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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’—

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@Samtian, the only prickly pear things I remember having are these jelly candies and a prickly pear margarita, though I didn't have them at the same time. I may have had it in a salad once but I just don't remember for certain. After using this mask, I am interested in actually trying prickly pear. 🌡 Will have to look for them around here and also for a recipe that I can't mess up. πŸ˜‚

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Oooh that mask sounds great @itsfi !!

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It made for a very nice masking time @Kim888😁 I've been impressed with the SNP sheet masks that I've used so far. 

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I'm sad I couldn't smell this one haha. This is just a filler mask for me. Nothing negative, but no results either.

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@Samtian well that is a bummer to miss out on the scent on this one. No irritation is something I often forget to note when a mask is otherwise blah. You are a masking hero for always looking for the positive!

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Awwwww @Samtian darn!! Wish there was some great scent that came thru for you!

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Aw, I'm sorry you missed out on the scent for this one, @Samtian. That was one of the perks for this mask for me. And I agree with you on it being mostly a filler mask. Nothing wrong with having a few of those around!

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@Samtian  Awww, I'm so sorry you couldn't smell it. It's been a long time since I used this one, but I think I recall it being nice but not incredible. But I do think I enjoyed the scent.

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@PrettyPaint Thank you! I'll have to see what my mom thinks when she tries hers.

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@Samtian, agree, this one isn't bad, but it's not a standout, other than the super cute packaging. I find a lot of The Creme Shop masks to fall in the filler mask category. I do like the scent on this one though - I am so sorry you haven't gotten your sense of smell back yet. 

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@itsfi Fillers are better than negative reactions lol so I'll take it.

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@Samtian  Yeah, this was in the "filler mask" category for me too. These masks are all super cute though! I may be the only one here who feels this way, but I didn't really love the scent on this one.
Sorry to hear you're still having sniffer issues! 😒

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@Shosh85 Good to know I might not have missed anything than!

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From last week's P / targeted masking themes:

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P is for peel, pore purifying, peach, and PrettyPaint



AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is one of my favorite water-activated enzyme peels / exfoliants. A very finely milled powder with a very faint, almost imperceptible scent, this gentle, physical-and-chemical exfoliator gives me soft, clean, smooth, brighter skin every time I reach for it, which happens about 3 times per week in the mornings once the weather starts to warm up. It's a spendy product, but a little goes a long way. I've used other enzyme powders, but this is one of the ones I keep coming back to. It's a product I would happily splurge on if I ever needed to, but so far, I haven't needed to pick up a full size - I've picked up several DS over the years as a promo gwp, through the Rewards Bazaar, or in a set often during a sale. 

Wash Off Mask / Targeted Masking: Maskne + Acne:

I wasn't so sure about the Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask with Super Volcanic Clusters the first time I reached for the foil sample. Kbeauty products tend be a lot more gentle and less concentrated in their formulation (though still effective), which is one of the things I love about Kbeauty, but with pore purifying and acne fighting products, I sometimes like things with a little more oomph! My skepticism was misplaced and this Korean skincare beauty has proven to be gentle and effective at both unclogging pores along my jawline that I've been experiencing more frequently from wearing a mask, and at spot treating the pesky little (and sometimes not so little) pimples that are the most unwelcome guests ever.

Sheet Mask:

@PrettyPaint used this 2-step mask last week, I think it was last week? Like prettypaint, I have no idea where I picked up this Dr. Glowderm TABRX Whitening Mask. That means it might have been part of a subscription box I had years ago, so PrettyPaint, I think you are right that it was from a Facetory box. 
Based on the mask's ingredient list, it seems to be geared towards brightening and hydrating the skin, while also providing "anti-aging" benefits. Thanks to prettypaint's recommendation, I applied a light layer of the dry oil first, then applied the sheet mask to help seal in the nourishment to be had from the oil. Adherence was good; fit was fine, could be made to work. 
Results-wise, my skin did feel hydrated and moisturized, with a fresh faced glow to it. This would make for a nice skin prep before makeup. An one-time use is not going to provide me any insight into its "anti-aging" claims, but, as far as the brightening and hydrating go, this mask does measure up. Also, like P, I would very much like to see the packaging redesigned to market it as a brightening mask or giving skin a dewy glow rather than whitening. 

Lip Care:

Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm - meh.
I'll give it another go, but I don't anticipate being wowed by it, so it'll be repurposed as a base for a DIY lip scrub, the new fate for all my lip balms that don't make the cut. 

AMOREPACIFIC Mini Treatment Enzyme Peel 0.7 oz/ 20 g 

innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz/ 100 mL 

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@itsfi  Oooh I just got a chance to read this. Thanks for tagging me. I was going through my stash and realized I had another one of these. I tried it with the oil capsule beforehand, and it definitely worked out better for me. I think the oil afterwards was just too much for my skin. That's awesome that the innisfree is effective.

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@PrettyPaint, applying the oil first worked out very well! πŸ‘ Thank you so much for giving me a heads up on that. πŸ€— 

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I keep reading such positive reviews on that Innisfree mask! I'll definitely have to pick it up very soon - I love that it's inexpensive too! Glad to hear it worked well for you! πŸ˜ƒ


I have never tried the Ulta lip balms, but it sounds like how I feel about the Sephora Collection ones. The only one I would ever repurchase (and have several times actually) is the Honey one, and of course, I don't even see it listed with the others anymore 😒 ..... love your repurpose idea! πŸ’‘

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@Shosh85, the Sephora Collection honey lip balm and scrub is my hands down favorite from that line. πŸ’›πŸ― I keep telling myself that they are just reformulating it for the clean line (and that the reformulation will not negatively change its effectiveness)! πŸ€ž Please, oh please, let that be the case . . . 

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@itsfi  Well, I really hope it's not gone for good.... but that does seem to happen to everything I call my "favorite".... πŸ˜…

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I can relate @Shosh85! The honey one was the best of them.  πŸ’›πŸ― At this point, I may refer to my "favorites" or "HG" products as just being "meh!" It seems that way, they'll be around FOREVER!!! πŸ™„πŸ˜ 

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@Shosh85, you know I do like the GlamGlow SuperMud, but it can be very strong. My skin has been on the extra sensitive side of late so this Innisfree mask has been nice. It is strong in the sense that it does detoxify pores and pull out excess oil, but for me, it's not drying, where the SuperMud can be drying. Consistency of the Innisfree clay mask is like creamy paste. It goes on comfortably and I feel a cooling sensation when applying it and for a short time while having it on. It does dry down but doesn't feel hard or tight; washes off easily and does a good job of absorbing oil from my face and leaving my skin looking clean, and feeling soft, smooth. I read somewhere that it contains microcapsules in the clay that contains AHA that are activated as you spread the mask over your face. I don't recall ever feeling any microcapsules bursting or being activated. but it does do a good job of exfoliating and unclogging pores on my lower T-zone and along my jawline; it helps with reducing the size of pimples too, though I would say the SuperMud works faster in that regard.

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