Cheapie but Goodie: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Thursday, March 10, 2011

As a college student on a limited budget, I have to find a way to satisfy my girly cravings for material items such as makeup or skincare products in affordable ways. It isn't always easy, and I know that a lot of people abide by the "you get what you pay for" rule--but I promise you there are some serious gems hidden in your local drugstore!

And I've got the experience to prove it. So, in this new series (God, I just can't keep away from this whole series thing, can I?) Cheapie but Goodie, I'll be showing you some fantastic, easily accessible items that are usually under $10. What could be better?

Today's item deals with my skin--a subject I am extremely picky about. My oil-slick face loves breaking out and looking excessively shiny and this product just so happens to counteract all of that.

The Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask is unreal in terms of what it does for my face. It's a sort of old-timey clay-based green mask that smells deliciously of (you guessed it, mint). Simply slather a layer on your wet, clean face, wait for it to dry, rinse it off, et voila!

This mask pulls so much dirt and oil out of my face--it's actually just amazing. My pores look smaller after using it, it dries up my pimples, and it does a fantastic job of taking out the blackheads that love to pop up on my nose. My face looks so much fresher and cleaner after using the mask--like your carpet might look if you got it professionally cleaned as opposed to vacuuming it or something.

You really don't need much product to do your whole face and even though I'm a "more is more" kind of girl, one tube of this really lasts me a long time. I usually pay $4 for 8 ounces of product, and I do it with complete pleasure.

(Tip: CVS tends to never have the brand's mask in stock, so it will provide the generic CVS brand version instead. DO NOT BUY IT--it is god-awful. Also this product comes in tub and squeeze-tube form. I would recommend the latter as it's much more hygienic.)

If you've been walking past this mask in an aisle of your local drugstore--stop and pick it up!

You won't be sorry you did.

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