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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Hello, June! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒž We are nearly 1/2-way through this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


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: Rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ Week! Bring out the colorful masks in every hue - thank you to the vibrant @sonnydee for this weekโ€™s lively theme.

Letter of the Week:  Y

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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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  This one sounds Devine!! 

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@WinglessOne  The last place I saw still had these was Kohl's, but that was like 6 months ago. I don't remember which ones they had, but I liked all the originals so I wish I would've grabbed them when I saw them. ๐Ÿ˜ข I'll have to go back soon just in case there's still some there ๐Ÿคž

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne I've never tried a macaroon... They look yummy

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@lmaster  Macarons have magically crispy shells and chewy airy interiors, with delicious cream or jelly filling. I've tried several times to make them from scratch but man, the dough is super fussy. I mean my macarons have turned out okay, but not nearly as good as I'd get from a French bakery. The best ones i've ever had were from Laduree during a trip to Paris. There's a shop here in Chicago (Vanille Patisserie) that makes great ones, but Laduree's are perfect. 


I don't like to eat anything while wearing sheet masks, but this one always tempts me to eat cookies. ๐Ÿ˜„ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Laduree macarons are delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹ They have a shop in Vancouver, near Sephora. I felt spoiled having both so close by. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ @WinglessOne @lmaster @eshoe 

Tagging @heartsmyface, youโ€™ve had these macarons, yes?!!! Amazingness. ๐Ÿ˜

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Ok favorite flavors are necessary @heartsmyface , @itsfi @WinglessOne @lmaster!!!

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@WinglessOne @lmaster Macaroons!!! I made them from scratch once and it was a multi-day process. The eggs sitting at room temp, powdered vs liquid flavor/color...they turned out but it was unbelievably difficult. I wasnโ€™t even aware of Ladurรฉe when I went ๐Ÿ˜• Still havenโ€™t tried them, but some day!7CB6A5CC-AFA5-4A48-A6F2-84BDB1242C11.jpeg


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

You guys are Killin me!!! ๐Ÿ˜† @eshoe @WinglessOne 

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It always goes back to the snacks, @lmaster ๐Ÿ˜‰

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That picture is a beautiful work of art for my tummy @eshoe  ๐Ÿคฃ @WinglessOne @itsfi 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe  I will say Laduree's macarons were even better back in the late 80s when I first visited France. They're still fantastic, though! They now ship to the US through Goldbelly, so if you ever want to blow lots of money on some super tasty treats... not to enable but, I'm just sayin'. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ I ate macarons at several different patisseries in France and there are great ones out there, so it's not like Laduree is the only source of greatness. But still, theirs have remained my favorites. 


And omg, the effort involved in making these little finicky things from scratch... it's not enough that they taste good. They MUST have good "feet" (the wonderful crust on the bottom of each half) and the correct airy texture. My first couple attempts didn't product good enough feet, which meant the dough texture was off. I think anyone who bakes should attempt to make macarons at least once, if for nothing else than to truly appreciate these cookies. ๐Ÿ˜„ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Itโ€™s a completely different level of messing around in the kitchen, @WinglessOne.


Now see, I will probably be exploring Goldbelly all night, tonight. Plenty of time to go back and forth on them, thank you for the (very enabling) suggestion๐Ÿ˜‰

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  I do like those ingredients! I don't think I realized this was getting discontinued. I think I'll grab a few before they are gone! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@PrettyPaint  I don't know if Biobelle has ended Afterparty for good, but it hasn't been available at their site or Ulta for a while now. Neither have some of their other older masks. ๐Ÿ˜ž I never got to try their red wine mask... I keep forgetting its name... Happy Hour? Anyway, I hope I can still find it somewhere! And I hope you can get more of the old masks before they're gone! 

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@WinglessOne  Aww that's too bad that they are possibly discontinuing some of the older varieties. I just went through my stash to see if I could find Happy Hour, but maybe I never picked that one up either!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

This sounds like a stellar mask, @WinglessOne. I like your โ€˜front-loadโ€™ assessment; first time Iโ€™ve heard it said quite like that! It is disappointing when so much that is good takes a back seat to cutting costs. A few others ( @Shosh85 I recall) noted that the tencel material had changed over time, too. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe  Yeah, the sheet has definitely changed. ๐Ÿ˜ž It seems Biobelle has cut corners to reduce expense. I could be wrong about that, of course, since I know nothing about their cost model. But I wonder how much money they save with the new sheet. Hmm. 


Things like this make me want to study cosmetic chemistry and learn a lot more about product formulations. I'm always curious of how different a product would perform if certain ingredients were omitted, increased, or reduced, and exactly what kinds of chemical reactions are created or avoided via certain formulations. Like I really need more educational outlets ๐Ÿ˜„ ... I'm constantly in learn mode. 

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This is one of BioBelleโ€™s star sheet masks in my mind, @WinglessOne. โ™ฅ๏ธ The ingredients list  on this one is really quite extraordinary. ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s sad that their original lineup of sheet masks seems to be fading away. ๐Ÿ˜” 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  I keep hoping they'll re-release some of their golden oldies, though they'd probably use their newer type of sheet. And rebooted masks wouldn't be worth buying (to me) if Biobelle reformulated them with lower amounts of the best ingredients. Sigh...

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne, the material on any new or updated version of their originals would be different as well. ๐Ÿ˜” I would occasionally see their My Diary of Beauty Secrets set which had most if not all of their original masks, but the set seems to be out of stock everywhere for some time now, other than perhaps eBay. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™ll make the most of my stash of them. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Slowly catching up on posting about some masks. This was from Y / B / Forgotten Wonders and checks all the themes from that week (though one may be a bit of a stretch - ha!), with a focus on peaches. ๐Ÿ‘ 
Peachy goodness!Peachy goodness!
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  • Thanks, YesStyle, for marring this packaging with your sticker.
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  • Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.
  • Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.
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