Jun 21, 2011
Fit for a Queen
They're not fancy, not expensive, but damn if Queen Helene face masques aren't awesome. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find them in England thus far. However, I am currently benefiting from a Mint Julep Masque right now, courtesy of a special delivery from a friend in NY (thanks, Hanna!). Apparently, the Mint Julep Masque is America's #1 Facial Masque. No, I didn't know that was the sort of thing that was measured, either. But they can count me as a fan! I'm also rather partial to the Cocoa Butter Natural Facial Scrub and the Apricot Moisturizing Masque (which I can't find on their own site for some reason).
The history of the brand is pretty interesting, too. I had never imagined the company was started by some dude from New York—I had always envisioned the founder as a large, grandmotherly black lady. Don't ask me why, but that's the image I had in mind.