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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: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi my first post did not go through....but then again I wonder if I did press post?? I know I wrote it.  Perhaps I got sidetracked. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh no, I’m sorry @l8totheparty. The site can be glitchy every so often. Glad your post came through this go round. 😃

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have been slacking big time on masking lately so I tried to make up for it today. S is for Sephora Collection, Sukari babyfacial, and rest for Stressed Skin & Soul.

I started out with SEPHORA COLLECTION - Peppermint Hair Cleansing Salt Scrub. It has a nice light peppermint scent. I really enjoyed it, it lathers nicely and my hair and scalp felt nice and clean. It’s not as good as Christophe Robin but it does a good job and is a lot more affordable. Next I used BRIOGEO - Don't Despair, Repair!™ Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask. It has become my new favorite hair mask, I love the scent. I also used DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask. I had been using this regularly on Sundays but for some reason I got out of the habit🤷‍♀️ I love this mask so I need to get it back in routine.BCD94611-45D6-404B-982F-3F774F438E74.jpeg




Then I put on 17vDerma rest for stressed skin & soul that I believe was a gift from @lmaster. It was dripping with serum that had a herbal/citrus scent. The fit was great, I left it on for 20 minutes and there was still plenty of serum to massage in. My face did feel calm and moisturized. I would definitely use this one again. While I had the sheet mask on I also used a Sephora Collection almond foot mask and Sephora Collection macadamia nut hand mask. The almond foot masks are my favorite foot mask. This was the first time I’ve tried the macadamia nut hand mask. I liked the scent and my hands felt very soft and moisturized so I will definitely repurchase. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl So many great masks! The almond and macadamia Sephora masks are my most favorite of the "flavors" too 😉


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ok, fine @faeriegirl , you've convinced me I need to order the Almond foot mask with my last sale order tomorrow!  My shoulders are achy from all the arm twisting! You're killing me with the Briogeo Honey Bear hair mask... I'm trying to hold off testing it until next week when I've had a shot at giving the hair primer a good go.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Lol @missjeanie 😂 They are both great!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Lovely masking @faeriegirl! The Briogeo honey hair mask is a fave of mine as well. Such a good one; glad to hear you enjoy it too. Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sou d like some great masking occured  @faeriegirl ! 😊

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl you definitely had a full masking day! The peppermint scrub sounds pretty nice!! 

RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

S is for Strengthening Superfood Salad for the Skin. Farmskin’s blueberry strengthing mask feels so nice. Love the light berry scent, not overwhelming but so yummy. Required minor surgery on the eyes. Decent amount of watery serum. The excess soaked into my skin instantly. Moisturizing.

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart This one sounds great! I think out of the salad masks I have, this is the one I'm most excited for! Have you tried any others from the line?

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

mmmmm... this mask review makes me want to grab a big bowl of blueberries with cream and a bit of brown sugar @Weetart I should dig though and use some of my salad masks more.  lol @eshoe I think we need a few more 'forgotten masks' weeks next year.

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Indeed @missjeanie! I plan to do some work on the schedule in the next couple of weeks so I appreciate the suggestion👍🏼😊

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Great "S" masking @Weetart! This blueberry one sounds so good! Love blueberries!! I've only tried the veggies one from the brand; will make my way to the fruit ones I have in the bin soon. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I figured I'd get a little more "S" going before the week is over...


First I used the Sephora Collection Spirulina Mask Stick (the blue one). This one is meant to be purifying. I agree with this, and it was surprisingly exfoliating. There are little bits of exfoliator in there - presumably the Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Powder from the ingredients list. My skin felt smooth afterwards, and I always appreciate how easy these are to apply. The scent was fairly strong but pleasant, and it's a pretty periwinkle color upon application.

Next, I used Coscodi's Sparkling Green Wine Mask. This was gifted to me by @faeriegirl  - Thank you so much! Smiley Happy It says it contains apple extract to soothe and hydrate the skin as well as to calm irritation. It smelled like a sweet champagne to me, and I quite enjoyed the smell. It was really refreshing and helped to soothe my migraine. Sorry - I feel like I'm always mentioning migraines on here. I am not trying to complain, but I just like to mention it when I find a mask soothing for headaches. My skin felt soft, smooth, and more moisturized afterwards. Although the fit was slightly large, especially along the chin area, I found the fit to be better than most for my face shape. I definitely enjoyed this one. 


sparkling1.jpgsparkling2.jpgSEPHORA COLLECTION - Mask Stick

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Okay... @PrettyPaint now you've convinced me to add the Sephora mask stick to my order tomorrow too! lol I need to get off BIC before I end up spending another couple hundred dollars.  

That champaign scented mask sounds divine, and I'm glad it helped with your migraine.  What an awesome gift from @faeriegirl !

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie  Haha - let me know if you like it! I get most of my purchase "inspirations" from BIC too! Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Should be here within the week @PrettyPaint ! Lol

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Nice choices for "S" week @PrettyPaint! That spirulina mask stick is probably my favorite of the 4 flavors. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  Yeah, it's probably my favorite too (I think the watermelon is my second fav). 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

We’re twinsies then @PrettyPaint! 👯‍♀️ The spirulina and watermelon are my two most reached for of the bunch. 😃

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