Thursday, January 29, 2015

Moisture Therapy: Dermatologist-tested, Effective Results

Learn more about our best selling Moisture Therapy skin care line, recently updated in appearance, and now including the addition of Derma products for Eczema prone skin. Choose your favorites and order today! Check out my Coupon Codes page for the current offers.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I LOVE a Good Sale!!

Don't you love a good sale? One reason I love AVON is because they have a good sale every campaign! In fact, whatever product you use will probably be on sale at some point during a two month period. And since you can combine items from three campaigns when you order (ask me how to do that if you don't know), you can generally always get a sale price on what you need.

Right now we have an "Outlet" sale going on in the front of the brochure. Look for items up to 65% off on pages 5 through 27. And here are some other outstanding buys:

  • Pg. 31.  Kohl Eye Liner, with built-in smudger for sultry smoke. This shea-butter infused formula glides on smoothly, and is available in True Black, Graphite, Midnight, Intense Brown, and Deep Violet for $3.99.
  • Pg. 33.  Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel, with up to 12 days of lasting color and available in 28 shades (crème, sheer, shimmer & sequins) for $3.49.
  • Pg. 41.  Our best deal on Glimmersticks for eyes (regular, diamonds - the only one that really glimmers, waterproof, liquid-glide), brows, and lips - any 4 for $10! These retractable, self-sharpening liners are our #1 long-wearing eye liner.
  • Pg. 42.  Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, which moisturizes while whisking away makeup, is $1.25.
  • Pgs. 44-49.  Foundations, concealers, blushes, and powders are mix and match buy one get one for $2.99.
  • Pg. 50.  Make your manicure last with Nail Experts Gel Strength Base Coat and UV Gloss Guard Top Coat for $3.49 each.
  • Pg. 53.  ANEW Vitale Day Cream and Night Cream, powered by VitaToneComplex to make skin look more even-toned and vibrant, are Best Offer Ever  of $24.99 each.
  • Pg. 55.  ANEW Vitale Eye Gel Cream, to make eyes look instantly refreshed and bright-eyed and well-rested all day, is Best Offer Ever of $19.99. 100% of women who tested this product showed improved radiance around the eye area. 100%!!
  • Pg. 62/63.  ANEW Clinical products are buy 1 get one for $7, mix or match. That's a savings of up to $32.
  • Pg. 67.  Do you have teenagers with acne in your family, or skin that is acne prone into your adult years? Try our Clearskin products while all are on sale.
  • Pg. 70.  Three of our basic solutions products that have been around for many years - Dramatic Firming Cream, Nurtura Replenishing Cream, and Banishing Cream Skin Discoloration Improver - are currently $4.49 each.
  • Pg. 71.  Who remembers their grandmother using Rich Moisture Cream? I do! We still have it, and it is currently $3.99.
  • Pg. 75.  Sweet Honesty Cologne Spray, another product I recall from my youth, is Lowest Price This Year of $5.99.
  • Pg. 90/91.  Step into Spring with Naturals products in Cherry Blossom scent. You can get all 5 products (Bubble Bath, Body Lotion, Body Spray, and two Shower Gels) for only $10.99.
  • Pgs. 142-147. SSS products all skin types and fragrance preferences are Buy 1, Get One Free!
  • Pg. 157.  Dew Kiss and Flavor Savers Lip Balms are .79 each. Buy a bunch and share them with the people you love!  
#sale  #avonproducts  #avonlady

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Virtual Makeover

Would you like to see what various shades of makeup look like on you before buying? Try our Virtual Makeover tool at this link!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rare opportunity...FREE Shipping on any order!

When you order at my website and choose Direct Delivery, you pay for your order as you checkout and AVON sends the order directly to your house, or to the address you choose if your items are a gift for someone. (Speaking of which, that's a great way to bless someone's day!) AVON gives you free shipping on all orders over $35, and shipping is a flat rate of $5.95 on orders smaller than $35. However, AVON will run special offers for free shipping quite often, and occasionally will have free shipping on any size order. and tomorrow customers are blessed with one of those "occasional" free shipping on any size offers. $$ So hurry on over to my website and do your shopping before midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, January 20!! Use the code ANYFS when you check out, if it does not come up automatically. $$  (It will save you some "green.")  #savemoney #freeshipping

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I might be interested in doing what you do. So how do I do it?

If you need to (or just want to) make more money, either BIG MONEY or small money, you should seriously consider an AVON business. In order to seriously consider an AVON business, you need to know the details about how the business works. Personally, I like to know the bottom line before I get involved in something, therefore, I like to share the basics with anyone interested in an AVON business before expecting them to sign on with my Cloud Climbers unit. This is what I tell my potential recruits:

The beauty of starting an AVON business is that you invest so little, only $15, and there is no long term commitment required. If you should try the business and decide you don't like it or it does not fit your life, you just pay what you owe for the products you have ordered and you are done.

For your $15 investment, you will receive resource materials to get you started as well as 10 books for each of your first two campaigns. We turn in orders every two weeks (called a campaign) on the internet and orders are delivered to our doorsteps within a few days. AVON will determine from the information submitted on your contract what your credit limit is. It is your own business, so people pay you with cash, checks (made out to you), or by credit/debit card, and you pay AVON the amount due them. You can sell to anyone you want.

Earnings levels with AVON range from 20% to 50%, depending on the amount of your order. Your discount on the products you purchase for yourself is equal to your earnings level on the order. You must turn in an order of at least $50 in order to receive any earnings or discount. If you order products when they first come out on demo, you get an additional 5% off.

When you place your first order with Avon, you order brochures for your third campaign. The brochures are sold in packs of 10, and one pack is $6.29. The more brochures you buy, the less they cost per brochure, with 20 books costing $8.69, 30 costing $11.09, etc. This is to encourage you to build your business by getting new customers. You charge each customer a service charge of .75 on their order, and you keep all of that to help cover your expenses. You will need to purchase bags for sorting the customer orders, and you can get 50 of those for about $1.25. AVON charges One Simple Fee to cover the cost of the shipping of your products to you and your personal website, and it is very reasonable and based on the size of your order - starting at $5.95. Other than the occasional product return, those are your basic expenses. Of course, you can invest more in the business by purchasing samples, demo products, etc., but that is up to you. There are many free interactive training courses at the AVON website to help you build a successful business. These courses are excellent, and well worth your time if you want to build a successful business.

AVON will also furnish you a personal website at no additional cost where your customers can shop if they choose or if they live outside of your delivery area. With your website you can sell to anyone within the continental United States, with those not in your delivery area choosing direct delivery from AVON. You will receive at least 20% profit on those direct delivery orders. AVON creates many social media posts that you can use in promoting your website.

If you decide to start your business, we can meet for about 60 minutes at a location we agree upon (usually a fast food restaurant). Call me at 256-479-4061 if you have more questions or when you are ready to get started. Alternately, you can start yourself for the same $15 at this website: Either way you will become one of my "Cloud Climbers" and I will work with you to create a successful business!

Did I miss anything in the above that you would like to know? Just ask me! I don't keep secrets about the AVON business, as that would be counter productive. #makemoney  #sellavon


Friday, January 16, 2015

AVON Selling Cycle

Are you aware that AVON sells in two week cycles? Each representative has a date on which they are to turn in the current campaign order, so that things flow smoothly with our processing facility and customers get their orders on a regular schedule. On the date we turn in an order for a given campaign, we can also go back to the two previous brochures and order from them as well, thereby giving every customer the best buy that is available. There are 26 campaigns to a year, and right now we are selling in Campaign 3. TIP: If you are ordering at my personal website, you will only see brochures for the current campaign, but if you choose to shop by product number (click on "Shop Now" and then on the heading at the top right that says "Shop Product #"), you can choose to have your items ordered at the prices in the two previous brochures. 

Here are some of the best deals I spotted in the Campaign 3 brochure. You can shop the brochure page by page by clicking here:
  • Page 5, NEW in the Moisture Therapy line, Derma Soothing Body Lotion, suitable for eczema prone skin, and specially priced at $7.99.
  • Page 13, Extra Lasting Lipstick will give you 24 hours of comfortable wear and you can choose any 2 shades for $9.99.
  • Page 15, Ultra Color Lipstick, available in Soft Matte, Satin, and Shimmer finishes, is also any 2 shades for $9.99.
  • Page 17, True Color Eyeshadow Quads and six of our best selling mascaras are any 2 for $9.99.
  • Page 21, Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss - especially nice for dry winter lips - is Lowest Price Ever (LPE) of $2.99!
  • Page 30, Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation is $6.99.
  • Page 35, ANEW Age-Transforming Foundation is LPE of $10.99. (This rarely sells for less than the sale price of $13.50, so this is truly a good deal.)
  • Page 39, AVON Pro Brushes (there are 11 of them!) are any 2 for $10.00.
  • Page 47, Mesmerize Cologne Spray for men is only $10.99. This is one of my all time favorites, and if you have a brochure you will find a scent spot on the page.
  • Page 49, Far Away Eau de Parfum Spray for women is $9.99. This is favorite of several of my customers, who stock up when it is this good of a buy.
  • Pages 63-67, Three of the ANEW skin care lines (Platinum, Ultimate, and Reversalist) are any two products for $38, and..
  • Page 74-75, the ANEW cleansers for those same lines are Try It Now price of $6.99 each.
  • Page 83. Do you prefer a very basic, old-fashioned, cold cream cleanser? We have one for you, and it is only $1.69!
  • Page 112. I love the Pendant Necklace Set for Valentine's Day, or anytime you want to spread some love. Heart shaped open pendant with three optional heart shaped insets for only $9.99. It comes in a heart shaped gift box, and you can also get matching earrings for $7.99.
  • Page 151, Naturals Hydrating Shower Gels are half price of only $1.99.
  • Page 155, Dew Kiss and Flavor Savers Lip Balms are only .79 each. These have been around a long time, haven't they? That's because they are so well loved by our customers!
  • Page 161, You won't find Perfumed Liquid Deodorant in the brochure every time, but we still have it. I guess this product has been around longer than any I know of, except perhaps Skin So Soft Bath Oil. Right now it is LPE of $2.49.
  • Page 163, And speaking of SSS Bath Oil, the 24 fl. oz. size - the biggest we sell - is also LPE right now at only $9.99.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

So...What's Your Favorite AVON Product?

Today while I was having a routine dental cleaning, my hygienist asked me what my favorite AVON product was. At first I couldn't think of an answer...then I started to name something...then I thought, "Well, I can't actually say that is my FAVORITE," because I honestly use AVON products for pretty much all my needs that AVON products will cover, and having used them for almost 30 years now, I don't have a favorite.  By that I mean that I like all the products I use. If I ever order an AVON product that does not work out for me, I can return it just like I ask my customers to do. (See my previous blog "I'm Not Happy!!" for more on that.) 

Of course, I have customers who have favorite products that they order, and I know some of the products that AVON sells more of than any others - products that have been around for many years, some of them since I started selling. One of those favorites is in the Moisture Therapy lineup, Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream. This fragrance free product is the most heavy duty of any of our hand creams, and is loved by women and men alike. I sell it in quantity to some, (5 to 10 at a time), and I have a couple of customers who rarely purchase any other AVON products, but never want to run out of this hand cream. 

AVON has just reworked the look of the Moisture Therapy line and added a few products suitable for eczema-prone skin that are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, which they are calling Moisture Therapy Derma. To learn more about the Moisture Therapy line, watch this short video from the AVON YouTube site. 

So...What's your favorite AVON product? 

Friday, January 9, 2015

I'm Not Happy!!'s what everyone is searching for, right? :)  Well, this post is not about how to obtain true happiness, although you just might find a clue to that buried within here somewhere. This post is about what to do when you are not happy with your AVON purchase. After all...

Seriously, if you ever purchase an AVON product that you are not completely satisfied with for any reason, whether you have used the product or not, you can return the product to AVON in one of two ways. If you ordered the product for a representative to deliver to you personally, contact the representative and she will handle the return or exchange. If you ordered the product at a representative's personal website for AVON to deliver directly to you, follow the instructions on the invoice you received with your order. Either way, this is the AVON guarantee which you will see on the back of every AVON brochure:

Of course, you will have to return the product to AVON or to your AVON representative, so don't just throw it away if you don't like it or there is a problem with it. And you will want to take care of the return or exchange as soon as you determine you are not happy with the product, so that the issue can be handled in a timely manner. And don't worry about "taking money out of the pocket" of your representative. AVON gives the representative credit for the cost of the product.

Occasionally I have heard stories of AVON representatives who weren't the best at handling returns for their customers. If you should ever have an issue with your personal AVON representative that you are unable to resolve, (and I hope that you don't), you can most likely find another representative in your area who will be glad to work with you to see that you are happy with your AVON purchases. Most representatives are quite happy to handle returns, because we know that if the customer is satisfied with our service we will keep their business! AND, we want people to be happy, since one of the keys to happiness is to do what we can to make others happy. (See? I said you might find a clue to true happiness buried in this post.)

I would be happy (there's that word again) to have your personal delivery business if you are within 10 miles of Harvest, Alabama, so contact me with your address so I can bring you a brochure. If you live outside my delivery area, you can order from my website at and choose direct delivery from AVON. If you outside my area and would prefer to have a local representative, contact me and I'll help you find one. If we can't find one close to you, that means that you are in a perfect position to become an AVON representative and give great AVON service to the people around who who are also looking for an AVON representative! I'd be happy (Wow! I'm using that word a lot in this post.) to help you get started and mentor you along the way to success. If you should want to learn more about what the business is all about and/or get started right away, visit  #happy #returns #guarantee 

Monday, January 5, 2015

So, what does AVON sell anyway?

Every campaign (two week AVON selling period) I send an email reminder to my customers in which I list some of the best buys for the campaign. Of course, I can't list everything that is on sale, because there are just too many products! We introduce new products every campaign, and many people who have not seen a brochure in awhile do not realize just how much we have to offer. We often hear comments like: "I didn't know AVON sold ___!" Here is a quick rundown of the type of products we have, beginning with what is shown on the front cover of the current brochure:
  • Curves exercise gear, including shoes.
  • Speaking of shoes, we carry a lot of them, from heels to slippers.
  • Purses and totebags, including the Crazy for Quilted set we have right now.
  • Makeup, from beginning foundation to finishing lipstick (at least that's the last item I apply).
  • Skin care - both high end (ANEW) and basic (AVON Elements).
  • Fragrance for men and women - of course! Here's a tidbit of trivia: AVON began as the California Perfume Company over 125 years ago.
  • Jewelry, both costume and AVON fine jewelry. We introduce new watches often, for both men and women.
  • Women's undergarments, including those from Bali and Playtex.
  • Women's clothing: Shirts, pants, dresses, and jackets.
  • AVON Home products - many items for the kitchen.
  • AVON Kids' Club - right now featuring Sofia the First and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Bath and body products, including what must be the original AVON bath product, Skin So Soft bath oil. The SSS line now includes many products for younger-looking skin, hair removal, and more.
  • Hair care, from Shampoo to Hair Brushes.
  • Foot care, with our fantastic Foot Works product line. 
So...did you know about all of those? You did? Well good! Did you know we also have a line of products called mark. are that geared toward 16 to 24 year olds? mark. products include clothing and acessories, skin care, makeup, fragrance, and bath and body as well. If you are curious about those, click here, then click "Shop Now," click "Brands" and click "mark."  (Once I've been blogging awhile, I hope to learn how to do a direct link, but for now... )

Now, for my current list of great buys, including the page of the brochure you will find them on:

  • Pg. 15, Beyond Color Plumping Lipstick and Plumping Lip Conditioner are any 2 for $7.99.
  • Pg. 17, True Color Eyeshadow Quad,14 shade combinations at Lowest Price Ever (LPE) of $4.99.
  • Pg. 21, Get glazed! Any 3 Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss shades (15 available) for $8.99. You can even try the colors on with the Virtual Makeover Tool at
  • Pg. 23, Mega Effects Mascara is LPE of $7.99. This mascara is available in Blackest Black, Black, and Brown Black.
  • Pg. 31, BB Beauty Balm Cream in 5 shades. After 1 week, your skin will look healthier!
  • Pg. 33, Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation or Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Cream-to-Powder Foundation for $7.99 each.
  • Pg. 39, Are you in need of new makeup brushes? Eleven different brushes are any 2 for $10.
  • Pg. 43, New fragrance! Secrets to Keep Midnight Eau de Toilette Spray for $9.99. There is a scent spot on the page.
  • Pg. 47, The Limited-Edition of Far Away Gold Eau de Parfum Spray is the Best Offer Ever - $11.99. There's a scent spot for this one too.
  • Pg. 59, It is exciting to see Candid back in the brochure! It is available for $6.99, and Timeless is as well. If you aren't familiar with the classic fragrance, there is a scent spot on the page.
  • Pg. 63, ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream.
  • Pg. 73, Would you like to try ANEW Vitale, Reversalist, or Platinum for two weeks to be sure it works well with your skin? These mini day and night moisturizers are perfect for that purpose, and only $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 78/79, Mix or match the AVON Elements products while they are buy one get one for $1.99.
  • Pg. 126, Naturals Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap in Fresh Cucumber & Melon, and Juicy Pomegranate & Mango are any 2 for $5.00.
  • Pg. 143, Foot Works Lavender Softening Balm is only $1.99. This product will not only soften your feet, but it will help you sleep better because of the Lavender.
  • Back Cover, Bonus-Size Maximum Strength Cracked Heel Cream is LPE of $1.99.
If any of these items interest you, you can shop by flipping through the online brochure at, or by using the highlighted name in the search box. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My Story

Almost 31 years ago, I quit my secretarial job to become a stay at home mom when my daughter was about to be born. Just a few months later, I was asked by my new AVON lady if I would like to become an AVON representative. I decided it would be a good way to meet people in my neighborhood and spread my influence for good beyond my family and my church family, as well as help with family expenses. I began my business, and have never missed turning in an AVON order on time from that day to this! 

In the beginning, I took little Bonny out in her stroller and we walked the streets knocking on doors and handing out about 30 brochures. AVON representatives were assigned territories in those days before the World Wide Web, so I knew right where I was supposed to go to look for customers. Things have changed a LOT since then, but I still find most of my new customers in much the same way.... I order extra brochures and leave them at the homes of strangers. Many of those strangers have become loyal customers and friends over the years. In fact, I have some customers who have been with me from the beginning of my business.

After I had been with AVON for several years, the Leadership program began. AVON Leadership is available to all representatives, and simply means that in addition to selling the products you also share the opportunity. I quickly built a small unit of representatives and decided to call them the Cloud Climbers, so there you have the explanation for the title of my blog. I've always loved cloud watching and being able to observe the skies as I go about my rounds is one of the perks of my business. As Cloud Climbers, sometimes we are climbing up those beautiful puffy white billows of beauty and sometimes we must struggle through the storm clouds, but we just keep on climbing! Right now I have about 84 Cloud Climbers on my team and I am always looking for more.