¥2,000+ Winter Care Prizes for 10 Winners! Plus Discounts for Everyone

I’m just going to get straight to the reason you clicked on this post, because I know you’re not here to learn about me.

No worries, I’m not offended.

Still, I worked out some awesome freebies for China Moms Blog readers for taking care of the whole body for a China winter! From your hair to your toe nails, to your lungs to your immune system, you’re covered!

And what is it that you have to do to get in on this giveaway?

Simply enter yourself into the winner’s circle here. Don’t you wish all giveaways were this simple?

I will announce the winners on December 21!

Not only are readers getting a chance to win with good odds, but those who don’t like giveaways (or want a gift for someone else ASAP) can still get some nice discounts.

First up, let’s talk about protecting your skin, hair, and nails!

5 winners – 5 20 ml bottles of Sirocco Argan oil (altogether RMB 178)

James of Waijiao in Shanghai only imports products that are 100% organic and imported. I’m currently using Waijiao’s stock of Aleppo soap for my face for my cyclical acne.

I know, I know. Believe it or not this perfect complexion has a secret weapon.

The amount of Argan oil James is giving away is perfect for you to decide if you’re a fan of this type made by Sirocco brand, which is certified organic and fair trade. This Argan oil isn’t deodorized like other brands; in other words, it smells spicy like Morocco and keeps the oil in its simplest form.

Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften skin. It’s not greasy like other oils.

James Special Offer: Get a 10 percent discount off on Waijiao products with code chinamoms10.

1 winner – The Green Room’s Best Sellers Set (RMB 488)

What’s in The Green Room’s the limited-time Best Sellers Set? That would be the Miracle7 Face Serum (balances PH levels, anti-aging), Face Balm (cleanser), and the Eye Oil (soothes, plumps).

Perfect for those of us who want to fight back against the 30’s and 40’s looming tragedy of wrinkles. Did I mention it’s my 29th birthday on the 26th?

I’m in denial.

The Green Room’s Special Offer: When purchasing through their Weidian, enter code “stockingfreebie” into the COMMENT section. You’ll get a travel size of any product (between 45-85 RMB except eye oil) for any purchase over 200 RMB. Valid until Dec 20.

 

1 winner – Every Day Spa Day Bag by Velveteen’s Secret Potions (RMB 605)

Velveteen’s Secret Potions (VSP) will make you want to learn Spanish and travel the world with Francesca Hanshing Urra, the proud foundress.

All of her ingredients are natural, responsibly sourced, direct from the producer when able, and truly global, representing China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Morocco, Chile, Brazil, Australia, India, Spain, Germany, USA, Ghana, Cambodia, Vietnam, France, Philippines and more. Many ingredients are even seasonal.

I told you – the girl gets around!

And her Spa Day bag is chalk full of goodies! Twelve products, a travel bag, and 5 beauty tools really allow you to have a spa day any day.

VSP’s Special Offer: Francesca calls all of her members “very special people” and gives them a 5% off. Connect with her to become a member. She assured me China Moms Blog readers would be well taken care of with extra goodies every time they make a purchase.

Now let’s protect your insides!

 

1 winner – Lemon, Lavendar, and Peppermint doterra Essential Oils (RMB 160)

 Next up is a Beginner’s Trio Kit by doterra (RMB 160) via my friend Amanda Vaughan. She’s my neighborhood fair trade, globally sourced, and extra high quality essential oils hook up.

These oils are can be used as a natural and safe cleaner, skin booster, immune system booster, and flavor for food or tea.

And probably could make you into superwoman too.

Amanda’s Special Offer: Beijing residents will get a free hostess gift of oils if they would like to host a party with their friends to learn about essential oil benefits and uses.

OR if you’re located outside of Beijing, she’ll send a free bottle of Wild Orange for people who sign up with a VIP membership (to get discounted prices) and purchase a basic enrollment kit (200 member points).

Sign up online here (for the US or here for China) or contact Amanda for the hosting opportunity. For China, select “I want to become a preferred customer” and enter 00263542 under “fill in your friend’s VIP customer number.”

1 winner – any size of new generation idMASK (RMB 399) 

Preston, Beijing’s local retailer of idMASK, wants to help you protect your lungs and offers amazing customer service on top of that, making me feel confidant to recommend both idMASK and him specifically.

Not only is this an awesome product, but also for every mask that’s bought, a mask is given to a migrant child or orphan in the most polluted regions of China.

Preston’s Special Offer: Every mask purchased gets a free anti-pollution salt spa treatment worth RMB 388 from AWA Health in Beijing, but you’ve got to buy and book through Preston.

Preston mentioned the anti-pollution salt spa was like having the beach come to you. [Bobby, sweetheart, if you’re reading this, I can’t be pacified with this treatment. I still want to move to Sanya!]

 

1 winner – Waterbaby (RMB 498) by Greenwave

 

Have you ever thought about the fact that you brush your teeth and take a shower in very chemical-heavy and unfit drinking water out of the tap?

Do you ever wonder if the shower steam carries chemicals with it when you inhale?

I know I sure do ever since this beijingkids article ruined my blissful ignorance.

I’ve been on the lookout for a shower filter, and Greenwave has made one along with other products, including the Waterbaby that makes it safe to brush your teeth.

Greenwave’s Special Offer: Get a 10 percent off on all of Greenwave’s water products by scanning the QR code below and sending the e-voucher.

And there you have it folks!

 

There’s bound to be something you’d love and like to try to win!

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Vanessa Jencks founded China Moms Blog to connect internationally-minded parents through semi-humorous stories and poorly-written satire news. She is the former managing editor of beijingkids magazine; see her previous work here. She writes about relationships and faith at vanessajencks.com.

WeChat: vanessajencks
Email: chinamomsblog@gmail.com

Photos: Vanessa Jencks, The Green Room, Doterra, VSP, idMASK, GreenWave

 

中国冬季关怀大赠送10名获奖者——总共价值2,300元人民币的奖金!

 

开篇明义,我会直接讲你点开这篇文章的原因,因为我知道你点开并不是想了解我。

 

没关系,我不会觉得被冒犯。

 

但我仍然为中国妈妈博客(China Moms Blog)的读者准备了一些特别棒的免费赠品,在中国的冬天能够拥有全身的护理!从你的头发,到你的趾甲,到你的肺部,到你身体的免疫系统,统统都包括!

 

那么,你需要做什么能够得到这些礼物呢?

 

只要进入获奖者名单就可以了。你难道不希望所有的赠品都这么简单吗?(您也可以添加我的微信号:vanessajencks)

我将在12月21日宣布获奖者名单!

 

不仅仅读者有机会可以赢得这些好的产品,即使那些不喜欢赠品的人(或者想尽快为别人赢得一个礼物的人)也可以享受折扣。

 

那首先,我们先来谈谈如何护理你的皮肤、头发和指甲。

5名获奖者-520毫升的Sirocco摩洛哥坚果油(总价值178元人民币)

上海James of Waijiao只进口100%有机进口产品。我现在正在用Waijiao进口的阿勒颇橄榄月桂皂(Aleppo soap)洁面,对周期性痘痘非常管用。

我知道,我知道。不管你信不信,但这个完美的调制是秘密武器。

James所赠送的摩洛哥坚果油的数量,能够让你尝试并决定你是否喜欢Sirocco这一品牌。Sirocco是一家认证的有机品牌,而且价格公道。这款摩洛哥坚果油不像其他品牌,没有经过脱味处理。也就是说,其香料闻起来就像是摩洛哥,并且果油保持了最简单的形式。

摩洛哥坚果油是最常用的皮肤保湿剂,滋润和软化皮肤。它不像其他油那么油腻。

James特价优惠:输入优惠码chinamoms10,则可享受九折优惠。

1名获奖者– The Green Room的最畅销套餐(价值488元人民币)

The Green Room限量版最畅销套餐里包括什么呢?包括Miracle7面部精华(平衡PH值,抗衰老),面霜(清洁)和眼油(舒缓,丰满)

 

非常合适咱们这样要抵抗30、40岁隐约出现的皱纹悲剧。我刚才是不是提到我本月26号过29岁生日?

 

我可不承认。

The Green Room的特价优惠:如果在微店购买,在评论区输入优惠码“stockingfreebie”。任意购买200元人民币以上的产品,你将得到任意一款产品的旅行装(除了眼油,均价值45-85元人民币之间)。截止日期是12月20号。

 

1名获奖者由Velveteen’s Secret Potions提供的“每天都是spa日套装”(Every Day Spa Day Bag)(605元人民币)

 

Velveteen’s Secret Potions(VSP)产品会让你想学习西班牙语,并与其创始人Francesca Hanshing Urra女士一起环游世界。

 

她用的所有原料都是纯天然的、来源可靠、在生产者有能力提供时直接采购,并且其原料供应也是全球化的,分别来自中国,日本,泰国,韩国,摩洛哥,智利,巴西,澳大利亚,印度,西班牙,德国,美国,加纳,柬埔寨,越南,法国,菲律宾等等。很多原料甚至是季节性的!

 

我告诉你——这个女孩可吃得开!

 

并且她的Spa日套装里面全是好东西!十二种产品、旅行包,以及5种美容工具,都能帮助你在每天都能做spa。

 

VSP的特价优惠:Francesca称她的会员为“非常特别的人”,并且给他们九五折的优惠。赶快联系她,成为会员吧。她向我保证,中国妈妈博客(China Moms Blog)的读者每次购买都会得到神秘礼物。

现在,让我们一起来护理你的里面吧!

1位获奖者多特瑞(doterra)的柠檬、香草和薄荷精油(160元人民币)

Next up 是多特瑞的入门级三件套(160元人民币),由我的朋友Amanda Vaughan赠送。她是我的邻居,价格合理,全球化货源,并且高质量精油供应商。

 

这些精油可用作天然安全的清洁产品、爽肤水、提高免疫系统,以及食物或茶的调味剂。

可能这个也会让你成为超人。

 

Amanda的特价优惠:北京居民可以得到免费的女主人精油礼品,条件是你愿意组织一个派对,请朋友们来学习精油的好处和用法。

或者,如果你住在北京之外,给那些加入VIP会员(可享受折扣价格)并且购买一套基础入门套餐(200会员点)的人,她会免费寄送一瓶Wild Orange。

 

在这里注册或者联系她的托管机会。选择“我想成为首选客户”,在“填写好友的VIP客户号码”下输入00263542.

1名获奖者任意型号的新款idMASK399元人民币)

Preston是北京地区idMASK的经销商,他想要帮助你保护你的肺,并且在此之上,他也提供非常贴心的客户服务。这让我有信心向你们推荐idMASK,并且特别推荐他。

不仅仅这是一款很赞的产品,并且每卖出一个口罩,就会赠送一个口罩给在中国污染最严重地区的孤儿或打工子子弟。

 

Preston的特价优惠:每购买一个口罩,就会获得来自北京爱瓦健康(AWA Health)价值388元的防污染盐疗,但是必须要从Preston那里购买和订购。

Preston提到防污染盐疗就如同让沙滩来到你这里。(亲爱的Bobby,如果你读到这个,要知道我无法就被这个治疗所安抚,我还是想搬去三亚!)

1名获奖者Greenwave 提供的Waterbaby (498元人民币)

 你是否想过,你无论是刷牙还是洗澡,都在使用非常多的化学用品,并使用了龙头里不适合的饮用水?

 

你是否考虑过,当你呼吸时,淋浴的蒸汽会携带化学物质?

 

我知道,自从读了beijingkids上的这篇文章,就摧毁了我以前幸福的无知。

 

我一直在寻找一款淋浴过滤器,而Greenwave就生产了这样一款淋浴过滤器。他们其它的产品也包括the Waterbaby,可以让你在刷牙时感到安全。

 

Greenwave的特价优惠:扫下面的二维码,并发送电子优惠券,你就会得到Greenwave所有水产品的九折优惠。

 

亲们,所有的都在这里了!

上面肯定有你喜爱、并且要赢得的宝贝!

你不一定是妈妈加入我们的微信群,但是你必须有一个幽默感。

点击这里或在微信上扫描QR码即可加入Facebook


Vanessa Jencks founded China Moms Blog to connect internationally-minded parents through semi-humorous stories and poorly-written satire news. She is the former managing editor of beijingkids magazine; see her previous work here. She writes about relationships and faith at vanessajencks.com.

WeChat: vanessajencks
Email: chinamomsblog@gmail.com

Photos: Vanessa Jencks, The Green Room, Doterra, VSP, idMASK, GreenWave, 

 

China Mom Confession: I HATE Automatic Translators

Thanks to one of my readers and friends, Jackie Park, for the inspiration for this post!

My son’s teacher and I have a lot in common.

We’re both impatient with human translation, and we both can understand what each other is saying with facial expressions, hand gestures, and my basic understanding of Chinese.

We’re also both fiery and headstrong.

Our conversations look like this:

She explains something to me very, very fast.

I ask her to slow down when she speaks.

She slows down for a second, gets excited, and then returns to her normal speaking speed.

I look at our translator and ask for help.

Repeat.

Yet, I would take this face to face talk any day over what happens when we get in a WeChat conversation with each other, relying on the automatic translation instead.

“Your son shit in his pants. No more pants here.”

Crap! Time to go back home, but I’m pretty sure that’s not the word choice she intended.

Teacher: “He has vomit on everyone.”

Me: “Do I need to come pick him up?”

Teacher: “Why?”

Apparently he was just spitting on everyone.  No biggie.

There was also that one time that she thought I scheduled a meeting when in fact I didn’t. Her screenshots of the Chinese translation were so off but hey, at least she didn’t wait too long.

Oh, and my personal favorite time is when she told me he bit a friend. She asked me to talk to the other child’s parents and apologize.

He got in trouble when he got home because biting is not OK.

I knew the other child’s parents and when I saw his mom, I apologized.

“You are too strict on your child! It was just an accident!” She shook her head.

I was mortified.

Of course I apologized to my son but this was absolutely terrible!

Why on earth had the teacher asked me to apologize for this if it wasn’t on purpose? Apparently another parent had kept a grudge against the her and me because neither my husband nor myself reached out to apologize for an incident that happened a year prior.

Seriously?

And that’s why I hate automatic translation.

Time for me to go study Chinese…

 

What’s the funniest translation blooper you’ve seen? Comment below! Or share screenshots in the WeChat group. 

 

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Vanessa Jencks founded China Moms Blog to connect internationally-minded parents through semi-humorous stories and poorly-written satire news. She is the former managing editor of beijingkids magazine; see her previous work here. She writes about relationships and faith at vanessajencks.com.

WeChat: vanessajencks
Email: chinamomsblog@gmail.com

No-Mafan Guide to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off during the Holidays

The winter is hard enough because we all want to stay inside to eat and sleep like a hibernating bear.

Well, welcome to China, where Halloween and its candy is catching on, Thanksgiving is still celebrated among expats, Christmas bazaars and parties force themselves into our schedules, and Chinese New Year brings feasting too.

We’re all lucky if we don’t gain 30kg before birds and flowers start making their appearances again. Forget getting into a bikini for a Thailand trip, we just don’t want to roll around like Violet from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

No worries, though, this is the best and easiest no-mafan way to not gain or even lose weight through the winter.  Forget counting calories, it’s time for survival!

1. Claim you’ve been diagnosed with Sugar Intolerance
After this is made clear, who would feel right about poisoning you with sugar?!

2. Say your Chinese Medicine Doctor has given you a special diet
Doesn’t this work for every other Zhou who doesn’t want to eat something during Chinese New Year?

3. Put up warning signs for careless colleagues 
Write “Do Not Feed Wild Animals: People Who Offer Christmas Cookies Also Lose Hands” then hang on your door, at your desk, and on your forehead too.

You did warn them….

4. Uninstall Didi from your phone
Love for Didi can only go so far. And it’s not THAT far to walk 20km to your work every morning. Just wake up early.

5. Go shopping in Chinese sizes
Ah, yes. If this doesn’t motivate you, nothing will.

6. Make a DIY Muffin Top reminder at feasts
Put on your tightest jeans, grab a belt, and squeeze tight. Enjoy your modern corset!

7.  Use specially designed lipsticks at Christmas Bazaars
Works every time! No one needs to talk to you when shopping anyway. Just flash cash.

I can’t take credit for this joke – it’s originally a meme passed on to me from Beijing’s Clothing Auction Network founder, Rebecca Archer.

8. Expose yourself to the season’s germs
Volunteer at a Kindergarten until infected. This will even jumpstart your weight loss!

9. Migrate like a panda
Ask for the entire winter off. Just point to pandas and say you’re living like the locals.

(This isn’t serious medical advice, just in case you haven’t noticed.)

 

What are your sneaky ways for keeping off the weight? Comment below!

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Vanessa Jencks founded China Moms Blog to connect internationally-minded parents through semi-humorous stories and poorly-written satire news. She is the former managing editor of beijingkids magazine; see her previous work here. She writes about relationships and faith at vanessajencks.com.

WeChat: vanessajencks
Email: chinamomsblog@gmail.com

Photos: Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and Flickr