The bizarre creation pictured to the right may be purchased from Wrapables.com. Lady Bracknell, who is struggling to find words of her own to convey the purpose of the object, is reduced to quoting the description from the site in its entirety:
"These Eye Pillows are pretty and practical. Use chilled to soothe tired eyes and reduce eye puffiness. Warm slightly to use as a dream pillow or relieve sinus pressure. Made with buttery soft chenille and filled with lavender, calming chamomile and gently weighted with flax seed. Each sleeps in its own white organza drawstring bag for giving as a gift or use for storage."
Lady Bracknell, who was prone to sick headaches in her younger days, is familiar with cooling eye masks. She is also prepared to be persuaded that the application of warmth would be beneficial to persons whose sinuses are inflamed. She is as susceptible as the next aristocrat to the tactile pleasures of chenille, and she freely admits that the panda bear of her earliest infancy is still her constant companion.
Nevertheless, she considers the prospect of relaxing with a small, plush puppy balanced precariously on the upper regions of her face to be utterly preposterous. Indeed, she would go so far as to describe the photograph above as being slightly disturbing. Blue gel eyemasks may not be things of beauty, but they are at least visibly appropriate to their purpose. Combining an eyemask with what the young Lady Bracknell and her brothers would have called a "cuddly" strikes her as a highly peculiar notion.
(There are many items on the Wrapables site which are appealing, however. Lady Bracknell recommends, for example, that Marmite Boy equip himself with a self-esteem cereal bowl.)