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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: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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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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Good for you, @ather - truly! Wish I would have been doing this all along, but thereโ€™s no better time to start than now;)

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My Desire Paradise Pack and my broken Pacifica ๐Ÿ˜‰


The Pacifica Crystal Lava Bubbling Charcoal Mask is one of my favorite newer masks. @lmaster mentioned there is a pineapple๐Ÿ one, too - yum! I tried a thicker layer this time and had a very thick layer of bubbles, enough to make me look silly๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Wash off is easy, skin felt clean and soft. 

The Purenskin My Desire Paradise Pack is a slightly textured sheet mask, akin to the Missha Ice Sorbet. Iโ€™ve only tried one other mask (wish I could remember which one) like this, so it was fun to discover another one. 

The scent; barely there but it reminded me of something tropical. Jasmine or Gardenia, but not offensively strong at all. Plumeria is listed as an ingredient, so that might be what I caught. The fit was another bonus, just an all around good fit. There was a a generous amount of extra serum (which was a little thicker than water) to pat on my checks and forehead.

Left this on around 30 minutes, removed and found a little bit of tack that remained until I finished with my skincare. I would definitely use this mask again!

Water, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract. Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Fragrance

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@eshoe, Purenskin has some good masks; nice to hear this one worked out well for you.

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Thatโ€™s very good to know @itsfi. I will have to try out more, then. If you have one you like in particular, I would love to hear!

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@eshoe  Both masks sound great!! 

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They are both easy winners, @ather! The Pacifica is a decent price and fun to use. Bubbly, great subtle watermelon scent, easy wash off and happy, clean skin๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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The Purenskin mask sounds really lovely, @eshoe!

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It was, @quspork - and different, too. Love an unusually scented and textured mask, especially when youโ€™ve been on the same wash-off rotation๐Ÿ˜†

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Oh no @eshoe how did it get broken??

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No idea @lmaster, the pump worked for me to get one pump out (for the scent test when I first got it), and that was it. Stopped working right away. I figured out how to open it though and now use a spatula. Which is kind of like using a dipstick to test the level of oil;)



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Is there like a little tube in the product that needs to connect to the lid? I wonder if it came loose or just got disconnected from the pump lid ๐Ÿง๐Ÿค” @eshoe 

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Idk @lmaster ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I expected there to be a little bag inside like REN uses, but it is more like DE (no internal bag). At least I am able to use it, because itโ€™s a good one!!

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That's sad!! @eshoe I'm so sorry this happened ๐Ÿ˜” but you have a more positive attitude than I may have had ๐Ÿ˜†

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Well @lmaster I think weโ€™ve all been making a bit more lemonade than usual this year๐Ÿ˜‰

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@eshoe  Ooh, this sheet mask sound wonderful! Love that kind of material/texture! I think the other mask you're thinking of is this one ๐Ÿ‘‡


.... you gifted me this one and you told me it reminded you of the Missha mask I gifted you ๐Ÿ˜‰ I haven't had the chance to try it yet, but I can't wait!

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YES thatโ€™s it, @Shosh85@PrettyPaint gifted me one and I loved it....itโ€™s like a little masking train๐Ÿ˜‚

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@eshoe  Haha! I love it! All aboard! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Okay!  I decided to do a pedicure last night and that never happened but I told myself Iโ€™d do one this morning instead.  I got the foot bath down from my closet and ended up cleaning and reorganizing my palettes๐Ÿ˜…  Itโ€™s now 3pm and hot water is in the foot bath.  I stuck my feet in and of course it spilled out all over so I had to clean that up and add some cooler water cause ouch!   Settled in and soaking my feet. 
Step 1 - salt soak.  The soak smells like straight up cinnamon and is tinted orange.  I suppose thatโ€™s one of the pumpkin spices so not mad just not what I expected.  It still smells great!  There are no instructions for how long to soak my feet so I am going with 20 minutes cause Iโ€™m enjoying the vibration and massage and I didnโ€™t pull this foot bath out and clean my closet for nothing! 
Step 2- sugar scrub- this smells like pure cinnamon as well.  Whereโ€™s the nutmeg and clove?  A quick look at the ingredients says they didnโ€™t bother with anything but pumpkin extract and cinnamal. Is cinnamal another word for  cinnamon? Oh itโ€™s what gives cinnamon itโ€™s scent. And itโ€™s toxic for fish if it gets into the water supply.  Hmmmm.  The scrub feels great and smells great even though it doesnโ€™t smell like pumpkin spice.  
Step 3- mud mask-again just smells like cinnamon.  Is this why this product was in a subscription box?  The mask is suuuuuper creamy.  Itโ€™s to be kept on for 3-5 minutes.  Iโ€™m going with 5 cause Iโ€™ve gotta make this process and the cleanup afterward worth it.  The mask doesnโ€™t dry down and is easy to rinse off.  
Step 4- massage butter- cinnamon scented massage butter.  Itโ€™s thinner than what I consider massage butter but itโ€™s still thick moisturizing and smells good.  Thereโ€™s more massage butter than you could possibly need for your whole body in a packet so I will smell like cinnamon for a while:D 
All in all a good experience.  My feet are happy for the love and smell like cinnamon:). Iโ€™d recommend this but donโ€™t expect pumpkin spice. 



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That foot bath looks super relaxing, I'm sorry getting it out though was a bit of a hassle, @heartsmyface!! Glad the mask set seemed to work out, although too bad it didn't smell like pumpkin!!

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@heartsmyface  Well, it's a bit of a bummer there was no Pumpkin scent, but cinnamon still sounds great and the foot bath just looks SO relaxing! Glad you could pamper yourself a little! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I'll take cinnamon spice!! @heartsmyface looks so relaxing!!

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