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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


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:


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, 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:   


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Yeah I like it in my pasta but itโ€™s weird as a facial โ€˜treatโ€™ @Kim888 ๐Ÿ˜‚ Itโ€™s different though, and I guess thatโ€™s what makes it fun!

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Hi all! After a lengthy absence I am back!! Unfortunately I have experienced the affects of covid (in my social circle/immediate family and TBD if personally) and wasn't really feeling up to doing much, but seeing as we're going to be in this new normal for a while, I figure may as well try to incorporate at least a little of the "old normal" hahaha.


And right on time - my masking yesterday seemed to be right on theme!


Last night I used the MILK MAKEUP Watermelon Brightening Face Mask 1 oz/ 30 g . Not sure if anyone else has used this one, but if so, then you know the feeling of disappointment that it smells nothing like watermelon. It has the faintest clay aroma which I didn't notice or mind, but certainly was not what I was expecting.


Application was easy thanks to the stick and was mess free. It glides on a bubblegum pink color (on my skin tone) and turns a little more dusty rose as it dries. The instructions says leave on for 5-10 mins. Generally I like to leave brigyhtening masks on for longer, but the reviews indicated that some people experienced staining that looked like a sunburn, so I followed instructions and removed after 10ish mins. 


It didn't dry down totally so I still was able to move my face and rinsed off very easily with warm water. Some people stated that it stained their towels, so I used a pink towel to dry my face after removal, so I can't attest as to whether or not that may be an issue. 


Results - as with any brightening product, I'm skeptical that any long term results can be seen in one use. That being said, the clay did help control my oil, and my skin did look glowy and bright. It felt pretty soft, and it still feels really nice and soft today. 


Final verdict - I would use it again and liked the results! That being said - I will reserve this one for travel. I get similar results from other clay masks, but I don't like travelling with them because they're messy. This is the perfect travel clay mask for short term softness and brightness, but wish it had at least a bit of watermelon scent ๐Ÿ˜ž

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@cianni so happy to see you back!! Unfortunately this milk mask was a major fail for me!! The one I bought was dried out and after I opened it up,, it broke into chunks ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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@cianni, so good to see you! The Milk watermelon mask stick was a good travel companion for me ... when that was something I did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ All in due time though. It does come in handy for trips. 

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Good to see you again @cianni! So sorry to hear about covid in your circle. Hopefully masking brings you a little joy and normal. Isn't it frustrating when masks don't smell like they are supposed to?! At least the results sound nice. Hope you stay safe and sane. It all still seems weird.

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@cianni  Great to hear your thoughts on this one. Iโ€™ve been meaning to try it. I might wait to try it when travel opens up again!

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@cianni we have missed you! So sorry to hear your news, I hope everyone is back to feeling normal again quickly.


Yes, this one would be good for travel, and ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผthat will be something soon again!


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@cianni   It's great to see you around! I am so sorry to hear your news! I hope you and the people close to you get better soon!


I'm happy to hear you're liking the mask stick! I definitely agree it would've been better with a yummy watermelon scent, but I love that it's perfect for travel! ๐Ÿ‰

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@cianni @Sorry you havenโ€™t been feeling well but glad to hear you were up for some masking! Iโ€™m always a little skeptical of stock masks but they are nice for not making a mess!

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Welcome back, @cianni! I'm sorry to hear you've been dealing more personally with Covid. I hope you and your loved ones are on the road to recovery. 


Switching gears, the Milk mask does seem like it would be a good option for travel. That's a great idea!

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N is for Naruko and a throwback to @sonnydee's rainbow theme challenge a couple of week's ago with an indigo theme for this masking sesh, as the sheet mask, like the Tatcha body butter, contains Japanese indigo (Polygonum Tinctorium Leaf/Stem Extract). 
Naruko is a Taiwainese skincare brand and produces a handful of sheet masks that I love. This soft, medium thick cotton Naruko Raw Job's Tears Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing and Brightening Mask is packed with a clear, lightweight essence that holds a faint scent that reminds me of .... maybe rice, or possibly barley, and claims to hydrate and brighten skin while reducing pore size. Looking at the inci list, I can see how the mask would be hydrating (i.e., snow fungus extract and two forms of hyaluronic acid (sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid) as well as brightening (i.e., Job's Tears, vitamin C derivatives). I'm not sure about the pore shrinking claims, but there are quite a few soothing ingredients in this mask (i.e., allantoin, extracts of oat) as well as ingredients known to help with cell regeneration (i.e., ellagic acid, pea extract). 
Adherence with this mask is great and fit is what I expect from most sheet masks and, with a few adjustments here and there, it fit my face shape and features better. I wore the mask for my usual half hour though there was plenty of essence still left that I probably could have left it on for another 15-20 minutes without it drying out. After my skin fully absorbed all the essence, my skin felt soft, smooth, and bouncy and my complexion looked hydrated and brightened. This is an oft repeated purchase for me and I don't foresee that changing anytime soon. โค๏ธ

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What are your thoughts on the Tatcha body butter,,, that I didn't know existed?? Lol @itsfi 

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@lmaster, I like the Tatcha body butter; itโ€™s good for dryness. Itโ€™s rich but glides on easily and absorbs nicely. It has a clean-ish scent that I think smells nice, relaxing and uplifting; it doesnโ€™t linger so it doesnโ€™t compete with any perfume I might wear.  I thought I read that itโ€™s being discontinued (boo!) though there are travel sizes still available direct from Tatcha - in a different color container. I have an old version. 

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Oh good to know! @itsfi 

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@itsfi  I think you made a perfect pair! And I love your picture!

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Awww, thank you @ather! ๐Ÿค— Very kind of you to say. After masking I realized that I forgot to use the Mahalo indigo balm as a lip balm. Oh well, next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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@itsfi  I was thinking indigo would be a hard color theme, but of course, you found the most perfect product to fit right in - not only is it indigo, but it even says it right on the front! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The Naruko mask sounds wonderful- love those results! This is another line of masks I'd like to eventually try. So happy it was a winner for you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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The Naruko sounds very enjoyable, @itsfi. If I remember, Jobโ€™s Tears are an ingredient in another one of their masks that you tried ๐Ÿค” I could be wrong, though-itโ€™s just such an unusual ingredient that doesnโ€™t seem to come up often. That Tatcha is such a special treat!

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It was probably the same Jobโ€™s Tears mask @eshoe

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Sephora collections week theme



I really enjoy this version, the white sheet is highly saturated so that makes it more flexible and adheres better than the other two I've tried that seemed like they barely had any serum holding in the sheet. Scent was lemon/citrus wear time was 20 minutes, nicely hydrated and moisturized plump and felt great! Definitely a repurchase,, no notable tackiness that lasted 

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Happy to hear this one worked well for you @lmaster. I have this one too but havenโ€™t pulled it out yet. Good to know what to expect. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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