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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

@quspork  I'm pretty sure this is my first ACV face mask and next I'd like to try a ACV hair mask - I've heard those are great too! 😃 I really wish B&BW would keep their masks around longer - there are definitely a few I'd love to use again!  😢

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  Too bad about the fit. But it’s great you saw results!!!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Thanks, @ather! The fit is never a deal breaker for me, especially when the results are great! 😃👍

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  I agree. As long as I can breathe I don’t care lol

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Awwww man @Shosh85 just my luck!! Sounds great 👍 hate the smell, but love the benefits of ACV

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  I definitely don't love the smell either, so I'm happy it didn't resemble vinegar at all 😉 .... I was a little worried it might, so I let this one sit in my closet a while😂

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

My store only carries the ones I don’t need/want @Shosh85. Tons of lip and exfoliating foot masks. I wonder if they just decided not to sell them anymore, which is really too bad!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

 @eshoe  I think they come out with new masks every season or so. I just keep hoping they'll bring back some of the old ones like they do with their other "retired" products. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Nice @Shosh85 ! I definitely think apple cider vinegar is having it’s moment ! 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888  It really is! I've been super curious to try an apple cider vinegar hair mask 😉

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  it's nice when a mask is flexible enough to smoosh around and make fit and it actually stays. Results sound great. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Yes! It's nice when an okay fit can be fixed by smooshing @Shosh85! I wish they did sell more since you like it. I guess there are plenty of other masks out there though. Smiley Happy

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica  Yup, that's definitely true, there are plenty of masks out there! - (including all the ones sitting in my closet I still haven't tried yet) 😉😂

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Owning masks you haven't tried - I don't believe it @Shosh85! 🤣

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Besides the fit it sounds fantastic! @Shosh85 Glad you got to try it.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@l8totheparty  It really was great! I just wish B&BW would sell some of their old masks again. 😬

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  I never knew that B&BW made masks before- I learn something new everyday.  😊

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy new year!!!   Okay I don’t know what’s up with my posts being consistently deleted in this one thread.  It’s really making me not want to write out reviews anymore.  These were both Bs.  

Pure smile double maskPure smile double mask




Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I'm sorry you're having posting issues, @heartsmyface. It's shame posts keep disappearing for so many of us!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@heartsmyface  Second one is super cute too bad they are just bs 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Sorry you are having such a hard time posting!! @heartsmyface wonder what the issue is!!

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