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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 two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the 2020 schedule. 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. Looking forward to sharing some new masking ❤️ with you all this year!



This Week’s Theme:Snubbed It: Masks you don't want to use & are continually passed over - thank you @ShortErica for this week’s challenge!

Letters of the Week: “I” and "R”

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: 

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



RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Cross posting from the DE thread. I think this will be one of the 2 masks DE will release. Next will most likely be a brightening mask

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Oooooh I’ve been out of the loop @RNGesusPls, first I’m hearing about this. Excited is an understatement!

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Saw the news. Super excited for this !!

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ooooh this looks awesome! I will definitely need to try it out!

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Ahhhhhhh!!! @RNGesusPls I will need this... Eventually 🤦

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Me: *squee!

My wallet: grrr!!!! 


Thank you so much for posting this here @RNGesusPls! Smiley Happy This is happy news. I'm pretty sure I "need" this mask. Want...need?!! The lines get blurred for me sometimes. hahaha!



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@itsfi the feelings.. Yep mutual 😆

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Our wallets could form a support group @lmaster! Hahaha! Smiley Happy

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It was a self-care Sunday! I soaked my feet before and after the Patchology foot mask. I want to see if that helps the peeling process. I wore the Whole Foods mask and the eye patches while I had those on and before my bed I toned my face and used the Laneige mask.

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That is one of my favorite Whole Foods masks, @makeitup305. What a way to spend your Sunday!

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@eshoe I really liked it, too!

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That looks like a fantastic self care Sunday @makeitup305 ! 

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@makeitup305 great masking!! I'm in the process right now of peeling!! 🙌

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@makeitup305 self-care Sunday sounds wonderful! The Whole Foods masks are nice - I'm planing on working through all of them - I mean, if I must, I must, right?! hahaha! Smiley Happy How are you liking the Laneige cica sleeping mask? 

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@itsfi it was nice to lay back and relax. I liked this Whole Foods masks, it had a very interesting texture. The Laneige mask is just ok for me. It’s like a very thick moisturizer and I don’t notice any particularly amazing effects. 

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It's been a hot minute since I've done some masking.  I pretty much bailed on any and all attempts at anything other than a sleeping mask last week.  I've been working my day job from 8:30-4:30 then going to my casual job at the brewery from 5 until between 8:30 and 2 am for the last week and will be doing the same this week as well so my free time is pretty much spent on sleep and showering. 

I only had the one job today so I got some cyber shopping done and enjoyed the longest shower with a side of some masking!

I saw that the Summer Friday's Pink mask was on sale (I never remember which is which, so I'm now going to refer to them by packaging colour lol), since I contemplated purchasing another I figured I should at least try the one I got first.   I'm not normally a floral person in the least but I've got to say as I was putting this on, I quite enjoyed the scent.  The mask felt like there was a bit of an oily component to it and I was happy with that since my skin has been drier of late.  The small bits of rose and sugar(?), were not as 'gritty' as I'd normally like in an exfoliating product, but I still enjoyed massaging my face for three or four minutes.  I left the mask on for another 10 minutes or so and then hopped in the shower.  I forgot to take in a face cloth so I just rinsed my face using my hands really well, but it never got rid of that oil feeling.  I read a few reviews that mentioned this so I wasn't shocked.  So far I really liked this mask and I would recommend, however I'm going to hold off on ordering.  While in shower I reminded myself how many wash off masks I currently own and that I don't need a back up.

The Dr. Jart Ceramidin Facial mask is my nod to an Asian skincare brand.  I've been really loving the face cream and oil balm from this line and knew that I'd be a fan of the mask.  Theres an herbal scent to it that while not really enjoyable, it isn't off-putting either.  The serum was a thicker milky consistency and the mask itself was an off white 'natural' looking colour.  I left the mask on for about 45 minutes, even though I only intended 30.  Life happened. My skin felt so great after this mask.  Weather it was the Summer Fridays pre shower mask or this one, I don't know, but I'm pretty happy with how nice and fresh my skin is looking before bed.  I almost wish someone was going to see it!  My skin has been looking so lacklustre, grey, and dry lately this is a very welcome moisturized visage!  I'm glad I have a few more of the Dr. Jart and that I got the Summer Fridays set, since this pink one is the one I wasn't interested in at all before now!

IMG_4697.jpgSome Unicorn mug tea (thanks again @sportygirl125) and masking for my night off!

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You’ve been working so hard, @missjeanie! I hope you were able to enjoy your well-deserved shoppingSmiley Happy My favorite Sunday Fridays mask is that one. I’ve used it two nights in a row, too. The scent is soooo yummy!

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You're working hard @missjeanie - definitely good to treat your skin and yourself. That mug from @SportyGirly125 is cute!

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This was an amazing combo @ShortErica ! My skin is gone back to fairly dry and I know that it needed some good doses of moisturizing masks! Hopefully more tonight since I’ll be off earlier!

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@missjeanie oh my gosh!! Working two jobs is so  draining!! I feel for you, but sounds like you have drive and passion to get it done! Good job for being a strong woman!!

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Usually my second job is reall sporadic. Some months I only have 2 shifts, this month has been crazy replacing staff that were let go. But new full timers are on the way! And extra $$ means I can cover all my Black Friday/cyber Monday stress shopping @lmaster  lol!

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