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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: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Nice, @ShortErica! We sure couldn't! 😉

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Y is for Yadah I received this version from two lovlies @ShortErica and @mrsmouse Pore care mask packIMG_20191220_105708293.jpg

This is a black sheet, a bit of extra serum in the package, fit was great, scent reminded me of a less stronger version of a chlorinated pool,, kinda liked the scent 😆 wear time was 20 minutes, my skin had a bit of squeek to it, felt clarified and cleaned out. Would use this again 👍 thanks ladies!!



Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I'm so glad this was a good one for you @lmaster & even better that you got two of them!  Smiley Happy

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@mrsmouse oh yes, thank you, 🙌♥️

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Less strong version of a chlorinated pool, LOL! I love it, @lmaster!

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork haha! 😆 Literally first thing that came to my mind

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster I kinda like that scent too!

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie I love the smell of cleaning products 😆

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Glad you liked it @lmaster!

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica definitely liked it, I've been reaching for pore masks lately

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  I really liked this one! It's funny though, it seems like everyone describes the scent a little differently - when I wore it, I got more of a nutty smell. 🤔😃 Glad you enjoyed it too! 

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 I do believe I smelled that of a nutty aroma the last time I used this one, but this time, I was picking up more of a chlorine scent, but it wasn't bad at all,,,I tend to like certain clean scents 🤣

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  I totally get the clean scent thing! 😉

RE: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Tonight I used up the rest of my IGK Antisocial Dry Hair mask. I think @itsfi asked me about if I wear a cap or anything with it. Nope. Just braid my hair into pig tails and sleep on my silk pillowcases. Works quite well for the frizzes. Mitomo Hyaluronic Acid Facial Essence Mask works well, but doesn’t fit my face very well. I have a couple more left, it was a TJMaxx 10 pack, good filler. Just annoying fit wise. Laneige sleeping lip mask in apple lime, fab like always, working on it more aggressively with this dry air. And my next empty goal is the TM Cats Purrfect Night Mask. This is a good budget mask, nice fluffy texture, delicate scent and tres adorable container. I like it, but not to glow recipe levels of awesomeness. I’m over halfway through it so if I apply liberally to face neck chest I think I can empty in within a couple weeks. Oh and the IGK was Sephora gratis a while ago, but I liked it so much I bought a refill. Worked great during summer months.

Re: RE: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart I bought that anti social mask too,,, probably should of read it a bit better,,,I have curly hair and can't brush the mask through, so I gave it to my daughter

Re: RE: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart  I'm curious, what type of hair do you have? I've hesitated buying the IGK because I've read that it makes fine/thin hair greasy. I've been wanting to try it for awhile, but also don't want to look like a grease ball, haha 😂 Happy to hear you've enjoyed it enough to repurchase! 👍

RE: Re: RE: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have shockingly thick, curly, dry, and the grey or greying bits are a bit extra when it comes to being wirey. So it sounds we have a bit different hair types lol. @Shosh85 I can go a week without washing my hair and no one can tell. (Camping trips)

Re: RE: Re: RE: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart  Lucky you! If I go just two days without washing my hair it gets greasy! 😬😂

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I don't think I fit any of the themes here but felt like trying this one. 

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As expected, it didn't smell like I thought it would but that's ok. I couldn't smell very well anyways when I used this mask so I didn't miss out on much... lol. fit was pretty good just a little short on the forehead. This coconut bio cellulose adhered well and I tried to compare it to the When  masks that I've used recently. I think the When fit getter and was a little thicker and easier to put on. But enjoyed them both. After removal, it absorbed nicely with no tackiness which was great! It did hydrate my skin but this time of year I still need moisturizer and have been using a sleep mask as well. Not pictured but I've been really enjoying the GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask for that extra nourishment and hydration.

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I was so close to using this Leaders mask last week @GalPalVal17. It just looks appealing and it feels good on the skin. Did you get to try the Avocado mask without retinol? I’m just curious if there is any difference between the two.

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe @lmaster @Weetart @Shosh85  I'm such a goof. I didn't realize that the one I tagged was the one with Retinol. I actually didn't realize they changed it at all... lol. I don't have the one with retinol I have the original one that came out. It was a sample from the Reward Bazaar I think. But now knowing there is another version, I would totally like to try it and see how I like it compared to the original one.

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