MAY 2020 FAVORITES! Korean Skincare, Pregnancy Update + My First K-Beauty Box! (Part 1) meejmuse
so happening is Leo is squishing all my internal organs my stomach which is going down here is like up to here my lungs are also very swish so I have a short breath to catch it every like a second guys yes sweeties it’s Jen I’m back it’s been months I know and I am seven months pregnant so I’m already huffing and puffing from this really long setup it took so long to set this up because since moving we haven’t really filmed in this house properly I’m actually kind of uncomfortable just even sitting here so I tried my best to really pull out as I say all the time my absolute favorite products in this video I wanted to update you guys at least once before leo comes out show you guys my current baby bump and talk you through some of my favorite products as well just to update you because I haven’t done it in the longest time I think it’s been the longest time like since I’ve been on YouTube from the very beginning also before we begin there’s going to be a really exciting announcement in this video something that I’ve been preparing for months if you guys don’t want to miss it so stay tuned and keep watching until I give that announcement yeah I’m gonna start off by showing you guys my current belly people say that I do have quite a large belly four or seven months like some people don’t really sure even at seven months but for me I already kind of look like I’m ready to pop well in my personal opinion so I thought I would update you guys like it’s friends okay so here I am is my front view side view I’ll show you guys my actual belly so these are pregnancy pants actually you guys ready for my bare belly [Music] pretty crazy isn’t it yeah that’s an update from me everything is well so far I did experience a bit of early contractions recently so my doctor has been putting me off of any vigorous movement or exercise so I can only do like stretches with my Pilates instructor at the moment it’s kind of frustrating because you know when you’re pregnant you just gain a lot of weight naturally just to like store up energy for breastfeeding you get 50% more blood volume so there’s like places are like swelling happening all sorts of things and of course like your bellies growing your boobs is growing your butt is going everything like especially for me I used to like going for a run or just going to walk it off but I can’t even really do that at the moment because one it’s really hard to just even walk from room to room at the moment my butt everything hurts my back hurts and – my doctor has banned me from it for the moment because there’s a chance of premature labor if I do like push myself too much but everything else has been really good and Leo kicks a lot lately I’m singing songs to him he’s growing really strong and healthy I have gained a little bit of weight I know if you can actually see it my weight is mainly in my stomach my boobs my butt and my thighs so the rest of like my body’s kind of okay like my feet haven’t grown a size yet but I’m just like really out of breath to do anything but yes May is actually my birthday month and if it was any of you guys his little happy birthday so are you guys ready for a may favorites update I’m also gonna update you guys on news beauty my brushes that I haven’t been talking about for so long we’re gonna have a special deal for you guys until the year comes we just thought it would be fun to do something like this so for those who don’t know they’ve been designed by me they’re handcrafted in Korea very luxurious quality and the ones that I’ve had for three years I’m still using it on my actual vanity right they last for a long time um and I spent ages designing everything the books the like brushes everything so between $20 off the entire set so usually the whole set is 89 if we bring it down to six see nine dollars for a set of 10 handmade brushes and we’re gonna have free shipping internationally across the board up until Leo arrives which we don’t know it could be any day so that’s kind of just a little special like one thing that we’re adding there for you guys but yeah grab the deal while you can when we do sell out of these we’ve possibly may stop selling them all together so it might be limited edition but yes if you’re looking for new brushes or if you’ve been thinking about getting nice beachy freshness for a long time I think there is no other time than now to get it I like it’s the best deal that we’ve ever done free shipping and $20 off the retail price so like each brush you’re paying like six seven dollars for each brush which is like super super high-quality anyways so that is the first announcement and the second announcement is actually for something that I have been planning with a team called bizarre for months actually we’ve been curating a box of my favorite Korean skincare products there’s a great cause behind it as well so yet stay around to the end but for now we’re gonna start off with my new favorites and gonna talk about Korean skincare and makeup and also some western products as well that I’ve been enjoying this is a huge update because I haven’t done a favorites in like half a year or something so yeah there’s like a girlie heart-to-heart with you and I hope you guys enjoy spending time with me and that was a very long intro but yes without further ado let us begin with my new favorite so I’m gonna go in order of like applying products and we actually start with skincare so if you guys don’t already know I usually do a best of K beauty series on my channel at the end of each year this year I couldn’t do it because I was pregnant and like I was just getting through that first trimester and it was just really difficult so I decided to actually start uploading them on my Instagram if you do want to see my actual gathering of my favorites from each category from k-beauty sofa even if it’s not like the end of the year it’s like mid year but it’s still my current favorites things that I found rave worthy after using and hundreds and hundreds of products I’m kind of just doing it as a series of photo posts because it’s just a little bit too labor-intensive for me to sit down and make the videos so if you do want to find out a little bit more than what I’ll show you in this video how to check out my Instagram so yeah just like really to sum up with a couple of products some things that I’ve been really loving for the lotion and toner stage having these two products the Rowe veteran skin essentials activating treatment lotion which you guys have seen me talking about in multiple videos in the past and then a new one that I’ve been really enjoying is thank you Father Rice pure essential toner so the reason why this one has made it is it’s a really good lotion that moisturizes hydrates soothes as well it has really great clean ingredients of course it’s non fragrance no alcohols no parabens that so it’s been perfect for both before my pregnancy and after pregnancy to the rice pure essential toner bye Thank You farmer I personally didn’t really enjoy thank you finest products because they are usually kind of fragrance they are usually very light and nice but I just didn’t like the fragrance of it but they have come out with a new line rice pure essential line which totally focuses on really clean pure ingredients it’s not fragranced and it is all about rice rice extract and so this is actually a hundred thousand ppm worth of rice extract like it’s pretty much 98% it’s a really high-quality Korean rice water extract which is whitening it’s brightening it helps to add translucency to the skin whilst it does hydrate the skin from deep within you can layer it it doesn’t get sticky and especially when you’re pregnant the melanin and the pigmentation in your skin just gets really emphasized and that’s why I like you can see my moles a little bit more than you normally can so when you’re pregnant you kind of want to focus a little bit more and things like vitamin C or like natural brightening products you have to be careful of the other harsh whitening ingredients but this is like a natural brightener that adds translucency through rice water so I’ve been really really enjoying this one as and within the same line I’ve been loving their rice pure gel and cream which is actually a really unique product it also has 100,000 ppm ice water in there it’s a super gentle gel cream that you use at the end of your skincare routine and the really unique thing about this is that it actually combines gel and the cream together you know some people prefer gel Domon prefer cream some prefer both but it depends on the day so this gives you the variety of like picking and choosing what you want to use like a gel which is soothing it’s lighter or a cream which is slightly heavier and better for like winter or when your skin is going through a dry patch and mix it up if you want which is what I normally do and grab like both a little goes a long way so it looks like I haven’t used much but I’ve been actually using this for quite a while it’s really nice non fragranced of course it blends beautifully and the cream part actually adds a density to it so I actually included this in my special box which I’ll talk to you guys about in a minute I’ve been really liking that I also talked about vitamin C as an important factor of your skincare routine especially when you’re pregnant but of course when you’re not pregnant as well you want to take care of your skin tone the brightness so something that I’ve been really enjoying this time is this Korean brand called Jimmy soldiers all day vitamin brightening and balancing facial serum that it has licorice root extract niacinamide centella asiatica and vitamin C so it’s meant to soothe the skin barrier whilst also improving your skin’s overall radiance which I think as I said is really key during this nine months of your life but also before and after as well I really just enjoy this serum it’s very gentle it’s just really easy to integrate into your routine we even mix it with your creams it’s in a hygienic dropper bottle like so so I’ve been using this about two or three times a week you know the next day after using something like vitamin C you just want to make sure that you’ve got really good sunscreen coverage going on because your skin can be a little bit more sensitive to the Sun after news vitamin C but yeah as you can see he just rubs on really smoothly blends really nicely and gives your skin a boost of hydration nourishment and also takes care of the radiant skin target for sunscreen I’ve been loving the puddle buggy milk this will repair sunscreen you guys saw me talking about this in another favourites video right I did kind of go into more detail but it’s a really soothing light milky texture it’s the lightest sunscreen I actually have ever tried in any sunscreens whether it be Korean or non Korean so this is actually formulated by a plastic surgery clinic they actually have a separate facility for skin procedures and skin rejuvenation so they actually created this whole line for patients who’ve just come out of surgery who have density skin or also for babies to be able to use it’s got SPF 50 plus P a quadruple plus when you’re pregnant titanium dioxide and zinc oxide is fine yeah this one has been amazing not only other ingredients good but the texture is like super it’s lighter than all of my shows milky sunscreens that you guys have probably been trying the past it’s like skincare for the days when I just need a little bit of a boost of oil especially because I know Leo is kind of stripping away all of my hydration and all of the oils in my body I can feel it in my skin in my hair I’m not hydrating myself with like 5 litres of water a day I just feel certain dried out so I’m making sure that I’m consuming a lot of Omega 3 through fish oil that doesn’t have high amounts of mercury in it but also I’m trying to incorporate a face oil together with my routine and the one that I’ve been loving and trusting has been my trusty old Hong Kong your oil do you guys know all about this this oil has been the one that I’ve been trusting on my skin throughout my pregnancy it’s gentle it works well with any product it’s not too highly greasy I do feel that it absorbs well it’s actually really really runny so that’s why it’s something that you can mix in with your cream serums anything all over you can use it not just on your face but also on your hair and on your belly on your body as well it’s really nourishing but it also has minimal ingredients honest I mean enjoying that oil and finally for skincare a lot of you guys have been asking me since I’ve done the whole video on the best of k-beauty face masks in the past what an update is on my best face masks the other day I actually went through all of my masks and took out the ones that I think are my favorites at the moment but I didn’t get time to actually sit down and make a video for it but eventually I’ll get around to it guys but until then my absolute favorite face mask recently out of them all has been the dear Claire’s rich moist soothing tencel sheet mask I also like their black one but this is all so amazing for when you just want to do something that boosts the moisture levels of the skin it’s really soothing and moisturizing it has none of the ingredients which I hate I actually do test such an ingredient in face masks because fragrance or phenoxyethanol that kind of thing in your face mask is to me it’s worse than skincare because you’re actually like trapping it onto your skin for a good 15 20 minutes so you’re kind of like making sure that it fully absorbs into your skin so yeah this of course I made sure that they don’t have a super gentle super moisturizing I just trust it when my skin is feeling irritated in any way and I want something that is effective yet very thoughtful of my skin so my final skincare product so for the exciting news guys together with an awesome organization called Basel they’ve helped me to put together some of my absolute favorites including the ones that I’ve mentioned today into an awesome box called means muses hey Beauty hunter box a it’s called the K beauty home care kit data looks like these those five products has the revetment treatment lotion has Jimmy so is the old a vitamin serum also has the Thank You foam at rest cure gel and clean depend on your oil also has five pieces of the declares face mask for the first hundred people we also got this all day vitamin clean and mild facial cleanser which is also a really amazing cleanser it’s very refreshing it’s gentle it doesn’t leave any soap scum on your skin I like it it’s really nice there’s also going to be a ton of samples in here and a cute little hairband for hanging up when you’re washing your face all of this which is actually including the samples one hundred and sixty dollars worth and the price is $59.
95 T of this so as soon as this video goes out the website will be open so I’ll put the link down below another awesome thing that I’m really excited about is that half of the proceeds from the sales of the boxes will actually be going towards an organization called women’s Hope Center in Korea which is actually for women or children who are in crisis pregnancy helps to support them if they’re having trouble raising their children or if they’re in any compromised situations maybe like early pregnancies where they don’t have the news to take care of the children through their volunteers that go and help take care of newborn babies they do counseling for women who have gone through really difficult times as someone who is pregnant at the moment this is a kit that is able to be used by pregnant people and at the same time half of the proceeds are going to help women who are in crisis pregnancy in Korea sir it means a lot to me as well as giving you guys the opportunity to score some awesome Korean products at an amazing price less than half the price with free shipping during this time don’t worry about coronavirus everything’s being handled very very carefully and with strict hygiene rules that yeah if you guys do want to get your hands on my May faves kids make sure you go and check out the link below so I hope you guys are excited about this it’s actually the first time that I’m actually doing this kind of thing ever can you believe it I’ve actually had offers to do this kind of thing in the past many times but Bozell has just been awesome in really curating things that I really believe in and like just being so cooperative and so loving at the same time I think also very very generous to be giving 50% of the proceeds so yeah I hope you guys enjoy that and we got to move on to Korean yup now so I’ll start off with my favorite foundation so for foundation my favorite has actually been this new one by Lancome called 20 feet it’s the healthy