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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: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh that's right! @missjeanie. I completely forgot that bisou means kiss (my french is quite rusty). 

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I love these lip scrubs @PrettyPaint! I have them in multiple flavors. Smiley Happy 


What are these bizoo Oohhaa treatment masks of which you speak?! I literally just returned from checking them out online. These look nice. I've used daily sheet masks in tubs like the bizoo Oohhaa (I really like saying that ... bizoo Oohhaa!) Smiley Happy but I've not tried any from this particular brand... yet. Smiley Happy Looks like they are out of stock of the pink grapefruit scented one, but I'm keeping them in mind. The lemongrass scented masks (pearl + aloe are main ingredients) and I may pick that up for a friend who loves the scent of lemongrass. Thanks so much for letting me know about this brand. The timing is great. I am going to start daily sheet masking again this month, or at least attempt to do so. This go round will be with just masks I have, not ones in a box or from a particular brand - just 31 days of sheet masks - I've set aside about 10 of them to choose from for this week, depending on how my skin is feeling - most of the masks I've picked out are hydrating or moisturizing masks (surprising, eh?! lol) but there are a few with other skincare benefits as well - and will pick out other flavors next weekend.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  I bought the brown sugar lip scrub. That's the flavor that was on sale at ulta. Can't wait to try it. 


Ooooh so you were using another brand. Can you remind me of the name? It's bothering me now! I remember how you posted about using a daily mask for a month and it came in a tub. Hopefully the bizoo oohhaa (I agree - very fun to say) brand is good, because I stuck them in my cart to get to the free shipping minimum. The ingredients seem nice. I tried to read about them, but most of the info I could find is in Korean on their direct website.


Let me know how the daily masking goes this month. My face is a complete mess from being sick, so I should probably try to mask a bit more this month to heal my skin. It's not looking too good...haha.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint, I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. I hear ya and feel your pain - being sick is not fun and if it messes with the face, it's ... ugh!!! Just ugh!!! The change in weather doesn't help either. Hang in there - just take it step by step with masking and getting back into your skincare routine. Your skin will return to its loveliness soon enough. The ingredients in taht bizoo Oohhaa looked really good - very nourishing.


The mask I used for daily masking was the A'Pieu Hyaluthione Soonsoo Daily Sheet Mask. Here's what it looks like; I picked mine up from soko glam dot com - the brand also makes a green tea one and a black tea version as well as this one. If the bizoo Oohhaa comes in a tub similar to this one, just learn from my mistake - that tab is not meant to come completely off. One side is to remain attached so that it acts like a door. Hopefully yours comes with a pair of mini tongs. If not, e.l.f. has a pair of tweezers for $2 at Target or Walgreens that can be used to make it more hygienic when removing the mask from the tub.




Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thanks so much @itsfi. I totally forgot that it was a'pieu brand that you had used. That's super cool that those came with tweezers. I'll post some pics of the oohhaa when they arrive. And thank you so much about the tip about the tab on the tub. I totally would have yanked the entire thing off. I really hope the fit on these will be good. It will be pretty annoying if I wind up with a bunch of ill-fitting masks that need major surgical procedures.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Fingers crossed for the fit on those masks @PrettyPaint. My experience with sheet masks intended for daily wear is that the mask itself is smaller but also the mask material can be easily stretched and manipulated to conform to facial features. Interested to hear how they work out for you. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  Oh that's encouraging to hear. Usually I find sheet masks to be way too big, so smaller is definitely better for me.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint I've had my eyes on that lip scrub!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@greeneyedgirl107  Yes, I had been eyeing it for months and it was like $16 at ulta, so I figured it was time I finally try it! Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint I must've missed that sale somehow!  I think they were 50% off for Platinum and Diamond members during their 21 Days of Beauty in September, but I decided against it, and have regretted it now that it's colder!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@greeneyedgirl107  Yeah, I remember back when they were on sale for the 21 days of beauty. I had one in my cart but I can't remember why I didn't buy it. I think the flavor I chose may have sold out. There was a bigger selection that time, though. This time there was only one scent/flavor on sale. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

*politely butting into the convo - Sara Happ makes some great lip scrubs @greeneyedgirl107 @PrettyPaint! Smiley Happy Some of my favorite lip scrubs, actually. She has new packaging and a new formulation for them, which includes scrubs in tube form as well as pot containers. There's 30% off on her site right now.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi I thought the product looked different, but I wasn't familiar enough with it to be sure.  Thanks for the heads-up on the sale!  Do you know how they stack up to Bite's lip scrubs?

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I’ve only used samples of the BITE scrub @greeneyedgirl107. I have a full size of it but have been going through my samples first. I’d say the Sara Happ is scrubbier / coarser (but that’s not to say it’s not gentle). 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi I appreciate the input!  Thanks!  BTW, QVC has a Sara Happ duo that I just saw on-air today: $32 for Lip Slip and Lip Scrub in Vanilla

Sara Happ Simply Vanilla Lip Slip and Scrub Holiday Box - A373968

Tagging @PrettyPaint too Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  Oh the tube form sounds great! I always get a little concerned about bacteria getting into the tubs. My lips get so dry in the winter, so I'm glad I'll be prepared now. I like your new avatar by the way. I think it changed within the timeframe that I was responding to one of your posts, so it was a fun surprise!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I agree @PrettyPaint. Lip balms / scrubs in tube form are more hygienic. I have several in tubs/jars and am careful about making sure to keep them as clean and clear of bacteria as possible. It helps to use a mini spatula but those aren’t always readily available. 

Aww thanks! I meant to change it a while ago but life got busy and I forgot to do it until now. 

yep I know @faeriegirl loves that face polish @itsfi soun...

yep I know @faeriegirl loves that face polish @itsfi sounds like a good one to rotate

Re: yep I know @faeriegirl loves that face polish @itsfi soun...

Such a lovely face polish @lmaster! There are so many good products out there! There are pros and cons to that. lol. I need more faces, lmaster. ha!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I absolutely love this scrub @itsfi! ❤️

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I can see why @faeriegirl! Such a good one! <333

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