Sometimes a mirror doesn't show us what we want to see, be it an unfortunate new hair color in the beautician's mirror, or a bit of smudged mascara on your eyelid. Sometimes we just need the mirror to tell us something good. That's why I can heartily recommend the Thorsten Van Elten Innervision Mirror ($100). Available in two different quotes from author and man-about-town Oscar Wilde, my favorite reads, "To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance." A fitting sentiment for all of us on the brink of Valentine's Day — whether we're single or involved.
To see the other mirror, and its quote,
The other quote isn't quite as much of a pep talk, but it is cheeky — and appropriate: "It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances." After all, Oscar Wilde is the author of the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, a gothic meditation on beauty.