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Mask of the Week Challenge

It’s finally December!!! ❄️☃️️ Congrats for hanging in there. Let’s finish these last few weeks together, and celebrate another year of sharing our love for all things masks & snacks;) 💙💖🤍


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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 Week’s Theme: Mask that would make a good band name (“kinda silly, I know”). Not at all@PrettyPaint! What great inspiration to try some funny-sounding masks 😄

Letters of the Week:  W & D


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

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



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

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



Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin


Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!



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!



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



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



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



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



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

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



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?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

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



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)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks 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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***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 🙂

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@lmaster @Samtian   The mask is available at masksheets (dot) com - a single mask for $1 and a box of 10 for $10. The e-commerce retailer is legit; I've ordered numerous times from them; errr... when I'm not on a "sheet mask no buy", of course.  🤣

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@itsfi Ooh I'm heading to that site now, thanks!

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Go, go, go @Samtian. I hope you’re able to pick up some. There $1 masks get picked up pretty quickly.

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@itsfi I wasn't able to find it. But I saw some that looked really cool. 

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Ohhhh ohhhh @itsfi looks like I'll have to check it out

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You can definitely lose a few hours on masksheets, @lmaster 😂 I’ve ordered from them too, been very pleased:) @itsfi 

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Haha!! @eshoe 🤣

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@lmaster, have fun, hon! 🛍🛍🛍

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@Samtian  Glad to hear this worked out so well for you despite it expiring! 😃👍
Just curious, do you recall what it smelled like? 

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@Shosh85 my notes say it had a light floral scent and my grade was an A- if that helps.

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@Shosh85 I don't recall a smell. 

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Last night I used the Shangpree Marine Jewel Hydrating Mask. 


I almost wish the sheet was this sleeve's deep blue violet color instead of white.I almost wish the sheet was this sleeve's deep blue violet color instead of white.



Claims: Softens and deeply hydrates skin. 


Ingredients: If there are mermaids living on land and walking among us, they probably use this mask. It’s full of sea water, 5 algae extracts, pearl, oyster, chitosan, sodium DNA (that’s DNA extracted from a part of salmon that's a BIC bad word—because I guess standard medical/biological terminology is bad 🙄—and treated with sodium hydroxide) and sea whip (a good anti-inflammatory extract taken from corals)—all to make mermaids ashore feel at home again. Plus, the 4 types of hyaluronic acid should hydrate their skin, which probably dries out easily when they’re out of the sea. 


I wonder if the oyster extract is from the meat or shell of oysters. That’s an investigation spiral for later. 😄 


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Beta-Glucan, Sea Water, BHT, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Benzyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Algae Extract, Oyster Extract, Chitosan, Pearl Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Plankton Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium DNA, Sea Whip Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Raspberry Ketone, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Hydroxyacetophenone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trideceth-10, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance 

Performance: This very thin sheet had a blue mesh backing that made unfolding easier. Once unfolded, I removed the mesh and found it loaded with serum, so I re-folded the mesh and pressed/patted it onto my neck. Then I applied the sheet to my face. It fit me very well: large enough eyeholes with inner corner notches, perfect overall length, all the holes lined up with my facial features, and nearly all my jaw was covered. 


This mask had a fresh warm floral scent and felt moderately cooling on my face. I thought the persistent fragrance would eventually grate my sinuses or trigger a headache, but it wasn’t quite strong enough for that, thank goodness. Still, this isn’t a mask I’d recommend to folks for whom floral scents are migraine or headache triggers. 


I wore the sheet for 35 minutes. It was still fairly wet, so I squeezed 1/4 handful of serum from it and applied that to my chest. I spent 2-3 minutes massage-pressing all residual serum into my skin. I had no pilling and moderate tack. 


Results: Bright and well hydrated skin. Fine lines were mostly plumped away, but a few stubbornly remained visible. My face looked calmer, which a bit of redness still visible around my nose and some new acne. My skin felt a bit moisturized as well, but I still applied my usual YTTP Superfood Moisturizer to lock in hydration. This morning, my skin still felt and looked hydrated and calm. 


I have 2 more varieties of Shangpree’s Marine Jewel mask line. All 3 of these masks share many ingredients, so it’ll be interesting to see if they affect my skin differently. Meanwhile, this Hydrating variety is… hmm… a 90-91 point pinot noir, or maybe a cru beaujolais. You know, beaujolais doesn’t get as much respect as it deserves, especially when you get into the “villages" and “cru" classifications. There are some wonderful red (and white) wines in those categories, especially the crus which are the most structured beaujolais wines you can get. They’re usually drinkable young, but aging a cru beaujolais for up to 10 years (or longer) can get you a dang good pinot noir dupe for less money. ANYway, those wines are generally lush and tasty and very easy to over-drink, and that’s what this mask reminds me of for some reason. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

As always I love you wine comparison @WinglessOne. The packaging is beautiful and the mask sounds good to me!

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@WinglessOne  I’m sure if mermaids did walk with us they would totally use that mask! I love the packaging and I’m glad it was hydrating!!

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@WinglessOne both my daughter I drank up your review 🧜🏻‍♀️ I saw this on one of your hauls and was curious; happy to see it here! Yes-an Ultramarine or even a plain ol’ navy sheet would make this particularly interesting. With some silver, , lots of potential! 

Besides all of the frivolity, sounds like a decent mask. I am curious about your risk-happy methodology of buying multipacks of never-tried-before masks, though. I had one too many mehs and now stick to one-offs for the most part🤷🏻‍



At any rate, thank you for all of the in-depth details. Helps me plan out my future mask purchases!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe  I originally wanted to buy just 1 or 2 of each mask in this line. I like to buy new-to-me masks 2 at a time so I can test them twice. (Weather/temperature and skin condition changes can affect my results, especially with certain types of masks.) And with Shangpree, you really need to make sure you're not buying counterfeits. Peach & Lily carries Shangpree single masks, but this variety was out of stock at the time. Jolse carries them by the box, and they're cheaper per mask that way (5 to a box) except that, well, you're buying 5 instead of just 1. My inner raven said "eh, if you're gonna buy a box of this one, might as well buy the other 2 varieties by the pretty box as well!" 😄 


Sometimes I buy boxes instead of singles so I'll have a few extras to gift to other folks. In fact, whenever I buy a box of masks I've never used before, I figure I can give the rest away if they don't work well for me. (I've gifted many The Creme Shop masks after buying boxes of them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.) Hopefully my ingredients-driven approach to mask buying reduces the number of dud boxes I end up with, but even then, sometimes a mask with good ingredients and no bad stuff ends up performing under par for me. 🤦‍♀️

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I like your 2 masks approach @WinglessOne. Sometimes when I use a mask I get the "why did I love this before?" or "why was I so critical before?" feelings and disconnect. So many things can impact a masking experience. Now I'll always be buying in pairs when I get to mask buy again. 😂

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It’s good to hear about Jolse @WinglessOne; I’ve never ordered from them but see them pop up elsewhere with positive reviews. I like to try new sites once in a blue moon, though I tend to space those purchases out. 

We were just talking about Jeni’s today, I think two months is too long to go without good ice cream😁

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@eshoe  There's never a bad time to buy more Jeni's! Enjoy your next batch of delicious ice cream! 


I've yet to have a problem with a Jolse order. Their free trackable shipping minimum is $40 USD. And they always add freebies to orders. (My last order contained the most freebies I've ever gotten from them.) They're a good retailer to consider. 🙂 

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Thank you for the feedback on Jolse, I think I will take a peek next time I need to make a mask order. Freebies are fun, especially when you don’t know what they are, and even if you are receiving them!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne, the masks from this line are beautiful - packaging and results-wise! I really enjoy a lot of the Shangpree skincare products as well. It's great that this one scored so high for you! 😍 I'll be interested to know which of the 3 masks in this series you like best. Staying tuned...

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