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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖

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 challenge🙌🏼

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 masks💗

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It’s a good standby, @tjffc. And a huge jar! This is a good one to have on hand for rough skin days:)

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I've really enjoyed all the pacifica foam masks @eshoe happy to see you enjoyed it too 🙌

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All of them, @lmaster? I didn’t know there were more! Thanks for the heads up😉

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Ok maybe just one more lol @eshoe 


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Yum guess that’s on my list now @lmaster 😊👌🏼

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The hydro gel mask sounds like a nice one @eshoe; the 2-piece ones usually are. Glad to hear this worked out for you.

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It really was enjoyable, @itsfi! So many hydro gels have a little something that can sidetrack the process..whether itchiness, or falling off altogether. This did neither:)

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Itchiness @eshoe? I wonder if there’s something in the hydrogel material itself that your skin is not fond of? Hmmm... 🤔 

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I think some of the fibers might be scratchiest than others, @itsfi 🤷🏻‍♀️ As the itchiness is generally located around the edges, I think it depends on the finishing of the hems. At any rate, a two part mask is always a plus;)

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That's awesome that your skincare journal is coming in handy @eshoe! I've been taking great mask notes in my spreadsheet but sometimes I forget to take notes on products until I empty them and then don't remember my true impressions while using them. Inspiration for keeping better track. Both have seemed good to me, but do you have a preference for biocellulose or hydro gel?

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@ShortErica I have struggled with finding a good tracking system for myself that is easy and accessible so that I actually use it on a daily basis. I bought a cute pen and some color coordinated dots to create a

schedule so I don’t over do it in certain areas. It’s helped me learn a few things I already suspected about my masking. Mainly that I’m driven by how I ‘feel’/ what I sense my skin needs that day. The dots give me a good guideline and reminder of where I should be, but I don’t make myself stick to it completely.


I love having everything in one place, and also the tactile side-having a book in my hands. I can’t wait to look back over an entire year! 

Pretty sure I prefer biocellulose, they adhere better (for the most part) and most feel like second skin. Where hydrogels really shine is the fact that they are two-part. Love that!

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That will be awesome to have an entire year of notes @eshoe!

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I hope so, @ShortErica! After my last phone completely died without warning, I’ve reverted to an old-school record-keeping method😉

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Yes @eshoe! Some things need to be in writing. I remember our IT guy saying you can use OneNote for work and I'm like no, I need the satisfaction of crossing things off a list.

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Me too, @ShortErica. Although the checkboxes are ok, there is something about paper and pen that just completes it.❤️ that!

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@eshoe  The Hydro Gel mask sounds great! If I remember correctly, it was @sonnydee's mini that compared it to a, "jellyfish butt." 😂 I also remember you saying, "it's like trying to handle a wet fish" ..... haha! 🐟🐠

I liked all 4 of the Icing Sweet Bar masks, but I'd have to say this Hanrabong one was my least favorite and that has a lot to do with the scent. I didn't think the scent was horrible, I was just hoping for more of a refreshing citrusy/orange kind of smell. 🍊

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Ah the jellyfish ‘butt’ I missed that part, @Shosh85 @sonnydee 😂 


Yeah the scent, it’s a little polarizing, like ginseng. If I remember correctly, the pineapple was pretty deliciously scented, which is more universally loved 🥰

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@eshoe  Yup, and the melon and watermelon are deliciously scented as well! 😋🍉🍈

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For the week's Glam & Glow theme

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Packed with several ingredients renowned for its brightening properties, including apple fruit extract, niacinamide, vitamin C, licorice extract, and lemon and orange peel extract, it's hard to imagine Timeless Beauty Bar Glam and Glow Mask Sheet wouldn't live up to its name. I experienced some minor tingling upon application, likely due to the Vitamin C and citrus peel extracts. It doesn't last long, but folks sensitive to those ingredients should probably pass on this mask. Unlike many other sheet masks, this cotton one is full of essence without being drenched or saturated in it. I left the mask on for the recommended 20 minutes and after removing the mask and pressing in the essence that remains, my skin feels soft and smooth and looks fresh and bright. The inclusion of glycerin, sugarcane extract and aloe leaf juice helps to combat any dryness the skin may experience with the inclusion of all the citrus peel extracts and AHA's in the mask. Overall, the mask is a nice one and would make a good mask in the morning before applying makeup or as a prep before a night out.


Ingredients: (from ipsy (dot) com)

Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica, Citric Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Titanium Dioxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Glycyrrhiza, Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

L is for Lychee

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I love lychees - so delicious and refreshing. This Sephora Collection Clean Face Mask Lychee is a vegan, eucalyptus-derived fiber sheet mask with a light, but detectable scent that I'd describe as fresh and subtly floral. The scent was pleasant but I was hoping it would smell a little of lychees. I ran out of my lychee black tea so I settled on pairing my lychee masking sesh with the Voluspa Panjore Lychee Candle, a generous gift from the fabulous @ather - thank you, hon! This has a very light, but fresh, slightly fruity, slightly citrusy scent. I pick up the subtlest hint sweetness to it if I really take it in, which I attribute to the lychee or Asian pear notes (or both) in this candle. 


Fit & Adherence:

Fit and adherence were what my face has come to expect from most sheet masks - adherence is good and fit can be made to work with a couple of snips here and there to the length and the corners of the eyes, nose and mouth. Some things to note with this mask is that the eye holes seem wider than most sheet masks, a plus in my mind. Also, the hole for the mouth is actually a slit that can be adjusted for the mouth area as opposed to the traditional oval cut out.


Performance & Results:

Instructions call for 5-minutes of wear, but that seemed far too short of time to fully derive the benefits of (and my money's worth for) a mask that is fairly saturated (but not dripping) in a clear, semi-viscous essence, marketed as being "made of 95 percent natural-origin ingredients" and geared at providing hydration, moisture and glow to the skin. To be fair, my dehydrated-combo skin was really looking forward to the hydration and moisture claimed by the mask and I felt like I would be cheated out of a good experience if I just left it on for 5 minutes. A quick review of the ingredients lists did not suggest that I would experience any irritation and since I did not experience any tingling or other negative feelings during the first 5 minutes I had on the mask, I decided to leave it on for an additional 10 for a total wear time of 15 minutes and I was very pleased with the results. There was a lot of essence remaining on my skin and once fully absorbed, my complexion looked brightened and dewy and my skin looked and felt hydrated and plump. This lychee mask is a definite repurchase in my book; one of the best from the new collection. A definite repurchase and next time, I'm going with my standard 30-minute wear time.


Ingredients (from sephora (dot) com)


Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Caprylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract


Gotta say that I'm disappointed that added fragrance is in the top 10 ingredients while lychee extract is the second to last ingredient listed.🙁 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Face Mask Lychee 

VOLUSPA Panjore Lychee Mini Decorative Tin Candle 4.0 oz/ 113 g 


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@itsfi I keep seeing the Sephora masks, I just ordered a few to try!  The glam and glow mask seems interesting!

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