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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!

Sounds pretty nice @heartsmyface 

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The omorovicza deep cleanse mask is great. This is a moor mud mask with white clay, to purify and brightens your skin. 
Second is the omorovicza copper peel. I absolutely love this peel, it comes in two steps, very simple and quick, to be left on for 2 minutes. The most soft and smooth skin after using this

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I remember you talking about this peel a while back and your love for it, @lmaster. The following "conversation" just happened:


Me: Ohhh, a copper peel?!!

Wallet: You don't need another peel.

Me: lmaster loves this peel.

Wallet: Aren't we on a mask no-buy?

Me: Have you seen how flawless lmaster's skin is?

Wallet: Alright, you win.


I really don't need another peel, but that won't stop me from looking into which retailers carry this mask. That's how it starts...

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@itsfi it really is a great peel... Pricey, but I am going to grab the olehenriksen power peel during the sale to maybe just have a more affordable option

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@lmaster, I love the OH power bright peel system (orange box: I don’t think OH makes it anymore; I’ve found them at TJM / Marshalls) and have heard good things about the peel in the power peel in blue box, which I have somewhere.... I’m going to keep an eye out on a couple of sites for a sale on the Omorovicza copper peel. This’ll give me a good incentive to work through the peels I do have.

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Yep I love the orange version too, the omorovicza peel is far easier to use @itsfi and works extremely fast

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I've thought about trying the Copper Peel, @lmaster. Forgot about it until now, I need an alphabetical skincare routine to help me motor through everything more efficiently 😉

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Haha!! @eshoe happy Easter 🐰 

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You too, @lmaster ❤️

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@lmaster @Sounds like such a lovely masking session.  I’ve never tried the copper peel and now really want to!  I noticed your skin was looking extra lovely yesterday on your makeup post.  Is that from this or from something else do you think? 


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I did dermaplane as well @heartsmyface thanks so much!! I think this might be one of my favorite peels

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@lmaster  Oooh, this sounds wonderful! Gotta love soft and smooth skin 😃 Glad it turned out so nice for you! 

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@Shosh85 this might be one of my favorite peels

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My past couple of masks. The blueberry one is off theme, but I was just talking about it with @ShortErica and felt compelled to try it. 

O is for Oozoo



The Oozoo Fresh Capsule Rose Petal Mask

This cotton sheet mask has a milky, creamy serum on the mask itself and a capsule of rose oil on the front of the package, that you are supposed to firmly press, releasing it into the pouch. After bursting the capsule, you are to massage the pouch, ensuring the rose oil from the capsule gets distributed evenly. The mask was very saturated with the milky serum and also had enough extra left in the pouch for neck, chest, hands and arms. It had a subtle  fresh rose scent, that I thought was pretty pleasant considering I'm not a big fan of anything rose/floral scented. The mask fit great, just a bit long at the chin. It adhered well except for the extra length at the chin that needed some occasional re-patting. It felt comfortable and had a soothing, refreshing and cool feel. Due to how soaked it was with serum, I ended up leaving it on for about 45 minutes. When I removed it there was still some serum left that I massaged into my skin, and it wasn't tacky or sticky at all. My face felt refreshed and looked less dull. After the serum had fully absorbed, my skin felt soft and plump, and stayed comfortably moisturized for a good part of the day. I really enjoy using both this and the Royal Jelly one, and both are definitely repurchases! I think I might like the Royal Jelly one a bit more, but mostly because of the scent 🍯🌹







Farmskin Superfood Salad Strengthening Blueberry Mask

This is a thin tencel sheet mask that was saturated with plenty of serum and a little extra leftover for neck and hands. It had a super light blueberry scent. The fit was good - just a little bit too long at the chin/jawline, and the eye holes were just slightly too small for my preference. I took it off after about a half hour. There was some very light tack after removing that absorbed in a few minutes. My face looked a little less dull and my skin felt refreshed, soft and hydrated.

So far these salad masks have been so great! I've now tried 8 of them and have really liked them all!




Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Excellent masks @Shosh85! Agree on the Oozoo capsule mask - the honey is my first love from the range, but the rose petal comes a close second. 

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@itsfi The honey one is sooo good! I'm not surprised it takes 1st place for you too! 🍯

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The Farmskin sounds ideal, blueberries are yummy and good for you, too, whT coukd be better @Shosh85


That Oozoo was my favorite cotton mask until I tried it a second time, @Shosh85- the scent changed so much. Still, that serum and fit were both 👍🏻

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@eshoe  Ya know, I don't think I've tried a blueberry mask I didn't like! I'm really lovin' the whole line!


Your love for the Oozoo mask is what made me finally try it! I think this might be the 3rd time I've used this one and haven't noticed a change in scent, but that has happened to me with other masks before..... do you think you'll try it again sometime to see if maybe you just got a did the last time? I definitely prefer the scent on the honey one more 🍯 have you tried that one yet?

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@Shosh85 @I’ve tried the honey one a few times, at least once this year. I found another 5-pack at TJ Maxx on one of my last trips there and am so glad I bought it. They had a few packs that even went to clearance, $4.50 for 5 masks, not sure why no one else liked them but I think they are 👍🏼

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Yay for blueberry being anoth good salad mask for you @Shosh85!

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@ShortErica  Definitely a great one! I know fragrance isn't supposed to be a good thing, but I wouldn't have minded it a little stronger with this one, considering it smells like blueberries 😉 

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