I ordered this because when I go on vacation, I have a hard time putting on my make-up without Magnification. I have one attatched to the wall at home. This one is a little heavier than I had expected, but that makes it great for stability when you are using it at home. Putting on eye make-up is much easier with this mirror because you can see so much better. It swivels so you can use either side for whatever your needs are. It comes apart in 3 pieces which makes it easier to pack.