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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: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Thanks @Shosh85 !

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Treat yo self!MultimaskingMultimasking








The Feet Treat pedicure by look beauty was nice!  My feet feet soft. I would recommend this to try if you have smaller or normal-narrower feet. I split both foot bags open walking around my house/putting them on.
The Wander beauty eye masks are my new favourite eye mask- thanks @faeriegirl ! And the heated eye mask- fell asleep with it on. What a treat again. 
The lip mask was courtesy of @mrsmouse . I hope it plumped my lip lines!  I purse my lips when I am unimpressed instead of frowning (started that when I was younger), so I have lip lines instead of frown lines! Ugh. Anything to help. I should have not canceled the Boxycharm box with the lip line helper product in it. I digress. 
The Tony Moly snail mask....I think this needs multiple uses to see effects. It was nice, but I think I like the Yadah better?




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Looooove nourishing masks for the feet, @l8totheparty!!!

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Great masking session @l8totheparty!  I really need to step up my multi-masking game.  😉  I am glad they all seemed to work for you!  

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@l8totheparty  Sounds like the perfect pamper night!!

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@l8totheparty  Sounds like some great multi-masking! Glad to hear you enjoyed it all! 😃

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Looks like a nice multi-masking session, @l8totheparty!

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Full Body Masking!  Love it @l8totheparty !

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@l8totheparty awesome multi-masking!! 

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Thanks  @lmaster !

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A is for Acids & Aqua (and much Anticipated new DE release)DE Masks.jpeg




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@itsfi This sounds really nice for the skin. Lovely picture - something so calming about it.

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@itsfi  - So glad to see you also had a chance to try it too!   All my local freestanding and SiJCP stores have it in stock - I picked mine up at the freestanding Sephora in the mall.  It was not out on display but they grabbed it for me.  I did some mall walking for exercise and popped into the SiJCP in part because I don't recall they carried much in the way of skincare - apparently they do now and they did have it on display.   

Anyway, I agree - 4-5 pumps is crazy talk unless you want to purchase that mask every month and are applying in layers and/or to your whole upper body!  

Not entirely mask / found in store related but I noticed at the SiJCP there was a sign up that you could start to buy online and pick-up in store.  I haven't seen an option for that yet online so not sure if that is SiJCP specific or app specific... But looks like a sign perhaps of something to come... dunno.  I was intrigued.

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Happy New Year @MCSSavvy! That’s great you were able to pick up the DE waterfacial mask. All the JCPs near me have closed so no SiJCP for me. 😔 The buy online, pick up in store feature can come in handy. A couple of Sephora stores in the geographical area near me tried out something similar as a pilot program; not sure if it’s something those stores still offer - they are further away. I know a lot of stores are leaning in that direction; Ulta has it too now. 

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@itsfi  - Happy New Year to you too!  Could definitely be a trial program.  I didn't see either free standing store I had been in recently with the signage in the window or near the cash wrap.  But I think you are right, seems to be the general trend for brick and mortar stores to remain relevant in the increasingly prevalent world of online retail.  I haven't shopped a JCP since I was a teen but the one at the mall is still there and seems to do steady business.  

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Glad it made a good first impression, @itsfi. It'll be interesting to see how it goes with more use!

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Agree @quspork; it seems like it would be  good following stronger, more potent treatments. I’ll give it a couple more weeks of regular use. 😃

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@itsfi great review.  I knew I'd be seeing this up on here shortly and am feeling glad that you didn't list this as a total game changer.  I'm gonna try to use up some of my sleep masks first, but I'll wait for a sample of this one I think.

Thanks Fi!

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Hahaha @missjeanie 😂 I know the feeling. I *think* I have one open full size sleeping mask and a couple of deluxe / mini sizes. Gonna try to get through them soon. I’m aiming to be on a mask no buy from end of the month through the spring sale. 

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@itsfi  I was happy to see a review on this one so soon, 'cause I've definitely been curious about it. Sounds wonderful so far! Happy to hear it was a good first impression 😃

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I was going to wait to try it @Shosh85, but that things didn’t quite work out that way! 😂 I’m interested to see how it performs over time. 

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