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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!


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


This Weekโ€™s Theme: Fruits & Veggies Week  - the lovely @keana1 brings us this deliciously nutritious, good for your skin challenge! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒฑ

Letter of the Week:  L

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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’—

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

@lmaster Thank you! That's ok though it could be worse!

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

@Samtian  Too bad it wasn't very impressive, but a filler mask is still better than @itsfi's paint thinner mask! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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

@Shosh85 Hahahaha that is definitely true!

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

100% agree with that @Shosh85@Samtian 

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

@Samtian on the bright least no irritation or itchiness was incurred by this one! 

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

@eshoe That is exactly my train of thought!

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

@Samtian, good to know. I spied a kiwi version from this line that looked interesting. Taking it out of my cart now โ€ฆ I donโ€™t mind filler masks; I just know of plenty already. 

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

@itsfi Yep! 

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

Rainbow masking: Violet Edition

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These two masks have been repeatedly set aside and pushed off for other masks for far too long. Now that I'm quite literally nearing the very end of my pre-2021 sheet masks, I am finally getting to them, which probably means there's a good chance that one or both of these have technically expired (eek!), though @lmaster's recent use of (and good results from) the violet hand mask gives me some hope for that mask. ๐Ÿ™‚


Sheet Mask:
Origins Flower Fusion Violet Nourishing Sheet Mask is a soft, but thicker leaning 100% bamboo sheet full of a clear, slightly viscous and, as touted by the brand, violet-infused and flower wax  liquid. This mask is far from saturated with essence like most sheet masks; I can't be sure whether that's just how Origins designed its masks in this line or if that's a byproduct of my neglecting this mask for some time. I'm also not sure whether that neglect is also the reason the scent on this one reminds me of paint thinner
Adherence was fine, with a standard sheet mask fit that can be adjusted at the chin, and the corners of the eyes and mouth for a more tailored fit. Instructions recommend keeping the mask on for 10 minutes but the scent was too much for me. I thought, maybe more hoped, it would dissipate quickly, like most sheet masks, but sadly for me, that was not the case, and I removed it not long after I made a few incisions here and there to help the mask better fit my face shape and features. This was a big NO for me. A part of me wonders whether I should pick up another one of these Origins Violet masks to give it another try, and that may be something I'm more open to, but if that were to happen, it would be at a much later date. I have new-to-me masks coming in and am looking forward to trying those out as well as incorporating oldies-but-goodies to my summer sheet mask routine.

from Origins direct:
Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Michelia Alba Flower Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Viola Odorata Flower/Leaf Extract, Vanillin, Triethyl Citrate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract, Caffeine, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Squalane, Arginine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Disodium Edta, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol 
* Essential Oil
Hand Mask:
After the Origins Violet mask, I was hoping for a good mask to end the day on, and the Oh K! Intense Moisture Violet Flower Hand Mask delivered. This hand mask is heavily saturated in serum; in fact, when I pulled it out of the packet, it seemed as if some of the serum inside of the mask may have found its way out. Also out of the pocket was a noticeable scent made up of a blend of a powdery, floral scent that reminded me of violets and something else. Looking at the inci list, it's the lavender that tempers the powdery scent and vice versa. I love the scent (and wouldn't mind seeing it in a perfume, lotion, candle, etc.), but it will not be for everyone. It's not overwhelming or potent, but it is very noticeable and it does linger. The mask does contain added fragrance and it's hard to know how much of that (versus the floral extracts) makes up the scent. I left the mask on for 20 minutes and could have left it on longer given the amount of the serum in the mask. My hands felt soft and moisturized after I massaged the rest of the serum into my hands and they continue to feel the same way this morning. This is one I would repurchase, and in fact, already have. [FYI: Ulta is having a Buy Two, Get One Free on these violet hand masks <-- pssst, @lmaster, you may already know about the sale on the hand mask.] The Aveeno Repairing Cica Hand Mask has been my hand mask of choice prior to using this violet one, but to be fair, I've not been very consistent with using a hand mask, though I should given the increased frequency with which I've been washing my hands with soap or hand sanitizer over the course of 15+ months. I also picked up one of those hand masks at the Ulta sale; I'm looking forward to comparing this violet hand mask with that cica one. I don't think there's a wrong choice between those two - my hands will be the ultimate winner. 
from Ulta:
Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyisobutene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Polysorbate 20, Dimethiconol , Urea, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid,Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

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

Yaaaaaaay!! @itsfi so glad you enjoyed the hand mask as much as I did ๐Ÿ™Œ

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

@lmaster, it was a good one. In my top 2 for hand masks. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ 

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

Yeah, I was not impressed at all by the lavender Flower Fusion mask a while back, @itsfi. The scent was just overwhelming and the rest of the masking experience did not make up for it. I'm thinking this is a problem across most of that line, but do keep us updated if you decide to try out any of the others. 

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@quspork, hearing your experience and @Shosh85โ€™s with the masks from this line makes the idea of giving this one another try less desirable and less likely. I know not all sheet masks are and not everyone feels the same way about a sheet mask but it doesnโ€™t appear as though the other masks in the line would perform significantly better. Weโ€™ll see. The likelihood seems even less likely than before though.

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

@itsfi  Yuck! Paint thinner?! Good grief, that's even worse than floral! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I tried a mask from this line a while back and wasn't too fond of it either. Sorry this one was such a bummer!

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

@Shosh85, ha! It is most definitely worse than the most heady and cloying floral fragrance out there. I was so taken aback by it that I poked my nose into the packet (yes I did!) just to make sure that was what I smelled. Sadly, it was. ๐Ÿ˜” 

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

@itsfi paint thinner is one of the worst scents I could think of adhering to your facial area. That sounds absolutely awful! Thankfully the OhK! Hand mask more than made up for it. I plan to try that one at some point, it really does sound lovely.

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

@eshoe, it would never have occurred to me that paint thinner could be a fragrance for a sheet mask! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I think youโ€™d like the Oh K! Violet hand mask! It performs well and the scent really is quite lovely.

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

Oh my gosh... so many masks! I want to recommend the Sephora collection watermelon after sun mask. they are discontinuing the old one and repackaging it into a new one that is clean. I don't know if they are the same feeling yet, but i really love the original. It not only cools and soothes sunburns, but it also visibly helps them. it helps a lot with me and my sister because we have fair skin and get burnt very easily. Also only $5:00!


Here's the link to both. SEPHORA COLLECTION After-Sun Mask - Watermelon Watermelon  SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Watermelon After Sun Mask 1 Mask 


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

@MaddyMads511  I've tried the original, and it is so refreshing, especially on a hot day! ๐Ÿ‰โ˜€๏ธ

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

@MaddyMads511 thank you for the heads up and recommendation!! I have both of these but have not used the clean version yet. I love that there is extra coverage on the dรฉcolletรฉ area. Perfect for the sunburns that inevitably happen!

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

@MaddyMads511, the original version is such a nice one. I just finished using both of them and will post a more detailed review soon, but the original and clean version have a lot of similarities. One difference is the size, shape and feel of the decollete part of the mask, which is much larger/wider and thicker in the new clean version. ๐Ÿ‰

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