I wish I could post links and pictures, but I’m afraid that my favorite etsy shop makes it pretty clear where I live!
I have, at this point, tried several different designs of masks.
The cheapest per-use masks by far are from the Old Navy variety packs. These are $2.50/mask. They are triple ply and, I think, reasonably cute. The children’s are especially cute on DC2. They do not have any nose guards or anything, they’re just the accordion style mask. They fog up my glasses when I wear glasses. They sometimes ride up my nose and cover the bottom of my eyes, which makes me understand why so many people wear their masks under their noses. I am not a fan. But I did buy a ton of these and I will be handing them out to people who have forgotten their masks.
The most adorable masks are those from redbubble, where they have so many cute Ms. Frizzle-worthy designs. Unfortunately they’re only double-ply and they’re kind of thin. They’re not uncomfortable, but they don’t really adhere to my face as much as I’d like. I’ll still be wearing them, but over a one-layer balaclava. I would say this combination is overpriced, but my students will likely appreciate it.
What I like best are the etsy triple ply cup design masks with bendable nose guards. I like the ear loops (cloth, not elastic) better than the ribbons, so far. After a day spent teaching I might prefer the ribbons. But we will see. These generally cost ~$12-$25/mask depending on how popular the place you’re getting it is from on Etsy. The place I use is on the cheaper end of that scale and I found it by searching for my university’s name and facemask. Turns out there are local seamstresses filling a need.
Have you gotten masks yet? What kind do you prefer? Any links to your favorite shops?