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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Welcome to a new year of masking adventures!


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’— Below is the 2020 schedule. Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. Looking forward to sharing some new masking ๐Ÿ’– with you all this year!



This Weekโ€™s Theme: Best/Cutest Printed Masks. Many thanks to @Shosh85 for this week's adorable theme!

Letters of the Week: โ€œVโ€ and โ€œEโ€

Jan 1 - Jan 5A & ZMask Stash Clean-Out! Finish those masks before they expire.l8totheparty/ShortErica
Jan 6 - 12B & YMasks that Make you Hungryitsfi
Jan 13 - 19C & XFavourite 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 20 - 26D & WClean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilteshoe
Jan 27 - Feb 2E & VTransportation Masking
Feb 3 - 9F & U

Best fitting mask - Mask that best fits your facial featuresPrettyPaint
Feb 10 - 16G & TSpecial Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourselfitsfi
Feb 17 - 23H & SGross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!Aaliaa
Feb 24 - Mar 1I & RSnubbed It: Masks you don't want to use & are continually passed overShortErica
Mar 2 - 8J & QFemale Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8thAaliaa
Mar 9 - 15K & PMasks Good Enough to Eat
Mar 16 - 22L & OSample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!itsfi
Mar 23 - 29M & NFavourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa?? 
Mar 30 - Apr 5N & MMask While You Task
Apr 6 - 12O & LMost Outrageous Mask ClaimsShortErica
Apr 13 - 19P & KHi-Lo Week: Mix or duel of $$$$ and $ masks 
Apr 20 - 26Q & JSample Dive - I know we have them!Aaliaa
Apr 27 - May 3R & ITargeted Skin Concern - Mask to address a current skin issuePrettyPaint
May 4 -10S & HOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
May 11 - 17T & GMask with a PartnerAlphaboo
May 18 - 24U & FVitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and mineralskim888
May 25 - 31V & EBest/Cutest Printed MaskShosh85
Jun 1 - 7W & DMask that best describes your personality or moodPrettyPaint
Jun 8 - 14X & CFruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skinKeana1
Jun 15 - 21Y & BForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask
Jun 22 - 28Z & AMasking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one sessioneshoe
Jun 29 - Jul 5A & ZMasking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!ShortErica
Jul 6 - 12B & YMasking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happyeshoe
Jul13 - 19C & XLip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 
Jul 20 - 26D & Wโ€™Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!Aalia
Jul 27 - Aug 2E & VMulti-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 
Aug 3 - 9F & U Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!veronika23
Aug 10 - 16G & T
Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?
Aug 17 - 23H & SDrugstore & Grocery Brands Weekeshoe
Aug 24 - 30I & R3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks
Aug 31 - Sep 6J & QRainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hueSonnydee
Sep 7 - 13K & PAutumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 
Sep 14 - 20L & OWhen you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW 
Sep 21 - 27M & N BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Sep 28 - Oct 4N & MSephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 
Oct 5 - 11O & LMasks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Editionitsfi
Oct 12 - 18P & KForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 
Oct 19 - 25Q & JOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
Oct 26 - Nov 1R & IMasking Duel Week II 
Nov 2 - 8S & HBuddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-ereshoe
Nov 9 - 15T & GGross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?Aaliaa
Nov 16 - 22U & FFlash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the timeeshoe
Nov 23 - 29V & EMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Nov 30 - Dec 6W & DMask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)PrettyPaint
Dec 7 - 13X & CHoliday Party Prep Mask 
Dec 14 - 20Y & BMost Artistic Sheet MaskKim888
Dec 21 - 27Z & AFavourite Masks of All-Timeitsfi
Dec 28 - 31123Masks you discovered this year

2019 Mask of the Week Main Thread & Misc. Info:

To Post:
Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 

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 Somervilleโ€™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


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:
2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 


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I was gifted the Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Orange Squeeze Energy Mask from the outstanding (another "O") @Shosh85 - thank you! ๐Ÿงก Much has been said about the sheet masks from the Bombee Fruitables line and let me just say that their street cred is deserved and well earned! I've not tried all the varietals in this range but have loved the ones I have, and this Orange Squeeze version is no exception. ๐Ÿ˜ The sheet mask material is lyocell, a regenerated fiber created from the cellulose from wood pulp (usually from eucalyptus, oak or birch trees). It is saturated but not dripping in a sugary-sweet orange ๐ŸŠ scented essence that after half an hour, left my skin feeling lightly hydrated and bouncy, though slightly tacky, which wasn't an issue for me, but I know some prefer a non-tacky feel, even if it dissipates fairly quickly after removing the mask and pressing the the remaining essence into the skin.  

This Orange Squeeze sheet mask is one I think would be suitable for all skin types; the hydration 
๐Ÿ’ฆ it gives is light enough that even those with very oily skin might like it; for those of us with very dry or dehydrated skin, it's a nice boost of hydration but not enough to forego moisturizer and/or a facial oil in the cooler months (or in dry temperatures). Overall, this is a lovely mask and it paired wonderfully with the LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm- Peach. I'm so happy to have been able to try this sheet mask - thank you again Shosh! ๐Ÿค— This is definitely one worth picking up! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก

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@itsfi you are definitely an artist!! You make every post so beautiful

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Awww, thank you @lmaster! You sure know how to make a gal feel good! Smiley Wink

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Papa Recipe is such a great brand @itsfi, I still need to try those Laneige lip balms๐Ÿ˜Š

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Agreed @faeriegirl; their sheet masks have been huge hits! <333 I really like these Laneige balms; my favorite is the grapefruit one. The pear one is also nice. I don't know if you've tried the Laneige lip sleeping mask - these balms have a thinner consistency and do not have the tack that the lip sleeping mask does.

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I did try the lip sleeping mask and I really didnโ€™t care for it. The balms sound great though @itsfi. Have you tried the SUMMER FRIDAYS - Lip Butter Balm? Iโ€™ve been thinking about it or one of the laneige for the sale.

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@faeriegirl, I've had that Summer Fridays balm in my shopping cart since I saw @Shosh85 mention it. I think she posted a review on another thread ... let me see if I can find it. Here you go -


Based on what Shosh said about it, it sounds like the Laneige lip balm will have a lighter and thinner consistency than the Summer Fridays one. 

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@itsfi @faeriegirl  I'm really liking it so far! In the post that Fi put up Im really just comparing it to the Bite mask. I can't find the other post I wrote - so here is my full (and long ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) review if your interested ๐Ÿ‘‡



It seems more like a mask than a balm to me - and is similar to the Vanilla Laniege mask, especially the scent. It has a thick consistency - thicker than the Laniege but not as thick as Bite. It feels lightweight and smooth when applied and has a temporary shiny/glossy look. It's moisturizing and the hydration seems to be long lasting - I've only tried it as a lip sleeping mask a couple times, so it might be too early to judge, but the hydration did seem to last all night (7-8 hours.) It seems to be longer lasting than the Laniege, but maybe not quite as long lasting as Bite.

The main gripe I have is the packaging. The opening is too wide and is easy to squeeze too much out if you're not careful - and a little goes a long way with is one. I prefer this over a potted lippie though, because I am still able to apply it without using my fingers or applicator.

I have been really enjoying it so far and have good first impressions - I'm going to keep trying it as a sleep mask and see if my thoughts change.

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Thank you so much @Shosh85!

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Thank you @itsfi!

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From top to bottom - 

Ciate lip oil (lychee and aรงaรญ)

Laneige Lip Balm (berry)

BITE Beauty lip mask - this is the old formula

Farmacy Honey Savior Salve / Balm - I like to use it as a lip balm, among other uses. 

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Thank you so much @itsfi!

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Another win for Papa Recipe, @itsfi! Soothing photo, very much needed and appreciatedSmiley Happy

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Thank you @eshoe! Papa Recipe has been on a roll with its sheet masks! Smiley Happy Have you tried their non-sheet mask skin care products?

I've been jotting down projects to work on while being inside on the weekends. Weekdays for work and weekends to be spent working on various projects, including organizing and photo skills. Smiley Wink

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@itsfi  So happy you loved it! It's definitely a favorite of mine and the scent is so good! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŠPS: This is such a great photo! ๐Ÿ˜

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The scent on this one is wonderful @Shosh85! ๐Ÿ˜ Made for a lovely morning masking sesh! ๐ŸŠ Itโ€™s been a long time since Iโ€™ve had orange juice so I decided to squeeze some myself to give me something to do, and a mini workout for my arms! ๐Ÿ˜†

Awww, thank you!! ๐Ÿฅฐ Itโ€™s been overcast most days, especially on the weekends, so itโ€™s been hard to get good light for pics. 

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L is for Leaders gifted to me from the oh so incredible @eshoe IMG_20200408_210855397.jpg


I've been hoarding this super cool leaders mask vile for a few... Love the packaging, so unique. It's a thin white sheet filled with ampoule. There is a white plastic stick that has the sheet wrapped around it for easy removal. The scent was not noticeable, and I didn't even think to smell inside the vile ๐Ÿ˜† fit was pretty good, after removing my skin felt nourished and bouncy, also had a lovely glow. I didn't notice any lasting tackiness, so that's always a plus! I think there are a few versions of this and would love to try others. 

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@lmaster I have one more that I have taken out to use and set back in the drawer too many times because I just like how it looksSmiley Very Happy 

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Yes @eshoe the packaging is so appealing!! ๐Ÿ˜

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Different always seems that way, doesnโ€™t it @lmaster โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„

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@eshoe   I feel like the empty vials would be good for storing q-tips in while travelling. ....if we ever get to travel or see humans again.  

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