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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!


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: Blind Pick Your Mask! @veronika23 gave us this weekโ€™s daring challenge. Thank you bringing a little suspense into masking, lovely!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Letter of the Week:  F

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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 masks๐Ÿ’—

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C for champagne wishes and caviar dreams 
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Last week, I went with a theme inspired by a throwback television show, a forerunner to the reality shows on TV these days. I *think* a few folks here might remember Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. If not, it was a show about you guessed it, lifestyles of the rich and famous. I would catch the ending waiting for my after school cartoon program to come on when Robin Leach, a host of the show, would end with his catchphrase, sending viewers off with "champagne wishes and caviar dreams". Now, of these two, I'm more for the champagne than the caviar. If it's on sushi, I often will scrape it off and "share" it with whomever I'm having a meal, though here, I scraped it off for a quick photo opp and then shared the caviar. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚
Champagne Sheet Mask:
The cotton cupra material of the Coscodi Sparkling Wine Mask Sheet (Red) leans slightly thin, feels soft against the skin, adheres well, gently hugging the contours of your facial features and wears comfortably. This mask is large overall, especially at the chin and along the jawline, where it hangs an extra 2" on me. The sugary, grape gummies scented watery essence saturates the mask, dries down smoothly after 30 minutes (though longer wear is entirely possible), without tack or stickiness, leaving  skin looking and feeling hydrated, refreshed and brightened.
Caviar Sheet Mask:
If you asked me before this masking sesh, I would have said hands down the Coscodi mask would be my favorite of the two; reason being, I'm not a huge fan of the mouthless masks for which the brand is renowned and caviar isn't what I would consider a 'go to' or 'must have' as a skincare ingredient, or otherwise, really.  My 45 minutes with the 23 Years Old Black Cavidiol Mask is a classic example of why not to judge a book by its cover, or a mask by its ingredients or unique features. I really like the cocoon feel of the thick, tension fabric on this mask - it's like a lightly weighted blanket for the face, lulling you into a calmer and more relaxed place. There are black specks scattered throughout the mask, the caviar bits, that transfer onto the skin and require a little extra effort to remove afterwards. 
This 23 Years Old mask has lots of extra material for the neck and as expected, was mouthless. Interestingly, I felt a zing whenever I pressed or ran my fingers along the material covering my mouth - I wouldn't say it stung or tingle; just zingy. The clear, watery-yet-gel-like essence feels cooling and soothing and there's so much of it that I could have kept the mask on for a lot longer than I did. Results were excellent - hydrated, more bouncy, plump skin; brighter complexion; and dark spots were temporarily lightened. This mask took me completely by surprise, in the best way. I had no expectation of liking it as much as I did, let alone being in a position where I would consider keeping this mask on hand in my mask library. I know! My mask library will have a mouthless mask - I never would have imagined that would be the case.

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It is endearing that you had both of these masks on hand, @itsfi, for a pretty memorable tie-in! Makes me want to find an episode (or two) to watch again. And speaking of memorable, it is certainly hard to forget oneโ€™s first 23years masking experience, at least for me๐Ÿ˜„

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@eshoe, I apparently did forget the first 23 Years Old mouthless mask I tried. Of course I did. I thought this was my second one, but it's the third. I went to look at my sheet mask shopping notes because I don't remember picking this one up; I was reminded it was included in a gift I received for getting through all my sheet masks. Who knew it would work out so well?!! ๐Ÿ˜† 

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To have all of your masking notes consolidated must be so satisfying, @itsfi! I keep vacillating between digital and paper. This year has taught me that paper keeps me more consistent. Maybe transcribing it at the end of the year is a good idea to make it searchable ๐Ÿค”


This was a gift for finishing your stash?! Hurrah and ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š


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@eshoe, my notes are on paper and saved digitally; well, some notes are saved electronically. I just started this new system after using up my stash, so it's in its infancy and has just been for sheet masks purchased this year, but not everything on paper gets loaded onto my computer. Yes, some folks who I introduced to sheet-masking years ago knew I had worked my way through my stash and sent me a surprise. Very sweet gesture.

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@itsfi  Oh, so fancy! I have never tried Caviar and I don't really ever want to ๐Ÿ˜‚ I wasn't really interested in trying another mouthless mask, but I am now! It sounds great!

I have tried that Coscodi mask though, and loved it! That scent is wonderful! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

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@Shosh85, you pioneered the mouthless mask on the mask thread. It seems like ages ago; I just remember I was pretty new to BIC after lurking on it off and on for years. I had been using sheet masks for probably a year, maybe more up and to that time when I saw your post with the 23 Years Old mouthless mask and I thought "what!" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฌ It took me a while to try these and it seems like third time's the charm - it's telling that I had to look back to know this is the third mouthless mask I've tried. I definitely want to hear your feedback on this mouthless caviar mask if / when you use it. It is not at all a combination I would expect to like. ๐Ÿคฃ 


The Coscodi sparkling wine one is good; I like it. There's apparently a green version - have you tried that one as well?

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@itsfi  I haven't tried the green version of the Coscodi mask, but I feel like I may have seen it reviewed here.  It's definitely one I'd love to try! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85, it wouldn't surprise me if someone here did review the green Coscodi mask. I'm making a note; maybe I'll do a search for it if I have more time next month. This is a great example of when / how a more robust search feature would be handy.

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Ahhhh, you're the best @Shosh85! I've bookmarked it for reference; great review by @PrettyPaint


Any search feature on here pales in comparison to your skills, Shosh! Thank you, thank you! ๐Ÿค—

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@itsfi like the overall sounds of both!! I sooooo watched that show,, ahhhh the good ol days of tv!! I've never tried caviar,,,I really really want to,, but the thought of what it is really freaks me out ๐Ÿคฃ

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@lmaster, both these masks turned out to be good. ๐Ÿ‘ Yeah, the first time I tried caviar was at work and I wasn't too fond of it. The next time I tried it was years later, atop a sushi roll, which was fine; it was more just a texture thing as the sushi masked the taste of it for me. There are spas here that have caviar facials on their menu. I've never signed up for that treatment as I think the luxe factor would be lost on me. I'm happy to just reach for this 23 Years Old mask occasionally. lol. My wallet will be happier this way as well. ๐Ÿ˜†

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@itsfi, I don't know about the mouthless masks, but the results must be good for it to be something you'd buy again. 

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Oh my goodness @nuinui933, I was completely taken by surprise that I liked a 23 Years Old mask; I'm not generally a fan of mouthless masks and I'm not entirely sure this one mask will make me a convert, but I do like this caviar one enough to consider it repurchase-worthy. I *might* try other mouthless masks from the brand, but not right away or anytime soon. Although I like this one, I'm not at all ready to say I'm a fan of mouthless masks. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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@itsfi, the mouthless ones may be something worth trying. I'll have to see if my other housemates want to join in on the action, now that we're all back for classes. That may be the quietest our house has been. lol.

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@itsfi  Wow - I am so shocked about the caviar mask. I'm so glad you liked it, mouthlessness and all. So if you were to repurchase, you wouldn't even cut a mouth hole? 

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Me too @PrettyPaint! I was pretty skeptical about it when I decided to use it. It was a mask I picked up to give another try, a do over. I wasnโ€™t expecting to like it, let alone like it enough to want to repurchase it. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 


I think I would keep it mouthless again, but that might also depend on when I use it. I feel like the thickness of the tension mask might feel too much, too heavy if itโ€™s really warm out. That rarely happens where I live but I could see that as not being ideal for this mask, and the lack of a mouth opening could be horrible in that scenario. Maybe my liking it was a fluke? I might pick up another one when it comes time for another sheet mask haul. 

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@itsfi I think I can kind of understand why the lack of mouth hole might help with the long as it didn't feel suffocating. It definitely seems like you wouldn't want this type of mask if you had a cold or a stuffy nose. 

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@PrettyPaint, thatโ€™s exactly right! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ The thought of a mouthless mask makes me think of it being suffocating. I couldnโ€™t use this when itโ€™s warm or humid out. Or like you said when I have a cold or a stuffy nose or even allergies. But on a cooler day, to unwind and just relax, it surprisingly was nice. 

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@itsfi, these seem like great masks!! 

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