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Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello Lovelies! As we make our resolutions and check them twice, I thought we could start a skincare version of the Weekly Challenge. Many of us wanted to use more masks, shop our stash and focus on our Skin so hopefully this thread will be an inspiration to do just that. Join us with pictures and comments down below.

 

Masking Spreadsheet Info

 

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Hello every, @eshoe and I are very happy to present the BIC Masking Challenge Spreadsheet. The idea is to have an easily searchable database of masks and reviews as a reference point when we are considering our next purchase. Data integrity was important to us so instead of everyone inputing data directly into the spreadsheet where theoretically information could be deleted or edited we have the questionnaire. It should take no longer then 1-2 minutes with the option for a more detailed review (which you can copy from your post on this thread).

 

Remember the idea is not to replace this thread. I personally love reading, commenting and interacting with all you amazing women here and that shouldn’t change. This would just be on top of that. Hopefully the more people that partake in this, the larger database of information we’ll have for reference. It will be extra effort in the beginning but then we would only need to input any new mask we’ve tried.

 

 

 

Additional Info:

 

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Since we aren’t allowed to post links, please PM or myself for it. You will also find this information on the original post so you don’t need a database to search for this post!


 Incase you need some help to filter/search results, try this :-

 

Search Specific Word or Phrase —> Edit -> Find and Replace -> Search Word

Filter/Organize by Columns --> Data -> Create a Filter -> Select Options
 

There are 2 ways to edit a response: 

1) Once you have completed a survey, click on the "Edit Your Response" link on that page. Once this page is closed, the only way to make a change is to:

2) PM @Aaliaa or @eshoe to make the change directly in the response spreadsheet

 

Thanks @eshoe for putting this together!

 

 

 Rules

 

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Each week there will be a new Masking Challenge posted. It will range from type of mask, brand specific week or fun challenges along the way.

Choose mask, take picture (with mask on or before), place mask on face, relax and dream of the next Sephora purchase you want to make, remove mask for healthier skin.

Have Fun!!

P.S. If you have any suggestions or challenge recommendations feel free to message me and I'll add them to the list.

Schedule Updated 06/21

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Week 25: (June 18th - 24th): Masks you discovered in 2017

Week 26:  (June 25th - July 1st): Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge”

Week 27 (July 2nd-8th): Hydrating Mask to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning!

Week 28 (July 9th-15th): Brand Week - Glam Glow, REN & Creme Shop

Week 29 (July 16th-22nd): Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin

Week 30 (July 23rd-29th): ‘Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

Week 31 (July 30th-Aug 5th): Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

Week 32 (Aug 5th-12th): Sheet Mask! I know we all have a few (dozen) lying around

Week 33 (Aug 13th-19th): When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

Week 34 (Aug 20th-26th): Brand Week - Fresh & PTR
Week 35 (Aug 27th-Sep 2nd): Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Week 36 (Sep 3rd-9th): Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Week

Week 37: (Sep 10th-16th): DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry

Week 38: (Sep 17th-23rd): BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

Week 39: (Sep 24th-30th): Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

Week 40: (Oct 1st - 7th): $-$$$$ - Most Expensive and/or Cheapest mask you love!

Week 41: (Oct 8th - 14th): Sample Dive - I know we have them!

Week 42: (Oct 15th - 21st): Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 

Week 43: (Oct 22nd - 28th): Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

Week 44: (Oct 29th - Nov 4th): Laneige and Dr. Jart Week! - Lets show some love to Some Korean skincare brands

Week 45: (Nov 5th - 11th): Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

Week 46: (Nov 12th - 18th): Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??

Week 47: (Nov 19th - 25th): Tata Harper, Tatcha or Too Cool For School Masks

Week 48: (Nov 26th - Dec 2nd): Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

Week 49: (Dec 3rd - 9th): Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their 

Week 50: (Dec 10th - 16th): Pharmacy or Farmacy Brand: From France to Honey Potion

Week 51: (Dec 17th - 23rd): Masks you discovered in 2018

Week 52:  (Dec 24th - 31st): Holiday Party Prep Mask

Week 25: (June 18th - 24th): Masks you discovered in 2017
Week 26:  (June 25th - July 1st): Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge”
Week 27 (July 2nd-8th): Hydrating Mask to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning!
Week 28 (July 9th-15th): Brand Week - Glam Glow, REN & Creme Shop
Week 29 (July 16th-22nd): Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Week 30 (July 23rd-29th): ‘Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!
Week 31 (July 30th-Aug 5th): Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??
Week 32 (Aug 5th-12th): Sheet Mask! I know we all have a few (dozen) lying around
Week 33 (Aug 13th-19th): When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW
Week 34 (Aug 20th-26th): Brand Week - Fresh & PTR
Week 35 (Aug 27th-Sep 2nd): Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Week 36 (Sep 3rd-9th): Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Week
Week 37: (Sep 10th-16th): DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry
Week 38: (Sep 17th-23rd): BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Week 39: (Sep 24th-30th): Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness
Week 40: (Oct 1st - 7th): $-$$$$ - Most Expensive and/or Cheapest mask you love!
Week 41: (Oct 8th - 14th): Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Week 42: (Oct 15th - 21st): Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Week 43: (Oct 22nd - 28th): Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
Week 44: (Oct 29th - Nov 4th): Laneige and Dr. Jart Week! - Lets show some love to Some Korean skincare brands
Week 45: (Nov 5th - 11th): Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask
Week 46: (Nov 12th - 18th): Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Week 47: (Nov 19th - 25th): Tata Harper, Tatcha or Too Cool For School Masks
Week 48: (Nov 26th - Dec 2nd): Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step
Week 49: (Dec 3rd - 9th): Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their 
Week 50: (Dec 10th - 16th): Pharmacy or Farmacy Brand: From France to Honey Potion
Week 51: (Dec 17th - 23rd): Masks you discovered in 2018
Week 52:  (Dec 24th - 31st): Holiday Party Prep Mask

Merry Masking!

 

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I can’t wait to try the plain milk A’PIEU mask that you sent me @itsfi ! You’ve sent me such great masks to try ! 😍😘🤗 I can’t thank you enough! 

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Last night and this morning’s masking. It was a late night and my skin needed some 💗 this morning!

 

3235B490-FC74-4769-A750-BA20AD6FB427.jpegbite, Merbliss, and Tatcha

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Love and use the BITE BEAUTY - Agave Lip Mask - Maple and TATCHA - Violet-C Radiance Maskregularly. Though as I will finish the Tatcha in the next few months, I’m on the fence about replacing it. I’m really interested in the Mahalo Petal mask and wondering if it is similar🤔

The Merbliss Wedding Dress is a very thin cotton mask that promises ‘intense hydration’ and it seemed to do that quite well. There was no noticeable scent, and was soaked with serum (there was plenty in the package to reapply but I didn’t need to). After 20 minutes I removed and my skin was soft and plumped. A nice mask, though I prefer the gauze one they make. An A/A-. 

I used the OMOROVICZA - Midnight Radiance Mask
again, I’ve been using it all week and thankfully it’s not for me 😂 I only say that because I don’t want to fall in love with any more $$$ products. It’s a very nice product and probably the best gel sleeping mask I’ve used as it’s thicker than others I’ve tried. Tackiness was low, but it tended to pill on my skin despite trying different amounts and products underneath it. Nice scent though, similar to the belif sleeping mask but slightly more herbal.

6171B9CB-26A8-4090-83A4-9340CF6122C8.jpegSephora, Missha, and Thank You Farmer

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SEPHORA COLLECTION - Lip Balm & Scrubthis one is Rose and although I don’t detect much of a rose scent (as opposed to the Herbivore Coco Rose lip balm) but it’s very nourishing. The Thank You Farmer will also be finished in the next few months, I won’t be repurchasing but it’s nice a nice go-to when I don’t want to think about masking and just want to take care of my skin. I admire those who understand all the technical aspects of masking and ingredients, I have yet to include retinols/Vitamin C into my routine.

The Missha Herb in Nude Sheet Mask (B)rightening Care is a thin cotton mask soaked in a clear serum that has a very faint scent like (fittingly) some of the herbal tea I drink. I left it on 20 minutes and when I removed, my skin appeared brighter, though it faded slightly after an hour. My skin was plumped and not tacky, I loved this one and give it an A!

those all sound lovely @eshoe I personally love the tatch...

those all sound lovely @eshoe I personally love the tatcha mask, however I can't just buy the big jar of it, I'll usually buy a combo set with a little jar and oil and spray

Re: those all sound lovely @eshoe I personally love the tatch...

Yeah it lasts and lasts @lmaster, love that!

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Wow! Some great masking @eshoe! The Mahalo Petal is more of a hydrating mask... but it would be similar in experience I think... if you like that floral/petal scent. Smiley Happy

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Oh @veronika23 shoot, please don’t mess with my low buy😆 I couldn’t sample it as it was OOS but I really don’t think I need to because I’m pretty sure I would love it. Huge sigh. Maybe I’ll treat myself for my birthday 🤫

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@eshoe  too bad you couldn't get a sample...  It would be a good birthday treat though! Smiley Wink

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@eshoe, good to know about the Omorovicza mask; I didn't realize that it was a sleeping mask - I have so many of those; more than I thought - eek! The Missha Herb in Nude sheet masks are fantastic!! I've liked every one that I've tried in that line. Smiley Happy Oh, I've pulled a few of the Merbliss sheet masks I have and am just trying to figure out when I want to try them. Some other sheet mask always seems to 'cut the line' in front of one of the Merbliss ones. Hmmm...gonna have to do something about that, they sound like good masks.

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If you haven’t tried the gauze one yet, @itsfi, It’s very nice. And much different than other sheet masks in terms of texture. Sounds like ‘M’ week is going to be chock full of goodness!

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@eshoe I'm always relieved when I try an expensive product and don't like it! Haha!

The Merbliss Wedding Dress mask sounds great and the packaging looks so pretty! Glad it gave you such great results! 

I have a few of the "Herb In Nude" masks, and couple of them are the "We Bare Bears" ones. I think @itsfi also liked this one (or at least one from this line,) so even more of a reason to try them out soon! 🙌🤗

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I heard about the We Bare Bears from you and tried it, couldn’t believe how nice it was @Shosh85! I’m really pleased with the Missha line so far😊

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@eshoe I'm really happy to hear you liked the "We Bare Bears" masks! That gives me more motivation to try them out! I agree with you, the Missha line has been pretty great so far! 👌😊

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@Shosh85  @eshoe  I think I have all but one mask from the Herb in Nude sheet mask line that I need to try. Have enjoyed all of them so far. Smiley Happy

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@itsfi@Shosh85 thank you good to know, love a solid mask for everyday when I don’t want any surprises unless they plump my skin😉

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@itsfi Oooh, that's great to know! I know I have at least one from you that I need to try soon! 👍😊

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Continuing with the Week 2 themes - 2018 Favorite Mask of the Week Challenge or "B" masks last night, I went with two "B" masks, the Belif Pore Cleaner Bubble Foam Mask and a Brightening mask from the Taiwanese brand Naruko. I'm familiar with Naruko - it's one of my favorite brands for sheet masks, but this particular sheet mask is a new one for me. 

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BELIF - Pore Cleaner Bubble Foam is a nice, gently foaming mask (as an FYI, belif also has a cleanser that looks similar and has a similar sounding name to this foam mask). As far as bubbling masks go, my preference is definitely for these wash off ones that come in a pump dispenser. The only down side for me about this foaming mask is that it applies clear. That generally would be something I prefer as it suggests no added coloring, but with foaming masks, I like when there's some color to the mask when you are applying it - it allows me to see where I've applied it and where I should expect the bubbling action to occur. This mask applies clear but the foam is white in color.  I have 2 other similar foaming masks that make it into my mask routine on an occasional basis so I'm not likely to purchase a full size of the belif foaming mask; again, it has nothing to do with the mask itself or how it performs; it's just that I have more than plenty of foaming masks that need to be used up at the moment. This one is a B+.

Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Mask EX is a pretty serious mask! By that, I mean, it's not your ordinary sheet mask; this one covers and adheres to your face and your neck, with double ear loops, no less - one coming from the face mask and one coming from the next portion of the mask. I was a little nervous when I pulled the mask out of the packet and realized it includes a face mask and a neck mask - I'm not usually a fan of those types of masks - they usually feel tight on my face and neck and rarely stay on for the suggested wear time. To my surprise, I did not have either of those problems with this sheet mask. My biggest challenge with this mask is that there's soooooo much of the creamy, milky serum in the sheet mask itself - so much that I left the mask on for 45 minutes and felt like I could have gone another 10-15 minutes without the mask drying out. This is not a sheet mask to use when you're short on time and in a hurry.

There's extra serum in the pouch as well; not enough for another mask, but definitely enough to apply to multiple parts of your body - arms, legs, stomach, shoulders, hands, feets, etc. When you open the pouch, you're greeted by a subtle floral scent but I don't recall it lingering once the mask was applied. At the time, all I could tell was that it smelled like flowers; it's probably the scent from the Taiwanese Magnolia flower - now, not knowing what that flower smells like, I can't be 100% sure, but I feel like it's a fairly safe assumption to make. 

As far as results go, using this mask once is not enough to show any firming effects. However, after using the mask, my complexion looked brighter and my skin looked and felt very moisturized. This is definitely a mask I will repurchase (and I'd repurchase it in bulk too if I could). This is an A+ mask. 

 

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Ohhh face and neck... interesting. Not sure how I would feel using that... still sounds like a great one though! @itsfi

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Completely understand that @veronika23! I’m not typically a fan of masks like this one; my neck and jawline can be easily irritated and prone to clogged pores, but so far I haven’t experienced any irritation or reaction from the mask. 😃

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That's awesome!!! @itsfi

@itsfi it even looks like an A+ mask! glad it worked well...

@itsfi it even looks like an A+ mask! glad it worked well for you 💗

Re: @itsfi it even looks like an A+ mask! glad it worked well...

Thanks @lmaster! It’s a good one. 👍🏼

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