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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!


We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.


This Week’s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this week’s challengeπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Letter of the Week:  M

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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 masksπŸ’—

Re: πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

@itsfi  Yeah, I don't think lavender has given me a rash or anything drastic. It's just the itchiness thankfully. 

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Ughh, I'm not a fan of sticky masks, @PrettyPaint.  Thanks for the review.

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@CookieGirl1  You probably wouldn't be a fan, then! πŸ™‚ 

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@PrettyPaint the citrus did not seem noticable at all to me, and I didn't notice any tackiness on the daytime version, maybe mine was drying out more, it seemed to not be anywhere near as saturated as the nighttime mask

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@lmaster  I took a pretty big sniff! πŸ™‚  The tack on the morning was nothing compared to night, though.

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@PrettyPaint, itchy and tacky? That sounds like a pass for the night mask. 

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@nuinui933  Haha - yeah, it wasn't my favorite! πŸ™‚

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This is an interesting concept for having both the a.m. and p.m. mask together. I'm sorry the lavender left you with some itchiness, @PrettyPaint. I hope that didn't last too long after removal. 

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@quspork  Thanks! Fortunately the itching was mainly while wearing it. πŸ™‚

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E for Etude HouseE for Etude House

Etude House Jewel Beam Gel Mask - Classic Gold is a 2-piece bright yellow-gold hued opaque hydrogel mask. Adherence was good for a hydrogel - I experienced some initial slippage with the strip over the philtrum but that was it and it didn't last too long before I was able to get it to stay in place. Fit was good, as is often the case with 2-piece mask; it was a smidge too long at the chin, but not so much that I felt the need to trim the 1/4" excess. The forehead area was too short by 1/2". This one has a very, very light, barely noticeable herbaceous plant leaning fragrance. I had mixed results with its firming and nourishing claims. With the former, I really don't expect to experience any firming with a single use so I tend to set aside such claims when reviewing a mask, though if it does provide some firming, I do make a note of it as I feel that is out of the ordinary (in a good way). As for nourishing, my skin felt lightly nourished so it checks the box there in terms of delivering on what it promised. For nourishing sheet masks, I prefer a milky, cream, gel or jelly serum and find that a non-biocellulose or non-hydrogel sheet is a better vehicle for delivering those types of serums.  
My favorite from this line of mask remains the Twinkling Diamonds version, with this Classic Gold coming in second. This mask is one that I would use again though not one I would seek out from the lineI recently saw that there's a fourth varietal in this collection, Blushing Ruby. I'm on the fence whether I want to give that one a try, but imagine I will if it is available when I pick up another of the Twinkling Diamond mask.
Followed up the mask with the rest of my skincare, some concealer and the CiatΓ© London Burst Hydrating Lip Oil Yuzu & Grapefruit before heading out the door. Happy Monday!

Re: πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

Mmmm, @itsfi, the scent on this one sounds so inviting! I had to smile at your comment, β€œAdherence was good for a hydrogel,” as they can certainly misbehaveπŸ˜‰

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@eshoe, full face hydrogels, whether one or two pieces seem to be so finicky. Under eye masks made of the same material adhere beautifully. The full face ones though slip and slide around so much more, mainly the bottom half of the mask. They’re usually solid β€œokay” masks. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ 

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@itsfi  This sounds like a decent line of masks, and I feel like I'd be tempted to buy them just based on the names of them alone πŸ˜‚ If you do end up buying the Ruby one, I'll be interested to know how it compares to the others! πŸ˜‰

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@Shosh85, lol. I know what you mean. I picked the first one from the line last year(?) because I thought the β€œgel” in the name was talking about the type of serum and not that it was a hydrogel mask. I knew better when it came to picking a couple of the others up. I feel like I have to pick up the Ruby one now for a complete review, if I can find it. πŸ˜ƒ If I do, I’ll definitely let you know. 

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Thanks for your review!! @itsfi 

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@lmaster, you're welcome. πŸ™‚ It's been fun to share and hear about thoughts on masks.

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@itsfi  Do they name the varieties within this line based on the color/appearance of the hydrogel mask? Just curious. It's ok if you don't know. πŸ™‚

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With the most unhelpful answer @PrettyPaint, sorta?! πŸ˜¬ I really should have remembered to take photos of the mask itself, but for whatever reason, I forgot to do so with each of the masks from this line that I've used. Ugh. Complete user error. This may be more helpful:


Twinkling Diamonds - clear with sparkles (like "twinkling diamonds") scattered throughout the mask. To me, this is the prettiest of the masks in this collection. I wasn’t expecting that and was very pleased when that feature when I used it. Wearing it made my face look like it was alight with sparkles! 😍


Moonlit Pearl - the "pearl" is more in reference to the pearlescent finish / sheen to the mask, which is pretty, but in terms of color, I'd describe it more as a pale, neutral-ish champagne thank what comes to my mind in terms of a pearl or moonlight. 


Classic Gold - of the three I've tried, the way this mask looks is more reflective of its name - it is a classic gold shade. If I had a gold bar bullion (well, I never thought I'd say that πŸ˜‚), it would probably look similar to this color. 


Blushing Ruby - I've not tried this one but from the photos online it does have a ruby red shade though it looks less shiny than what I imagine a ruby gemstone looks like. 


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This seems like an interesting line, @itsfi. A hydrogel isn't what I would expect for a more "nourishing" mask either, but it's good to hear that you did get at least some of that from it. 

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@quspork, I was very skeptical about the 'nourishing' claim. At most, I expect hydrogels to be more soothing / calming with possibly some light hydration added. After using this one, I thought that if my skin were oilier all over (so perhaps in the warmest part of the summer here, which would be late September / early October - we have late summers), it might like this one with just a lightly moisturizing SPF in the daytime or a mist over before bed. 

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Going with the multi-step theme:





Biorace Propolis Repair Mask


This is a two step mask. The first step is a cotton peeling pad with a convenient pouch to stick your fingers in. It was fully saturated with a clear, watery serum and did not have much of a scent - maybe just a typical sheet mask kind of smell. After wiping my face down with it and letting it absorb, my skin felt soft and smooth.


Step 2 is the mask:



Thin, meshy cotton



Thin, slimy gel



A mix of fruity and floral - I thought it was pretty pleasant



A little too wide at the forehead and a little too long at the chin and jawline


Wear Time:

Half hour



It was a little sticky and lasted about a half hour



Super soft and smooth, moisturized skin with a nice glow.



It was a great mask that I'd gladly use again, and I may repurchase if I ran across it somewhere like TJ Maxx, but It's not one I'd go out of my way to find.




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