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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 masks💗 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 💖 with you all this year!



This Week’s Theme: Mask While You Task - thank you @l8totheparty for this week’s theme!

Letters of the Week: “N” and “M” 

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 & W’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 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


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


Re: oooo the klairs mask sounds awesome, I love to use niacin...

Oh I recall this one now that you mention that! @itsfi I use THE ORDINARY - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%and use it in sheet masks too

Re: oooo the klairs mask sounds awesome, I love to use niacin...

I love that Ordinary.  And I pair that Klairs with my vitamin C every time now! It's nice. @lmaster 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh, this sounds lovely @itsfi. I hadn't heard about the Vit C & E combo magic, so I'll definitely be giving that a try in the near future! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint, from what I read, both are antioxidants and Vitamin E works to stabilize Vitamin C so using a Vitamin E product after Vitamin C will help to boost the brightening effects of the Vitamin C. I'm sure there's a more artful and more scientific way to explain that, but as I understand it, Vitamin E helps Vitamin C perform better.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  Ahhhh that makes sense. Thanks so much for the info!  Smiley Happy

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This morning my eyes and frankly the rest of my face felt so tired, so I first tossed on a heated eye mask and it helped me open my eyes. Then I decided I o continue the warmth with the PTR Thermal Water wash off. And after i put on a too cool for school egg mask to give my skin some hydration. Skin feels pretty good and facial muscles feel better, mentally still exhausted lol. Oh well.

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@Weetart  I hope you feel better! I absolutely adore those eye masks.

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Oh @Weetart, I’ve never tried using the steam eye masks to help me wake up. Going to remember that one. I’ve had a rough time getting up in the morning this week - it just feels better to stay under the covers! Hahaha! 😂 

RE: Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Exactly @itsfi ! Right there with you.

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Love love those eye warming masks @Weetart and it's getting to be the perfect time of the year for them!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sunday's U was for Ultru. This is the last of my catch up posts for last week (yes!!)




I used the Ultru I’m Sorry for My Skin Jelly Mask – Revitalizing late Sunday morning.  We were having people over to watch the game which, for whatever reason, I thought started early afternoon, but it turned out, the game wasn’t until the early evening. I guess I got a head start on everyone as far as beer was concerned. Hahahaha! Smiley Happy 

This jelly mask claims to rejuvenate the skin. The thick jelly essence contains white willow bark, a BHA; snow lotus (anti-inflammatory); peppermint and a host of floral extracts, which makes much more sense now given that along with the scent of beer, I also picked up a fairly strong minty cool, fresh and floral scent from the mask. The mask is surprisingly thin considering the amount of jelly essence it holds. It feels cool on my skin for the entire half hour I have it on and it wears comfortably on the skin though for my face shape, I made the usual adjustments to the chin area and the corners of the eyes, nose and mouth. Once I remove the mask ,there’s a lot of serum left, but it absorbs nicely. My complexion looks livelier, refreshed and my skin feels bouncy and hydrated. Jelly masks are some of my favorite masks – they tend to wear very nicely and impart much needed hydration and moisture to the skin as well as a fresh dewiness to the complexion. I’m interested in trying the other jelly masks from the brand. The scent on this one is the biggest con for me; it leans on the stronger side compared to other sheet masks I’ve used. It didn’t bother me when I had the mask on but I could see there might be days when the scent on this one could be a little too much; those with sensitivity to fragrance will probably want to pass on this one.


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi Oh, this looks like such a fun one! And as usual, I appreciate your complementary beverage in the photo. Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I'm looking forward to trying out the other masks from the line; my skin responds well to jelly masks like this one. Aww thank you, @PrettyPaint! <333 Coming up with themes for masking is a bit of a creative outlet for me. It also helps me use what I have. Smiley Happy 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  I'd be willing to try this one, despite the strong scent because it sounds wonderful- plus I've never tried a beer mask before, so that needs to happen soon! 😂


I don't drink much anymore, but when I did I always made sure to start drinking just a little before company arrived - it helped loosened me up and made me feel more social by the time they got there😂

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85, if you try a beer mask, do let us know how it goes for you. For some time now, I've thought about using beer as a hair wash and as part of a DIY beer face mask but haven't actually gotten around to it. I don't drink beer very often and it takes me a while to finish a bottle so perhaps I'll try one or both of those masks the next time we host a football game viewing party - one bottle of beer for the chili; one bottle for my hair wash; and one bottle to be split between my tummy and my DIY face wash. Hahaha! Smiley Happy


Oh, that's a helpful hack / "tips and tricks". I am going to pass that along to some friends. I tend to get quiet when I drink. I know, odd. Some folks I know feel like they loosen up a bit more and are more social, others get loud(er) and then there's me. I'm probably more social at half of glass of wine or half a bottle of beer but after one drink, I'm much less inclined to be chatty. I listen and will say a few things but I tend to be more quiet. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi oh this looks so interesting!! Never used one like this before,, I'd be open to use a beer mask 😆🍺

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Oh @lmaster, I think you’d love these jelly masks. They’ll be good for the brutal winter.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi you are not kidding!! 

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I love this line of jelly masks @itsfi . My skin just soaks it up and it feels so nice on. I hear yeah on the scent, personally doesn’t bother me one but but for those who don’t like it that is definitely a good warning.

Re: RE: Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I was surprised by the minty floral scent @Weetart but I do love jelly masks. Excited to try the others from the line. 

RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Bio belle unicorn shake mask really is a great mask. The yummy smell and fun packaging encouraged me to cover myself with watermelon patches as well. It was a fun sheet masking session.

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