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

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!

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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: Multi-Step Masks - A little extra effort can be well worth it. A generous thank you to the lovely @heartsmyface for declaring this weekโ€™s theme a do-more to love-more challenge ๐Ÿ’–

Letter of the Week:  D

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Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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:

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   

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

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A couple more masks with cute packaging; this time with a honey bear theme.

JellyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin MaskJellyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin MaskJelllyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin Pearl MaskJelllyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin Pearl Mask

 

Sheet Masks:

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Similarities:
 
The material on both the JellyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin Mask and the JellyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin Pearl Mask leans thicker than your standard sheet mask and both are overly large all around. The openings for the eyes and mouth are also larger than most sheet masks which is good for me, but I still need to make some incisions to the inner corner of the eye hold and the corners of the mouth opening for a better fit. 
 
The cellulose fiber mask is drenched in a jelly like serum, having a very faint honey scent. The scent is really very subtle, you can miss it if you're not looking for it. I thought it was more noticeable in the pearl mask. The mask feels cooling and comforting against the skin. 
 
Differences:
 
The regular honey bear mask claims to provide a "nourishing glow and moist resilience." On the other hand, the honey bear pearl mask is said to yield a "nutritious glow and moisturizing tone-up". The actual words used in the mask's claims are different but I'm not sure they're actually saying anything different. Based on the name of the masks, I assumed that the honey bear pearl mask would provide more brightening effects. Results-wise, it did. It also turned out to be the more nourishing mask of the two, which surprised me. 

Overall Thoughts

The jelly serum in these masks is great for those with dry or dehydrated skin. The JellyFRIEN Honey Bear Silky Skin Pearl Mask performed better at hydrating and moisturizing the skin, while also providing a more noticeable brightening effect. I've since discovered 2 more varietals in this line - a green apple version and a carrot version. That latter sounds very interesting in that I would not think to pair carrots and honey in a mask. Of the two masks here though, the pearl mask is the one I would (and will) repurchase. 

Hair Care:

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The limited edition Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask is my favorite of the Briogeo hair masks - it detangles, hydrates, moisturizes, soften and smooths the hair. It also smells deliciously of honey making the entire hair masking experience that much more enjoyable.  

Lip Care:

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The lip balms and lip sleeping masks from Laneige are ones that I can't help picking up. If I'm masking in the mornings and am not otherwise rushed, I like to use the lip blowy balms to soften and hydrate my lips before applying lipstick. If there's something I wish the Laneige Lip Glowy Balm Peach had was a more pronounced peach scent. 

The Sephora Collection Honey Lip Scrub is my favorite product from the original or clean line of the lip balm and scrubs - its a scrub and balm in one and makes multi-tasking easy breezy. It seems like Sephora may phase out the original SC products, including this lip scrub; I haven't seen it online or in any stores in a loooong time, and it makes sense to phase out the original version now that the clean line is here, though it seems as, at least as far as the sheet masks and lip balms and scrubs are concerned, the better version seems to be the original one. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a similar honey scrub make its debut within Sephora's clean line, but I'm hopeful that will be the case one day. Until then, I'll work through the multiple backups of the honey lip scrub that I've purchased through the years. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair!โ„ข Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask 8 oz/ 236 mL 

LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm Peach 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Lip Balm & Scrub Honey 

 

 

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

@itsfi  That Honey Bear Hair Mask is still my most favorite one I've tried..... they seriously need to make it permanent!

 

The descriptions of these sheet masks definitely sound the same, just worded differently. I wouldn't have expected the Pearl one to be more nourishing either. It sounds wonderful!

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@Shosh85, completely agree. I've seen Briogeo bring the honey bear hair mask back on more occasions than before, so that makes me even more hopeful that it could be part of the permanent lineup. In my mind, it's their best selling mask, or possibly best selling hair product in their entire collection period.

 

I thought the pearl version of the sheet mask would just provide more brightening results, but nope, it was also more nourishing. Odd, but it makes it easy for me to decide which to repurchase. ๐Ÿ˜

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I had to double check that mask, the edges make it deliciously similar to a bag of sweet treats, @itsfi! Iโ€™ve added it to my list, though maybe for winter time. I love the bold and italic highlights, too - very helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

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@eshoe, these masks would work beautifully in the winter months when our skin generally leans on the drier side with the cold weather. The attention to detail with the packaging is a nice touch.

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@itsfi Those are super cute!

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@Samtian, I know right?!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I had forgotten that I had them until a couple of months, and have been saving them towards the end. These work nicely too so thatโ€™s always a plus! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ 

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Last one for the cute packaging theme ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

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PACKage Don't Worry Healing Sheet Mask

 

Material:

Medium thickness cotton, but soft and flexible

 

Serum:

Clear and a little viscous, almost like a thin jelly

 

Scent:

Not really any scent, but if I stuck my nose right up to the package I think I could smell something kind of leafy

 

Fit:

A little too long at the chin and a teensy bit too wide at the temples

 

Wear Time:

Half hour

 

Tack:

None

 

Results:

My skin tone looked more even and my face felt soft and smooth, but just a little dry - which I thought was a little surprising with those ingredients.

 

Repurchase?

Probably not, but I'm interested to try it again I see if I get those same results again. It was a decent mask and I like that it reduced some redness, but didn't like that it made me a little dry.

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This would make a really cute embroidered baseball cap, or printed tee, @Shosh85

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@eshoe  It's really such a sweet picture and I like that it says "Don't worry." A t-shirt would be great!

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@Shosh85, I really like the packaging on this one; it has a gentle calming feel to it. The ingredients list looks really good too, and like you, I'm surprised that it left your skin a little dry with all the humectants in the serum. Hmmm... ๐Ÿค” I can see how you would pick up a leafy scent based on the inci list.

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@itsfi  The artwork is just so sweet and simple ๐Ÿ˜Š Considering the ingredients, I really expected the results to be better. I will most likely try it again just to see if maybe this was one of those one-off experiences. 

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Cute packaging ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • Medium thickness sheet
  • Fit was too long at forehead and chin, snipping the extra material would of been beneficial
  • Adherence was good except around the chin area
  • Scent was predominantly honey
  • The serum was clear and somewhat thicker, borderline jelly texture
  • Wear time was 20 minutes
  • Not super impressive results, a bit hydrated and soothed, would classify as a filler mask
  • Tackiness was none at all
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@lmaster  It's definitely cute, and I love that it smelled like honey, but it's too bad the results weren't more impressive ๐Ÿ˜•

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@Shosh85 I should of applied some serum first, then placed the sheet over it, I didn't realize the sheet wasn't adequately drenched ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Turmeric and honey sound like such a great blend, @lmaster. Bummer that it wasnโ€™t as spectacular as it looks!

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Looking back @eshoe I should of grabbed some extra serum from the package and applied it after I took the sheet off,,, lol always think of what I should of done,,, too late ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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Oh @lmaster I know what you mean. I get annoyed with a mask that refuses to stay put, forgetting all about my silicone mask holder๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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@lmaster, the scent on this one sounds wonderful; I'm down for a good honey-scented mask. ๐Ÿฏ It being too long at the forehead might actually work well for me. ๐Ÿ˜† The packaging is super fun! I looked at the ones from this collection but held off on them to work through my stash. 

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I found this pack a few months ago at marshalls,, they didn't have much newness, but I had a $10 reward that was itching to be spent @itsfi ๐Ÿ˜†

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A couple of cutely illustrated packaging, each with a X for XOY

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This isn't so much of a duel as I used both of these masks earlier in the week and thought I would share my thoughts on them in one post.
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Mask:XOY Calendula MaskXOY Milk Cream Mask
Material:Soy Bean Velvet Mask - soft, thin, stretchy mask that feels comfy and cozy and adheres well Soy Bean Velvet Mask - soft, thin, stretchy mask that feels comfy and cozy and adheres well
Fit:
Good - openings for the eyes and mouth are wide enough; adjustments needed to help the material lay flat against the skin. A little too long at the chin and too short at the forehead so those irregularities cancel each other out with a pair of scissors. Good - openings for the eyes and mouth are wide enough; adjustments needed to help the material lay flat against the skin. A little too long at the chin and too short at the forehead so those irregularities cancel each other out with a pair of scissors. 
Essence / Serum:Clear, unscented, slightly viscous liquid (standard for sheet masks). Lots of it in the mask and extra in the packet.Milky, creamy and slightly thin but not runny. Mask holds a lot of this emulsion-like serum and there's extra in the packet as well.
Claim(s):Soothing and moisturizingBrightening and moisturizing
Performance & Results:The calendula mask does what it claims as far as soothing and calming go, though I felt it was more hydrating than moisturizing. The mask was still damp when I removed it after 30 minutes; the essence that remained after removal was quickly absorbed, without any tack or stickiness. My skin was left feeling hydrated and with a slightly brighter, fresh-faced, semi-matte appearance. The mask satisfies its moisturizing claim beautifully. My skin felt nourished after having the mask on for 30 minutes. The brightening effect comes from skin being hydrated and moisturized - it's less strobe light bright and more like a healthy, glowy radiance.
My Two Cents:This would make a great mask after a day outdoors - it's very refreshing and calming. It would also be a great mask to keep on hand for some post-sunburn T.L.C.This is a dream mask for those with dry skin or for all skin types in the cold winter months. The softness of the material just feels like a nourishing blanket for the face, infusing hydration and moisture to the skin, leaving it healthy, happy and with a dewy glow. 

Will I Repurchase?:Probably. I enjoyed the soothing and hydrating results from the mask, and I would be happy to use it if I had it, but I'd like to try more calendula - centered sheetAbsolutely, if it was still available. Discontinued? Seems like the story of my masking life.  
 
Hair Care
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If you just went by how the product looked in the jar, you'd think the Better Not Younger Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque had a thick, rich cream consistency, but once you pick up some of the product, you'd realize the texture feels more like lightweight, but rich, whipped butter. The scent, which reminds me of a powdery smelling lotion, takes a little getting used to, but isn't nearly as potent as other hair masks I've used with a similar fragrance.  It works well as a detangler and makes my hair feel soft, smooth and shiny when used as a hair mask or applied lightly as a leave-in conditioner on just the length of my hair. 
Lip Care:
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L'Occitane Delicious Lip Scrub - Marmalade Kiss is, in fact, delicious, both with its fruity, citrusy scent and sweet, fruity taste. The granules in this one do a nice job of exfoliating, softening and smoothing lips. 
 
The Ciate Lip Oils are wonderful. This Ciate London Burst Hydrating Lip Oil Yuzu & Grapefruit  flavor smells yummy and hydrate my lips while imparting a nice sheen to them. 
 
Trader Joe's Almond Cream Moisturizing Lip Balm is a no-muss, no-fuss lip balm, great to keep in my work bag or at my desk at work, to have on hand for those off days when I don't have at least an half dozen balms scattered about my handbag. lol 
 
 
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