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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Welcome to the second half of the challenge. Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 


To Post:

Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. Feel free to post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge; they are guidelines and just something we do for fun. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcomed!

Please include the brand and name of the mask you are trying out, as well as a photo if possible. Any other details are greatly appreciated, including scent, if it's an exfoliating mask (include acid info if known), your overall experience, and whether or not you would repurchase. Don't forget to include a grade (thanks to @ShortErica for the idea) to help others along the way.

Most importantly, have fun and merry masking! 

Mask Hacks -
Here are a few to get started thanks to our lovely BIC-ers, a big thank you for these fabulous ideas!


Trim off long chin and add to forehead for sheet masks


Squeeze tube lip balms (like Bite) into pans and place in magnetic palette


Layer lip sleeping mask (such as Laneige) over regular balm


Derma plane prior to a peel-off mask to ease the pain of removal


Warm water helps remove clay masks quicker than cold


Lay sheet masks flat prior to use so the serum is more evenly distributed 


Remove clay/difficult masks in the shower to keep towel clean and removal easy


Use an HA serum prior to trying a mask with alcohol high on the ingredients list


Use a Makeup Eraser to remove wash-off masks


With a detox mask, apply a thicker layer where pores are


Use a resurfacing exfoliating spray (such as Kate Somerville’s Liquid ExfoliKate) before a detox mask to better clear out your pores


Re-use a large sample jar for a blank sheet mask pellet and fill it with essence/toner


Use a nail clippers to trip a mask if scissors are not on hand


Female-owned companies, for reference:

Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule



Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! Meetup: Crème Shop -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster!  

Jul 8 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          ’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Sephora x Barbie thanks to @GalPalVal17 @veronika23

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:


Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite Mask in your regular routine - What do you buy in bulk, so you always have it on hand in case of masking emergency?@itsfi
Jan 21 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks you've discovered so far in 2019. 
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
Jun 24 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

This Week’s Theme: Weird Masks - got bubbling, peeling or color-changing masks? Let's hear about them!

Letter of the Week: “D”


Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica: 


Mask Meetup Info:

We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month Smiley Very HappyPlease check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a Crème Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.
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August: Sephora x Barbie thanks to @GalPalVal17!          


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X is for eXfoliating and eXtra soft feet 😉


About a month ago I tried a foot peeling mask for the very first time: Boscia Baby Soft Foot Peel. 



This one is pricey — currently CAD$26. I’ve since found much cheaper ones (CAD$7.50) so I’m looking forward to trying those out. 


In the instructions, it said to leave it on for 60 to 90 minutes. I read reviews from people saying it didn’t work for them, so I left it on for 2.5 hours (one hour extra). More is always better, riiight? 😂


The booties were awkward to put on and not comfortable or safe to walk in. No big surprise there. I leaked some of the mask fluid in a few different places because I was laying down at one point. I don’t recommend doing this. Find a comfy place to sit upright for the duration and try to stay put. Also, I recommend covering up the booties with a thick, snug-fitting pair of socks to hold them in place and to keep your feet warm, which will allow the fluid to penetrate your skin more effectively. 


Five days passed and virtually nothing happened. I took baths every evening as some reviewers had suggested, to help loosen the skin, but still nothing happened. I also moisturized my feet to help the old skin detach. Nada. No action. 


Then, on day 9, kaboom! My skin practically launched itself off my feet lol 😆 Everything just started peeling away, so I exfoliated my feet gently with some foot cream and a  SEPHORA COLLECTION - Precision Pore Cleansing Pad (my go-to for pretty much all my manual exfoliation needs).  


Ten more days later, my feet started feeling so soft and smooth, and looking great. It’s now a month later and my feet still look and feel great. 


Although pricey, I’m satisfied with the results of this foot mask and would recommend it. But I definitely recommend soaking your feet first, then each day after the treatment, combined with moisturizing. 


BOSCIA - Baby Soft Foot Peel

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@PinkEvergreen That's great! I love foot peels! My one issue is that my feel always return to their hobbit nature before I want them too. 

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Lawd the price @PinkEvergreen ! Sounds effective though. 

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@PinkEvergreen   To get the best skin peel it’s good to presoak your feet so the harder skin is softened.  then wear the foot mask under some socks so you get full contact the whole time.  For the rest of the week soak your feet in water for five minutes each night and pat dry and make sure NOT to apply any lotion.  The wetting and rewetting helps the skin dry out faster and come off in large sheets!  so wonderfully gross!  The babyfoot brand explains that it is friction and repeated manual exfoliating that makes the skin on your feet thicker and calloused so you don’t want to be scrubbing them (hence the chemical exfoliantSmiley Happy

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@heartsmyface  Ahhh, I see! Next time I’ll try the wetting and rewetting technique 😊

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My exfoliating foot mask was the same way @PinkEvergreen .  Nothing, nothing, nothing, then bam.  Feet shedding everywhere.  I think the longer wear time is key.  Glad you found some cheaper ones.  I had a few from shopper's life brand and they worked if you're looking for more less expensive ones. 

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@missjeanie  Good to know that Shoppers has cheaper options 👍 I’ll definitely try them out once my feet return to their usual rough selves lol... How long do the results usually last for you?

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I've only tried them the once before.  I'd say a few months. I'm thinking I'll end up doing them 4 ish times a year @PinkEvergreen 

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I need to try these @PinkEvergreen!😊

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@faeriegirl  They’re definitely perfect for summer when most people are in sandals or slip-ons ☺️ The peeling phase can be a tad awkward, but exfoliating with the Sephora pad and cream hurried it along for me 👍

this is such cute packaging @PinkEvergreen

this is such cute packaging @PinkEvergreen

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@lmaster  Yes, the outside is great. The booties... not so much. They’re crinkly, baggy, and feel sweaty. But, hey, they did the job lol 😊

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Yeah that's definitely no fun! @PinkEvergreen have you tried putting a fuzzy pair of socks over top? I do that when I know I'll be walking around

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@lmaster  Yup, I definitely did that. (I edited the post to add that earlier today 😊) Had I not worn socks, they would have definitely fell off! 😬

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@PinkEvergreen that would of really been a mess! 

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@PinkEvergreen I've heard that this one works well - glad it did for you! I haven't tried it yet, only because of the price point. It's great when you can find something that's just as effective, but quite a bit cheaper! 😃

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@Shosh85  I’m going to try out the cheaper foot masks and will report back 👍 I agree, the price is quite up there. I made sure my execution was top notch because I wasn’t going to screw it up at that price 😂

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@PinkEvergreen anyone who willingly uses exfoliating foot masks is a masking hero in my book, they terrify me Smiley Very Happy The results sound amazing, and so does the price lol. 

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@eshoe  Not gonna lie - I was scared lol 😂 I forced my husband to do it with me at the same time, though, so we’d both be suffering if something went wrong lol 😄 But it went well and I’d definitely do it again — just not at that price point, if I can avoid it. 

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You got your husband to do it with you, @PinkEvergreen?!?! That gives me a great idea, I should pick up one for mine for Father’s Day😉

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@eshoe  Haha, I’m not sure if men consider it much of a gift 😂  If you do it, make sure you can sit him in front of a big game or the Xbox for two hours. Walking around in those sloshing booties is a no-go 😏

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