Ding Dong

I’ve been asked many times what being an Avon Rep involves so I thought I’d share my experience with you.

Avon Reps are traditionally known for calling at peoples doors as the old advert goes “ding dong.”  Showing the latest Avon brochure to friends and family is the bread and butter for Avon Reps.

Avon, unlike some other Direct Selling Companies allocate “territory” so each rep has their own patch of houses to show their brochures to and collect orders.

There are 18 brochures for Reps to sell from during the year, for those not great at maths that’s a new book every three weeks with a couple of two week campaigns over Christmas each year.

Once the Avon Rep has collected their orders in they are placed online, unlike a few years ago when everything was paperimage based and posted through another reps door for the Area Manager to collect.  With online ordering the Rep can input several orders fairly quickly.

The products are then delivered to the Rep in a big box (or boxes!) and they work out which customer has ordered what.  I always have a brochure handy incase I’m unsure of the customers handwriting.

Once the Rep has “bagged up” all of their orders they can deliver to their customers and collect payment from them.  Avon allow the Rep two weeks to collect in the payments, meaning no upfront cost to the Avon Rep.  The difference between the amount the Rep needs to pay Avon and the amount they have collected from their customers is the Reps commission – Avon even calculate it for us on our invoice.

If a customer wants to return anything under Avon’s 28 day no quibble guarantee we just print out a returns form and hand the item back to the delivery driver when he delivers the next order.

Avon have recently launched online selling allowing the Avon Rep to sell UK wide, with the customer making payment directly to Avon and delivery coming straight from Avon’s head office this gives comfort to the customer that they will get their products directly and the flexibility to get that lippy whenever they want it.  The Avon Rep gets the benefit of an extra customer whilst still earning their commission.  Visit my online shop at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

Want to join my team of Avon Reps in the UK? Complete your details at http://prp.uk.avon.com/laura

School’s out for summer

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I remember the feeling well of finishing school for a whole six weeks.  Six weeks of fun and freedom, family and friends.  And of course a holiday or two!

But now I’m a parent, I have the added cost of nursery fees increasing for the summer as well as planning lots of fun activities for the little man before he starts school nursery in September- or big boy school as he refers.

We made the most of the last cheap holidays until the little man turns 18 by having a trip to Spain earlier in the year and a family holiday in Tenerife a couple of weeks ago – a great place, lovely and relaxing but now it feels like summer is over before it has begun!

I’m working building my business and I found three lovely ladies to join my team of Avon representatives today and hopefully we will have some sunshine for them to get out and deliver their brochure whilst the little ones get some fresh air – the perfect job for the summer, earn some extra pennies for day trips whilst getting the little ones involved in the fresh air as well.

We are off to Windsor tomorrow ready for a trip to Legoland on Friday followed by Alton Towers next week – or should I say CBeebies Land.  Then I’m struggling for ideas, hopefully we’ll have some nice weather for some trips to the park.  Oh and my little sisters wedding in August.

Please feel free to comment with any suggestions for summer days out.

 

#summer #schoolsout #workingmom #workingmum #legoland #windsor #altontowers #cbeebies #cbeebiesland #daysout #summerdays

Anew Reversalist Infinite Effects Night Treatment Cream

Avon are launching their first rotational anti-wrinkle night cream.  It will be available to buy online from Friday 25th August 2017 at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

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I’m really excited about this not only because Avon did their first every year long trial so we know this actually works on real people but because it makes sense!  You find a great product and you see great results – it works for you and your skin and you feel amazing, but after a while you get used to the product and the effect it has reduces but with the rotational product it essentially has two products so your skin never gets too used to one cream.  The first side is to replenish and repair your skin which you use for a week, then you move to the opposite side which repairs the look of wrinkles.  You then alternate between the two a week for each thus your skin never adapts to one formula.

Its a bit like the 5 – 2 diets you see, you don’t diet for the whole seven days you give your body a shock by eating something different so it works more effectively when you return to the healthy foods, it’s the same theory with your skin – don’t let it adapt.

I’m so excited by this I can’t wait for it to be on sale, and what is even better is for the launch price of just £25 you also get a free gift containing an Anew Reversalist Day Cream (50ml), an extra lasting lipstick in fiery red, a Mesmerize black for her EDT purse spray (10ml) and an Anew vanity case.  You have to try it!

 

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Need a new handbag?

Probably a silly question to ask the girl who loves shoes and handbags.

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Yes I’m her if you hadn’t guessed, I just can’t resist a beautiful pair of shoes or a nice new handbag.

And Avon haven’t disappointed with this lovely new bag designed by Lipsy.  It’s spacious, sturdy and a great colour.  Neutral bags go with anything so there’s no need to change handbag if you change your mind on the outfit.

The bag is perfect for an Avon lady because it has plenty of space for brochures as well as life’s essentials, mainly things like baby wipes and fruit shoot in my case having a toddler in tow.

I will be adding this bag to my collection, if only someone could come up with a better storage solution or a lottery win so I can have a room just for handbags.  A girl can dream!

 

#handbag #bag #avon #lipsy #mom #toddler #designer #dream

 

Holiday Nails

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I’m off to Tenerife at the weekend so I’ve had my nails done today.  I went for the new Mark Nail Style Studio Enamel in Electric Dancer.

It’s a lovely bright pink shade, perfect for a week in the sunshine.

I had two coats followed by a top coat and some Swarovski crystals.  It went on nicely and dried nice and quickly.

I can’t wait to get myself by the pool so I can get myself a tan to go with my new nails.

Visit my online Avon shop for all of your nail varnish needs – http://www.avon.uk.com/store/Mymakeup

 

#holiday #tenerife #summer #sun #sunshine #tan #pool #avon #mark #studio #style #nailenamel #style #pink #electricdancer #shop #shoponline

Give me light

If anyone has a toddler you may be able to relate, my little boy was in bed, it was night time, dark and he was sleepy.

All of a sudden I hear full on tears, what’s gone on?  I go up to him and his lightbulb has gone! End of the world!

So I shout my other half to grab a new bulb, there in the shed he says.  I have no idea why he’s moved the spare lightbulbs to the shed but off he goes.

Then I realise I had a colour changing mood lamp in my box of Avon goodies.  So  in I go with it to the little one’s bedroom and all of a sudden the Gruffalo is no longer going to come and eat him and we have “super cool light”

The little one loves it, it has stars or flowers and they Project onto the ceiling.  You can also choose whether to have a white projection or colour changing.  The latter feels nice and calming.  The lamp will be a permanent fixture in my little boys bedroom.

Thanks Avon!

 

#avon #delivery #dark #night #bed #bedtime #toddler #boys #gruffalo #moodchange #moodlamp #colour #soothing #sleep #light #lightbulb

A freebie for you

I wanted to share Avon’s latest offer with you as a thank you for following my blog. I’m an inexperienced blogger so I really do appreciate you following me whilst I learn along the way.

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So what do I have to share with you?  A free gift for everyone who shops with me over the next few days at www.avon.uk.com/store/Mymakeup

If you spend over £25 you will get a free Skin So Soft airbrush spray using the code FREEBIE – just select courier delivery at checkout to get your order within 3-5 days.

If you can’t resist a freebie or you just want a healthy glow ready for Summer why not check out my online shop today.  It’s payday weekend for a lot of people so treat yourself!

 

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Getting ready to be Bridesmaid

My little sister is getting married in August, and it seemed so far away but all of a sudden it’s now two months away.

The dress is sorted (for Bride and Bridesmaids), my nail varnish is sorted – super organised Avon lady here!  But my body is not Bridesmaid ready.

Today I went to the dentist for the last two of six fillings, oops too much chocolate.  And talking of chocolate that could be why my belly isn’t in great shape right now.

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So today for the first time in about six months I went to the gym.  If I hadn’t paid for a year upfront then I would have most likely cancelled my membership by now but I’m glad I went.  I decided to start easy with a 30 minute cycle class, it worked up a sweat and got me back into the gym routine- now to fit in another class this week.

As an Avon lady I should be pretty active, and I did post some expired brochures in my street this morning in the hope of gaining some new Avon Representatives.  Old brochures tempt people into joining my team as they can see the amazing products Avon have to offer and want to come on board- I should do more of this as it is a great way to get more steps into my day, the weather is nice and I’m building my business.

I’m off for a soak in the bath before I pamper myself with all of my lovely Avon products.

 

#bridesmaid #bride #wedding #fitness #dentist #gym #spin #cycle #workout #avon #brochure #brochuredrop #expiredbrochure #shopavon #nailvarnish

Freebie Alert

Avon have a special offer for today only.  Any customer who spends £20 or more online at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup can get a FREE True Colour Summer Skin Cream by adding the code SUNKISSED at the checkout.

The cream is worth £10 so if you were looking to stock up your make up collection then today is the day.

Thw offer is valid for today only so you have until midnight to take advantage of this (21st June 2017).

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*** TODAY ONLY FROM AVON ***

Use the code SUNKISSED when you spend £20 or more at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup and receive a free True Colour Summer Skin Cream worth £10

Offer valid until midnight tonight

#avon #avonuk #free #freebie #freegift #summer #facecream #cream #sun #makeupskincare #beauty #wednesday #midweek #treat #spoilyourseld

 

Work Haven

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Last week I was lucky enough to have a week down south in Somerset.  We had a Monday to Friday break using the Sun Holiday scheme at Haven in Burnham on Sea.

The booking system is simple online, allowing you to search by date and park until you find something suitable for you. It also allows you to upgrade if you wish to.  Much easier than the postal system where it’s the luck of the draw which park you get.

We chose Haven as we have visited this particular park before and had a lovely time.  Last time we got an upgraded caravan for free so we decided to pay for an upgrade this time, although I wouldn’t bother again as the free upgrade was better than the paid for one.  No balcony this year was a bit disappointing given the beautiful weather.

The caravan itself was nice enough, although the beds were a little uncomfy.  The phone signal also wasn’t great to catch up with a bit of work but I suppose holidays aren’t for working!

We had some great weather for England last week so we were lucky we could go to the beach.  We also went to the theme park in Brean, the little one had a great time but it is small so not much for older kids, the Sooty show was brilliant though, worth a visit for that.

The swimming pool on the Haven site has a slide indoors and a toddler pool so enough to keep the little one entertained for an hour.  There is also an outdoor pool for those brave enough.

The entertainment was ok, not what it used to be when I was growing up but still good for the kids.  The Seaside Squad characters are the main attraction for my little one and he loved meeting them.  The drinks at the bar however weren’t great, very overpriced but it seems to be the norm for those sort of places which is a shame as it seemed quiet in there so perhaps drink prices had put people off.

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The food onside was average quality and highly priced but we did find a lovely fish and chips shop just off Burnham high street, I think it was called British Chips.

Overall we had a great holiday, and luckily I remembered my Avon Sun tan lotion as we had the unexpected heat.  Not much work was done so I best put a bit of effort in before the next holiday.

 

#holiday #haven #sunholiday #ukholidayinthesun #950holiday #caravan #nowork #beach #seasidesquad #kids #entertainment #brean #burnham #somerset #family #familytime #swimming

£1 Delivery Offer

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Who doesn’t love an offer?  I have to say the marketing people have me hooked in as I can’t resist a bargain.

I don’t really like paying delivery charges to have a product bought to me, although I’m not one to go to the shops very often.  So I’m always on the lookout for a delivery Offer.  Avon are really good with codes for delivery offers and there is usually one every couple of weeks which is great for anyone who loves their Avon products and wants them delivered directly to their door.

The latest code is TROPICAL and that gives you delivery for just £1 with a £20 spend at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup O really don’t mind paying £1 to get my products as it would cost me more than that to drive into town and pay to park and go somewhere like Boots for my makeup, and Avon’s prices seem much more reasonable!

The other advantage with online shopping is you can see what your putting into your basket and how much it costs, so if you want to spend exactly £20 to get delivery for £1 or if you have a budget to work to you can stick to it online.

Although with Avon’s latest promotion they are declaring Summer, I hope their declaration works as I’m sitting here writing this sat inside with a nice hot cuppa watching the rain outside.

The lastest voucher code is only valid until 8th June 2017 so shop quickly to take advantage of it.

 

🎀💅🏻💄 Shop AVON online 🎀💅🏻💄 http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

Use the code TROPICAL to get delivery for just £1 with a £20 spend

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