[purchase/affiliate] Right at the start of the first lock-down when it became apparent that masks would be a thing, I emailed my friend Nic in Japan asking if she’d seen any patterned versions or at least different colours thinking if that trend would start anywhere, it would be there. For months there was nothing but the standard blue/white versions with an occasional foray into black.

Patterned Disposable Masks

Now, several months on, they’re everywhere! You can get butterflies, lace, leopard print – almost whatever you want really (although sadly, the Hello Kitty versions are still just for kids.. 🙁 ). This post is more of an observance of an emerging trend which I feel will only get bigger and bigger because you must be your own judge of what is an acceptable mask for you. It’s not something for me to recommend although the brand that has stood out to me is NUUR – made in China but with a UK distributor – and those are the ones I’ve ordered for myself.

Patterned Face Masks

I wish I’d spotted these before Christmas because they would have been great make-weight gifts and stocking fillers.

Disposable Face Masks

I’m completely used to wearing face masks now – it doesn’t feel strange or weird at all – I’m kind of wondering why we didn’t adopt a similar mask wearing culture when we have coughs and colds as other countries. Anyway, as I say, you must be your own judge, but NUUR masks are £3.99 for ten HERE, non-affiliate HERE.  It’s an Amazon link but I can’t find these anywhere else – yet!

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