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From July 24, it will be compulsory to wear a face mask while shopping, if you don’t wear one in a supermarket or while in a shop you could be fined up to £100, similar to the rules on public transport or in a cab. So, with that in mind, I thought a little list of some of the face masks I’ve spotted might come in handy – I’ve gone for fun, cool and comfortable.
I’ve tried to share the more affordable options, as well as ones that work well for people who wear glasses, like me, trust me, you will need a tight-fitting mask and preferably one with a moldable wire at the bridge of your nose to help, but problem not completely solve the fact that your glasses are going to fog up.
A Few Of My Favourite Face Masks
I rave about Kitty McCall’s prints a lot on social media, I’m obsessed with her butterflies and animal collections, so much so that I have about 7 of them hanging in the guest room, so you can imagine how excited I was that Kitty decided to use her amazing fabric to create face masks.
Not only are these the coolest face masks ever, hello that jungle print, but the 3-layered face barrier mask with space for additional filter layer, will also raise money for South Kent Mind, the mental health charity local to where Kitty and myself are based. So you get an amazing mask and do your bit for charity, while also protecting yourself and others, triple win!!!
Pre-order your face mask for £15 – shipping from w/c July 27.
Another favourite of mine is Olivia Rubin, I love how her candy coloured mind works, and she has produced some very pretty, and summer-ready face masks, with prices starting at £10.
You can go for pastel stripes, polka dots, tie dye or colourblock. There are two different shapes to choose from and all masks come with adjustable ear toggles.
Buy Now: Olivia Rubin – pastel stripe pleated face mask, £10 [Ad-Aff Link].
I love Kate Spade’s bags so I thought I would include their cute face mask, which is super affordable at £10, and as well as being super pretty using a print from the brands autumn/winter 2020 collection, 100% of net profits will be donated to the Tides Foundation who will distribute the funds to organisations that provide crisis intervention and ongoing mental health support.
This face mask isn’t just pretty, it is made from light cotton with a hint of stretch, has adjustable ear loops, space for a filter, and to help glasses wearers a moldable wire on the bridge of the nose.
What I would say is snap this beauty up quickly.
Buy Now: Kate Spade, Fleur Nouveau Non-Medical Mask, £10 [Ad-Aff Link]
If like me you’ve already lost at least one mask so far during this pandemic, you are probably going to need a few on rotation, and Mask Club is the first-ever mask subscription service offering 1000s of licensed designs, with iconic and recognisable prints from Warner Bros., Care Bears, Sesame Street, Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman.
All of their double-ply masks are hand-printed, handmade and hand-sewn in Europe, and for every mask purchased, MaskClub will be donating 10% of sales to NHS Charities Together.
Buy the face masks separately at £13.99 or £9.99 for subscription service.
I just love my Care Bears mask, just fun with a hint of optimism. The design is also very comfortable to wear as you fasten-up behind your head rather than loop around your ears.
Buy Now: Mask Club – Care Bear Cheer Bear Pattern [Ad-PR Product]
For added value, I bought Baukjen’s bulk pack, featuring 10 face masks, including 8 adult masks and 2 for a child up to 10/12 years of age, so you will have spares to rotate, as well as ones for friends to use if they came over.
The masks are double-layered, using soft cotton leftover fabrics and cut-offs, in cute colours and patterns, I love my blue stripey one. They are easy to wear, soft on the skin as the fabrics haven’t been treated with any chemicals and they secured with elastic fastenings.
As well as their value pack, Baukjen also have premium organic cotton face masks for £10 each in various colours.
Hush are teaming up with NHS Charities Together for their face mask offering [Ad-Aff Link], donating £5 from the £10 cost of its mask to the charities Covid-19 appeal. The brand has designed two face masks using its signature prints, leopard and stars.
The only thing you have to decide here is which print do you prefer? I love the stars one.
Love prints, you will love Boden’s 3-pack of face masks, which have been created using the ends of fabric rolls, so you might even be lucky and get one to match an old Boden dress.
These face masks are made of 3 layers – 2 layers of jersey fabric and a non-woven filter bonded to one of the jersey layers, as well as an internal wire along the top edge to adjust the fit over your nose and elasticated fabric-covered straps.
Buy Now: Boden – Non-Medical Face Covering 3pk – Multi, £20 [Ad-Aff Link]
Great British Designer Face Coverings
The British Fashion Council has asked some of its favourite British designers and brands to create face coverings to raise money to be spilt between NHS Charities Together, BFC Foundation Fashion Fund and Wings of Hope Children’s Charity.
There are two packs, each priced £15, featuring 3 reusable face coverings and 2 protective pouches from internationally acclaimed British designers. The first features Mulberry, RÆBURN, and Halpern, while the second includes face masks designed by Julien Macdonald, RIXO, and Liam Hodges.
Tu at Sainsbury’s
For affordability and style, Tu at Sainsbury’s has launched a three-pack multi print pack filled with masks made from 100% Cotton for £10. Each pack contains a pink leopard print, a teal blue design, and a floral print.
When I see new face masks become available that I think are cute, I promise to add them to this blog post, so do come back if you are looking for a new style.