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

Time to reset and begin again. The 2021 Challenge is finally here! 



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: Rinse-off masks & peels (physical or chemical) that soften your face & body. Much gratitude to @keana1 for this new challenge!

Letter of the Week:  E

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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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@Shosh85, loving your F themes on this one! โ™ฅ๏ธ The combo of honey and Farmskin are an excellent pairing! Soft, smooth, hydrated, glowy skin definitely make this a repurchase! ๐Ÿฏ 

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@itsfi  I can't resist a combo of milky serum and a honey scent! I'd definitely like to buy a 10-pack of this one! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฏ

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100% agree @Shosh85! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Says a lot if a mask is not only a repurchase but one youโ€™d pick up in a pack of 10. 

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A milky, honey serum @Shosh85 ... this is going on my to do list right away! Thank you for the heads up, itโ€™s a set I need to try.

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@eshoe  Yup, milky serum, honey scent and great results! Definitely something I need backups of! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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This sounds like such a nice one, @Shosh85!

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@quspork It really is nice! So perfect for dry skin ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Besame Cosmetics Skin Care - I'm outside the challenge but I wanted to share my sample trying! 

Besame has 4 new skin care products. I got 2 uses out of each so I tried everything twice. 

Scent wise, all 4 products has the same scent. I'm not sure exactly how to describe it except to say it's how I would expect vintage lotion products to smell. Like a lotion-y scent with a little something. It was a calming scent that dissipated either way. 

1. Cold Cream: This was a medium thick lotion texture that smoothed over my skin nicely and easily removed makeup including mascara. It was very gentle and did not cause stinging and after my skin felt very smooth. Full priced is $36. I think that's a fair price for what I would consider a more upscale ponds products. I have a few cleansing balms to finish but I can totally see using this instead when I am ready for a repurchase. 

2. Day Cream:  A+ for hydration, F for absorption. This was a medium thick lotion that easily applied. In terms of hydration and moisture this does an amazing job. My skin felt super hydrated and plumped, I was really impressed. However, it actually takes about 1 hour to absorb. My face was still tacky for almost a full hour after applying. I actually really like this, and I think it's fine for my life right now, but assuming we go back to normal eventually this wouldn't be a practical product for me to use on days where I was getting ready for work. 

3. Night Cream:  Nice but nothing special. Like the day cream, it's a medium thick consistency that applies easily. I actually found it absorbs faster than the day cream but I did not find it quite as hydrating. My skin still felt hydrated the next morning after use. If it had a lower price tag, I think i'd be easier on it. But at $83, when I compare it to DE prontini and lala retro, I just don't think it's as good. 

4. Vanishing Cream: this makes me think of that episode of Rugrats haha. This is a very interesting product. It is a lighter consistency that takes a bit of effort to rub. It really has a cream to powder texture leaving my face feeling soft and mattified. I totally think it lives up to it's claims. Like most priming moisturizers, this isn't enough hydration for someone like me with dry skin; I would need to layer a moisturizer or serum under, When I compare this to other moisturizing primers I've used, like the Glossier one, I would say this is clearly superior. 

Overall, I do think once I was wearing makeup again on a more regular basis I could see buying the Vanishing Cream and Cold Cream. I would  not buy the night cream as I just don't think it gave enough for the price tag. I'm torn on the day cream; it's un-useable for me as a day cream but I could actually see using it at night. I can't wait to hear other people's thoughts!

@Ispend2much6 @lmaster @missjeanie 



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Nice you were able to get two uses from a sample @Kim888! It's always great to get more than one use to determine your feelings on them. Thanks for the details!

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Thanks so much for the reviews @Kim888! I think youโ€™re on theme - if weโ€™re going with last week, then T for testers, which is what samples are, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If weโ€™re looking at this weekโ€™s themes, F is for first impressions! 

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Interesting @Kim888 thanks for including this! Maybe outside the challenge but so within our interests.

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@Kim888 Thanks for the reviews! What is the vanishing cream supposed to do? Also how did you use the lotion to remove mascara?

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@Samtian @The vanishing cream says itโ€™s a moisturizing primer thats supposed to give skins. Mattifying look and apparently help with fine lines over time. I feel like thatโ€™s a big ask haha

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@Kim888 Yeah it is, but sounds nice!

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@Kim888  Thanks for the tag and info!  My samples just came today so I'm especially glad to see this.  I'll take it easy with the day cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@Ispend2much6 great - I'll be interested to hear your thoughts as well!

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Oooh thank you so much for the review on these, @Kim888! I was very curious. I love the Glossier Rich Moisturizing Primer, so that one sounds especially intriguing.

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Super interesting @Kim888 , Thanks for the reviews.  I really like the sound of the cold cream.  It just sounds like a vintage product, perfect for their aesthetic.  I always think of my grandmother using cold cream when I was little, but I've never tried it myself.  It feels like a very classy product that I might need to try out!

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@Kim888 thanks for the tag!! Love to read your thoughts on these

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And tonights 

G for Glamglow ๐Ÿ˜ & to hopefully remove some Gross Goo from my nose

Glamglow is a love & a HG. I love it, it works for me. 

The other set...๐Ÿ˜‘ I had high hopes for it,would use again if I got it for free..maybe. But in its defense, my blackheads on my nose are small & stubborn. It came with a mask & a chin piece. You remove before it dries, I think I had it on my nose for about 20 min & it was still pretty wet. It doesn't stick,it just lays there. And the chin part does move. It's not uncomfortable but I didnt see anything I needed to swab away with the stick. So no for repurchase. It doesnt irritate your skin though so ๐Ÿ–ค



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Sorry it was a dud!! @sonnydee 

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