I had one of these a while ago for around the 5 pound mark. It is designed as more of a compact brush so it''s about 2/3 of the size of a regular paddle brush. The mirror on the back is actually removable, so you can slide it out and use to see your hair whilst you style it.
The mirror is clear and not bobbled or distorted in any way, which I was pleased to discover. It slides out easily and I''ve never had any problems with it or any other aspect of the brush, such as the bristles and the bobbles on the end.
I love the design, which looks modern and funky yet not overdone or tacky. It has a good quality feel to it so I''d say it''s fairly durable, which is just as well if you want to use it as a travel item. The bristles are reasonably hard, so it depends on your hair and what you want it for. I find it brushes mine quite well, though my hair isn''t as thick or frizzy as it used to be.
Overall, this is a lovely looking brush that''s perfect for popping in your bag or using on holidays. It''s okay for use as a regular brush too, though I prefer my full-size brush for every day use.
This dual function hairbrush is one of my favourite handbag items from Avon. It was only released earlier this year and I bought it while it was available to representatives as a demonstration item. It has rarely been out of my handbag since and I even use it as my main hairbrush when I go on holiday now because of it's convenient small size.
This brush is probably only marginally smaller than a standard brush, about 2/3rds of the size of the cushion brush and half the size of a standard paddle brush (which is the shape of this brush). The handle is considerably shorter to keep this a compact product but it is just long enough to hold and use comfortably.
The mirror panel on the back is removable and a good size too. So when you want to brush your hair on the move, you can simply slide out the mirror and hold it while you use the brush on your hair. It is very handy for having in your bag for when you want to take a quick peak at your lipstick too.
My only criticism of this is that the mirror can only be slid down so it is facing outwards on the brush. I keep it in my make-up bag inside my handbag so it does not get dirty but others may find this a problem having an exposed mirror open in their handbag. It would be much more sensible to have this so that the mirror can be faced inwards and "put away".
This is priced at £5 on the Avon Shop website which I think it is well worth. It is a good quality item that is extremely useful to have. I love the smooth wooden handle with the gorgeous little design on this too. It is every bit as nice in the flesh as it looks in the picture.
Great for the handbag, cushioned paddlebrush with plastic bristles and slide-out mirror on the back /