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Mask of the Week Challenge

Itโ€™s finally December!!! โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜•๏ธ Congrats for hanging in there. Letโ€™s finish these last few weeks together, and celebrate another year of sharing our love for all things masks & snacks;) ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’— 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. 

 

This Weekโ€™s Theme: Mask that would make a good band name (โ€œkinda silly, I knowโ€). Not at all@PrettyPaint! What great inspiration to try some funny-sounding masks ๐Ÿ˜„

Letters of the Week:  W & D

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Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!

 

@ShortErica

Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy

 

@eshoe

Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin

  

Jul 20 - 26

D & W

โ€™Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

 

@aalia

Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

  

Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!

 

@veronika23

Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?

  

Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week

 

@eshoe

Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks

 

@heartsmyface

Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue

 

@sonnydee

Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask

  

Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

  

Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

  

Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

  

Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition

 

@itsfi

Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

  

Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

  

Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II

 

@eshoe

Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er

 

@eshoe

Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?

 

@Aaliaa

Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time

 

@eshoe

Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

  

Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)

 

@PrettyPaint

Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask

  

Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask

 

@Kim888

Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time

 

@itsfi

Dec 28 - 31

123

Masks you discovered this year

  

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-1/m-p/4995162/h...

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2019-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/m-p/4497678/highligh...

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125 

***Tentative 2021 Schedule**

Thank you for all of the fun ideas! If I have missed a suggestion, please let me know so I can get it added. Happy Masking ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used a bubble mask for the first time last night. It fits the A theme as AAAHH what is it doing to my face?! That was a weird experience haha. I didn't realize it was actually bubbling up until my mom saw it and said I looked like one of those things out of a DC/Marvel movie.

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Awww, I love that you gave this a try @Samtian. Iโ€™m not a huge fan of bubble masks so kudos to you for giving it a go. How did the kitties respond to seeing your face foam up?

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@itsfi Ha those b u t t heads didn't even pay attention to me. 

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Ohh my gosh!! Abominable snowman from Disney @Samtian ๐Ÿ˜†

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@lmaster Haha I like that!

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@Samtian  This one looks so cool!!! 

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@ather It kinda was haha.

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@Samtian  Haha! You look awesome! Bubble masks are certainly super entertaining! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85 Thank you! I'm going to have to watch them next time I do one.

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Love it @Samtian!

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@ShortErica Thanks!

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 @Samtian you look out of this world๐Ÿ˜‚! Bubble masks are so bizarre. Especially the first time you try one. โ€œWhat is happening to my face?โ€ is something I can relate to.

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@eshoe Haha those were my thoughts! 

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Continuing my A = Abib theme with Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask - Honey Fit. I used this one last night. 

 

Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.

Though I love the transparent sleeves, I do have a pet peeve related to them: 

 

Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.

Notes: 

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Claims: Nourishes skin with minerals and vitamins; strengthens skin's immunity; adjusts skinโ€™s pH. Contains 30ml bottle of ampoule. 

 

Ingredients: Unlike the Heartleaf Fit mask, this Honey Fit mask does contain fragrance. Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s almost the last ingredient here. I like seeing turmeric paired with the bee stuff (honey, propolis, and royal jelly), plus 2 forms of neem (melia azadirachta) plant. Thatโ€™s a great anti-bacterial/antimicrobial combo and antioxidant source. 

 

Leucojum aestivum bulb extractโ€™s trade name is IBR-Snowflakeยฎ. Iโ€™ve seen folks claim this stuff rivals Botox as a muscle contraction inhibitor and wrinkle reducer. Thereโ€™s lots of sciency stuff about harnessing the dormant state of the summer snowflake flower bulb and applying it to skin cells to slow cell proliferation and extend cell life, thus slowing agingโ€ฆ eh, yโ€™all can look that up and read about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Water, Glycerin, Polyglycerin-3, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Honey Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Propolis Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Leucojum Aestivum Bulb Extract, Betaine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Choleth-24, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Carbomer, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance( Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate 

Performance: Same medium-thin ALBAM (ALbumin + BAMboo) sheet as the Heartleaf Fit variety, and just as loaded with serum. The scent of honey hit me as soon as I opened the sleeve, and this slightly-gooey runny serum was tinged yellow. It oozed a bit from the chin as soon as Iโ€™d finished smoothing the sheet over my face, but didnโ€™t continue to dripโ€”err, oozeโ€”afterward. This sheet seemed slightly narrower at the jaw than the Heartleaf Fit sheet, and the philtrum was a bit too tall so I trimmed it shorter. I also widened the mouth hole. The sheet fit well everywhere else. The sheet felt soothingly cool on my face and never felt like it would slide right off my face, despite its juiciness. 

 

If you hate the smell of honey, this is not your mask. I didnโ€™t find it aggressive, in fact I enjoyed it, but it was definitely present the whole 35 minutes of wear. After removing the sheet, I massaged/pressed residual serum into my skin for 1-2 minutes. The sheet was still very wet, so I rubbed it on my neck and chest. Then I squeezed a whole handful of serum out of the sheet. Yet another super juicy Abib mask. Once all the serum had soaked into my skin, I had no pilling anywhere. This is a honey mask so, of course, my skin felt sticky. 

 

Results: A beautiful natural glow on moisturized and nicely hydrated skin that felt more hydrated by the minute. Honey usually lets the environment leach moisture from my skin, leaving it dry (which is why I have to space out my use of honey products, and not use them in dry weather). So after most honey masks, I immediately mist my face and apply a moisturizer to seal in hydration. But after this mask, I swear I could feel my skin attract more and more moisture from the airโ€”which is exactly what should happen with a humectant like honey. I did still mist my face, neck, and chest, but didnโ€™t rush to do it. Then I applied a little moisturizer and went to bed. This morning my skin was still very moisturized and hydrated, and my oily zone was in slight overproduction mode. 

 

Iโ€™ve got a box of this mask coming and will wait til the weather chills down to use them. I think this will be a great cold weather mask. Iโ€™ll reserve scoring til then, but for now: I doubt itโ€™ll score as high as the Heartleaf Fit mask, but I did like it enough to order a box today. ๐Ÿ™‚ Itโ€™s in the 90s for sure. 

 

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A honey mask in the 90s, @WinglessOne??? Sounds wonderful. I know Iโ€™ve picked up this honey mask on multiple occasions so this time that works to my benefit. Ha! I will have to coordinate using it with a complementary wine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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โ€Thereโ€™s lots of sciency stuff about harnessing the dormant state of the summer snowflake flower bulb and applying it to skin cells to slow cell proliferation and extend cell life, thus slowing agingโ€ฆโ€

 

This reminds me of the Tinkerbell movie, Secret of the Wings @WinglessOne. Kind of the same concept, โ€˜freezingโ€™ the aging process by halting the flowerโ€™s growth with a bubble of frost. Only the mask sounds slightly more promising, ha!

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Meek is an interesting ingredient. I recently tried a wash off mask with it as an ingredient, and it irritated my skin. It also had spirulina, which might be the culprit ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I am curious about this brand though. Like @Shosh85 @mentioned, you sure know how to sell a mask!

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@eshoe  You know, that makes me wonder if Disney has created many sheet masks featuring their own characters. (My brain's often in tangent thought mode. ๐Ÿ˜‚) I've visited Disney World at least once a year for decades... this will probably be the first year in ages I don't go. Anyway, the only place in DW I remember ever seeing sheet masks is, unsurprisingly, Mitsukoshi at Japan (Epcot World Showcase). Next time I visit DW, I'll pay closer attention to any skincare items available. 

 

Anyway... I hope you don't have a neem sensitivity and the culprit ends up being something else. It's such a good ingredient. If you try an Abib mask, I look forward to your thoughts on it! 

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Thatโ€™s pretty incredible that youโ€™ve made DW an annual tradition, @WinglessOne. Iโ€™ve never been to DW, only to Disneyland a few times. Seems like you would need more than one day to soak it all in. 

I tried a Mickey Mouse mask a year ago or so-it was in one of the traveling mask boxes. It was imprinted to look like Mickey, pretty cute. Now that you mention it, Iโ€™m kind of surprised there hasnโ€™t been a collab with a company like Crรจme Shop. Maybe Disney wants too much of the cut๐Ÿ˜‚

 

Which one of the Abib that youโ€™ve tried so far so you prefer? 

 

 

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@eshoe  Heartleaf Fit is definitely my favorite Abib mask. It's almost perfect for me. 

 

About Disney World... 

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Disney World takes 3-4 days to cover, depending on your ride tolerance and which parks you're interested in. Lines also have a lot to do with it: I hear Disney's finally overhauling their fast pass system, and thank goodness because it's such a joke, what with people (mostly annual passholders) booking all available fast passes for all the most popular rides several months in advance. 

 

My parents live near Orlando and I usually visit them twice a year: once in autumn, again for December holidays. We've done Epcot Food & Wine Fest each year since it began, except last year and, apparently, this year. ๐Ÿ˜ž That's where I spend the bulk of my DW time, but I also venture over to Hollywood Studios because that's where 2 of the best DW rides are (Rock 'n' Roll coaster and Tower of Terror). Hopefully DW fixes their fast pass problems by the time I visit again, so I'll actually have a chance to do some of the Star Wars rides. ๐Ÿ˜„ 

Animal Kingdom is a lovely place to stroll around. I'd love to have that park mostly to myself one day, just to use as a running course, because it's got small hills and winding paths. They do have the fairly new Pandora section open but, again, good luck doing the rides unless you're willing to wait 1-2 hours in line. (I've done that for one of the rides there; it was worth the wait.) And I like the Expedition Everest roller coaster. Their safari tour is also kinda neat, especially if you're with little kids. And they do educational animal presentations around the park, where a keeper will bring out an animal for show and tell. 

I don't go to Magic Kingdom unless I reeeeally get nostalgic for one or two of the rides there, or I'm visiting with family/friends who have small kids. I hear a new ride's coming to Tomorrowland, a coaster I think, and it'll be next to Space Mountain. That'll be interesting! 

I googled some Disney sheet masks. Mad Beauty's done series of princesses and villains, and the masks in both sets are hilariously creepy. ๐Ÿคฃ I think they're still available but, um, I prooooobably won't buy any. I'm sure your Mickey Mouse mask looked much better than these! 

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Iโ€™ve heard DW is something that takes a few days to soak in, @WinglessOne. That must be terribly disappointing for people who donโ€™t consider the FastPass spots would all be reserved๐Ÿ˜ณ Iโ€™ve only done that at Six Flags (not sure what they call it, but it was well worth it). Weโ€™ve offered to take my daughter to Disneyland a few times as sheโ€™s gotten older, most recently a year or so ago, and she really has no interest. Which...I cannot complain, at all! The food and wine event sounds like a blast , though. Good grown-up fun;)

 

 

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Didn't you do a Disney mask before, @itsfi

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