Thursday, December 31, 2015

Campaign 2 Customer Reminder. Begin the new year right!

Now that the holidays are over it's time to begin the new year by clearing out old out of date makeup and skin care items and here are some excellent Avon items to replace them with. Remember, you can return any item you order from Avon within 90 days of purchase if you do not like it.
  • Pg. 17, SuperExtend Winged Out Mascara is only $5.99. This mascara is available in Brown Black, Black, and Blackest Black.
  • Pg. 18, Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss is $2.99.
  • Pg. 22, Ideal Flawless Beauty Balm Cream (10-in-1 beauty balm with SPF15), is $7.99.
  • Pg. 25, Ultra Color Lipstick is any 2 for $10 and you have lots of color and texture choices!
  • Pg. 39, Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation is $7.99 and Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation is $9.99.
  • Pg. 47, Sweet Honesty Cologne Spray - one of our vintage fragrances - is LPE of $5.99. There's a scent spot on the page to take you back in memory to your younger days. There are also scent spots for other fragrances on pages 49 (Rare Gold), 53 (Imari Elixir), 55 (Luck for Her), and 61 (Black Suede).
  • Pg. 61, Black Suede or Wild Country Cologne Spray and After Shave are your choice for $7.99 each.
  • Pg. 63, Have you been sleeping in makeup? Make a resolution to change that and begin by choosing one of Anew's excellent Cleaners while they are half price of $4.99 each.
  • Pg. 66-71, Anew products are buy one get one for $5.
  • Pg. 77, Clearskin Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment is $4.99.
  • Pg. 125, Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Extra Strength Cream is $2.49 and M.T. Hand Creams are $1.79. Trust me, you need this stuff!
  • Pg. 128/129, Moisture Therapy Derma Restoring and Derma Soothing products are LPE of $5.99 each.
  • Pg. 132/133, Large bonus size pump bottles of SSS and M.T. lotions are $9.99.
  • Back Cover, Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel is LPE of $3.99.

 Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Helping Hands

I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and you are preparing for the best year you have ever had in 2016. I don't always make resolutions when the new year comes around, but I'm making a few this year, some of which I am beginning to work on now. That gives me almost a week's head start on my goals! :)  

One of my plans is to declutter this house. In the process of sorting through some of my old Avon materials I came across my Beauty Advisor training materials from 2002. Since I had on my TeuxDeux list to write a blog post about nails and how to do a proper manicure, finding a good outline for a manicure in my BA materials has prompted me to write that today. So, from Avon and with my own tweaks and additions, here is:

How to Give Yourself a Weekly Manicure

1. Shape nails, filing in one direction to prevent damage. A good rule on length is to not allow your nail tip to grow longer than a third of the length of the part of your nail on your finger bed. And as far as shape goes, the tip should echo the base, which is a squared oval for most people. Do not file down the sides of the nail as this will weaken it. Leave old nail polish on while filing to help protect the nail. Tip: Have you tried crystal nail files? I love them! You will have to invest a little more for a good one, but they last for years as long as you are careful not to drop them on a tile or concrete floor.

2. Soak a cotton ball with nail polish remover and press and hold onto nail for a few seconds then wipe. Allowing the remover to soak into the polish makes it easier to remove in one wipe. Tip: I recommend non-acetone remover. It should only take you a few seconds longer to remove the polish than remover with acetone and it is easier on your nails.

3. Soak hands in warm water for 3-5 minutes. Adding a few drops of Avon Naturals Shower Gel to the water will give you a truly gentle and relaxing hand soak.  

4. Massage hand cream into cuticle area and gently push the cuticle back with an orange stick. Do not cut cuticles, because this can leave them weak and possibly allow bacteria to get into the open skin. 

5. Wash hands gently with warm water and towel-dry. Allow nails several minutes to completely dry. If you plan to wear nail enamel continue with step 6. If you prefer the natural look of bare nails, skip to step 10.

6. Apply a Base Coat to nails to prevent staining the nail with nail enamel. This is particularly important if you use a darker more intense nail enamel. Allow the base coat to dry for 5 minutes before you...

7. Apply Nail Enamel. Brush one stripe down the center of the nail from base to tip, then brush one stroke on either side, avoiding the nail edges. This application makes fingers look slender and avoids the need to use remover to take excess polish off the skin around your nails. For best results apply two coats of enamel. Tip: If you do need to remove nail enamel from skin, wrap a tiny piece of cotton around the tip of a toothpick and dip into a small amount of remover poured into the lid of the bottle and use to go around your nail. 

8. Apply a Top Coat for longer-lasting wear. 

9. Let nails dry thoroughly--at least 20 minutes.

10. Apply Cuticle Gel Remover and a protective hand cream. Avon has several ones to choose from, including these customer favorites: Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing and Repair or Silicone Glove Protective Hand Cream.

11. To keep your manicure and your hands looking great, use protective gloves when washing dishes or doing other heavy cleaning. Exfoliate dead skin once a week and slather on hand cream several times a day. Tip: Avon FootWorks scrub and Clearskin scrub are great for exfoliating hands too!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

C25 & C26 Cloud Climbers Newsletter

This is the newsletter I send to my downline to report on how we are doing each campaign. With a new year comes a new time to consider starting your own business. Why not see if Avon is the perfect fit for you?

Holiday Greetings!

Because Avon has done a speed up on the campaigns at the end of the year, we have closed out C26 before I've gotten the C25 newsletter done. Therefore, I'm going to speed up my own reporting and combine the last two campaigns of the year into this one newsletter.

Top Ten in Award Sales for C25 -
All with Award Sales over $150. 1. Rene Parker  PC   
Ruby Nunnery
 3. Steffanie Erdelt
 4. Carolyn King
 5. Darren Mannahan
 6. Susanne Walters  PC
 7. Annie Watts
 8. Barbie Breen
 9. Caroline McCullough
10. Brenda Taylor

Top Ten in Award Sales for C26 - All with Award Sales over $150.

1. Rene Parker   PC   #1 in Award Sales for the year with $10,647.
 2. Gladys Faulk
 3. Lacey Harmon
 4. Susanne Walters   PC   #3 in Award Sales for the year with $7,982.
 5. Steffanie Erdelt
 6. Caroline McCullough
 7. Ruby Nunnery    #2 in Award Sales for the year with $8,231.
 8. Carolyn King
 9. Magalis Justiniano
10. Brenda Taylor
Cheryl Webb received a 1st Campaign Bundle and banked $20 for having an order of over $100 in the Hit $100 Challenge. Congratulations Cheryl!

There were 2 Cloud Climbers with direct delivery orders at their eStores in C26: Barbie Breen and Rene Parker.

Happy Birthday to Gladys Faulk, Susanne Walters, Tawana Frails, and Lois Johnson - all celebrating in December. Lois was a New Year's Eve baby many years ago.

We only have one Cloud Climber with an Avon Anniversary in December and that is Suheidy Colon, who is celebrating her 3rd anniversary as an Avon Lady. Congratulations, Suheidy! I hope to have you continue on our team for many more years. Perhaps you will one day be celebrating your 30th anniversary, as I will be in 2017.

We don't have any new team members to report, but I'm hoping that with the new year there will be some people who decide to "bite the bullet" and finally start their own direct sales business and that they will choose Avon. After all, we do have the best one! In fact, I believe this would be a good day to re-post my blog about the Avon business to my FB business page. If any of you are inclined to let your own friends and acquaintances know about the business, I would very much appreciate any help you can give toward building our team. I imagine by now most of you have read about the changes coming to Avon in 2016. It should be a good year for us and a good year for others to join us. In case you have forgotten, you can recommend anyone through a link when you sign into and you can also tell anyone to go to and enter your code, which is the last part of your eStore URL after the /, and they can start themselves online and you will get credit for them as your recruit.

While I'm waiting on my C1 order to come today, I think I shall go out and get my almost last minute Christmas shopping done. I do a lot of my shopping online, some of it through myself of course, but there are a few things that I need to buy locally so I'm finally going to get that done. I'm a "I hate to shop" person, so I don't tackle the crowds unless I absolutely have to! I'd better do it today, because I'll be very busy getting those last minute orders out to my customers tomorrow and Thursday morning. Then it's Christmas and I'll be having fun!! I'm praying you will have a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends, and safe journeys if you are traveling.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Best Buys of Campaign 1

It isn't too late to order online at my eStore for pre-Christmas direct delivery from Avon. Here are some of the bargains I spotted in C1:

  • Pgs. 14-17, Fragrance gift sets at various prices, while supplies last.
  • Pg. 22, True Color Eyeshadow Quads are Lowest Price Ever of $4.99.
  • Pg. 24, Kohl Eye Liner with built in smudger is $3.49 and available in 3 shades. 
  • Pg. 27, Perfect Eyebrow Kit in 4 shades for only $4.99.
  • Pg. 28, Ultra Color Lipstick is $5.99. Choose from Shimmer, Satin, Demi Matte, and Bold shades.
  • Pgs. 32/33, Seven popular mascaras are buy 1 get one for .99 - mix or match.
  • Pg. 35, Beyond Color Lip Conditioner and Beyond Color Lipstick - $4.99 each.
  • Pg. 41, Anew Age-Transforming Foundation is Lowest Price Ever of $10.99.
  • Pg. 14, Ideal Luminous Blush is $5.99 and Be Blushed Cheek Color is $4.99. 
  • Pg. 51, Imari Eau de Toilette Spray is LPE of $9.99.
  • Pg. 57, The classic fragrances Odyssey, Candid, Timeless, and Night Magic are $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 61, Perceive Cologne Spray for men is LPE of $9.99. There is a scent spot on the page.
  • Pg. 64, Talc Powder, Hair & Body Wash, and After Shave Conditioners for men are any 2 for $5.
  • Pg. 65, Musk Fire and Musk Marine cologne sprays for men are LPE of $7.99.
  • Pgs. 154/155, Bubble Delight Bubble Bath is $4.99. A great treat at the end of a cold day!
  • Pgs. 156/157, Shampoos, Conditioners, Hair Treatments, and Brushes are buy 1 get 1 for .99.
  • Pg. 165, Perfumed Skin Softener and Shimmering Body Powder are $1.75 each.
  • Pgs. 168/169, Anew Cleansers are $4.99 each and travel sizes of Anew products are $6.99 each.
That's enough for now, except I want to make sure you know that there are some items that are available exclusively online, such as these cool ornaments!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I know there is no need to ask if you are busy right now, because we are ALL busy right now! For most of us it's a fun type of busy as we prepare for and enjoy holiday gatherings with friends and family. For those of us in the Avon business, we are busily trying to make sure we meet all of our customers' expectations for holiday gift giving as well as getting ready for our own fun and frolicking. Speaking of frolicking, here is one of my favorite holiday tunes done in an impressive way by our local Huntsville Youth Orchestra. Click the pic and sit back and enjoy!

In addition to working on holiday sales, we are busily preparing for the new year in Avon. I thought you might like to see some of what is in store for the early part of 2016. Just click on the pic for a short video from Avon's YouTube channel.

Well, I've got deliveries to get done, including getting Avon books out to those customers I haven't gotten to yet, so I'm off and running again. After all, I must do my part to make this a very  

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

C26 Avon Order Customer Reminder

Each campaign I send an email reminder to my customers to let them know some of the great deals being offered in case they haven't had time to look through their brochure and to remind them that the order turn in deadline is approaching. Online customers might also find this list useful, so I post it here and in my blog at my eStore

Here are some of the best deals I spotted this campaign. Be sure to check the bottom of this email for an important note for those of you who prefer to order for Direct Delivery from Avon. 

  • Pg. 13, Makeup Design Palette is only $21.99. Add the Pro Brush Set for $9.99 and you have a terrific gift for yourself or a female family member or friend.
  • Pgs. 14-21, 'Tis the season for fragrance gift sets and we have them for men and women ranging in price from $9.99 (Black Suede and Wild Country) to $28 (Rare AmethystLuck for HerPassion). There are several more in between so be sure to see if your favorite fragrance is among them.
  • Pgs. 22-25, Here are four terrific gift sets for those who enjoy a little pampering - Skin So Soft WintersoftSkin So Soft Aroma+ Therapy Stress ReliefNaturals Frosted Winterberry, andNaturals Vanilla & Sandalwood Gift Collections. Each 4-pc collection is only $9.99.
  • Pg. 28, Big & False Lash Volume Mascara is only $6.99. This is our newest mascara and builds up your lashes nicely without leaving them looking too overwhelming. 
  • Pg. 33, Ultra Luxury Lip Liner (a pencil you sharpen) is only $2.99 and available in 6 shades. A lip liner is a must if you wear darker lipstick and don't want it bleeding into the lines around your mouth. Line the lips and fill them in with the liner before applying a coordinating lipstick and your lipstick will last for hours.
  • Pg. 34/35, Mascaras are any 2 for $7.99. It always pays to keep an extra mascara in stock.
  • Pgs. 36-45, Lots of our color cosmetics are buy 1 get one for .99, mix or match. I've found that customers often overlook the banners on the pages that tell about these offers, so don't miss them!
  • Pgs. 50/51, MagiX Face Perfector is LPE of $6.99 and Anew Age-Transforming Foundation is LPE of $10.99.
  • Pg. 56, Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion is only $1.25. Stock up!
  • Pgs. 74-81, Anew Clinical products are any 2 for $35. Be sure to read the comments written by our skin care experts on the pages, and read about the Avon Skincare Institute on page 73. You may learn something you didn't know about Anew. 
  • Pgs. 85-91, and 97, Anew Skin Care regimen items are all on sale. 
  • Pg. 147, Holiday Foot Spa - Limited edition pampering collection scented with Hawaiian Macadamia, Almond Blossom, and Creamy Vanilla - all 4 pieces for only $9.99. 
  • Pgs. 148-151, All FootWorks products are on sale individually. 
  • Pgs. 158/159, Itchy skin can become even more itchy during the winter months and Moisture Therapyhas a solution for every skin need. Most of the products are on sale this campaign with savings up to 50% off.
  • Pg. 170, Stocking Stuffers - mini hand creams and lip balms - are any 2 for $1.75.
  • Back Cover, Glimmer all the way with Glimmersticks! while they are LPE of $2.99 each. 
My Add-On Order special of Nail Enamels last campaign was a hit with customers. I hope this one is as well: Glimmersticks will be $2.00 each, for as many as you want, when added to your regular order. (This offer is for personally delivered orders only.)

Note: While I am happy to provide personal delivery service to my local customers, I know that some prefer to order online for shipment directly from Avon. If you are one of those, be sure to register your email address at so that you will receive emails when there are special offers such as free shipping on orders smaller than $40 (all orders over $40 ship free) or free gifts with purchases. There will be many offers such as these during the Christmas season. If you prefer not to receive emails from Avon, you can follow my page on Facebook to see codes as they become available or look at the Coupon Codes tab above to see the current offers. 

Thank you so much! My loyal customers have helped me to meet my goal of $35,000 in award sales for 2015, so I'm very grateful to all of you.