Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Must Haves!

Well, it's another Monday morning and time to get back to work after a nice weekend of family time with my mama and my mother-in-law. It is a blessing to be able to still spend time with them, as they are both in their 80s now. I hope all you mamas out there were able to spend time with your children and that your children showed their appreciation for all that you have done and continue to do for them.

Skin care and makeup are just a couple of the things that interest this mama, and I know many other mamas spend at least a little time concerning themselves with such things as well. :)  Here are a few products in those categories that our Avon customers have given high marks to.

Do these products appeal to you? Do you think they would appeal to your friends and family members? You can give them as gifts, or.... you can sell them yourself! To learn more about the Avon Opportunity, contact me or simply go here. Be sure to use my reference code SMOORE when you self-appoint so that you will be added to my team and I can mentor you to a successful Avon business!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Campaign 10 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter

(My report to my downline team. If you would like to be mentioned in a future newsletter, here's what you need to do: Go to and pick your kit, using the reference code smoore where it is requested.)

 Greetings, Cloud Climbers!

Rene Parker and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at the President's Club Luncheon yesterday. I hope that more of you will be able to join us and be honored for your sales achievements next year. Remember, there are more benefits than just the luncheon to being a PC member, the most important of them being a guaranteed 40% in earnings on all core brochure products and 25% on the fashion and home products for the next year, even if you have smaller orders for some campaigns. You will also be able to earn 45% to 50% if you have large orders, which you cannot do now if you are not in PC. I've posted some pictures from the event on our Cloud Climbers FB page, so be sure to take a look.

This campaign was a bit of a slow one, order wise, for me. I'm happy to see that it was not that way for many of you, because nine of the top ten in sales had orders over $150. Yay!

Top Ten in Sales for C10

 1. Jennifer Killian  NEW
 2. Steffanie Erdelt
 3. Barbie Breen
 4. Judith Lea
 5. Rene Parker  PC
 6. Rosanna Cassidy
 7. Lydia Lopez
 8. Rebecca Rains
 9. Gladys Faulk
10. Lisa Anderson

New additions to our team this campaign were Cristine Weis of Madison, AL, Tammie Warren of Higdon, AL, and Melanie Hamilton of Lebanon, TN. Welcome to the Cloud Climbers team, ladies! I pray you will have much success with your business. You can't be a failure if you 1) work hard, 2) give your business time to build, and 3) don't spend your earnings before you have paid Avon! Those are my three best tips for new Avon Representatives. 😊

I get very excited when I see that eStore sales are building for our team and I'm seeing it a lot lately. In fact, at the PC Tribute for District 1139 yesterday, Rene Parker and I both saw our names on the board for having high eStore sales last year and I am confident we will do even better this year. Rene's name is above mine because she had a higher percentage of eStore Sales to Total Sales for the year. She was second for our district in that area, as the Rep. with the highest percentage of eStore Sales was shown on a different slide and received a certificate of recognition. Here are the Top Three in eStore Sales for the Year-to-Date (not including myself): Rene Parker with $339.61, Vallarie Foster with $227.40, and JoAnne Bradford with $181.33. These people had eStore sales in C10: Davacenia Adams, Rene Parker, Wendy Reed, and Sheilia Smith.

I'd better finish this newsletter and get myself out of the house, because I want to do some quick book drops for customer search before the school buses start running. It won't be long until I don't have to worry about those bothersome buses, but then I will have to worry about the high heat. 😉 There's always something to interfere with our work if we let it, so let's NOT let it!!

Take care, and God bless! I pray for you and the success of your business often. Don't forget that there is still a little more time to earn tickets in the Ticket to Boss Life program and some of the best prizes are still available. Just send me the name of someone you want me to talk to on your behalf about the business and I'll help you get them started so you can earn a ticket or two. Or, just send them to yourself and make sure they have your reference code to enter where it is required.

Monday, May 8, 2017

C11 Best Buys of the Brochure, and a Change in the Outlet Policy

(I send an email reminder to my customers each campaign to let them know when my next order is due so they don't miss getting the items they need.)

Greetings! next Avon order is due to be turned in tomorrow evening, so please let me know what you need before 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. I'll be attending our annual Avon Awards Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel for most of the day, but emailed orders are always good and my answering machine is always on as well. It will take a long message. Some people prefer to text me their orders, so if you want to do that, my cell phone number is 256-479-4061.

Here are some of the best buys I spotted this campaign.

  • Pgs. 3-7, Bug Guard in all forms and everyone on sale, so pick what is best for your family!
  • Pg. 9, Sweet Lemon Blossom & Basil Senses Limited Edition set - Shower Gel, Body Lotion, and Body Spray, all 3 for $9.99.
  • Pg. 15, Pineapple Chill Foot Works products are here for a limited time as well. The Cooling Lotion is only $3.99, Exfoliating Scrub and Cooling Spray are $2.99 each.
  • Pg. 29, Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum, two weeks to the look of brighter skin, and only $21.99.
  • Pg. 40, Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and Deep Recovery Cream for night, $19.99 each. These products are fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Pg. 41, Anew AHA Refining Cream is $21.99. 91% of women in a one-week clinical test showed improvement in general overall skin aging when using this cream.
  • Pg. 46, the Anew Cleansers are all on sale for $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 52, Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask is $5.99. The other Clearskin products are on sale as well.
  • Pg. 69, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Singles are $3.49 and available in 9 Matte, Metallic, and Shimmer shades.
  • Pg. 75, Glimmersticks for Eyes, Brows, and Lips are $4.99 each.
  • Pg. 88, Extra Lasting Cream-to-Powder Foundation for medium, buildable, coverage with a matte finish, is only $10.99.
  • Pg. 91, Beyond Color Lipstick (15 shades available) and Lip Conditioner are $5.99 each.
  • Pg. 97, Little Black Dress fragrance (scent spot on page), is $25 with two Free gifts - Full-size Shower Gel & Body Lotion.
  • Pg. 113, Fragranced Shower Gels, Body Lotions, and Perfumed Skin Softeners for her, and Hair & Body Wash and After Shave Conditioners for him are any 2 for $8.00.
  • Back Cover, the Classic Fragrances are $8.99 each.

We received this notification from Avon today, so I want to be sure that you know about this change. Avon sends us a few Outlet catalogs each campaign and I generally give them to customers as I am delivering their orders. Just be sure you want what you are ordering from the Outlet, especially if it is a clothing item.


Thanks for your continued support of my business. I appreciate all of you who recommend me to your friends or recommend my eStore ( to those who might not live in this area.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

C7-9 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter - Don't Let Them Steal Your Joy!

(This is the newsletter I do for my team each campaign...except when I get behind and must combine several campaigns. Oops.)

The quote below was on a YouTube video from an "adventurer" that I follow, Cookie Taylor. My life is very different from Cookie's in many ways, but it is interesting to follow her and see her perspective, plus there are some things I can learn from her. It is amazing the changes she has made in her life since she simply decided one night that things must change. Her life is a work in process, just like the rest of us, but she is living life and pursuing her dreams after going through a period when she wasn't living much at all. The video this quote is from was one she did about an ugly email she received from a man who wanted to tell her she could not do what she plans to do (walk 1,000 miles around Iceland) because she would fail. His email was designed to discourage her, and her video was all about not listening to those whose lives are so pathetic that they feel they must drag others down to make them feel better about themselves. Of course, she will not be drug down, and she was encouraging others not to let such people poison your life but to hit the "Delete" button and continue on. Whether you fail or not is not the question, it is accepting the challenge and doing something with your life! 

I am not here to drag you down, but to build you up and encourage you to continue on. I hope that my newsletters do that, and I hope that you will be an encourager to others as well. Another good quote I have seen goes something like this: "Don't compare yourself to others, but to the you that you were yesterday." In other words, keep moving forward and become better than you have been in the past rather than being discouraged because you aren't doing as well as some others are doing.

It begins to look like I'm only going to get Newsletters out every quarter, instead of every campaign! Once again I find that I am further behind than I realize, so I'm having to combine results for THREE campaigns into this newsletter. What can I say? I'm guilty of having a very busy life and often trying to cram too much into it. I think I will go ahead and schedule on my calendar the dates for getting out newsletters so that I won't get so behind again. (Done!)

Top Ten in Sales for C7

 1. Caroline McCullough
 2. Betty Allgood
 3. Rene Parker    PC
 4. Brenda Taylor 
 5. Ashleigh Downey
 6. Steffanie Erdelt
 7. Lisa Anderson
 8. Nicole Darby
 9. Joanne Bradford
10. Angela Turley

Top Ten in Sales for C8

 1. Steffanie Erdelt
 2. Joanne Bradford
 3. Lydia Lopez
 4. Rene Parker   PC
 5. Ruby Nunnery
 6. Cheryl Parker
 7. Angela Turley
 8. Nicole Darby
 9. Maria Lopez
10. Darren Mannahan

Top Ten in Sales for C9

 1. Steffanie Erdelt
 2. Joanne Bradford
 3. Rene Parker   PC
 4. Ashleigh Downey
 5. Kathy McAlpin
 6. Sharon Tibbs
 7. Carolyn King
 8. Nicole Darby
 9. Susanne Walters
10. Alisha Edwards

I'm thrilled to see that all of those on the Top Ten lists had sales of $150 or above!! I'm also excited to see how many of you had eStore sales over the past three campaigns. I'll list the top 3 in eStore sales first and then the others in alphabetical order: #1 Rene Parker, #2 Donna Langford, #3 Darren Mannahan, Davacenia Adams, Lisa Anderson, Joanne Bradford, Ashleigh Downey, Kelly Fuller, Maria Loza, Jennifer Malone, Caroline McCullough, April Moore, Wendy Reed, and Rebecca Robertson.

Celebrating Birthdays in April and May: Nicole Darby, Christy Diviney, Teresa Jordan, Donna Hamilton, Lisa Anderson, Donna Langford, Ruby Nunnery, Steffanie Erdelt, and Jessica Martinez. Happy birthday to all! 

Those who celebrated Avon Anniversaries in April or will be celebrating them in May are: Gladys Faulk (27 years), Myself (30 years), Kristi Strode (1 year), Jessica Martinez (1 year), Kim Mitchell (1 year), Alisha Edwards (1 year), Maria Lopez (6 years), Yvonne Lassiter (16 years), Rebecca Robertson (1 year), and Kathy McAlpin (1 year). Congratulations to everyone, and I hope to keep you all on my team for many more years to come!

I see that there has been one Avon Reward given during these three campaigns and that was to Rene Parker, who earned 25 Points for Sales Increase in the President's Recognition Program. These points can be used to purchase items in the PRP catalog. I recently used some of my points to pay for my RepFest fee and a new Singer Sewing Machine and Cusinart Dehydrator.

New Representatives since the beginning of C7 up until today are: Jennifer Killian, Ashley Parker, Tonya Davidson, and Jamie Trannon. Returning to the team after a short break are Christy Diviney and Callister Motter. Welcome and Welcome Back to all of you! Jennifer has already turned in a great first order (Award Sales of $281!), so congratulations go to her for a job well done. Our team is 63 members strong right now, and my goal for 2017 is the same as my goal for 2016 -- finish the year with 100 Cloud Climbers. Who is going to help me meet that goal by giving me names of people to talk to about Avon? If you give me a name, give me your Reference Code as well (the part after the / in your eStore link) so I can make sure that you get the credit for the recruit.

Whew! I'm caught up now, I hope, so it is time to get my own C10 order sorted and start my deliveries. I hope all of you have a great week and, as always, let me know how I can help you to meet your Avon goals.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Moms Deserve The World!

Mother's Day is almost upon us, so if you haven't made your plans yet for showing your mom how much she means to you, here are just a few of the offerings Avon has for mom this year. Of course, since Avon is "The Company for Women", there are many more items in my eStore if these don't appeal to you.

Be sure to use the code WELCOME10 to receive 10% off your order. It's a one time use code that anyone can use. And don't forget to register for the current Sweepstakes too! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pretty, Please!

Avon has an online only offer that will help make you Pretty and it will be Pretty Pleasing to your pocket book as well! Please place your order for direct delivery from Avon and when it totals $40 or more, you can add this set for only $10 more. Also Pretty Pleasing is the fact that your order will ship to you absolutely free!! Just add the product number 701-281 before you check out to take advantage of this offer. Here is what you get for your $10 investment:

Don't wait too long to go to to take advantage of this great offer, because it is limited to one per order and only available while supplies last. 

If you would like to offer this great buy to your own customers, along with all the other great products Avon has available, you can become a Representative today and have your eStore up and ready to take orders within the hour. Just go right here to get started!

Friday, April 28, 2017

mark. by Avon - Be Beauty Brave

The mark. magalog has been revamped and so have many of the mark. products. A portion of them will be featured in each Avon brochure, and the Campaign 10 brochure cover
and opening pages introduced the changes to all customers. Avon mark. is for those who are younger and trendier, but also for the young at heart or those who simply have fallen in love with mark. products. 

The new motto is "Be Beauty Brave" and, let me tell you, you need to be brave to wear a few of these colors... 

...but there are many products that don't require bravery at all, like these great new brushes. 

So...whether you are Beauty Brave or just want to be beautiful, be sure to take a look at what mark. has to offer. Don't forget about those younger ladies of your acquaintance who you might be needing to buy gifts for, because in addition to makeup products mark. has hair care, fashion, jewelry, and bath and body products.

Monday, April 24, 2017

NutraEffects...Only From Avon!

Well, our nutraeffects skin care line has been out for a couple of months now and I can say that it has been quite a big hit. With a line geared to every skin type, this may just be the solution you have been looking for! Learn more about the natural ingredients in these products through the Avon Insider Blog.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Best Buys of the Brochure - Campaign 10, 2017! Campaign 10 brochure is now live at my eStore, featuring the new look of mark. on the front cover. You can flip through it online to order, you can search for the individual items you need in the search bar, or you can click on the appropriate category for your needs. There are lots of ways to shop with me! Don't forget to use the code WELCOME10 for 10% off of your first order of any size.
Here are some of the best buys I spotted in the C10 brochure:

  • Pg. 30/31, The Far Away scents and the Imari scents (we have 3 variations of each) are any 2 for $25.
  • Pg. 32, Fragranced Shower Gels and Body Lotions are $4.49 each, wile the Perfumed Skin Softeners are $2.99 each.
  • Pg. 35 & 37, Mesmerize Black (scent spot on page) is $12.99. Blue Escape (scent spot on page) is also $12.99. These are a couple of our newer fragrances for men that have been very popular.
  • Pg. 39, All Roll-On Deodorants are $1.49 each.
  • Pg. 41, Avon True Color Lipstick is $5.99. Choose satin or shimmer shades in this classic, smooth, buttery color that self-renews as you wear it.
  • Pg. 48, Super-Extend Nourishing Mascara is available in Black, Brown Black, or Navy for only $5.99.
  • Pg. 50, If you like to keep your makeup routine quick and simple, our Eyeshadow Duo for $4.99 is for you. I recommend Almond Biscotti or Healthy Glow combos for a natural look.
  • Pg. 56, Flawless Concealer Stick and Flawless Creme Concealer are each $6.99 and available in the same 13 shades to match every skin-tone.
  • Pg. 58, Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion is $3.99. I highly recommend this product!
  • Pg. 71, Anew Reversalist and Vitale products are any 2 for $40.
  • Pg. 75, Anew Clinical Thermafirm Face Lifting Cream has been a best seller in the Clinical line for many years and this campaign it is only $19.99.
  • Pg. 79, Get a pro treatment at home with Anew Clinical Retexturizing Peel for $19.99. That's a lot less than you would pay for a dermatologist visit!
  • Pg. 90, Clearskin Black Mineral Mask for deep cleaning pores is only $5.99.
  • Pg. 161, Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil Spray is $6.99.
  • Pg. 175, Planet Spa Pampering Chocolate products are back in the brochure and you can get all 3 for $24.
  • Back Cover, All full-size hand creams are $1.99 each.

You can offer all these great items and more to your own customers when you become an Avon #BeautyBoss. Why not join us today

Monday, April 17, 2017

Legendary Product - Avon Skin So Soft

When we say this is a Legendary Product, we speak truth! The product line began with Skin-So-Soft Original Oil and there is hardly a person in America over the age of 30 who is not familiar with that product. You can even do an internet search and find lists like: 100 Ways to Use Avon Skin So Soft. 

Many other products have been added to the SSS line through the years, including my favorite scent and formula, Supreme Nourishment with Macademia Nut Oil, and the scent especially designed for summer - Aqua Express.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Excitement is in the Air!

Yes, these are exciting times, my friends! As mentioned in my last post, I celebrated my 30th Avon Anniversary earlier this week. In my 31st year I continue to learn new and better ways to build my business, Avon continues to come out with new and better products, my team is growing and it is a privilege to be able to help them do so, and sometimes (like today!) I just get so excited about the possibilities and my plans, all the things that I want to do during the next 30 years, that I find I just can't move fast enough to keep up with myself!! Ha! 

Maybe the reason I am sitting here with a smile on my face is that I have finished the taxes for us, our daughter, and our son for yet another year and it just feels so good to have all of that out of the way. Or maybe the reason is that I just listened to a webinar with another Avon representative who shared wonderful information to help me build my online eStore sales. Or maybe the reason is that I have the Avon order for my own customers as well as the Avon order for the fundraiser I do every spring coming in later today. I try to plan those so that they don't come in on the same day, but I think I might have miscalculated this time. If that is why I am smiling, it's because "sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying." Nah. I've handled that much product all at once before and I know I can do it again. It will make for a busy weekend though.

Speaking of the weekend, this one is going to be warm and beautiful, so the little kiddos I know will be able to enjoy all their Easter egg hunts and fun with the family without worrying about rain interfering. Maybe I have this big smile on my face because I'm thinking about all the fun they will have and how some of them will share that fun with me in my Sunday morning class.

Or maybe the reason I'm grinning so big is that I have wonderful local customers who keep me busy delivering and wonderful online customers who keep me from being too busy delivering. Or maybe it's because I have so much fun doing what I do every day and I'm blessed beyond measure to be able to work from home in this business.

Whatever the reason, I'm just smiling and smiling as I type. I hope that you have reason to smile too, and if you don't, I hope that you will count your blessings and find reason to do so! God is good, all the time!! 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy 30th Avon Anniversary to Me!

Today, April 10th, I am celebrating the completion of 30 years as an Avon Representative. It has been a time of many blessings, both monetarily and the blessing of many friends and relationships I have developed through those 30 years. Some of those customers who became friends, including two so far this year, have already passed on from this life, as is to be expected when you have been in the business for 30 years. When I began my Avon business, one of the main purposes I had for becoming an Avon Lady was to be able to reach out and make a difference for good in the lives of my neighbors. I hope that I have been able to do that, and that I will be able to continue to do that for many more years.

As I think back over the years, I lot of memories come to me. I remember that in the early years I would only leave home for up to 2 hours at a time to work with my business because I had a baby at home who needed me to only be gone for that long. I also recall pushing that baby, Bonny, in her umbrella stroller from door to door as I met my neighbors and introduced myself. Avon Representatives were assigned territories then, so I knew what area was mine to work and I worked it pretty well. Now, with many more women working and with the advent of the internet, no representative is limited in the area where she or he can work their business. Most of us do, of course, try to be respectful of each other and not "steal" customers. Of course, we also say that "If you are serving your customers well, they will be loyal to you and no other representative can steal them, so you don't have to worry if someone new leaves a book with your customer." That is very true, and I do try to serve my customers well.

Another memory that comes to me is of the time my family and I were vacationing in Gatlinburg and I was attempting to turn in my regularly scheduled Avon order. I had never missed a campaign order (I still haven't!), and I had no intention of not turning one in while on that trip. At that time I was one of several representatives using a small hand held unit called a POET (Personal Order Entry Terminal) to enter and place our orders. This was prior to when we began to order by internet. I did not expect to have any problem placing my order, because all I needed to do was connect the POET to a phone line (detach line from handset and attach to POET), and then push a button on the POET that would dial Avon and place the order automatically. Low and behold, I could not find a place anywhere in Gatlinburg where you could attach a phone line to the terminal and do a direct dial. Every single place I tried required that you "Dial 9" to get an outside line. (Do you remember those days before cell phones when you did that with landlines in the hospital, a hotel, in some offices, etc?) I was beginning to think I was going to have to knock on the door of a random house and try to explain to someone that I needed to use their phone line but it would only take a minute and cost them nothing. I was finally able to drive to a city nearby and find a church building or funeral home or some such place to get my order placed, and I never got myself into that situation again! 

There are a lot of other stories I could tell, but I'll stop with that one, because I have another order due tomorrow and I need to get back to work. To celebrate my anniversary, I have offered my local delivery customers a free gift with their purchase of any size during this campaign. That's right, I'm celebrating my 30th anniversary by giving gifts to others!  That's just one more way to make a difference for good in the lives of my customers, and I know it will put smiles on their faces and on mine. Onward to the next 30 years! ;) 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Best Buys of the Campaign 9 Brochure! 9 is now available for viewing on my eStore and here are some of the items I noticed with great sale prices. You will also find many jewelry items on sale, including Mom & Nana Tennis Bracelets and Watches. A gift of one of those for Mother's Day would be a constant reminder of your undying love!  


  • Pg. 20, Spring Limited-Edition Original Bath Oil Bonus Size of 25 fl. oz., $15.99.
  • Pgs. 34/35, Haiku and Haiku Kyoto Flower, Eau de Parfum with Shower Gel and Body Lotion, all 3 for $19. Mmmm....there is a scent spot for Kyoto Flower on the page. 
  • Pgs. 36/37, It's stock up time for the Rare fragrances and Imari fragrances while they are any 2 for $25.
  • Pg. 47, Always on Point Eye Liner is $4.99 and available in Midnight Navy, Black Brown, Black, and Brown.
  • Pg. 49, Do you prefer your lipstick in crayon form? We have Jumbo Color & Liner Lip Crayon in 12 shades for $5.99.
  • Pg. 55, It's sandal time and your toes need fresh spring colors. Get any 2 Pro+ Nail Enamels for $10.
  • Pg. 69, MagiX Face Perfector, with SPF 20 to wear alone or as a flawless finish primer under foundation, $8.99.
  • Pg. 60/71, Extra Lasting products are all on sale. I recommend Cream-to-Powder Foundation for $10.99 and Lipstick for $7.99.
  • Pg. 82/83, the Clinical Game Changers are any 2 for $42, including Vitamin C Brightening Serum, AHA Refining Cream, Line Eraser with Retinol Targeted Treatment and Line Eraser with Retinol Treatment.
  • Pgs. 94-97, NutraEffects Skin Care products are any 2 for $30.
  • Pg. 143, Summer Refresher! Skin So Soft Aqua Express is back with Body Wash, Moisturizing Gel, and Body Milk Spray to quickly quench skin with hydration.
  • Pg. 149, SSS Fresh & Smooth Silky Stay Shave Gel is $2.49.
  • Pgs. 160/161, Planet Spa African Shea Butter and Dead Sea Minerals sets are all 3 products (Body Wash, Body Scrub, and Body Butter) for $20.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Today, Tomorrow, Always...ABSOLUTE!

Introducing Absolute, the newest fragrance in the Today, Tomorrow, Always collection. Absolute is an extravagant parfum meticulously crafted with fragrance oils in their highest concentration for a luxurious scent that's truly long-lasting.

A chic floral fragrance as pure as absolute everlasting floral heart of orange blossom with sparkling bergamot and sensual woods.


Top Note: Calabrian Bergamot, Italian Lemon, Muguet
Mid Note: Orange Flower Absolute Signature, Orris, Hibiscus Petals
Dry Note: Sandalwood Sri Lanka, Patchouli, Honey Provence Signature

Don't forget that Mother's Day is coming up in just a few weeks. This beautiful fragrance in a stunning bottle will make a wonderful gift for any special woman, be it mom, daughter, or even yourself! 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

For the Shower and Beyond!

There are few people in the country who are not familiar with classic Avon fragrances, because Avon has been a household name for many years. There may be more than a few, however, who are unfamiliar with the Avon bath & body line called "Avon Senses." This line started out as "Avon Naturals" and the name was changed a year or two ago. The fragrances are inspired by plants and many are combinations of a couple of plant fragrances - such as the top selling Cucumber Melon combo. Here are the products offered, but not all the fragrances are shown. Click on any image in this post to see them all, read customer reviews, product information, and to order.

Watch for other fragrances to be introduced at various seasons of the year, along with specially priced gift sets!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Best Buys of the Campaign 8 Brochure

When I say "best buys of the Campaign 8 brochure" I know that is a relative statement, because there is no way I have time to list ALL of the best buys. What I list are generally makeup, skin care, fragrance, and bath & body products, so I don't even include all the wonderful jewelry, clothing, and household items that we have in the brochure and in the Avon Living magalog, not to mention the entire mark. catalog, the Outlet, etc., etc. If your favorite products are listed here, be sure to take a look at the online brochure to see if they are on sale this campaign as well.

Today was my day to play "beautician" because my 83 year old mama needed a perm put in her hair. I left her looking at the Campaign 8 Avon brochure. Here are some of the best buys she will be seeing there:
  • Pg. 19, Ultra Hydrating Lip Color is available in 12 shades and only $5.99.
  • Pg. 21, Matte Eyeshadow Quads (5 shade combinations) and Perfectly Matte Lipstick (12 shades) are each $5.99.
  • Pg. 34, Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion is $3.99 and Makeup Setting Spray is $9.99.
  • Pg. 40, BIG and False Lash Mascara (a customer favorite!) is $6.99. This one is available in Brown Black, Black, and Blackest Black.
  • Pg. 51, The best sunscreen for your face is Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF50 and it is only $19.99 this campaign. Combine with Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream for nighttime repair of damaged skin, also only $19.99.
  • Pgs. 52-54, Several Clinical products are $19.99 each - Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System, Advanced Wrinkle Corrector, ThermaFirm Face Lifting Cream, Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid, Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel, Regular Strength Retexturizing Peel, Overnight Hydration Mask, and Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector.
  • Pg. 80, Classic Fragrances are $8.99 each.
  • Pg. 83, Blue Escape, a great scent for summer, is $14. There is a scent spot on the page.
  • Pgs. 84/85, For the man in your life, Black Suede Cologne & After Shave (scent spot on page), along with most of our other men's fragrances, are buy 1 get 1 free.
  • Pgs.124/125, SSS products are buy 1 get 1 for .99 - your choice of 4 formulas.
  • Pg. 133, NEW Pineapple Chill FootWorks set - 2 Exfoliating Scrubs, 1 Cooling Spray, and 1 Cooling Lotion - all 4 products for $9.99. Refresh you feet with a cooling treat of pineapple with a twist of lime!
  • Pg. 139, Wake up your senses with our Energizing Green Tea & Verbena Collection - 2 Shower Gels, 1 Body Lotion, and 1 Body Spray - all four for $9.99.
Would you like to offer these deals to your own customers? Did you know you can make the same amount on orders placed for direct delivery from Avon at your own eStore as you can on orders you deliver yourself? Well, you can't this campaign, but starting next campaign you can! So now is the best time to go to and order your kit (your choice of $25, $50, or $100 kits), so that you are ready to start taking advantage of this opportunity.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter for C5 and C6

(Sharing the newsletter I write for my team, the Cloud Climbers.)

Wow, y'all! I knew I was running behind on this newsletter, but I thought I was only behind by a few days, not by a whole campaign. :'(  I know you get most of your information from the Avon newsletter sent each Monday and from your local DSM, but I do like to keep you informed of how our own little team is doing. As far as stats go, the chart below compares where our team is at the end of C6 compared to where we were last year at the same time. We have added more than 26 people in the past year, but have also lost some along the way, leaving us at 66 members.

Top Ten in Sales for C5   (44 team members turned in orders)

 1. Joanne Bradford
 2. Rene Parker  PC
 3. Alisha Edwards
 4. Betty Allgood
 5. Caroline McCullough
 6. Susan Watkins
 7. Kelly Fuller
 8. Maria Loza
 9. Steffanie Erdelt
10. Ruby Nunnery

Top Ten in Sales for C6  (44 team members turned in orders)

 1. Steffanie Erdelt   (Steffanie outsold me this campaign!)
 2. Darren Mannahan
 3. Nicole Darby
 4. Judith Lea
 5. Lisa Anderson
 6. Gladys Faulk
 7. Kathy McAlpin
 8. Shanitris Wilder
 9. Susan Watkins
10. Barbie Breen

Do you notice anything a bit unusual about these two lists? I do! There are only two names that appear on both lists...Susan Watkins and Steffanie Erdelt. That doesn't happen very often, as our top ten usually contains 5 to 7 of the same names each time. I hope that this variation means that more people are working harder to build their customer bases and follow up with customers before turning in orders. I hope that it does NOT mean that sales are down for some of you who usually do well, but I know that can happen now and then. In fact, sales are down just a bit for me right now, which explains why Steffanie outsold me in C6. I'm working on fixing that problem by getting out lots of books to new people. Which reminds me, one of my best customers, who had been purchasing Avon from me for many years, passed away in February. I will certainly miss visiting with Chris M. and her dog, Prissy. It's hard not to stop at her house to leave brochures after all the years I've been doing it.

Speaking of following up with customers, does anyone want to share a way that they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to service a customer? I know you have stories about times you have done more than would be required because you wanted to please a good customer, so please share what you have done in a reply to this email. Thanks!

We added one new team member over the past two campaigns, and that would be Jennifer Killian of Fort Payne, Alabama. Welcome to the Cloud Climbers team, Jennifer!

Birthdays for March include: Judith Lea on 3/6, Ramona Hyman on 3/13, Michelle Watkins on 3/21, and Barbie Breen on 3/23.
Anniversaries for March include: Tawana Frails - 12 years on 3/4, Teresa Jordan - 3 years on 3/27, and Cheryl Parker - 5 years on 3/27.  Congratulations to all of you for sticking with your businesses over the long haul!

The changes to the Leadership Earnings structure have now kicked in, and I received notification that two of our four Promoters who have sponsored new representatives have missed out on their 3% Sponsorship Bonus because they did not turn in a $50 order themselves. Oops! Perhaps you were not aware of that money you would earn from your team members' sales because you did not read the information given by Avon. If that is the case, go to the Sales Leadership tab on YA and then click on Advanced Leadership Program to see the graphic. If you have a team member under you, be sure to always turn in at least a $50 order each campaign so you don't miss out on money you could be earning!!

I'm seeing an increase in those who are getting eStore Direct Delivery orders, so I want to congratulate all of those whose effects to promote their online stores is paying off. Reporting eStore orders for the past two campaigns: Suheidy Colon, Valerie Foster, Jessica Martinez, April Moore, Rene Parker, and Kristi Strode. Keep up the good work!

That's it for now. Let me know if you need my help in any way, let me hear your stories of customer service (mentioned above), go to your local Avon Sales Meeting if you possibly can, and let me know if there is anyone you would like for me to talk to about the Avon business so I can help get them started on your team.