Wednesday, October 26, 2016

C20 & C21 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter

(This is the newsletter I prepare for my team each campaign so they can see how we are doing.)

I may not have mentioned it before, but in addition to my Avon business I dabble in a business with an essential oil company. I don't have much time to devote to it, but I use the oils a lot. Just now I have put some "Clarity" on, because my concentration seems a bit off. I hope it helps and I'll be able to get this newsletter done and get some Pinterest posting done, because I'm way behind on that. Speaking of my need for clarity, I was almost finished with this newsletter for C22 when I discovered I had never done a newsletter for C21. I couldn't believe it, but I've searched high and low in my email system and looked for a blog post on it, and it simply does not exist, so obviously I never wrote it. I'm so sorry for not getting that done. I knew it was a busy month, but I thought for sure I was keeping up with my tasks. You folks will have to hold me more accountable and ask where the newsletter is when you don't get one! 
I'm wondering if any of you are having lower orders for Campaign 23, because my totals are way low. Anyone care to comment? I'm just curious, because it seems a bit strange for my orders to be low at this time of year, but perhaps they will come pouring in before I turn in my order tonight. I'm sure next campaign will be better, since Christmas items are introduced in it. Let me know if you have a particularly good order this time.  
.....I just checked my VIBE reports and I see that several of you are having really good orders for C23, so I'm glad everyone is  not in a slump! 

Top Ten in Sales for C21

 1. Susanne Walters
 2. Gladys Faulk
 3. Amaleia Ruble
 4. Sheilia Smith
 5. Judith Lea
 6. Sheila Benz
 7. Rene Parker  PC
 8. Starla Hamilton
 9. Debbie Bowers
10. Susan Watkins
Top Ten in Sales for C22

 1. Ruby Nunnery
 2. Rene Parker   PC
 3. Susanne Walters
 4. Starla Hamilton
 5. Darren Mannahan
 6. Alison Britt   NEW
 7. Kelly Whipple
 8. Susan Watkins
 9. Alisha Edwards
10. Kathy McAlpin

Top Five in Sales YTD

 1. Rene Parker - On track to make Presidents Club again!
 2. Susanne Walters - Can possibly make PC with an extra push of 4th Quarter Sales.
 3. Ruby Nunnery - Same as Susanne, because she is only a little behind her in sales.
 4. Steffanie Erdelt
 5. Darren Mannahan

Birthdays in October are: Carolyn King (10/8), Rebecca Rains (10/10), Kristi Strode (10/14), Kelly Whipple (10/25), Maria Loza (10/28) and Ashleigh Downey 10/29. With November almost here (can you believe October went so fast?!?), I'll go ahead and post the Birthdays and Anniversaries for that month. Celebrating Birthdays are: Starla Hamilton (11/4), April Moore (11/6), Cheryl Kelly (11/7) Cassandra Brown (11/23), Virginia Washington (11/25), Suheidy Colon (11/26), and Brenda Taylor (11/30). There were a lot of Cloud Climbers born in October and November! 

Those celebrating their Avon Anniversaries in October are Lois Johnson (26 years on 10/8), Caroline McCullough (3 years on 10/15), Rebecca Rains (9 years on 10/16), Ramona Hyman (2 years on 10/17), Annie Watts (6 years on 10/22), Kelly Whipple (2 years on 10/22), and Barbie Breen (23 years on 10/27) Those for November are Callista Motter and Brenda Taylor, each celebrating 5 years on 11/4. I remember well driving to Athens to appoint Callista at her house and Brenda coming to my house later that day to get her business started. I believe it is the only time I have ever appointed in person two people in one day. 

We added several New Team Members in C21 and C22, and they are Alison Britt, Jennifer Dodson, Jennifer Shearer, Olivia Miller, Audrey Rivers, Nicole Darby, Ashleigh Downey, and Lakeesha Acklin. Lakeesha was added by Rene Parker and is her second team member. 

Be sure to read the eNewsletter that comes to you each week from Avon. There is a lot of important information in that newsletter, including the upcoming coupon codes to promote for your eStore and any late breaking news from Avon. You can also read about the success of one of your fellow representatives, and possibly get some tips from them that will help you build your own business.

We had a great time at our recent RepFest on the Road event at the Sheraton. I wish more of you had been able to attend. I took a selfie with Benetta Staten, who faithfully attends our event at the Sheraton every year!


Tips from the Past:  

"I've established a referral bonus. Each time one of my Customers refers someone new to me, I give them a discount on their next order. I have definitely gotten more customers this way. Also, my customers tell me they feel appreciated, and as a result they tend to place bigger orders."

"Each campaign I create a simple newsletter for my Customers telling them about new products, sales, and tips. Along with the newsletter, I offer samples of products that are new or on sale."

"Avon business cards are great. I recommend handing them out everywhere you go. If you see a fishbowl drawing for a free lunch some place, drop your card in. If you enter a drawing at your local supermarket that requires you to fill out an entry form, make sure to drop a business card in that box too. If you are eating out, leave your business card on the table with the tip. When you send mail out, such as paying a bill, put a business card in the envelope too."

Take care, work hard, and have a great rest of the week!

Sandra Moore
Avon Gold Ambassador

Monday, October 24, 2016

Avon Rewards - Points!

Yesterday morning, before going to worship, my husband decided to iron a few shirts. I usually keep the ironing done, but he has a VERY large collection of shirts, (because buying shirts is one of his favorite hobbies), and sometimes I don't have the ones ironed that he wants to wear.

Gary had made it through about three shirts when the iron simply died and we could find no way to restore it. Perhaps my daddy, Mr. Fix It, can tinker with it and bring it back to life, but meanwhile we need a new iron. Naturally, my first thought was "Let me see if we have irons in the Avon Rewards catalog," because almost every time we have needed to make a purchase of a small appliance, I've been able to get it with Avon Points. This morning I went shopping through the Avon Rewards website and, sure enough, there were four irons for me to choose from. I had earned over 9,000 points and the iron cost me 1,550 of those, so my Rowenta iron is on its way to me and I've got plenty of points left for the next purchase I need to make. 

Avon Points can be earned by all representatives in various ways:

So, there you have it. Just one more reason why it pays to be an Avon Representative. My first points purchase was made many years ago when the kids were little, and it was an old fashioned gum ball machine. Since then we have ordered a television, a vacuum cleaner, a pressure washer, a wet/dry vac, a gas grill, an iron or two, a couple of personal DVD players, a full size DVD/video player, and probably a few other things I cannot remember. As someone who hates to go out to stores to do her shopping, this Avon perk is one I very much appreciate! And the items cost me nothing, as even the shipping is covered!!!


Thursday, October 20, 2016

C23 - Best Buys of the Brochure!

Here are some of the best deals I spotted in the C23 brochure, which is live on my eStore right now:

  • Pg. 5, Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme is the best skin care product Avon has ever introduced. Don't miss your opportunity to try it at intro special price of $34.99. (Did you know if found to deliver 12 times more moisture than a $365 anti-aging cream by Lancome?) 
  • Pgs. 8-21, Love Your Face Event, with foundations, brushes, concealers, powders, blushes, blotting paper, makeup remover wipes, makeup setting spray, and more - all up to 45% off!!
  • Pg. 24-25, Mascaras and eye shadow singles and duos are any 2 for $7.99.
  • Pgs. 32-33, Lipsticks are any 2 for $10. Do you have your red lipstick for the holidays yet? I recommend Red Supreme, Perfect Red, or Red 2000. Of course, with a red lipstick you most definitely need to use a red liner to define your lips and make sure there is no bleeding above and below them, so pick up a couple of Glimmersticks from pages 26-27 (buy 1 get 1 for $1.99) and make sure one of them is True Red.
  • Pg. 38, Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel is $4.99.
  • Pg. 42, Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover (a very popular product!) is only $1.99. Also on pg. 42, Lip Balms are $1.25, and I haven't seen them that low since the regular price went to $1.99 several months ago.
  • Pg. 51, All Anew Cleansers are on special, so choose according to your skin type. Mini cleansers are on page 52, and are in the brochure for the last time - any 2 for $5. Great for travel, or if you want to try several cleansers to decide which you prefer. 
  • Pgs. 60-61, Clearskin products are any 2 for $8 and Clearskin Professional products are any 2 for $12. 
  • Pg. 63, For those who want "just the basics," Avon Care and Avon Solutions products are any 2 for $7.99. 
  • Pgs. 68-69, Haiku and Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de parfum Sprays are $9.99 each. There is a scent spot for Kyoto Flower on the page. These are two of Avon's best selling fragrances.
  • Pgs. 74-75, mmm...Candy! Body Mists are $5.99 each. There's a scent spot for Radiant Raspberry on the page, and we also have Juicy Pear and Strawberry Blush.
  • Pg. 142, Sterling Silver Rings are any 2 for $40, with 4 beautiful choices available.
  • Pg. 149, Feeling stressed? SSS Stress Relief Collection with the soothing scent of eucalyptus and geranium is just what you need. Try Foam Bath for $5.99, Body Wash for $4.99, or 48-Hour Moisturizer for $4.99.
  • Pg. 157, SSS Bonus size Body Lotions, (33.8 oz.!) with pumps, priced at $10.99 each just in time for cooler weather. I think my skin is drier right now just because of the lack of rain. My personal favorite is Supreme Nourishment, but there are three other choices. Or, if Moisture Therapy is more to your liking, we have three choices on page 159.
  • Pg. 184, Yay! Foot Works Toasted Macadamia Nut Collection is back for the holidays! This stuff is great for your feet and smells wonderful too. We have Relaxing Scrub for $2.99, Exfoliating Scrub for $3.99, and Moisturizing Cream for $3.99.
  • Back Cover, the classic collection Cologne Sprays - Candid, Timeless, Night Magic, Sweet Honesty, and Odyssey - are $7.99 each.
Don't forget that there are sale fliers, the Outlet, the mark. magalog, and the Avon Living catalog available to view on my eStore as well. Have a great rest of the week!

Sandra Moore

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Terrific Tuesday - The Anti-Aging Treasure from the Sea!

I wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme, and I want to share a few more details about it since it is now available in my eStore and in the C23 brochure. The ultimate in luxury, this skincare cream indulges your skin with a supreme experience and rewards it with immediate and long term results. It works on most visible signs of aging, even on the most advanced ones - including deep wrinkles, creases, expression lines, and skin firmness. 

Born in the exotic waters of Tahiti, the black pearl is known to improve skin's ability to retain moisture. Our new lightweight night cream is infused with black pearl extract and our highest level of Celluvive anti-aging complex, (also found in Anew Ultimate Day Cream and Night Cream), to help repair the look of all visible signs of aging * while immersing skin in radiant moisture for the ultimate transformative experience.

  • Non-greasy and non-tacky.
  • Absorbs quickly.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Restores skin's ability to retain radiant moisture for the ultimate pampering experience.
  • Infused with rare black pearl and gold mineral extract.

How to Use
  • Apply nightly on clean dry skin of face and neck. 
  • Can be used with any Anew regimen.

1.7 oz., Made in the USA!!

Friday, October 7, 2016

VIBE - It's Here and It's Great!


For several years those of us working with Avon Leadership have been able to manage out work with our teams through Downline Manager. DM was a great tool, but it was in need of a makeover, and instead of a makeover it was completely redone in an outstanding way when Avon introduced VIBE - Visual Insights for Business Excellence. Naturally, as this new tool was developed, Avon included input from Avon Leadership Representatives who are the best at what they do to insure that VIBE was everything that we needed and more. Avon kept us informed, had special webinars, and is still improving the new system based on our input. 

VIBE just rolled out to us this week and I'm already using it and enjoying the great new tools. In fact, there's so much information available to us that it will be awhile before I see all the ways that it will help me develop my business as I support my team. A lot of info, but arranged in a way that is intuitive, and with several videos that teach us to navigate the system. Truly, there has never been a better time to be developing and working with an Avon team like my Cloud Climbers, and I look forward to what the future holds.

I'm sharing three of the charts that are provided when I go to my Avon VIBE home page so you can see just a little of the info available to us as snapshots when we access the system.

 This chart shows how our team did for the campaign (two week period) 
that closed most recently.

The two charts above show how our team did over the past 6 campaigns
 as compared to the previous year.

Of course, there is much more than that, and this short video will explain a bit of how VIBE works. The video was done while the system was still being developed, so it does not show the final look, which is even better than what you can see here. Just give a click on the pic below to view the video.
Intro to VIBE video.

When you become an Avon Representative, you have two ways to earn as a #BeautyBoss. First, by sales to your chosen customers, and second, by building and mentoring a team of representatives. Mentoring can be challenging, but it is also very rewarding and a great deal of fun. I've been mentoring Avon representatives on my team of Cloud Climbers for over 15 years, and with Avon's newest tool, I hope to become better at my "job" each day for years to come!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

C22 - Best Buys of the Brochure!

Each campaign I send a reminder to my email Customers to let them know I'll soon be turning in an order. In that reminder I feature some of the best buys I spotted in Makeup, Skin Care, Fragrance, and Bath & Body products. Here are my picks for Campaign 22:

Pg. 21, Have you got Metal Mania? We have the nail enamels, eye shadows, and eye liners to satisfy you, but they are only available for a limited time. Items range in price from $2.99 to $3.99.
Pg. 23True Color Eyeshadow Quad, with numbers to help you with applying, and only $4.99. See suggestions on shades for your eye color on page 22. 
Pg. 25Perfectly Matte Lipstick and Ultra Color Lipstick are any 2 for $10. Be sure to take note of the symbols by each shade in the Ultra Color Lipstick that indicates whether it is a Shimmer, a Satin, or a Bold shade.
Pg. 30/31, Seven of our Mascaras are on sale. Don't wait until yours is totally dry to replace it, and remember that mascaras should be replaced about every 3 months.
Pg. 41Avon Pro Blotting Paper Compact is new and only $4.99. My daughter will be excited to see that Avon has blotting paper again! There's even a neat applicator to stick the sheets to for easy touch-ups. 
Pg. 48Perfect Eyebrow Kit, available in 4 shades with a powder, angled brush, and setting wax in each one, $4.99. 
Pg. 48Avon Makeup Setting Spray, $6.49. This product is wonderful for keeping your makeup looking great all day!
Pg. 55, The "Rare" fragrances are $12 each this campaign.
Pg. 65Far Away Gold Eau de Parfum Spray is our 130th Anniversary Special this campaign and only $9.99. Scent spot on page.
Pg. 67, Introducing Musk+ Storm Eau de Toilette Spray for men, scent spot on page, intro special of $9.99. Musk+ Marineand Musk+ Fire are also $9.99 each.
Pg. 75Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance, which treats 10 key signs of aging - Choose Night Cream, Day Cream, or Eye System for $19.99 each.
Pg. 81, See firmer skin in 3 days with Anew Clinical ThermaFirm Face Lifting Cream at only $14.99, which is almost 50% off.
Pg. 145, The SSS Winter Soft Collection is back. Formulated with vitamin E, shea butter, and babassu oil and with the warm scent of sandalwood and jasmine. Nourishing Body Cream ($4.99), Body Wash ($4.99), and Hand Cream ($3.99). 
Pg. 157Perfumed Liquid Deodorant does not appear in every brochure, but it's on sale right now for $2.49. This is one of Avon's products that sold well for years, disappeared for a while, but came back a few years ago. This is not an anti-antiperspirant. 
Pg. 174-Back Page, Our products that help raise funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. We have jewelry, clothing, a key chain, and a candle available at various prices.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Terrific Tuesday - Rep Fest and Coupon Codes!

Today is a pretty #TerrificTuesday, because the Representatives from my district and a few of their customers will be getting together for Rep Fest on the Road 2016, and we are excited about seeing each other and seeing some of the products we will be selling during the 4th quarter - our biggest selling season of the year! I'll be helping with setup, breakdown, and during the meeting as well, along with having the opportunity to speak briefly about the two skin care tools I wrote about yesterday. 

Here's another #TerrificTuesday item just for you...Avon Coupon Codes! Avon has new coupon codes every week, sometimes several different ones during a week that are only good for a day or two. Therefore, it pays to register your email address at my eStore so that you will be notified when these offers come out. For example, here is the offer I received in my email today:

Some codes are for free gifts with purchase, some are for discounts on purchases, and some are for free shipping on orders smaller than $40. (Orders over $40 always ship free, with no coupon code required.) I also keep the Coupon Codes page on this blog up to date with the coupon codes I know about. You can access those at any time through the tab at the top of my blog.

Let's all try to make it a terrific Tuesday for everyone we meet today. I'm planning to do my part, so let me know if there is a way I can make your Tuesday more terrific. Speaking of which, you can make all your future Tuesdays more terrific when you begin your own Avon business. Benefits: Money in your pocket, buying all your Christmas presents from yourself at a discount, offering the terrific deals to your own customers, and mentoring others to the same success when you work with Avon Leadership. Ask me for more details, or get started today


Monday, October 3, 2016

Avon Skin Advisor - Recommendations in Seconds!

Perhaps you know your skin well, know exactly what products you like and are satisfied with their results, and have no intention of ever changing your routine. Perhaps you have never worried about your skin care because you are young and don't see a need. Or perhaps you are beginning to think you need to get more serious about skin care but don't know where to start and need some good advice.

If you fit the third category, or if you fit either of the first two categories and are just a little bit curious, the Avon Skin Advisor is the perfect place to start. There are only 7 questions and you will receive recommendations seconds after you answer those questions. Those recommendations will be right there on the page, so there is no need to submit your email address and no one will contact you unless you ask for help. Included will be the basic products recommended, the order in which to use each product, the time of day to use it (morning or evening), and perhaps one or two optional products you might be interested in if you are truly serious about your skin care concerns.


Once you see what Avon recommends for you, you can order right then or set up Auto-Replenish to automatically receive the products recommended for you on the schedule you choose, at the best possible prices, and with free shipping, too! If you don't want to order at that time, your recommendations will be saved for you. As your skin care needs change you can re-do the skin advisor to see if the recommendations have changed. 

If you have never used Avon Skin Care before, be sure to read the reviews on the products that are recommended. You can also learn about the Avon Skin Care Institute, where science meets beauty, so you will be confident that Avon products cannot be outdone when it comes to quality and value.