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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall, and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁🌾 Just a few weeks left in 2020, looking forward to finishing strong and starting fresh ☺️


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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. 


This Week’s Theme: Masking Duel Week II - time to contrast and compare your masks!


Letters of the Week:  R & I


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy



Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin


Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!



Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??


Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!



Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?


Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask


Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW


Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members


Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness


Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition



Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask


Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar


Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er



Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time



Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks you discovered this year


Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:


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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***New schedule will be up in November so planning can begin for the new year*** 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  I’ve not heard of any of this three. Interesting. I wonder why I haven’t gotten any of those foils. I tend to grab mask foils or hair foils the most. I think I was gravitating towards the 1 minute mask. Although I’m wondering at the $75 price tag if there would be another product similar. Although if the results are great I’m less likely to mind the price tag! Great reviews!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@ather, I had only heard of the first mask, the exfoliating one, before this masking. I actually thought the other two foils were for moisturizers. The more I think about it, the more I really liked that 1-Minute Mask. 😍 I seriously could not stop touching my face - which is a big no-no - it felt so soft, smooth and moisturized. ♥️ I have some $$ left on a gift card that would take care of a good part of the cost of that mask. I really would like to get through at least one, maybe 2, more full size wash off masks, and then I may pick it up. 🤔 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  I need to go through my foils and check!!! I need to get through my open wash offs too. That’s my goal this year!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

You can do it @ather! 🤗 Having a system and routine in place seems to work best for me to get through my wash off mask. 👍🏼 It was hard at first but once I got myself into a rhythm, it felt less daunting. Getting through wash off masks is a great goal. ♥️

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  Thanks!! I have mine on my bathroom counter glaring at me so I use them more. It’s like the corner of shame lol 😂 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

“Corner of shame”, hahaha! I get it @ather! Sadly, I get it! 😆 But you are working through it and that’s a good thing! You got this! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

A couple of catch up masks!  I know already before I try that photos won't load so I'll add them from my phone in the comments.

Saturday: PTR Hungarian Thermal Water & Giselle Honey

The PRT Hungarian Thermal Water is an okay mask for me.  It doesn't work any wonders for my skin.  I didn't look any younger like the claims lol.  The mask did leave my skin feeling smoother and looking refreshed though so I can't complain too much, I don't really put too much faith in any crazy claims like a mask making me look younger.  The mask didn't feel warming to me this go round, but I feel like I've used this before and it did.  This mask was provided to me gratis from @TeamBIC and I'm quite thankful to have tried it.  If I happened upon a smaller size of this mask sold solo I'd pick it up.  The full size (5.1oz) is just too much for me to ever get through.  The smaller size of 1.7oz, is do able but it always seems to be in a pack with other masks that I'm not interested in. While this mask didn't wow me, it would suit for an 'everyday' mask for me, its not super hydrating, but I enjoyed the experience of using it.  I'm in a mood of late where I'd like to finish up some masks and this is one I'm aiming to finish this month, and I think I'll be able to easily as I enjoy the mask.  Of the PTR masks this one is probably in my top 3 accompanied by pumpkin and Irish mud.  Thanks to Team Bic for letting me try this mask out!
After my PTR I used the Giselle Honey Biocellulose mask.  I recall quite liking the bio cellulose aspect here, however nothing else was remarkable about it, either in the negative or positive.  It's been 5 days and I just can't remember anything about it, other than it was fine and there was no honey scent.  This is why I should write reviews right away instead of waiting.
The eye gels... they're fine I guess.  Nothing spectacular.  I'm trying to use them more often to see if the amount of use will help them make an impact.  I don't feel like they do any harm, but I'm also not sold they do anything beyond what an eye serum would do.  This is my second LookAtMe set of eye gels and I can't see a difference between these pearl ones and the snail ones I just finished. 

Monday: DE Babyfacial, and Whole Foods Moisturizing Green Tea

DE Babyfacial is a favourite of mine.  I usually try to use a stronger exfoliating mask/peel like this once a week.  This one is great, I get a touch of redness right after I take it off (I do leave it on way too long though), but the red fades within 5 minutes and my skin has always looked more clear and smooth after using it.  At this point I think we all know how we feel about this mask, I won't go into too much detail.  I will say that I'm almost out of this... and I can't get to my US PO box... so there's that.  I sat at my desk at my part time job today, the window in front of me faces the river that separates Canada and the US... I could literally see the building that houses my favourite restaurant.... I miss you America. 
The Whole Foods mask was ... not memorable.  I'm gonna try to be better about remembering masks lol.  I do remember thinking that I thought this was going to be better, I think that may have been my fault though as for some reason I have Whole Foods set in my mind as a super fun grocery store that I don't have, so all of their stuff must be super fun too.  This was sent to me by the lovely @eshoe  it did have a bit of an herbal scent to it that faded once I had the two piece mask on.  I do like the two piece factor, but I didn't notice the special microfibre fabric.  


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@missjeanie  That's my favorite PTR mask as well.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@emaisgr8  such a good one!


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@missjeanie  I'm with ya, I think it'd be nice if you could get mini tubes of the PTR masks sold individually! My favorites are the pumpkin and Irish mud as well!

I really like Whole Foods masks - with the exception of their foil masks. I'm just not a big fan of the foil material in general. Have you tried any other masks from WF? Their biocellulose masks are my favorite so far. 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 This was my first whole food mask.  I think I have another though.  I'm going to see if I can find it for tonight. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 @missjeanie I agree as well, the smaller tubes would be so beneficial!!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Right... @lmaster these 5 oz jars are killing me! lol

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Ahhh, DE Babyfacial - smooth, baby-soft  skin in a bottle @missjeanie! 💖 Sorry to hear the other masks didn’t meet your expectations. The Giselle Honey one sounded so promising. No honey scent though; what’s up with that?!! But as I think about it, I don’t recall a biocellulose mask I’ve used as being scented. Hmmm... 🤔 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Well now that you bring it up @itsfi ... I'm not sure I remember any biocellulose being scented either.  I'll have to keep a nose out for that going forward!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Hahaha! Our sniffers are on the ready @missjeanie!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@missjeanie  I agree I really like the babyfacial mask as well. I’m red and stingy for like 8 hours after I use it. By morning I’m usually good by morning. My friend grabbed my bottle when she was state side way before covid. I’ll be sad when my bottle runs out too!! (I used babyfacial Tuesday night this week and last night I used Farmacy honeymoon glow and I reacted bad. I think I need to space things out after I use it 😂 I was a tomato 🍅)

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Oh no... @ather I used Honeymoon Glow for two bottles worth and found that my skin built up a tolerance, but I could see how the two used so close together could be bad news bears!  Hope it clears up soon.  

Looks like there will be a couple of Canadians running out of Babyfacial at some point.  I sure hope things clear up and we can travel south again soon.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@missjeanie  Interesting I wouldn’t have thought it would have caused an issue. I’ll have to try it again and see if I have any problems. I’ll try it far apart from my babyfacial this time. Have you tried prism? The herbavore similarity to babyfacial? That may be my next one I try if I’m not able to get more babyfacial!!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

No @ather I haven't tried the prism.  I haven't had an Herbivore product since the blue tansy mask.  I'm heading over to check it out though... I love me some exfoliation and it looks like we won't be heading into the US anytime right away. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@missjeanie  I’m not super close to state side so I researched a bit to see what would be close and that’s what I found. And my friend who picked it up for me probably won’t be going to the states any time soon. If you try it let me know how it goes!

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