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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:



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You aren't missing a thing, @Shosh85!

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Oh my gosh I finally went into Walmart today!  It’s sheet mask heaven in there!  There was another display across from this one all of sheet masks as well!  I was hoping to find maybe four or five kinds and not a whole aisle dedicated to them! D5671121-19B6-41FA-A516-36CCE47C5A6B.jpeg


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@heartsmyface  Omg so many masks!!!!

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This is absolutely ridiculous @heartsmyface 😆 don't mind me,,, I'm just over here being jealous!!! 🤣

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@heartsmyface  I heard the Canadian Walmart was better! Looks like it's true! Holy sheet masks! My Walmart only has a little end cap of them 😳😂

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@Shosh85  I’m in Canada mine isn’t like that!!! Maybe just some are!!

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Omg. *falls to the floor*


That's sheet mask heaven!  I want to go. Yet I don't need to go. Yet I WANT to go. Lol



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@l8totheparty  I understand that internal battle all too well. I ended up buying four masks while there (trying to be practical) but can’t stop thinking about going back for more.  At least I know they’re there and close by if I need a stash refresher.  

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@heartsmyface wow that's amazing !

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This is a reason I should only go to Walmart for my prescriptions. What a crazy amount of masks @heartsmyface - thanks for sharing!

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@ShortErica   I don’t naturally gravitate toward Walmart but now that I know....haha I’ll be back. I also didn’t know they sold groceries.  

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Oh yeah! $1 pizza dough at Walmart is a wonderful thing for make your own pizza nights @heartsmyface 

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@ShortErica Oh that sounds like something the little one would really enjoy making!  Now we HAVE to go back!  

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@heartsmyface Another trick is we put Papa John's garlic sauce on the crust. 😊

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Oh wow @heartsmyface . I'm so jealous. The walmarts here do not have anything like this. How wonderful.

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This is in Wal-Mart, @heartsmyface 😳? You got lucky, the ones around me are nothing like this!

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@eshoe   Yeah. A few of you had mentioned finding masks at Walmart which is why I went (I bc didn’t even remember to look for the masks on my list)   Like gosh!  The Walmart isn’t even big at Coquitlam mall so I really wasn’t expecting to find a lot.  

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"R" is for Rose Gold and Revital 


I tried out the Neogen Lab Revital Propolis mask. The fit on this was fairly nice, a bit large. It's a thin cotton mask and very well saturated. The mask promises lifting and nourishing. Didn't really see any lifting but my skin definitely felt nourished and looked "bounce-y" after I used it! It didn't have any strong scent. I would definitely use this again!

I also tried out the 111 Mask which I think I got from FFF or some gwp - not sure but I didn't buy it. I did not like this - it's a two piece mask but the fit, especially on the bottom, wasn't great. I just don't feel like it really did anything - my skin basically looked the same after using it and it didn't really give any nourishment or hydration. TBH I'm kind of convinced this is one of those products that is super expensive, but mostly used to bump up the value on subscription boxes or fancy gwp. I definitely do not recommend anyone spend nearly $30 on this. 

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@Kim888  So expensive especially when you didn’t like it!!

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@Kim888  I didn’t like this mask at all either. It’s crazy how expensive it is🤯

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