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ARCHIVE - 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Please continue posting on the Q4 Thread which can be found here:

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Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 

To Post:

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Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 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!

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!

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125 


Mask Hacks -
Here are a few to get started thanks to our lovely BIC-ers, a big thank you for these fabulous ideas!

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Trim off long chin and add to forehead for sheet masks

itsfi

Squeeze tube lip balms (like Bite) into pans and place in magnetic palette

sonnydee

Layer lip sleeping mask (such as Laneige) over regular balm

cianni

Derma plane prior to a peel-off mask to ease the pain of removal

heartsmyface

Warm water helps remove clay masks quicker than cold

cianni

Lay sheet masks flat prior to use so the serum is more evenly distributed 

eshoe 

Remove clay/difficult masks in the shower to keep towel clean and removal easy

itsfi/BIC

Use an HA serum prior to trying a mask with alcohol high on the ingredients list

keana1

Use a Makeup Eraser to remove wash-off masks

lmaster

With a detox mask, apply a thicker layer where pores are

Ather

Use a resurfacing exfoliating spray (such as Kate Somerville’s Liquid ExfoliKate) before a detox mask to better clear out your pores

Miamia27

Re-use a large sample jar for a blank sheet mask pellet and fill it with essence/toner

Itsfi

Use a nail clippers to trip a mask if scissors are not on hand

ShortErica

Female-owned companies, for reference:

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Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)

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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule

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WEEK     LETTER       THEME

Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! Meetup: Crème Shop -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster!  

Jul 8 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          ’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Biobelle #Peachy mask Saturday 8/10

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? Meetup: Biobelle Pineapple mask Saturday 8/17
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that  Glow Meetup: Lookatme Watermelon Saturday 9/21 thanks to @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 & Mask Meetup thank you @mrsmouse for suggesting the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask!

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:

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Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite 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 21 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks you've discovered so far in 2019. 
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
Jun 24 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

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

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Next Mask Meetup Info: Crème Shop - thanks to @GalPalVal17 date and mask TBD in October ALSO just added: Halloween Wish Formula Bat Mask Meetup thanks to @mrsmouse ! Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 7.56.17 PM.png 

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We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month Smiley Very HappyPlease check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a Crème Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.

August: Biobelle Tutti Frutti Collection - the Peach is on deck for our mid-summer masking! Join us Saturday August 10th to compare notes on this mask. Then Saturday August 17th we will be comparing the Biobelle Pineapple mask. Thank you @lmaster@Shosh85 & @PrettyPaint for suggesting Biobelle!
September: @ShortErica and @GalPalVal17 are interested in everyone's thoughts on the Lookatme Watermelon Face Mask. Join us Saturday, September 21st for the fun!
October@GalPalVal17 suggested a Crème Shop Mask, will update with more info. ALSO: October 31st join us for the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask thanks to @mrsmouse!

 

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@missy415 The Skyn eye gels are pretty popular around here! These "dry" sticky type are definitely my favorite - they stay on so well! They really do feel so nice right out of the fridge! Glad you enjoy these 😃👍

I love both @missy416 😍

I love both @missy416 😍

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I is for ... important?

IMG_9157.JPGSnails everywhere! Good to hydrate from the inside so I'm going to work on drinking lots of water this month as well!

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Like many here, I wasn’t jumping up and down with excitement the first time I heard of snail mucin as a skincare ingredient, but I had read a lot of great things about it online and decided “why not?!” That was just the beginning! At some point in my skincare journey, I found sheet masks and shortly thereafter, I discovered sheet masks with snail mucin! <333 Looooove. 

Sheet masks and snails have played an important (there’s my “I”) part in my skin care; it’s a product I reach for often to solve a myriad of my skin’s needs. So, given how integral (ahhh, another “I”…yes!!!) snail and sheet masks are to me, it’s going to be a snail sheet mask September! 30 days of daily masking with a snail sheet mask, and my snail sheet mask of choice for this endeavor is the Yadah Collagen Mask Pack, which I believe was first introduced to us by one of my fellow snail mucin sheet mask fans, the wonderful @missjeanie.  


I doubt I’ll mask morning and night while daily masking, but I plan to squeeze in at least a few masks that fall within the challenge theme this month as well.  As with my other daily sheet masking adventures, I’ll check back in from time to time with how things are going. In the meantime, here’s my overview of the Yadah Collagen Mask Pack:

It’s your standard cotton sheet mask in terms of weight and while the fit on this one isn’t the greatest, it’s not a deal breaker as adjustments can be made to make it work. I feel like I’m gaining some expertise in sheet mask surgery with my trusty mini scissors – hahaha! Adherence is good and the price point for these masks (thank you TJ Maxx / Marshalls / Winners!) make it suitable for daily masking. I’ve had good results from the essence in this mask in the past – smooth, hydrated, bouncy skin with a fresh faced dewy glow to it – and am excited to see what results I get with daily use. Daily masking here I come! Smiley Happy

 

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@itsfi  I'm so excited to hear abou your snail month!

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Aww, thank you @emaisgr8! It's only Day 3 but I'm keeping to it. Smiley Happy I'll try to post about how it's going every 7-10 days. 

@itsfi I need to try this daily masking, I do have a few...

@itsfi I need to try this daily masking, I do have a few brands I have multiples in stock 😆 super cute snail

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Doooo it @lmaster! 😃 My skin does see improvements when I mask daily. How often are you currently masking? I worked my way up to daily masking for a month - started at 5 straight days, then the next time I did 7, then 10, 14, 21 and then a month. I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me. At some point, possibly this year but more likely next, I think I’ll try daily masking for a month with rotating 2-3 different masks; the variety sounds like it might be a good way to keep at it. We’ll see how this month goes with the Yadah snail mask. 🐌 

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@itsfi usually I mask 1-2 times daily 😁 at least once I day, but usually different masks everyday

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Daily masking with the same mask!!!  @itsfi I LOVE this!  I'm so excited to see how this works for you daily!  You're so right, these aren't the best fitting mask, but at these prices they sure are a great option.  I suspect come November/December I'll try a daily challenge if this works out well for you!  So excited to see your results!

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Awww, thank you @missjeanie!!! 🥰 Good to see you! You know me and snail masks! 🐌 The price point for these make them ideal candidates for daily masking. Fingers crossed 🤞🏼 - we shall see how it goes!!! 

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I’m excited for you @itsfi ! All that mucin will be awesome! 

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@itsfi  I love how you're doing this for the month of September. I look forward to hearing about your results. I need to find the dedication to drink more water as well (and lower my coffee intake). 

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Awww, thank you @PrettyPaint! Smiley Happy  Based on my various efforts to sheet mask daily, it really does my skin good. Snails in September sounded like fun! 

Oh my goodness, drinking more water takes work, at least for me it does. I've tried different ways to motivate myself to take in more water; some days are better than others. And, yes, I also need to make sure I drink even more water on those days when it's so easy to drink more coffee. lol. Smiley Wink 

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Enjoy the snail masking with Yadah! @itsfi 

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Thanks @l8totheparty. Mission: Daily Snail Sheet Masking is underway! Smiley Happy

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@itsfi  This is such a perfect mask for daily masking - nice job challenging yourself! I think it's good you'll be throwing other masks into the mix as well, so it doesn't get too boring 😉 I'll be interested in your updates! 🐌👍

Also, that is an adorable water bottle! I love how well it matches the mask packaging 😍

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Thank you @Shosh85! Smiley Happy My skin has responded really well to daily sheet masking so far; we'll see how it likes daily masking with these snail sheet masks. I was gifted the water bottle by a coworker last Christmas. I thought of pairing it for the photo because of the snail connection but it turned out to match up really well color wise as well. Me and snails, go figure. lol. 

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I love this mask @itsfi! I just found a bunch of them at TJ Maxx so I’m excited I can use them more often.

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It's such a good mask, isn't it @faeriegirl?! Gotta love TJ Maxx / Marshalls for stocking these as regularly as they seem to! I didn't realize these came with 12 in a box; I thought it was just 10. Looks like I can go longer than a month with these if I want to.

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@itsfi - woah! A whole month of snail masks? That's some dedication. Good to know about T.J. Maxx and Marshall's carrying sheet masks. I'll have to see where the nearest one to me is.

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Thank you @nuinui933. Oh, you should definitely check out your nearby TJ Maxx / Marshalls. Inventory and variety vary by store. The ones closest to me are slowly ramping up their selection; the stores that are an half hour to an hour away from me seem to have more of a selection. It's better for my wallet that I don't get out that way very often. hahaha! Smiley Happy Good luck with your search! Here's a thread where some members post their hauls and findings from TJ Maxx / Marshalls / Winners that you may be interested in - 

 

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Savvy-Shoppers/TJ-Maxx-Marshalls-Winners-Hauls-amp-Finds/m-p/405760...

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