First thing you need to know is that the mirror is convex (bulging outward slightly). This distorts the reflection. It's perfect for what I needed and where I put it so I am happy with it. I wasn't expecting the mirror to be curved. Don't buy this mirror if you are looking for a truly functioning mirror (the mirror is only 5 inches in diameter) but more as a decorative piece only. The colors are not as vibrant as depicted on the website...way way way more toned down. I still like it alot and have received many compliments on it.