.
Mirrors can be hard to find if you aren’t looking. If all you are trying to find is a silver sheet, you will miss out on many reflective opportunities. Reflective surfaces are everywhere, all you need to do is keep an eye out and you should have no trouble finding yourself.
If you aren’t near a mirror, try looking for yourself in dark surfaces, like the window of a car, or other people’s sunglasses. Be careful, because the surfaces that work at night will not necessarily work during the day. Sometimes you might be able to make do with the faint reflection on clear glass during the day, but when you’re worried that your eyelashes are crossed or you’re having other hair trouble you’re going to need better. With more light around, try using shiny metal surfaces like chrome or a large gemless ring. You can use a diamond ring, but you’ll have to look a lot closer. The added benefit is that you can use the many facets as additional viewing angles. It might look strange when you’re trying to acquire a view of yourself in a ring, but won’t be as awkward as it will when you have someone pull that eyelash off your cheek.
If you can’t find an inanimate reflective surface, other people can work well too. The problem being is that you only know what they tell you, so be sure to have friends who are honest or else you may be walking around with uneven eyebrows or smeared lipstick. If you ask a friend how you look and they reply, “You look great,” or something similar, you can be sure there is something they aren’t telling you. Lets say you really can trust your friend, and she isn’t just lying to you because she thinks its funny. Being told you look “great” or “amazing” really doesn’t say much about the specifics. It doesn’t matter how pretty she thinks you look if a guy is going to notice that you forgot eyeshadow. Find a friend who will be happy to tell you that you look terrible, at least then you’ll be able to ask why. Compliments might make you feel good, but they won’t help you look good. Mirrors will give you more information and they don’t even have brains, also: they are much less insincere.
I hope these tips will help you in finding yourself anywhere you go. Just remember, don’t look for a mirror, look for a reflection. If you can’t find a quiet one, an honest friend will do. If you can’t find an honest friend, then good luck keeping your bangs straight, you’re on your own.