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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖

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


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: Blind Pick Your Mask! @veronika23 gave us this week’s daring challenge. Thank you bringing a little suspense into masking, lovely!🙌🏼

Letter of the Week:  F

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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 masks💗

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@heartsmyface oooh sounds fun! Is that the one that came in FFF this season?

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@Kim888   It is!  :D.   

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Sounds like a treat @heartsmyface. In high school I had a paraffin wax bath that I'd use for my hands and feet. Now I want some type of pampering device again!

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@ShortErica  Ouhhhhh, that sounds divine and also somewhat messy.  How do you clean a parrifin bath?  🧐. 

exit- I’m watching how to videos on wax baths!

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@heartsmyface As long as the wax was mostly clean, we left it in and it would harden. Then when we would use it again, just reheat. It was the kind that you plugged in and it melted and kept it warm. Once the wax looked gross we would dig out the solid pieces and add new wax. I forget if that was what was instructed or we felt more confident disposing it that way than dumping out warm wax.

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@ShortErica   Okay that doesn’t seem so bad  knowing beeswax is antibacterial.  And cooled off seems a less messy way of doing things.   

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@heartsmyface  Omg I need to invest in one of those foot baths!!! And the scent of that soak sounds so yummy!! Perfect treat!

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@ather   It’s not something I would have ever thought was a good idea to buy.  It was a gift from my hubs around six years ago.  I remember lowkey not thinking I’d ever use it but it turned out I loved it.  Too bad I went and stashed it on the top shelf of my closet when we moved.  I forgot about it.  I’m going to store it somewhere a little more accessible 😄

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Oooouh, look at you @heartsmyface! I love a good foot soak. 😍

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@itsfi  It felt great! My feet are feeling particularily soft right now.  I must do this more often.  

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@heartsmyface, I used to (try to) do a foot soak every Friday night. I need to get back to that. Just thinking about it makes me feel more relaxed. 🥰 I shall live vicariously through you until I get myself back into the habit. 

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the best masks. I mix them with rose water and apple cider vinegar. Does miracles to my pores by the next day. 

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P is for Persimmon, which also fits the fall theme and it’s also one of my favorite fall fruits 😉 I've been using these persimmon masks over the last few days.


It's still a little early for persimmon season so I improvised with a few things. Voluspa Saijo Persimmon candle was my very first Voluspa candle. I remember picking it up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale about 3, maybe even 4, years ago. I loved it then and I love it now. One of my favorites, though with Voluspa candles, it's probably easier to list the scents I'm less fond of. The dried persimmons were not bad, but I've had better. The persimmon tea was a nice treat once the weather cooled down here; in winter time, I like to add some ginger, cinnamon sticks and honey to my persimmon tea. 🍵 But, now it's time to move onto the sheet masks. 😉


Mask:Mediheal Pore Detox Oxygenating Bubble Maskpeach slices clarify loquat leaf + persimmon leave sheet maskTroxederm Repair Mask Pack
Specs:A wash-off bubbling sheet mask that only covers your face from the nose bridge down. The mask fits and adheres nicely and is packed with fizzy essence (and there's extra in the packet) that has a slightly soapy, slightly perfumed scent to it.A cotton sheet mask saturated in a fairly potent citrus and slightly minty-and-medicinal scented, clear, thick-ish, jelly-like serum that feels cooling going on the skin. Fit i
A very light and thin cotton (?) sheet mask beautifully infused with a light, thin, creamy, milky essence that smells clean, fresh and with a slightly spicy bent to it that reminds me a little of ginger. Fit was what I consider standard for masks - an inch too long at chin and minor adjustments required to corners of eyes and mouth holes. Adherence was great.
Claims:Exfoliating, cleansing and refiningPurifying, detoxing, clearing, and calmingBrightening, moisturizing, soothing, and anti-aging
Other Notable Ingredients:Extracts of papaya, apples, propolis, mung beans, and rice; sodium hyaluronate; witch hazel; milk proteins; and galactomyces ferment filtrate.Extracts of peppermint, rose, lemon, fig, houttuynia cordata and eriobotrya Japonica leaf (loquat), and peppermint oilNiacinamide, extracts of anise, centella asiatica, propolis, prunella vulgaris, mugwort, and green tea; sodium hyaluronate, troxerutin, and lavender, orange and coconut oils.
Performance & Results:
The bubbles foam up quickly and there are a lot of them. A lot. Which was fine with me here because of the shape and because I snipped away the part of the mask that covered the nose bridge so there was no bubbling near my eyes. There's plenty of extra essence to apply to the forehead if desired.
Skin looks and feels cleansed, refreshed, brightened, smooth, and, interestingly, slightly moisturized. 
My skin felt nourished by the thicker jelly serum in this mask, a plus on a night when my skin had some dry patches to contend with. I left the mask on for 30 minutes but felt like I could have extended it for another 15 without a problem. My pores were in decent shape when I used this mask so I can't really speak to its detoxing claims. That said, my skin looked and felt well moisturized, bouncier and brighter. Nothing to complain about there! Instant (though temporary, as is to be expected) hydrating, plumping, and brightening effects. I think my pores looked smaller too! The serum on this is lovely and I'm happy that there's extra in the packet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Additional Thoughts:I think I may have found a bubble sheet mask I like. This half mask shape is well suited for my preferences when it comes to this type of mask.Those with oily or very oily skin will need to be extra mindful of the thickness of the serum and may need to make some adjustments. I spy a cream in this line that I may need to look at more closely with the colder season around the corner.
Repurchase?:Probably. I know, this is quite shocking as I am not a fan of bubble sheet masks.Yes; I loved the results from this mask and will definitely use it again when I can put its detoxifying and clarifying claims to the test.Oh yes, I will. "When exactly did I say I would be done with this sheet mask no-buy?!" Hmmm... 

Ingredients: Persimmon is often listed as diospyros kaki leaf 

Mediheal Pore Detox Oxygenating Bubble Mask (from mediheal (dot) com)

Water (Aqua/Eau), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Dipropylene Glycol, Disiloxane, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Anise (Illicium Verum) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Alcohol, Propolis Extract, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Flower Extract, Papaya (Carica Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mung Bean (Phaseolus Radiatus) Seed Extract, Apple (Pyrus Malus) Fruit Extract, Chestnut (Castanea Sativa) Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Milk Protein Extract, Rice (Oryza Sativa) Bran Extract, Persimmon (Diospyros Kaki) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin

peach slices clarify loquat leaf & persimmon leaf sheet mask (from peachandlily (dot) com)

Water, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Mentha Arvensis Extract, Rose Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Panthenol, Betaine, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Trehalose, Arginine, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA

Troxederm Repair Essence Sheet Mask (from peachandlily (dot) com)

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polystearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Troxerutin, Arginine, Allantoin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Fragrance, Centella Asiatica Extract, Propolis Extract, Prunella Vulgaris Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi the trexoderm mask sounds great!!

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It was @lmaster! 😍 And now I have a new ingredient to look into. 🧐😊 Definitely one I can see my skin loving in the cooler months.

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@itsfi  I was introduced to persimmon from a friend and I also loved them! I need to get one of those Voluspa candles! I love your photo it’s beautiful!

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@ather, they’re super tasty. This is a good reminder for me to be on the lookout for persimmon at the store or the farmers market in the next month or so. With covid and shelter in place, I usually just stick to a routine at the grocery store. 

This Voluspa saijo persimmon candle smells really good. 😍 You know what else smells good? The lychee candle you sent me; I have it burning right now. Nice way to unwind after a Monday. 😃 Awww, thank you. You’re always so kind! 🤗 

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@itsfi  Oh how I miss farmers markets 😭 


I’m so glad you are enjoying the candle I sent you!! It’s not super strong but still so nice! My son watches this show called the Bumble Nums and they make food and one is frozen lychee bubble tea. Every time I burn it I think about that silly show!

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@ather, aww that’s cute. I had to look up Bumble Nums! 😃 I like that the lychee candle has a softer throw to it. It won’t fill an entire room but you can smell it. I’ve been burning it on the side table when I read. 🥰

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@itsfi   Wait those dried persimmons are for eating or for fragrance?  I saw the photo and thought they were decorative. 

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@heartsmyface, the one on the tray are for eating. 😆 I’ve definitely had better tasting ones. They don’t usually look so dried out. Hmmm... 🤔