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

Welcome โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’– February, and the second month of the 2021 challenge!



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: Snubbed It! Masks you donโ€™t want to use & are continually passed over. Thank you @ShortErica for a theme that is sure to help clear out the mask bin;)

Letter of the Week:  I

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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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That Neogen milk cream mask checks off so many boxes @missjeanie! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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I feel like Iโ€™m going to enjoy them all winter @itsfi ! 

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@missjeanie  I liked that Neogen mask too! Milky masks sure are great soothers! Glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sorry the VS mask was unimpressive - I'm pretty sure I've felt that way about all the VS masks I've tried. I'm happy this one turned out decent for you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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The milky really was perfect for what I needed @Shosh85 .  I feel like my general consensus on VS masks are that they're okay and all... but nothing amazing, the fit did standout as excellent... but otherwise...meh. 

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@missjeanie  I've tried that neogen before, and I think I remember really liking it too. A nice winter mask!

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Exactly @PrettyPaint , its great for winter.  I could see it being too much for a lot of people in the warmer months. 

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@missjeanie ohhhhh the milk mask sounds fabulous!!

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@lmaster it was exactly what my skin needed!

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I did a tomato themed masking sesh earlier this week, with an E for eucalyptus sheet mask and educational and a V for vegetable and vitamin - tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, B2, and B9 (folate)


Question of the Day: Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?


The 411: HelloGanic 1aday Vegetable Mask (Firming) is a lightweight, thin-leaning eucalyptus fiber sheet mask saturated in a clear, thin, watery essence bearing a very noticeable fragrance that reminded me of perfumed candy, which I know sounds weird but that's what my nose picked up.
What I Liked: Pretty much everything. The ingredients list is excellent. The key ingredients, tomato and artemesia (aka mugwort) are the third and fourth ingredients listed. It also contains a slew of other good for your skin ingredients, including extracts of tremella mushroom, ginseng, skullcap and licorice root, just to name a few. The mask adheres beautifully and fit was pretty much perfection. It's about 1/8" too long at the chin/jawline for my face shape but that little extra is perfect to cover the "shortage" at the top of the mask so that it can fully cover my forehead. Holes for the eyes and mouth are wide enough so that they do not feel smooshed nor do I have any anxiety about the essence accidently dripping into them.
Area(s) for Improvement:  Very few and not dealbreakers at that. I'm not certain about the firming claims, but then again, I hardly expect to notice any such results after just one use. I could see myself putting this mask to the test for several days to see if the firming claims hold true - I figure even if they don't the mask perfoms so well that my skin would be nicely hydrated and brightened with several uses of this mask. Another area for improvement, if I were being super nitpicky, would include removing the added fragrance - well, if taking it out doesn't make the mask smell stinky, that is! ๐Ÿ˜‚
Would I Repurchase?: Absolutely. This truly is a fantastic mask. I can see this one being a staple in my mask library.
Back to the question of the day. This sheet mask says that a tomato is a vegetable and my knee-jerk reaction agree. However, at some point, I learned that in general, fruits have seeds and tomatoes have seeds, so does that make it fruit and not a vegetable? After some research (that's where the E for educational comes in ๐Ÿ˜‰), I learned that tomatoes are a fruit botanically speaking but are also deemed a vegetable from the culinary perspective, so it seems then that tomatoes are both a fruit and a vegetable. ๐Ÿ…  

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@itsfi  This one sounds nice! I have yet to try a mask from this line, but they always seem to get great reviews! Have you tried any others?

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@Shosh85, I have the other masks from this line but havenโ€™t tried them yet. Thereโ€™s a brightening on (peach and lime), a hydrating one (coconut and rose water) and one based on grains for pores (adlay and black beans). Please donโ€™t hesitate to let me know if youโ€™re interested in one of these. Iโ€™ll test it out before the others and tag you on the post. Iโ€™m far enough into my masks that I donโ€™t have any major issues with any of them expiring anytime soon, and I donโ€™t have any schedule for using up the masks I have. 

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@itsfi I remember liking a couple of these! I think only one was too heavily scented for me,, but I'd still use it

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@lmaster, youโ€™re the one who set me on these masks. Thank you. I thought there was one that was more heavily scented than the others. Iโ€™ll keep that in mind. 

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@itsfi  Love those ingredients. I'll definitely need to seek this one out. And I love your little educational segment. Tomato classification is a frequent topic of debate with my kids...haha. Apparently the US Supreme Court ruled it to be a vegetable long ago (some tax type of thing). And the USDA sticks it in the veggie group as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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@PrettyPaint, ahhh, good intel on the tomato! ๐Ÿ… Iโ€™m tucking that knowledge into my noggin ๐Ÿง  to pull out one day, maybe while at a meal that includes tomatoes. That would be so fun and the reactions on peopleโ€™s face would be funny. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Iโ€™ll have to look up what that โ€œtomato as a vegetableโ€ tax was all about. ๐Ÿ˜† Love that your kids are into tomato classification! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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Alright, hopefully third time is the charm here! The Sephora App has been, soooo bad lately, the latest update screwed up BiC so bad it's nuts. So, my review is much less detailed than the first two times I wrote it...


E is for essential and v is for vitamin.


In the morning I used a Vitamin C mask from... okay the photo I have is so blurry I can't even read it and I already tossed the package away. But it was from motm or from unicorn mail... maybe someone else recognizing the brand, starts with an A. There was some assembly required, and luckily it was fairly obvious because all the instructions were in Korean. ๐Ÿ™‚ First remove the "bottle" and remove the sticker seal on the mask half. Then open the bottle and squeeze the contents into the mask side. I squished it around a bit and the mask totally soaked up all the serum. When I took the mask out some parts were still dry so I mushed it all around a bit until it was all soaked. And see those dots? They are have pin like pokies on them, much like many acne patches. I assume this is so the serum can seep into the skin better. I wasn't paying attention to the time and when I took the mask off it was dry, but my skin was very tacky still. I noticed my skin was a bit pink, not quite RED, but definitely pink. So this was a strong formula. It didn't sting or anything though, so there is that. It was definitely an interesting mask that I have not encountered before!


In the evening I went with something I know, through experience is very mild on my skin and soaks everything up. Lots of excess serum. Neogen Milky cream something. It was the last of a ten pack and honeslty, I'm not going to buy it again. While it works well and my skin looks great and hydrated after it has a very strong baby powder scent to it. And, I hate the smell of baby powder, well, maybe hate is a strong word. But it's pretty accurate. I prefer it smelling a bit odd chemically than baby powder. 


Oh, and there is my eye mask of that night... I used an unscented because I didn't want the scent to interfere with my pillow perfume. ๐Ÿ™‚ 



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You and @missjeanie were mask twins!! And I actually used the lavender eye mask two days ago @Weetart 

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Grrr! Sorry to hear about the pinkness from the mask @Weetart. I second @Shosh85โ€™s vitamin C sensitivity as the culprit theory. The type or amount of vitamin C on those dots might not be something that plays well with your skin. Sorry too about the issues youโ€™ve been having with the app - kudos for you to posting from the app though. Iโ€™ve found the app to be the most challenging for that and usually limit my usage of it to tracking purchases or accessing an app only deal. 

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@itsfi @PrettyPaint @Shosh85 oh, there is absolutely no question it was the vitamin C. Happens each time, I seriously don't know why I keep testing my limits with it. Temptation I suppose? I do looooove orange juice. lol anyway, I honestly think I need to give away every product I have with it, not worth it. Anyone looking for some vitamin c masks?? My complexion looks awesome in a routine without... so why mess with what works? I also have to be really careful products... I tried OLEHENRIKSEN Glow2OHโ„ข Dark Spot Toner on one cheek and it destroyed my skin. Like totally weakened it, it's been close to a year and I still have discoloration on that spot... another recent product test was The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% total epic fail. I tried that when it first came out and holy cats, bad news. Yet, retinol and retinoids, perfectly fine! In fact when I am breaking out or having irritation using them makes everything go back to normal. /shrug

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@Weetart  Oh hmmm...I bet it was the vitamin C that caused some sensitivity. And I love, love those steam masks. @itsfi introduced them to me and I now constantly must have them on hand! 


I have been having app issues as well, by the way. I can't seem to post on mobile devices too well these days.

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Love, love, looove those steam eye masks @PrettyPaint @Weetart @Shosh85! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ     They are definitely โ€œmust havesโ€ in my book. 

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