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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

The mask packaging is adorable, @nuinui933@heartsmyface has such a great knack for finding unique and interesting masks😊

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@eshoe honey, honey and more honey love it!!

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Come to think of it @lmaster, there isn’t a single bad reaction to honey I’ve seen here...or at least one I can recall. Just such really good stuff 🍯 

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It is!! @eshoe 

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@eshoe  Oh yay!   Haha, i still haven’t tried that mask myself!  I picked them up in Germany and stashed them away 😄   I just liked that it was cloud shaped but now that I see its two hearts it’s even better! 

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I figured you must have found that mask far away, @heartsmyface - it was a challenge to find anything out about it online! Thanks again, you sent so many fun masks to try that are just about too pretty to use😆

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Ooh, I love the packaging on the mask, @eshoe've got a nice little colour scheme going on!  I see what you did there 😎

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Yeah the packaging made me not want to use the mask, @l8totheparty. At least there are two, so I have the other one tucked away for when my skin needs a heavy dose of hydration.

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@eshoe  Love that Honey Potion and the LVLY mask sounds nice! The heart shaped packets are pretty cute. @heartsmyface has a knack for finding the most fun/unique masks! 😃👍

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@Shosh85 She sure does! Its Fun to try new brands/no preconceptions😊

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W for Watermelon: Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Sheet Mask. I totally am copying @lmaster because she just did this one, but it looked so nice that I had to try. This was actually gifted to me by @itsfi (thank you so much). This smelled so good (like watermelon) and was nice and refreshing. It was very comfortable to wear (just a bit large all over), and my skin felt extra smooth, soft, and moisturized after wearing it. I feel like the description on the packaging was quite true to the actual effects. Really enjoyed this one 🙂



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@PrettyPaint love that this one smells like watermelon. So nice of @itsfi to send you this one. 

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Oh yes yes yes!! @PrettyPaint happy to hear you enjoyed it!! 

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@lmaster It was really hard not to like. 🙂 So enjoyable and soothing.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@PrettyPaint  Glad you enjoyed this one! It's one of my favorites! Love that scent! 🍉😋

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@Shosh85  It really is a lovely mask. I'm thinking of grabbing a few to have on hand. I think it will be especially great in the summer! 

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Yaaay @PrettyPaint! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed this mask! It smells so good! It may be my favorite watermelon sheet mask now that I think about it. At least of all the watermelon sheet masks I've tried so far. 🙂

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Thank you again @itsfi. Yes, the scent is just divine. If they bottled the scent as a fragrance/body spray, I'd definitely enjoy wearing it  - especially during the summer. 

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@PrettyPaint, a fragrance or body spray would be amazing!! 🍉💗🍉💗

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D is for Dewytree.... from the wonderful @eshoe 😊B89C377B-B2D8-419C-AAF7-28BBC8561AA7.jpeg


Dewytree 3 Step Royal Snail Black Mask

The first step of this mask is a cleanser they call peeling foam. I don't really understand why they call it that though, because there's no peeling involved - unless there was some kind of chemical peeling happening that I wasn't aware of. It was white and creamy and had a very light, practically unnoticeable, clean and fresh scent. It foamed up nice and made my face feel clean and refreshed.

The second step is the activator ampoule. It is clear, has a gel-like consistency, and no scent that I could tell. I massaged it in and it soaked in nicely.

The third step is the mask. It is a medium thickness black cotton sheet mask that was drenched with plenty of serum and had a clean and fresh kind of scent. The mask fit good, though not as good as other black masks I've used. It was a little too long at the chin and the space between the eyes was just a little too wide. It adhered well and was comfortable to wear the 30 minutes I had it on. When I removed it my face felt refreshed and looked noticeably brighter. I massaged in the remaining serum and it left a slight stickiness, but went away in less than 10 minutes. My skin felt soft and smooth and a little more plump.

I usually try and avoid multiple-step masks, mostly because I'm lazy, but also because there's always at least one step I don't care for - but I actually liked all three in this one. This will be going on my repurchase list 😃



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Heehee @Shosh85 - I just did a 3 step one too and was like, man, 3 steps is a lot of work, especially compared to just laying a mask on your face. Glad all 3 steps worked for you!

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