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

Itโ€™s May, Hurray! ๐ŸŒธ We are almost 1/2-way through this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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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: Masks that Make You Hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹Is it the scent..or the packaging? Which masks make you crave a yummy treat? It is no surprise that this weekโ€™s delicious theme is brought to you by none other than @itsfi! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต

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:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-1/m-p/4995162/h...

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2019-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/m-p/4497678/highligh...

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125   

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Thanks @quspork ! You're the one who tried another Dewytree 100 mask, right? I couldn't remember who that was when I originally posted, otherwise I'd have tagged you. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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I did try the quince version recently, @WinglessOne and liked it pretty well. I have the birch on hand to try at some point too. I have the absolute worst memory and almost always forget who it was I saw using what, LOL!

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@WinglessOne how would you describe the scent?? I'm very curious

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@lmaster It has a green plant scent I can't easily compare to any other scent. Kinda like a mix of green leafy veg and almost pine. I guess some folks might find the scent slightly green medicinal? I'd still like to smell a cica plant for comparison, but this mask's scent was actually quite mild. 

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Ok thank you @WinglessOne I think I have a better idea now! 

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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! ๐Ÿ˜‰  Hmmm ... ๐Ÿค” homework for me. But first, I must look for an Argentinian Malbec; not sure Iโ€™ve had one before. 

Oh ... right, back to the sheet mask. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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! Iโ€™m always interested in wine pairings; thatโ€™s typically involved food, but Iโ€™m completely open to expanding that to masks. ๐Ÿ˜‚ It may mean I have to sip my wine through a straw, which makes me cringe ๐Ÿ˜ฌ  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. ๐Ÿ˜ 

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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 itโ€”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. Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ve had a Malbec or two at some point, ๐Ÿ˜ but itโ€™s probably been a while. I get set on certain varietals and havenโ€™t been venturing out to try new ones as often as I did previously. The Argentinian Malbecs sound like something I would enjoy.

 

Iโ€™ll be sure to keep you posted if I find an Argentinian mask. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Would love to know if you discover anything going down that rabbit hole. ๐Ÿ˜‰ With my mask stash โ€œdwindlingโ€ down, Iโ€™ve been thinking of how I want to approach curating new masks. 

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@WinglessOne  Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜ With the sommelier?!

(thinks about that again . . . *swoons) ๐Ÿคฉ 

What an incredible opportunity! โ™ฅ๏ธ So happy to hear you were able to do that! ๐Ÿค— 

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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, thatโ€™s awesome that you have those memories! ๐Ÿฅฐ 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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Autumn Masks / K&P - MISSHA Potato

I dunno why, but fall makes me think of roasted Potatoes. Plus aside from the PTR Pumpkin (so perfect for this week with Fall and P's, but has been extensively reviewed already) this was the only potential Fall themed mask I could find in my stash.

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Fit:

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This is one of MISSHA's Airy Fit sheet mask, so it lighter than their regular ones?? Honestly this felt thick and heavy to me, but not like in a way where I thought it would stay well in place, like a hydrogel, but just thick? I can't really tell, but are they rice based? I do like the idea of wearing a glutinous rice cake, but thats not quite the sense I got from this.

As you can see, not a great fit for my face, but it wasn't terrible.

Serum:

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Says it is watery but more creamy/milky. Not a ton in the package, but A LOT on the mask. No real fragrance or scent that I could detect.

Claims:

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Brightening. It definitely brightens after and the next morning. Does it do it better than any other one? No, but it does definitely brighten.

Ingredients:

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Wear Time:

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Recommends 15-20. I left on 40-45 when it was starting to get a little dryer around the forehead edge, and it still had a TON of serum on the mask that I applied to my neck, arms and hands.

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B/B- It definitely brightens and the serum was nice, but the fit isn't great and I get the same Brightening effects from wash off masks.

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I think this is the first potato mask I've seen @haleyvvvv. Good to know it didnt have a scent. Love the smell of potatoes to eat but probably not the same on the face. Too bad the results weren't more impressive.

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I feel like if it smelled like any variety of cooked potatoes, I'd be so happy, but also immediately hungry, lol. But raw potatoes, not so much, @ShortErica., so I'm glad it didn't smell like that. 

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@haleyvvvv  Aww the fit looked awkward a bit. Sounds promising! I think I have one in my stash I might need to dig it out to try!

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