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ARCHIVE - 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge! - PART 1

Please join us on Part II of this year’s challenge:

Welcome to a new year of masking adventures! ***The second half of the year thread will be up June 28th (or earlier), thank you for the suggestion @heartsmyface, @Kim888 & @quspork!***  


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: Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

Letters of the Week: “Z” and “A”

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

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!

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: 

NEW!!! Got an idea for next year's challenge? Let me know! Was there a challenge you'd rather not repeat? Share below, so we can start building the 2021 schedule:



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

If you have acne or need a good cleansing, this one works well @faeriegirl 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  Oooh, I like how this one sounds! Happy to hear you enjoyed it! I'll definitely have to try this one out! 😃👍

@Shosh85 this one might be my favorite compared to the bl...

@Shosh85 this one might be my favorite compared to the bliss and pick version

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This looks super nice @lmaster. For some reason this particular mask was completely off my radar, so I'll have to look out for it. The smell sounds lovely - I always enjoy pacifica scents.

Pacifica has really impressed me with their price points...

Pacifica has really impressed me with their price points and results, it's definitely one to keep an eye out for @PrettyPaint

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh this sounds like the belif foaming pore cleanser I love, @lmaster! Will have to try this one for sure.

@eshoe I think I might like this one better than the blis...

@eshoe I think I might like this one better than the bliss and pixi ones I've picked up

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sounds like this one worked out well for you, @lmaster. It's great that the scent was nice and pineapple-y!

@quspork if you are sensitive to scents, this one would p...

@quspork if you are sensitive to scents, this one would probably not be one to choose, but if not, you will most definitely enjoy it

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

O for oil- the Leader's White Truffle Oil Aquablend Oil Pocket Mask




I love Leaders, but this one was a toughy for me. This is a pocket mask so you're supposed to fold and squish the package to pop the serum into the section with the mask. Or so I gathered from the instructions. But that part didn't work so well for me. Leader's mask package: 1, quspork: 0 


I ended up just putting on the mask and then cutting open the top portion and rubbing the special serum (since there was already serum on the mask) on top of the mask. Positives? There was no offensive odor (not really much of a scent at all), no tackiness after removal, fit was ok, and my skin did look pretty radiant and felt nice after removal. The only negative is the packaging and the fact that is was too darn hard to get the seal between to two sections to break. That left the mask a touch drier than it should have been I think. I will, however, own that this might have been user error, LOL. So in the end, I would use this again, but wouldn't necessarily run out to buy it. I'd give it a B. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sorry to hear this one didn’t work out so well for you @quspork. It’s one of the oil masks my skin likes a lot but I completely understand how interactive masks like this one can make it really difficult to use. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork  It's too bad you had a hard time with these! I've tried this and moisturizing one and really liked them both 😉 Popping them can be challenging! It seem similar to the Oozoo Bear masks - sometimes I can get right it right away and sometimes I have to really fight with it. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork  Ok, so reading about this mask made me hungry I'll admit. 🙂 I don't know how I feel about masks where you pop the package to squeeze the serum into the mask portion. I'm assuming this might be similar to the oozoo bear ones (and the last time I used this one, the ear didn't have any serum in it so I think I accidentally must have popped it while storing it or something). Not sure if it's gimmick or whether the mixing serves a purpose, though I could just be naive about it. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Seems like I've tried this mask @quspork and I'm about 99.9% sure I didn't do it right based on your experience. Sounds like I didn't miss out too much, though 😕 Bummer!

I know white truffle oil sounds delicious 😂 @quspork sor...

I know white truffle oil sounds delicious 😂 @quspork sorry you had such a hard time

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork  radiant skin and no tackiness sound nice!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

O is for ouchie which this mask is for. Last night me and my daughter used The Creme Shop Cica-mend Animal face mask. My daughter choose this mask for tonight. It contains Tiger Grass and the mask has a cute band aid on the design. This mask was DRENCHED! I had to keep wiping the excess from my face.  I wrange out my daughter’s before placing hers on. There was no tackiness afterwards. Hoping this will help with any blemishes. F7930E7C-1998-4A94-B1E8-611FB049BBC0.jpeg







Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Cute design and looks like good ingredients! Did you find it helped with blemishes @emaisgr8?

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@emaisgr8, oh my goodness! How adorbs are you and your daughter!! 😍😍 Love that you both were able to have some time to mask together! 💗💕

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you @itsfi 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@emaisgr8  Awwe, so adorable! Looks like some fun mother-daughter time! Sounds great so far - can't wait to try it out! 😍👍

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