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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 masksπŸ’— 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 πŸ’– with you all this year!



This Week’s Theme: Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Honey, Cocoa...πŸ₯°

Letters of the Week: β€œM” and β€œN” (next week will be β€œN” and β€œM” so we’ve got some time to go through these masks)

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: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Smells like earth. Must be ginseng!7F75D6B8-2289-4265-BA58-A795DD6CD344.jpeg

@sonnydee was a gem to send the Dewytree Blooming Face Mask Ginseng to me. Also, lthe person who uses a Sharpie to write notes on her mask packages, such a great tip. This had a noticeable scent, which I’m pretty touched that she remembered I enjoyed. I used this Tuesday and the days are a bit of a blur, but I enjoyed it and would totally use again.

The Boscia Matcha Magic is a clay mask that is matcha scented and does dry down. I keep forgetting to rinse these clay masks off in a bowl, with tossing the water outside as the clay clogs up drains. A decent mask, love the scent just wish it didn’t dry so quickly.

The TATCHA - The Kissu Lip Mask is one I am aiming to finish this year. Love the glossy finish and how long it lasts. A small tube of this would be amazing for transportation purposes 🌸


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@eshoe  I've heard some great reviews on the Dewytree brand and I haven't tried too many things by them, but what I have tried I've liked! Glad this one turned nice for you! πŸ˜ƒ

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Coffee is one of my most favorite scents in general! Another favorite from The Creme Shop β˜•οΈ



The Creme Shop Cold Brew Mask

This is a medium thickness cotton sheet mask that was saturated with plenty of serum and had a yummy coffee scent. πŸ˜‹β˜•οΈ It had the classic Creme Shop fit - a bit too big all around the forehead, a little long at the chin and the space between the eyes was too wide. I kept it on for about a half-hour. It only took a couple minutes for the remaining serum to fully absorb after removing the mask and there wasn't any tackiness. My face felt more awake and looked a little brighter, and my skin felt very soft and smooth. My face did feel just a tad on the dry side, but nothing that made feel like immediately running for the moisturizer.

I love both the scent and results, and it is one of the few masks that I'll continue to repurchase despite the alcohol. β˜•οΈπŸ™Œ



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This is a mask I repurchase time and time again @Shosh85. One of the first masks from TCS that I tried. 

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@itsfi  This was one of my first from the brand too! Definitely don't get tired of that scent! πŸ˜ƒβ˜•οΈπŸ˜‹

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100% agree @Shosh85! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85  mine too! that one looks refreshing... Smiley Wink  and your rug (blanket?) is Smiley Tongue


have you tried the yes to coffee scrub stick? smells sooo good.

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@treestar86 Coffee scents are the best, aren't they? β˜•οΈπŸ˜‹ 

The background is my old Starry Night throw blanket πŸ˜‰

I haven't had the greatest luck with the Yes To brand yet, so it's good to hear you liked the scrub! Will have to check it out! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85  yes, they're so perky. Smiley Tongue  I thought that was it. Smiley Wink  I haven't tried many, but that's probably the best one!  has similar brightening effect. a must for any coffee lover!

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Yesterday afternoon’s strawberry πŸ“ themed masking sesh included a wash off mask, a sheet mask and a delicious (and healthy) snack! πŸ˜ƒ With an M for moisturizing and an N for new-to-me - the sheet mask meets both those letters of the week. The wash off mask is one of the best smelling masks I own! 😍Strawberries .jpeg


Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash Off Mask is one of the yummiest smelling masks ever. Strawberry jam yummy! It makes me want strawberry jam but I went with a small bowl of strawberries instead. I've posted about this wash off mask several times; it's a favorite and one that I'll likely repurchase for as long as Skinfood makes this mask. It leaves my skin feeling clean, soft, smooth and moisturized. And I cannot stress enough how delicious this smells - it's berry amazing! heehee! Smiley Happy
AM Piggy Head Miaoli Strawberry Brightening Moisturizing Facial Mask  
The 411: A cotton sheet aimed at brightening and moisturizing the skin. The mask, which on me, was too long, wide, and in need of adjustments to the corners of the eyes and mouth, adhered very well and was drenched in a clear, watery 17-ingredient essence that was void of any noticeable scent as far as my nose was concerned, despite containing added fragrance. 
What Worked: Relatively short ingredients list - 17 to be exact with the following notable ingredients - glycerin (humectant); sodium PCA (hydrating); aloe leaf juice (anti-inflammatory); rosewater (controls excess sebum); chamomilia flower extract (soothing); collagen (firming); and Q-10 and two forms of hyaluronic acid (hydrating and helps skin retain moisture). 
Areas for Improvement: I could do without the added fragrance, but if it's going to have that in the mask, it could at least smell like strawberries. This one also contains a paraben (methylparaben to be exact) and I feel like another (and less controversial) form of preservative could have been used instead. It would also be nice if this one was designed like the character on the packaging - that would be super cute!
Will I Repurchase?: Probably not, but only because I still have a good amount of sheet masks to go through. 
My Two Cents: This was a nice mask and one I would happily use again. 


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@itsfi β€œouhhh that packaging reminds me of cabbage patch dolls.  So it didn’t smell like strawberries?  The Skinfood one is really good!  I tried it at a friends house and loved it!  

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Oh my goodness yes @heartsmyface; it does look like a Cabbage Patch doll! Alas, it did not smell like strawberries πŸ“ which was such a bummer. πŸ˜” 

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@itsfi  Mmmm, strawberries πŸ“πŸ˜‹ Love that a Skinfood mask! It really looks, smells (and tastes 🀭🀫) like strawberry jam! 
The sheet mask packaging is super cute! Sounds pretty decent, but definitely would've been perfect with a cute design and a strawberry scent!


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Trying to get my fruits and veggies in @Shosh85! And using my masking for motivation. lol. Smiley Wink Have you tried the other black sugar wash off masks from Skinfood? There's a part of me that wants to try them, but I feel a strong attachment to this strawberry variation. 

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@itsfi  I've only tried the strawberry Skinfood, but I feel the same as you - I doubt I'd love any of the others as much as I love the strawberry one πŸ˜‰πŸ“

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This mask smells so good of peaches.  It’s got a milky yet jelly consistency serum what leaves your skin super plump and slightly tacky.  A. If it fit a little better it would get an A +. 

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This sounds like the PERFECT mask @heartsmyfaceπŸ‘πŸ€©

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@heartsmyface  This sounds lovely!

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@heartsmyface  Oh my gosh, I love your photo! A deliciously peach scented jelly mask sounds amazing! So happy you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85   Thanks!  πŸ˜‚. I was in a quirky mood and wanted to see the room from a different perspective to freshen things up.  
They’re so good and affordable too!  I love when good masks are in the $3 and under range.  

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