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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

Fittingly @heartsmyface my response to your post was eaten when I hit submit🤦🏻‍♀️ So the short version is, I have been there and I feel your pain. The Pure Smile one looks nice, so-parters are handy. 

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Oh no! I'm sorry your posts are getting deleted @heartsmyface. It's so frustrating when that happens and you are sharing all the details with us. I wish the masks performed as good as they look. Your face is amazing, especially the bow!

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Hello Kitty!!! So adorable @heartsmyface! 💕 I didn’t know Pure Smile made a double mask.


Yeah, I have had some posts deleted on this thread and a couple of weeks ago, it was happening in multiple threads. 😔 Sorry about that hearts! 

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@itsfi   Yeah they have two varieties that I found.  The top half is a more watery serum and the lower half is like an eggy firming serum.  I didn’t notice any huge results but my skin felt pretty good afterward.  Moisturized but not overly so.  just average and non threatening.  
Aw, yeah it’s cool. I’ll just be posting masks and if the posts stick I’ll add the reviews.  It’ll be less frustrating that way. 

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That’s a good strategy @heartsmyface

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@heartsmyface  Sorry to hear your posts are being deleted - it's weird though, because my posts get deleted primarily on the Deals Too Good To Pass Up thread. 🤨

Glad these were both decent masks. The Hello Kitty one is adorable! 😍

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@Shosh85   It’s so dang frustrating cause the first time I’ll write a detailed review.  Then I’ll see it’s missing and write a quick yay or nay review.  I rarely try a third time. 
Interesting that you have a thread that doesn’t like your posts as well and it’s not this one.   My immediate thought is always ‘oh I must have said something triggering’, but it’s masking so what could I have possibly said?  it’s extra annoying when I can see people have commented on the post but it’s not there. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@heartsmyface I have had my posts disappear a few times on this thread too, but it's mostly been on the Deals thread. I just kinda thought there was someone on that thread that didn't like me for some reason. haha. I definitely get more frustrated when it's a lengthy post that I took a lot of time on. That's part of the reason I started saving my mask reviews in my notes app, so at least I can just copy and paste if it gets deleted.

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@Shosh85  Hahaha, i can’t imagine anyone not liking you.  The thought of a secret nemesis is way more entertaining than the site just being glitchy though. That’s a good backup plan.  I’ll try that but can’t guarantee I’ll remember to save my reviews every time.  

2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

one last mask for discoveries of 2019 which is salad for your face 🍅 I've never used this one before, but I feel like it smells like fresh vegetables 🤷 fit was a tad wide, needed smoothing around the mouth area, clear serum in the package with a bit extra. wear time was 20 minutes, this also felt hydrating and my skin looked refreshed and brighter. there was tackiness that lasted about 10 minutes before I applied moisturizer. I would use this again if it fell in my lap, but not anything I'd seek out,, at least not the tomato version

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  Salad for your face. Hmm interesting 🤔 

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Absolutely @ather I believe it was @missjeanie who first called it that 😆

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@lmaster  I love it!

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I enjoy a sweet tomato, @lmaster - too bad this one didn’t fit the best. I felt the same, but the scent kinda made up for it a tiny bit;)

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@eshoe yeah it wasn't bad, and the ingredients are nice, just didn't wow me 🤷

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Thanks for the warning @lmaster! I have this one so now I'll know to expect it to smell like vegetables.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica I'll be interested to see how you think it smells 😆

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  Glad this turned out decent for you! I have the purple version of this I still need to try! These definitely sound interesting, but sometimes it's fun to use something out of the norm. 😉😃

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I'm loving the ingredients @Shosh85 but I wish the sheet itself was a different thickness maybe

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Did these masks sometime during the holiday week. Thought the theme was fitting for the holiday and for my needs. Nice was used before the festivities and Naughty was used after 🙂

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TCS has such cute packaging for their masks. Too bad these didn't have any designs on them but I still really enjoyed them. They actually came in a combo box together. The fit for both were a little wide for me but didn't bother. Other than that the rest fit pretty good. Both had plenty of serum and left my face feeling hydrated without any tacky feeling, which is a big plus for me. 

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@GalPalVal17  Omg sooo cute!!

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