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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖

It’s May, Hurray! 🌸 We are almost 1/2-way through this year’s challenge🙌🏼


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: Masks that Make You Hungry 😋Is it the scent..or the packaging? Which masks make you crave a yummy treat? It is no surprise that this week’s delicious theme is brought to you by none other than @itsfi! 🍉🍰🍩🍯🍵

Letter of the Week:  U

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


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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

Thank you for sharing your knowledge, @WinglessOne - I always learn so much from you! Speaking of, I didn’t even realize the YTTP has l-ascorbic acid. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve read the ingredients.


A pump would be great, you are right. There are glass pumps out there, Guessing the costs might be slightly higher because of the pump? You should share your thoughts with the brand, would be a good change to see.

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Thanks @eshoe ! 😊 I think I did ask YTTP about their packaging decision, but I don't remember if they responded. I might ask again. 


And now I wonder if anyone makes a glass airless vacuum pump jar or bottle... the exterior could certainly be made of glass, but the insides of all airless pumps/bottles I've seen are plastic. At a minimum, the interior platform thingy would probably have to be plastic; I wouldn't want that to be glass and break inside the jar. And either the interior container or exterior jar would have to be opaque or anti-UV for best ascorbic acid protection, so they'd have to use some kind of tinted or opaquely colored glass. But it's possible. 

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I’ve had facial oil containers like that, @WinglessOne. Glass bottle, with plastic pump. I definitely don’t see a glass pump as sustainable in my household, the diamond nail file I bought (you recommended it; it was amazing) broke the exact same day I bought it🙄 no one’s fault but my own. Just broke the gray glass straw from the SEPHORA COLLECTION Hydrate! Reusable Glass Straw Set this morning. It’s OOS now, I had it added to my cart immediately and when it went OOS thought to myself, what am I buying? Because I know I am just going to break them all at some point. 

Sidetracked for a moment, but yes...I would take a glass bottle with plastic pump over a glass jar with screw on lid.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

My favorite multi-step mask: Ole's Power Bright 



This is one I usually save for special occasions but I figure making it to the end of August in the year 2020 is reason enough to celebrate these days! I know a lot of us have used and love this 3-step system so I won't spend too much time on it, but it's still hands down one my favorite masks for bright, baby soft skin. Perfect before a night out or a special event. It's a shame OH seems to have stopped selling it here and through their site, but luckily you can still find the set at Marshall's and TJMaxx fairly often - and thanks to that I have plenty in the stash! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Absolutely, @quspork this is a major love!!

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It's such a good mask, @lmaster!

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@quspork  Tooo bad they stopped selling it 🤔

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It's a sad thing indeed, @ather. It really is one of my favorites of all time, so it's such a shame to see it discontinued. 

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I just posted that I don't have any 3 step masks and I do have this one but haven't tried it yet. I picked mine up at Marshalls or TJ Maxx too. Glad to hear more love for this one @quspork! Do you get multiple uses out of it? I feel like that was something I remember reading.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

I think several people here do divide up the cups for a couple of uses, but honestly I just slather everything on for a single use per pack, @ShortErica. I hope you enjoy it when you try it!

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Oh my goodness, @quspork - you aren’t kidding! It’s hard to believe we are nearing holiday season already 😳 Good for you for making a celebration out of an ordinary day:)

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This has been a crazy year, @eshoe. I can't believe tomorrow is September!

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YES @quspork 🍂🌾!!! Fall already 🍁


Speaking of, love the leaves you included with your surprise mail last year, I saved them in order to use them for decorating and projects this year. Little did I know how special and how far-reaching your kindness would be☺️

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@eshoe !!! That brings such a smile to my face, you have no idea. I'm glad you can find a use for them and get to enjoy them!

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Looooove this one @quspork! 🧡🧡🧡 I will be sad when there are no more of these boxes to be found at TJ Maxx / Marshalls. I still keep hope that OH will bring in back. 

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We share that hope, @itsfi! Maybe the @olehenriksen gods and goddesses will hear our prayers. 🙏

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@quspork  Definitely a favorite of mine as well! Happy to hear you love it too! I'll be sad when we stop seeing it at TJ Maxx/Marshall's! 😢

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Most definitely, @Shosh85. But then maybe they'll bring it back (or some version of it) -- here's hoping!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Since I started my masking on Sunday night and finished in the wee hours this morning, this will count for last week's letter of the week (H for Holika Holika) and drugstore theme, as well as this week's 3-step theme. Thank you @heartsmyface! I ordinary take 3-step masks / multi-step masks with me when I travel, but as that's been grounded for a while, this helps to get through this part of my stash! The focus of this masking is my nose.
The aim of the Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Black Head 3-Step Kit is, as it says in the name itself, clear blackheads. Here's what each step is intended to accomplish and the time recommended for each step:
Step 1Opens pores, making it easier to remove blackheads15-20 minutes
Step 2Removes blackheads and dead skin cells10-15 minutes
Step 3Tightens, minimizes and soothes pores5-10 minutes
What I thought would be a 15-20 minute endeavor is actually a 30-45 minute project. My thoughts on each step are:
  • Step 1: This nose strip is drenched in the watery serum and there's more in the packet. Adherence is good.
  • Step 2: This is the set's version of the Biore nose strip. On it goes. It hardens to let you know it's time to remove and when I did, out came the whiteheads.
  • Step 3: The nose strip in this third and final step reminds me of a bio-cellulose sheet mask, but in the form of a nose strip. It's sandwiched between a plastic sheet and netting and is saturated in a viscous, somewhat sticky essence, which actually comes in handy as it helps the otherwise slippery nose strip stay on my nose. The cooling sensation feels nice. 
Overall, this is a nice 3-step. I was surprised by how well it worked. It is very time consuming and the 3-steps are something that I think can be easily replicated. 
  • Step 1: Run washcloth under warm water, wring dry and press onto skin
  • Step 2: Biore nose strip
  • Step 3: Apply pore minimizing serum to nose
Overall, this was a nice 3-step to try. If I had another one of these, I'd happily use it (when I have 45 minutes to devote to it), but it's not something I would go out of my way to seek out. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  These can be fun when you have the time, but 45 minutes sure seems like a lot of time to spend on just your nose! I do love the packaging on these though - I'm always tempted to pick 'em up just for the cuteness 😉 🐽

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Yes!!! That is exactly how I feel @Shosh85! 45 minutes on just my nose?!! I hope I remember not to be drawn in by the packaging again. That’s just a lot of time. I feel like 30 minutes of sheet masking on my face is a lot as it is. 😂 

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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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