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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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Targeted 🎯 masking with a R for roses 🌹

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@itsfi  Love the color coordination 😊 I'm happy you were able to take some time for a little pampering! You deserve it! 😃
Have you tried the Pineapple mask from TJ's yet? I've been curious bout that one. 🍍

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Awww thank you @Shosh85! 🤗 I find doing masks based on ingredients lends itself nicely (and easily) to color coordination. 😆 Haven’t tried the TJ’s pineapple yet. 🍍 I want to get through one more of the exfoliating masks I have open first before breaking out a new one. 😉 I hope it smells deliciously of pineapples. 🤞🏼 

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Lovely rose theme @itsfi!❤️🌹

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Thank you @faeriegirl! 😃 I seem to have a lot of rose sheet masks! 😉🌹 Fine, I just have a lot of masks. Hahaha! 😂 

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Rose is my kind of masking @itsfi @ love all the different types of masks you used!!

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I’m always game for a good rose-centered masking session @lmaster. 🌹 I was a little surprised (though I probably shouldn’t have been 😂) that I had all these different ones. These masks were not so potent fragrance-wise that they were off putting, even in combination with each other, because the scent faded away pretty quickly. As Goldilocks would say “just right!” 😉 

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Ahhhh yeah @itsfi some can be quite strong

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As I'm wrapping this week up and looking onto the next, I was hoping to ask advice. Next week I'm using the Sephora Collection sleeping masks that come in a pod. If you've used them, do you recommend using the entire pod in once use or spreading it over multiple times? Thanks in advance!

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@ShortErica Good reminder that I should be using some of these up too.  I've used them in the past and if somehow you've managed to get the whole pod on your face I'd be amazed!  I can usually use one for four or five days easy.

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My aim is for two nights (want to use 3 this week) but I might be applying a medium thick layer vs. thin @missjeanie 

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I'll be curious to hear how you like them @ShortErica .  I'm hoping to have all mine used up by end of summer.  I think I have four or five of them kicking around, but I've got a few other things to use up first.  

Looking forward to your review!

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Yes, I'll be posting soon @missjeanie. I have to catch up from last week when I did a bunch of different R for rose masks and then review the Sephora sleeping masks. Lots of catching up!

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@ShortErica  There is definitely enough for multiple uses. I just put the unused portion (still in the pod) in a Ziploc or if you plan on using the next day I just tape it shut. I never fully open the pod.

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Thanks for the tip @emaisgr8!

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@ShortErica when I've used them, I use enough to spread over my face, then take the remainder and put in an empty mini jar of moisturizer that I've cleaned out

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@lmaster  @ShortErica  I really need to remember to save my containers! My OCD's usually take control and I recycle them immediately 😂 

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Ok I totally get it @Shosh85 maybe just save a couple like 2 ds sized moisturizer containers, put em in a Ziploc, so it's more organized, and put them in the back of your drawer,, so you don't see them everyday,,, but you know they are there 😆

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@lmaster  I'll have to do that, but then ask my husband to hide it from me until I need it for something...... but maybe I should tell him to make a note to himself where he's hiding it, because he'll probably forget 😂

I use to save empties and post about them, but saving them up caused me anxiety 😅 I have however started saving my sheet mask empties again - baby steps! Haha!

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@Shosh85 that's great!! Baby steps is perfect! Hope to see them on the empties thread 😊

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Smart @lmaster! I knew there was a reason I save a million leftover moisturizer containers.

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