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

Please join us on Part II of this yearโ€™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 masks๐Ÿ’— 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 ๐Ÿ’– with you all this year!



This Weekโ€™s Theme: Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

Letters of the Week: โ€œZโ€ and โ€œAโ€

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 & Wโ€™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 Somervilleโ€™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:



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Totally adorbs!! @heartsmyface 

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@heartsmyface  Oh wow, I most definitely want to purchase these now. Sorry you missed out on the watermelon.

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So they have masks now @heartsmyface @and cute ones, too! Bummer about missing out on the watermelon early bird gets the worm ๐Ÿ˜†

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@eshoe   Sigh, thatโ€™s life with three kids.  And if I were to buy more watermelon next time no one would touch it๐Ÿ™ƒ

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Oh you speak truth @heartsmyface ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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SUPER cute @heartsmyface, and they sound amazing!  I'm adding them to my list of future purchases.  Thanks!  ๐Ÿ™‚

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@heartsmyface sounds great! Ciate is such an underrated brand! I will definitely check these out!

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@Kim888   I remember once upon a time when they were solely a nail polish company and now theyโ€™ve gone and impressed me with their highlighters, blushes, lipsticks... and now masks.  I think itโ€™s safe to say I love the brand. 

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I'm doing good, week 3 for 3 so far. For my clean beauty pick is Farmacy Honey Potion. My skin is going through it while I work to get myself back on track. The burning is pretty tame, it leaves my skin looking nice and plump after.

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@Nickelliebear1 just used this one tonight itโ€™s such an enjoyable mask. Hope you are getting better day by day:)

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Love this one @Nickelliebear1 

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I love that honey potion so very much! @Nickelliebear1 

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yay glad that worked for you @Nickelliebear1 it's such a great one!

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@Nickelliebear1   This is such a good mask!  Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re enjoying it!  

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My skin loves the Farmacy Honey Potion @Nickelliebear1! ๐Ÿฏ 

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@Nickelliebear1  Good job getting yourself back on track! This a great mask! I love the warming effect ๐Ÿ˜Š Glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿฏ

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Not on theme at all unless you want to count D for delighted.  ๐Ÿ˜‰






It's Skin Moisture Infusion Hyaluron Plump Maxydra Mask: Could there be a longer name?  Anyway, this one was definitely a winner for me.  It's a thin bio cellulose or tencel type mask (not really sure which).  Despite the mouth area and eye areas seeming a little bit smaller than most other masks I have used, with a bit of smooshing & folding I was able to get this one to fit decently.  I can't say that I noticed a fragrance really, but that may be because fragrance is literally the last ingredient on the list.  The wear time was listed at only 10 minutes, but it was still pretty wet, so I left it on for an additional 10 minutes.  I definitely noticed a hydration to my skin and that plumpness I was looking for.  What's even better was that though initially there was a little bit of tackiness to it, that seemed to dissipate almost completely after only a short period of time, maybe 10-15 minutes?  The true standout for me was that my skin still felt more hydrated and seemed more plump even after washing my face this morning.  I give this one an A+ and I am actually going to see if they have any more as I would like to have extras on hand to both use & to gift to others. 

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Delighted most definitely works, @mrsmouse! Glad to hear this one was such a winner for you!

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Thanks @quspork๐Ÿ™‚

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@mrsmouse  This sounds fantastic! Where did you happen to find it at? That's so impressive that you noticed long-term effects.

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Right?!  I was pleasantly surprised by that @PrettyPaint.  I found this one, and another one by the same brand, at TJ Maxx.  I haven't tried the other one yet, but I believe @eshoe did and said this one was better.

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