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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 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Perfect! @eshoe 

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Love to be able to reuse containers @emaisgr8🙂

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Genius @eshoe I'll have to use my protini for something like this

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Yay, @lmaster! Love when we can make the most out of a good design:)

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I've kept quite a few little jars for samples and other things but have way more stashed away than I actually use. This seems like a great use @eshoe!

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Me too, @ShortErica.! I’m starting to pick and choose a bit more, I just don’t use up containers as much as I thought I would. But the design of this one makes it a keeper:)

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This is a great idea @eshoe !  My tub is currently sitting under a body scrub and a 1L shampoo.  And you nailed it, I just grab for something easier to grab.  Might need to steal your idea!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

You inspired me, @missjeanie ☺️! 

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@eshoe  Genius!💡I love this idea, and I just might copy you once my LaLa runs out! 🙌

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It’s the perfect consistency @Shosh85, I’m pleased as punch😊👍🏼💕

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  Omg that is amazing. I always end up getting water in the tubs when I’m in the shower so that’s a perfect way to dispense the amount you need without getting water in it. And makes it way easier to reach for!! Definitely saving my next lala container for repurposing. 

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Oh my goodness @ather I am stoked because I want to use this and I’m too lazy to reach under the sink after I’m in the shower😂 so excited for the next time I need it!

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Going on theme with the "mask to address current skin issue" I went through my stash and miraculously found my Bite Beauty Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask Agave.  (I own the "old" formula.)  I bought this over a year ago and used it once or twice before getting bored with it since I find it very thick and unspreadable - not to mention tacky.  I love my LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Original but needed something with more oomph.  


You see, I was wearing my procedure mask at work on Wednesday (all day since I work in healthcare) and the fit was off - probably b/c we are only issued one every two weeks.  By mid-morning my lips kept hitting the mask, and were getting rather irritated.  The fabric felt rather scratchy, and there was some moisture which served to further make my lips uncomfortable.  I found the most pain on my bottom lip, and on the upper and lower lip lines.


The only thing I had on hand that I thought might work was the Bite mask.  To my surprise, it took the edge off.  I felt less pain, and the mask lasted pretty well all night.  I've been wearing it for three days now once I get home, and I feel like my lips are substantially better.  Plus, I feel like this does more for the skin around my lips than other treatments.  I'm glad I'm finally putting this to work.


However, if anyone has any other tips for lip care while wearing a mask, please let me know.  I'm more open to drugstore options right now b/c I can run in and get those as opposed to waiting on shipping for products from Sephora.  But really, any input would be helpful.

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Thank you for all that you do @greeneyedgirl107. I am not going to be of much help with a thicker lip balm because I developed an allergy to Bite Beauty products. I even tried the new lipsticks over the holidays and I had the same reaction. The drugstore version that I like is Carmex.

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@Loretta55 Thank you for the encouragement!  

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I will take a look at the Carmex 🙂

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@greeneyedgirl107  Aside from Aquaphor, which is my cure-all for everything :D, I can’t think of other quickly-attainable options. But I’ll ask around. 


Also, thank you and @ather  for everything you’re doing. ❤️ 

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@WinglessOne Thank you for the "thank you!" 

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Do you rec the Aquaphor that is specially made for lips, or the general Aquaphor?  I tried one a while back, but can't remember which.  

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@greeneyedgirl107  I use plain ol’ Aquaphor ointment. I tried the sunscreen lip balm and didn’t like it (I could taste the sunscreen in it), but I don’t think I’ve tried the other lip balm—the Immediate Relief Lip Repair balm. I think that one has a shea butter base instead of petrolatum. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne Thanks for the clarification!  It's most appreciated, as my lips still aren't 100%...and this week promises to be very busy.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne  Aww thank you ❤️❤️ I’ve been happy to go into work. Makes me feel like my life is more normal right now. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ather And thank YOU for the work you're doing!  I know Monday will be a long day - we are getting in a lot of complex cases.  Makes me feel less alone in all of this.  

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