Saturday, August 24, 2019

Good Saturday morning!

Just so you know, in case you don't get emails directly from Avon sent on my behalf, there is a special offer until Sunday night that you might want to take advantage of if you need more than $50 in products in campaign. If you order what you need at my online store ( and select direct delivery from Avon and your order is for $50 or more, you can use the code FF2019 to get 20% off of your order during this Friends & Family event. It has been a long time since Avon has made an offer like this available to all my customers, so take advantage of it if it fits your order. 

Here are some of the best buys I spotted for Campaign 19
  • Pg. 5, What's your Mattitude? This feather-light, non-drying formula will last for hours while giving vivid color in 8 super-saturated matte shades. It's paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free, and the price is only $8.99! 
  • Pg. 9, Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow was out of stock for a few weeks but it is back now in 8 shades. Take note that 4 of these are Glitter shades and 4 are Shimmer shades. The shimmers will gleam, but not as boldly as the glitters.
  • Pg. 14, Harvest Treasures Autumn Berry Twist Collection is back for a limited time. Four bath products are available in this fragrance (Body Mist, Body Cream, Shower Gel, and Hand Cream), and there is a scent spot on the page in case you don't remember this one that was popular last fall.
  • Pg. 29, The Ultimate & Platinum Kits with FREE matching Cleansers are still available for $55. Each one of these is a $148 value plus the value of the cleanser. I highly recommend one of these kits if you are ready to start taking care of your aging skin.
  • Pg. 35, Do you have large pores or sensitive skin? I've been seeing a lot of talk on Facebook about Vitaleproducts being an excellent choice for you. There is a Eye Gel Cream, Day Lotion w/Broad Spectrum SPF 25, Day Cream w/Broad Spectrum SPF 25, and Night Cream, and each one is $21.99 this campaign.
  • Pg. 44, Do you go to the gym and need to freshen up a bit afterward? Are you going to do your traveling in the fall rather than summer? Our Anew Facial Cleansing Wipes could be just the thing for you! They travel easily, don't require water for rinsing, and you get 24 wipes for only $6.99.
  • Pgs. 48/49, You may have noticed that many of our Clearskin products are no longer in the brochure, but we've kept the Clearskin Professional Line and the Pore Pentrating Black Mineral Mask. Each item is on sale this campaign, or you can get the 3-step Acne Treatment System for only $21.29. 
  • Pg. 65, Fast becoming almost everybody's favorite Mascara, Love at First Lash is available for $8.99.
  • Pg. 69, Flawless Mattifying Pressed Powder is only $9.99 and available in a shade for everyone or Translucent, which is suitable for all skin tones.
  • Pg. 79, Far Away Aloha is in the brochure for the last time and only while supplies last. Get it before it's gone at only $12.99!
  • Pg. 89, Limited Edition Velvet Dry Oil Spray for $10. Velvet is one of Avon's most indulgent and longest lasting fragrances, and this spray is a lighter version. Did you notice that Velvet was a finalist for fragrance in the Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards?
  • Pgs. 116/117, SSS Bonus-Size Body Lotions and Bonus-Size Shower Gels are $11.99 each. Get them for every bathroom in the house! 
  • Pg. 126, Dew Kiss and Flavor Savers Lip Balms are $1.29 each. Enjoy Strawberry, Vanilla, or Melon to keep your lips kissably sweet.
  • Back Cover, Lovely Leaf Cluster Earrings in Goldtone or Silvertone are $5.99 each pair. Beautiful for fall or anytime!
There are also some great buys in the Outlet and other flyers, but remember that Outlet purchases are while supplies last and not returnable. 

Thanks so much for your continued support of my business! If you are on Facebook and not following my FB business page yet, I would love to have you do so and you will be able to see some of the new products coming for fall and winter there. You can also ask to join my Cloud Climbing Beauty Customers group on Facebook to see special discounts on products I have in my stock for local delivery customers only. 

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New Owner! New CEO! New Hope!

"It is our time. Let's get busy." 

Let's begin with a few FAQs: 

Avon North America is a separate entity from Avon International. That split happened 3 to 4 years ago, and about 80% of the Avon North America stock was purchased by an investment company, Cerebus. Naturally, changes were made that were designed to help the financial footing of the company. While many were good, others did not work out so well as Representatives hoped. Having been an Independent Avon Sales Representative myself for over 32 years and having been the Leader of the Cloud Climbers Team for about 20 years, certainly I want what is best for the company and what is best for the Representatives of the company. 

This past year, plans were made to sell Avon North America to LG H&H, a company that is also firmly established and well know around the world. Actually, most people in America know the LG name, but may not be familiar with the "H&H" - Household and Healthcare - division of the company. It is that division that has complete ownership of Avon North America, as of August 14, 2019. LG H&H already owns many beauty brands, including Avon in South Korea, and now they own us!

We have been anxiously awaiting our first words from our new CEO, and they came to us in the form of an email yesterday. Can I just say that Avon Reps in the USA are EXCITED?!!!!! I was reading posts and comments by my peers in several different groups on Facebook yesterday, along with posting my own, of course, and everything has been upbeat and positive. Mr. Paul Yi spoke clearly and to the point and gave us information that we can get fired up about. While other companies are closing or taking away networking opportunities, Avon is ready to keep on doing what we've been doing for 133 years, namely selling quality products at affordable prices while offering a great business opportunity to those who are ready to "get busy" as Avon entrepreneurs!  

And now, those words from our new CEO: 

Dear Avon Representatives, 

Together, we find ourselves here at a crucial juncture in Avon’s proud history. Our founders invented a new kind of company based on direct selling that unleashed the entrepreneurial spirit of women, providing economic opportunity for generations. In recent years, external challenges to our business model, and declining business performance, have created self-doubt around their original vision of self-reliance and empowerment. 

We now share the heavy responsibility to turn the page, and open a new chapter in our story. Despite past setbacks and turmoil, we must look to the future with resolve and determination—and regain our place among the world’s most admired direct selling companies. We will earn the right to be winners. 

My optimism is not unfounded. More so than at any other time in our history, Avon is poised for success. 

First, LG H&H has both the resources and long-term mindset required to sustain proper levels of investment. Like Avon, LG H&H is also an iconic brand, and a company of global significance that affects countless lives. The match between the two was conceived in hopes of what can be accomplished in the next quarter century, not where we will be in the next quarter. Investment, after all, is just another form of confidence—a deep conviction that our best days are ahead of us. 

I know first-hand that the leadership of LG H&H has no interest in band-aid solutions, or in kicking the can down the road. Instead, LG H&H will deploy its significant resources—money, people, R&D, brands—to put Avon in the best position to succeed. These investments will be strategic, impactful, and will be driven by what the business requires, not constrained by the limit on our credit line, or how much cash we have on hand. Avon is thirsty for investment, and LG H&H is a parent company that generates over a billion dollars in operating profit per year. 

Second, LG H&H has re-affirmed its commitment to the direct selling model, and to the Avon Representatives that make it work. As with any transition, changes are required. What will become crystal clear over the coming months is that the entire company is being aligned to support a single objective: the success of Representatives. The changes are sweeping. All company functions including marketing, supply chain, IT, sales, R&D are being re-organized around the direct selling model, and in support of Representatives. 

Such clarity is a powerful management force. Consider Avon's past reaction to internet adoption and to the rise of e-commerce. 

While online tools and platforms are useful, they must be deployed thoughtfully so they reinforce the Representative model, rather than undermine it. Direct sales to consumers on, for example, puts Avon in competition with Representatives. So this practice will be ended immediately. Also, since Representatives are the living, breathing connection to our consumers, there’s no need to push the internet as a substitute for human contact. Avon must leverage Representatives as an asset, rather than diminish their importance through automation. So, the regional support structure for Represenatives will be restored, and physical centers are being created across the country. 

With the combination of Avon and LG H&H now complete, we have the wind at our backs like never before. It is our time. Let’s get busy. 

Paul Yi 
CEO, New Avon

Campaign 17, 2019, Cloud Climbers Newsletter

(My team newsletter, sent to them on Thursday, August 15.)


I hope that you are having a fantabulous week so far! This week has been a bit different for me, as I and the two cats have been "batching it" all week. My newly retired hubby has been in Chapel Hill, TN, with his mama while his sisters are on vacation so she gets the care she needs and my daughter has been cat and house sitting for friends from church. Bonny comes home tonight and then leaves again after work tomorrow to go to an event in Sevierville, TN, for the weekend. Gary returns home Saturday evening and life goes back to more normal for me. Of course, everything is a "new normal" now, since Gary has retired. We don't have any big plans for traveling, but I do hope to get away with him for a few days when the weather cools this fall. We haven't been to the mountains in many years, so I imagine Pigeon Forge will be our destination. However, there are many places in Alabama we have never seen, so perhaps we will take a few overnight trips close by. Now, tell me what exciting things are happening in YOUR life. I'd like to know more about those of you who don't communicate with me very often.

We didn't make our $8,000 team sales goal for Campaign 17, so there won't be a money give away this time. However, I had forgotten that I won't lose title for a few more campaigns of falling below $8,000, so perhaps we will try again for that goal. In fact, let's just say that I will do a drawing for those two $20 bills as soon as we make goal in a campaign, as long as it happens before I lose my Bronze Leader title. Speaking of which, I could end up moving up in title if Leslie Clendenon keeps recruiting as well as she has in the past couple of weeks! Congratulations to her for adding two new team members, and welcome to Sarah Land and Michelle Martin, both of Dunlap, TN. I'd say that there is no reason why anyone in Dunlap should not have access to wonderful Avon products with all these Cloud Climbers available to service them! I also want to welcome Brandy Samples of Odenville, AL, who joined the team just yesterday. I'm so happy to see the Cloud Climbers team growing as we head into the 4th Quarter! We have a lot to offer, and there is certainly money to made with an Avon business. 

Top Ten in Sales for Campaign 17

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $1,325
 2. Rosanna Cassidy   $421
 3. Gladys Faulk   $294
 4. Leslie Clendenon  PC  $256
 5. Deanna Buswell   $234
 6. Juanita Stephens   $199
 7. Cynthia Blake   $189
 8. Justin Yow   $187
 9. Amy Budisalich   $178
10. Kimberly Thompson   $149

Direct Delivery Sales for Campaign 17  (Last time for now to report these, since Double Dollars on DD orders has ended.)

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $305.10   (6 orders)
 2. Deanna Buswell   $131.64   (2 orders)
 3. Amy Budisalich   $92.46   (2 orders)
 4. Carolyn King   $54.56   (1 order)  All Reps below have 1 order as well.
 5. Kelli Violet   $52.93
 6. April Moore   $47.00
 7. Darren Mannahan   $44.98
 8. Ashleigh Downey   $43.91
 9. Margaret McCrary   $40.97
10. Rene Parker  PC   $26.39
11. Amy Layne   $22.77
12. Linda Wardell   $13.28

Celebrating Avon Birthdays this month are: Caroline McCullough (8/1), Wendy Robinson (8/1), Stephanie Johnson (8/8), Leslie Clendenon (8/13), and Darren Mannahan (8/28). Congratulations to the following who haveAvon Anniversaries in August: Marquita Ricks (1 year on 8/2), Rene Parker PC (10 years on 8/4), Benetta Staten (10 years on 8/12), Rebecca Ann-Smith (1 year on 8/13), Anissa Webb (1 year on 8/14), Judith Lea (3 years on 8/16), Steffanie Erdelt (15 years on 8/18), and Patricia Echols (1 year on 8/29).

RecognitionCongratulations to Amy Budisalich, who earned her KickStart Pin in Campaign 16, and to Margo Prytz who earned the Twice as Nice T-Shirt in a recent sales incentive. I'm also happy to report that I reached Honor Society level in Campaign 17. I know that all of you are not in the Empowerment Division (having Dee Powers as your coach), but that's the division I am in so I see reports from there. In Campaign 17, our team was #10 in that Division for Team Sales, I was #9 in Personal Sales and #1 in Online Sales Quarter-to-Date, and Amy Budisalich was #12 in New Representative Sales and #1 in Online Sales for New Reps Quarter-to-Date. Congratulations to all these achievers! 

If you check email regularly, you should know by now that LG H&H (Household & Healthcare) has finalized their purchase of Avon North America this week. I expect that we will be hearing from our new CEO, Paul Yi, very soon. Those of us who went to RepFest came back excited about the new products that we will be offering soon. We are collaborating with The Face Shop and CHI Haircare, and we should be getting lots of information about those products soon, since they will appear in the Campaign 24 brochure. If you are not already on Facebook, I encourage you to set up an account so that you can see the Avon USA Representatives page and learn about the products now. You don't have to add any friends, etc., if you don't really want to do "the Facebook thing" but you will be able to see what's going on more than or faster than you can just by going to your Avon account. 

Best quote I remember from RepFest: Closed mouths don't get fed! So keep your mouth open, your feet walking, your fingers typing, and your business growing! Get ready for great things ahead with Avon!! 

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Campaign 18 Customer Reminder. Who Won the A Boxes?


I'm home from RepFest and trying to get caught up on many things. RepFest was a bit interesting this year, what with the purchase of Avon North America by LG H&H to be finalized this month and getting to see a lot of new products that will be introduced to Avon soon. If you would like to see what's coming for Christmas and from our collaboration with LG, go to my Facebook page and scroll down to the posts done last week. 

Thanks to all of you who helped me out by placing orders in Campaign 17. It was a really great campaign, with orders totaling over $1300! There were 15 of you who had orders of $25 or more and your names went into a drawing for one of 3 A Boxes. I did the drawing live on my Facebook page on Friday, and you can see it here if you like. The winners were Judy Hraba, Suzie Barber, and Nancy Brannon, and I'll get those A Boxes delivered to them soon.

I'll be turning in my C18 order tomorrow night after 8:00 p.m. Here are some of the good buys I spotted in this campaign:
  • Pg. 9, The newest product in our Hydra Fusion line, 1.5% Serum, was talked about a lot at RepFest, and everyone was singing its praises! You can add it to your skin care regimen for only $24.99.
  • Pg. 20, Is Velvet your favorite Avon fragrance? Now you can get it in a Dry Oil Spray for only $10. It's a feather-light and fast-absorbing spray-on body oil. 
  • Pg. 23, Our #1 best seller in skin care is Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream, now available for only $23.99. If you need the Night Cream, Eye System, or Gold Peel-Off Mask, they are available at the same price.
  • Pg. 27, Woo hoo! The Anew Ultimate and Anew Platinum complete system sets have the matching Cream Cleansers FREE with purchase! Each of these kits is $55 and this is the best deal you will find for the regimen. If you are ready to get serious about skin care, ordering this kit is where you want to start! 
  • Pg. 34, Here's a good deal if you are looking for naturally radiant skin - All 3 Vitamin C products (Brightening Serum, Antioxidant Lip Treatment, Warming Peel) - for $39.99.
  • Pgs. 51-53, Need a new lip shade for Fall? Lipsticks and Crave Lip Gloss are any 2 for $11 right now.
  • Pg. 90, Soap on a Rope, fragranced Shower Gels and Body Lotions, Hair & Body Wash for Him, After Shave Conditioner, and Perfumed Skin Softener for Her are ALL buy 1 get 1 free!
  • Pg. 180-185, If you have not been using Espira supplements, you have been missing out! I particularly recommend the Multivitamins (right now that are buy 1 get 1 free!) and the Restful Sleep, but all of them are great natural products to support your overall health for a better life!!
I pray that you will have a great week, and I thank you for your continued support of my business. Let me know if you have any product questions or if there is a product you would like to try before buying, as I can do trials on most products for local delivery customers.

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader