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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: Mask While You Task - thank you @l8totheparty for this weekโ€™s theme!

Letters of the Week: โ€œNโ€ and โ€œMโ€ 

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: 


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I went and looked up the cheek patches - soooo cute! And, there's also masks for the laugh lines! What a fun range of masks @Shosh85! I just love and appreciate your attitude towards masking! Smiley Happy 

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@itsfi  I saw the laugh lines one too! Eventually I'll try them all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Those look awesome @Shosh85!

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@faeriegirl  They were so fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Ooh my goodness @Shosh85 too funny!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@CC3616 I had no idea they were gonna look like this, so it definitely was a fun surprise ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

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OMG, those are the cutest/funnest eye patches I've ever seen. <333

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@PenelopeBT  Right? They made me smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Ok @Shosh85 those eye masks just might be the BEST๐Ÿ˜‚ Where did you find those?!?!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  I got them on a random website that apparently doesn't sell them anymore. Looks like Amazon sells them and a couple other random websites. They have cheek and line patches as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Went with some loves to finish off S week. 

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Love OH Sauna Scrub. The warming is so nice and I love how my face feels after the exfoliation. 
Followed up with the When Snow Magic to hydrate my new lovely soft skin. I love how these fit. The bio-cellulose masks adhere so well. It wasnt drippin in serum but enough to last the whole time I wore it and absorbed when I took it off. Left my face feeling hydrated and not tacky. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@GalPalVal17  Both of those masks are great! I love the warming effect on the OH scrub, especially with the weather getting colder ๐Ÿ˜Š

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The when snow magic looks heavenly @GalPalVal17 ๐Ÿ‘ผ

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Great S masks @GalPalVal17! ๐Ÿ’— When makes such wonderful masks! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Iโ€™ve yet to come across another mask that makes my skin and โค๏ธ as happy as any one from that line of When masks @GalPalVal17! The OH is so pleasant, too, love it.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ohhhhh..... @GalPalVal17 I didn't realize that the OH had a warming effect!  I'm going to try out my mini this week!  So excited!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie  hope you enjoy it. Please do share your thoughts.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Have a couple masks I've tried were going with S for Soothing first Banobagi gold propolis injection mask.IMG_20191109_123725294.jpg



This mask was so pretty

It's a thin- medium sheet with gold sections throughout the mask, the serum looked clear but jelly/ oily texture, definitely wasn't bubbly. There was not much extra in the package. The scent was nice, touch of honey, not strong at all very pleasant. Left it on for 20 minutes, my skin absorbed the serum very fast, after removing there was just enough sitting on my forehead to massage in. I noticed no tackiness. I loved this mask and would use again!


Sorry it's blurry

Next up is trader Joe's rich hydrating sheet maskIMG_20191109_130013947.jpg


This is a white sheet,,, very oddly fitting I believe @eshoe has mentioned that before ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ’‹ well she was correct. The mask is thin, but it doesn't reach even to the edge of my ears, however it did fit twords the forehead and chin area. The scent on this one is very powerful, I couldn't place the scent personally, it does state that it's a natural cucumber fragrance, and I will have to concur with that,,, I've never smelled anything like it before. Left it on for 20 minutes, this has clear serum also, not much leftover in the package. I will say, aside from the scent and fit, my skin felt great! A bit hydrated and calm and moisturized. I enjoyed the opportunity to try this, but wouldn't seek it out,,I would love to try other trader Joe's masks, I don't have one any where around me, so this was a treat regardless!



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Propolis is such a great skincare ingredient, especially with the cooler weather. The Banobagi injection line have been good ones; will have to sort through my stash to see if I have this one in the mix. This one sounds wonderful @lmaster. ๐Ÿ˜ Pretty and delivers results?! Yes, please.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes! @itsfi I loved the Banobagi mask, excellent for these negative temps I have already!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

canโ€™t believe youโ€™re already experiencing negative temperatures @lmaster! ๐Ÿฅถ A reminder to me that I have nothing to complain about here. Stay warm!! 

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