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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!


We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.


This Week’s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this week’s challengeπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Letter of the Week:  M

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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, fit, adherence, mask type (hydrating, brightening, exfoliating, detox, sleeping, etc.) as well as your overall experience.

Most importantly: Would you repurchase it? 

Second most important: Have fun and merry masking!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   

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

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@WinglessOne @Shosh85 @missjeanie, riesling with spicy food is delightful! πŸ·

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@itsfi I love spicy food too!

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It's soooo good, isn't it @missjeanie?!!!

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@missjeanie  I was actually with a group of people from work, (I was a dental assistant for over a decade) and my boss was making fun of my sweet tooth. πŸ˜‚ I don't remember any of the names of the different wine I had, I just know I liked the sweet stuff. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰ Now I kinda wanna try some Canadian Ice wine!

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@WinglessOne, flights of French and Argentinian Malbecs? I feel like I need to see if Argentina makes any masks (sheets or otherwise) to make a real go of a wine and sheet mask evening! πŸ˜‰  Hmmm ... πŸ€” homework for me. But first, I must look for an Argentinian Malbec; not sure I’ve had one before. 

Oh ... right, back to the sheet mask. πŸ˜‚ Dewytree has some very impressive masks. Love that this one is 100% Cica extract. 

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I love this idea of a wine and mask pairing @itsfi !

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We can thank @WinglessOne for the inspiration @missjeanie! I’m always interested in wine pairings; that’s typically involved food, but I’m completely open to expanding that to masks. πŸ˜‚ It may mean I have to sip my wine through a straw, which makes me cringe 😬  a bit when I think about it, but if the wine and the masks are good, I can live with the cringe and the judgment that may follow. 😝 

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@itsfi Most Argentinian malbec you'll find in stores comes from the Mendoza area, but a couple other regions also produce good wines. If you've ever had a French malbec, expect the Argentinian version to be more fruit-forward and softer (less backbone). It's generally very tasty. It's a great red wine that nearly everyone likes, once they've tried itβ€”even folks who turn their noses up at "new world" wines. Malbec out of Argentina is getting more expensive each year, as those wines gain more popularity and notoriety. But one of my favorite things about these wines is how they illustrate that "more expensive" doesn't automatically mean "better." 


ANYway... I also wondered if there are any sheet mask brands from Argentina. I couldn't think of one off the top of my head, so I added it to my rabbit hole list. If you fine one, let me know! 

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Completely agree with you @WinglessOne  on pricing and quality - they are not necessarily reflective of the other. I’m sure I’ve had a Malbec or two at some point, 😝 but it’s probably been a while. I get set on certain varietals and haven’t been venturing out to try new ones as often as I did previously. The Argentinian Malbecs sound like something I would enjoy.


I’ll be sure to keep you posted if I find an Argentinian mask. πŸ‘πŸΌ Would love to know if you discover anything going down that rabbit hole. πŸ˜‰ With my mask stash β€œdwindling” down, I’ve been thinking of how I want to approach curating new masks. 

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@WinglessOne  I’m not a big wine drinker, but I love a good Malbec. I was lucky enough to work at a 5 diamond restaurant where the sommeliers allowed us to try all the wines... it was the best education in wine and was a huge benefit when I started officially learning more later in my career. 
your comparison has me sold in this mask! And sold on needing to crack open some wine I have in the bar! 

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That sounds like an amazing experience, @missjeanie! What a great way to not only be able to try all of the delicious wines but also learn from the professionals about their qualities. 

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Wait, wait, wait . . . @missjeanie, you tried all the wines at a 5 diamond restaurant??!! *swoons 😍 With the sommelier?!

(thinks about that again . . . *swoons) 🀩 

What an incredible opportunity! β™₯️ So happy to hear you were able to do that! πŸ€— 

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lol @itsfi It was a lot of work at the time but it was a big introduction to the world of food for me, the start of a lovely career.  I look back on those memories with a big smile.  I actually just looked up the restaurant and it still has it's rating.  I'd love to go back some time once we're cool to travel again. 

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Ohhh @missjeanie, that’s awesome that you have those memories! πŸ₯° You should definitely go back when you can. 

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@missjeanie Ooooh, that is lucky! I think that's one of the best ways to learn about wines. If only everyone could have access to what I'm sure was an amazing wine collection! 


I hope you enjoy this mask if you try it! 

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It was a super nice place, every shift in our pre service meeting we'd do a tasting of one of the wines and one of the menu items.  @WinglessOne at the time I was working in their pastry shop and it was one of the most amazing things for me.  I was in my early 20's and had just left home where dinner was meat, potato, vegetable.  Seeing all of the amazing foods and wines was an eye opener for me!  I just looked up their restaurant as I haven't in years now... I really should carve out some time to travel back there once traveling is kosher again!  

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Several masks gifted and inspired by BIC beauties for last night and this evening. 


Last night I was inspired by @itsfi  to bust out a foot mask. I had a Dr. jart foot Smoothing mask from @mrsmouse  and tonight was the night! I slipped them on and headed to bed. I figured if moisturizer and socks were supposed to be good then actual moisturizing socks would be great. I totally discounted the fact that I can’t sleep with things on my feet. After about three hours of tossing and turning with little sleep I had to peel them off and throw them on the floor. It had to be done. I do vaguely recall that my feet felt slippery smooth when I was falling back to sleep. This morning I woke up and was trying to figure out if my feet felt any different. Conclusion... Im not sure. My feet weren’t in bad shape to start, and the mask is meant to be smoothing.... fine lines are more a concern on my crows feet, not my actual feet. I will say the warming aspect of this foot mask has me glad I have a couple more, I can see myself loving them come winter. I’m glad to have been nudged to try these!


The Whole Foods Bio Cellulose Nourasing Royal Jelly was influenced by @Shosh85  . I tried a WF mask earlier this week and it was ok. Shosh mentioned that their bio cellulose are are better so I found that I had two more in my collection, this one courtesy of mrsmouse again! I have to say the scent on this one is quite subdued , it might be mostly Shea butter scented? I had the mask on for the 20 minutes suggested and I could just feel it starting to dry out a bit. Any remaining serum sunk in on its own in a matter of minutes. Zero tackiness after at all. Is my skin more nourished? How does one tell? It does feel less dehydrated than it was pre mask. I will day I enjoyed this mask more than the last one. I think the mask material is a key here for me. Not much by way of extra serum but it did feel nice going into my dΓ©colletΓ© and arms. I think the lack of tack is nicer for me on my body than my face. I don’t really care about tack on my face, but it can bug me on my body. I’m curious to try the other one I have now!




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@missjeanie  Omg I couldn’t sleep with a foot mask on either. I would literally rip them off. When I do foot masks I can barely move. I’m not much of a sock person either I guess!!! 

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@ather Socks are evil. 

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The caring about crow's feet compared to your feet feet cracked me up @missjeanie. I want to think all my lines or smile lines but need a dose of reality occasionally πŸ˜‚

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lol I had to laugh @ShortErica ... I guess some people may be concerned by their foot wrinkles... but... not I.  I'm actually pretty okay with my crow's feet considering how adverse I am to growing up.  Feet wrinkles were a worry I didn't have before this mask. lol