Hi everyone! Today I’m going to review the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This masque was recommended to me by two of my friends when I complained about the redness on my cheeks near my nose and the size of my pores there, which is pretty huge compared to the rest of my face. It was becoming a problem when I wore makeup because the makeup would enhance the appearance of the pores, but I had to put makeup there because of the redness. The Mint Julep Masque, along with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, was recommended to me to reduce the redness and appearance of pores on my face.
From what research I have done, this masque doesn’t have any real mint in it, but regardless of that, it didn’t surprise or alarm me when it tingled. After it dried, I rinsed it off and I definitely thought that my pores looked a bit smaller. It made my entire face feel very soft, and a blemish I had was significantly less red. I applied moisturizer after I used it, so that it didn’t dry out my skin too much. I didn’t notice that much difference in my blackheads, though, so it didn’t seem to live up to its promise there. Overall, I was pleased with the masque.
I have continued to use this masque, often using it as a spot treatment or putting it only on the red spots of my cheek and on my chin, which tends to break out a lot. The only problem I have had with this masque is that I used it on my very dry, flaking, winter abused skin, without thinking about the fact that this product dries out your skin as well as lessens the redness, and I was not happy when my skin started flaking more. Definitely don’t use this if you have incredibly dry skin!
I am happy with this product, and I will continue to use it as the weather gets warmer and my skin returns to its normal combination state! It is a really great product to use on a spa night, because of the nice smell and the way it makes your skin feel after you use it. I give it a 4.5 out of 5, mainly because I don’t feel like it lives up to its promise to help with blackheads.
I hope this is useful! If you know of any other products I should try to reduce the appearance of pores on my face or the redness that I can't seem to get to go away, let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!
Last weekend, my friend Taylor came to visit, and she not only let me drive her car (which is a MiniCooper and my dream car), while I was driving it, she also reminded me about the band Weezer and how incredibly catchy their music is. I added a few of their songs to my work playlist as soon as I got there Monday morning, and I've just about been listening to Troublemaker on repeat for the past week.
This song has one of my favorite lyrics of all time in it, "I'm gonna play some heavy metal rifts and you will die," and it is my favorite because it makes me laugh internally every time I hear it, and it is ridiculous.
If you haven't heard Troublemaker, I would highly recommend it, and if you have, you should probably give it a listen again, which you can conveniently do right now because I have put the video below.
What can't you stop listening to this week? I'm always looking for something new to add to the playlist I listen to at work, so let me know and it might help alleviate my boredom in the upcoming work week!
Hi, I'm Marissa.
I'm 23, currently working to live/pay off student loans/eat delicious food.
This is going to become the About page of the site, with modifications, I'm sure.
I am a college graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts, concentration in Humanities and Social Thought, focus in Literature, minor in French.
I have a cat, Éowyn, who is really mean to me in general and doesn't let me pet her, but is really cute when she wants to be.
I have a dog, Bentley, that my boyfriend and I rescued from a shelter. He is super cute, and is slowly growing on me.
I have a boyfriend, Casey. He's pretty cool.
I have a mom, dad, and three siblings, one younger sister and two younger brothers.
I love cats (I'm definitely a cat person), I'm obsessed with food, I think that textile art is the best kind of art (especially crocheting, knitting, quilting, weaving and spinning), I adore the novels/mind of Louise Erdrich, and my family and friends are what keep me happy.
I love to read, I'm interested in clothing and makeup as much as I can afford to be, and if I could own as many pairs of shoes as I want they wouldn't fit into my closet.
I want to learn how to: speak French fluently, weave, spin, promote feminism, be more kind, run an educational program (for kids or adults, the topic is flexible), do more good in my community, cook, bake, sled, camp, take portraits, decorate my home, and more.
The purpose of this blog is to give myself a creative outlet where I can express my opinion and practice writing to an audience without feeling self conscious about my opinions. So exciting, I know!
I'm not sure the frequency with which I will post, I'm new to this so I will be learning as I go. I'm hoping to do at least one post a week, though.
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