Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AVON Customer Email Scam: Be Aware!

On Sunday, I received two contact requests via my AVON website.  These requests were from seemingly normal customers wanting to order products from me.  I sent them a reply message giving them my order site address and offering to help them, and I received these replies back:


    Good to hear from you.My name is Sandra Smith,I am from Maryland but will be coming to Oklahoma for a showbiz.We have prefer to order online but for now all purchases in our company are done with paper payment so i would love you to place the order for me.Below is the list of items needed:


Simple Elements Meadow Dew Eau de Toilette Splash................(3)    ORDER

In Bloom(Resse Witherspoon).........................................(2)

Petal by Cynthia Rowley Eau de Toilette Spray.....................(3)

Bond Girl 007..........................................................(2)


ANEW Youth-Awakening


ANEW Wrinkle Zone Line Smoothing


12-in-1 Eye Palette & Super Curlacious Mascara
Duo.................(2)................(Navy Blue or Black)

  I would need to know the total of all the  products i requested for and also the name and address you want the payment sent to and also a phone number i can reach you on.After  you send me this information the Manager of our company will mail you a check for the payment,which you can cash instantly at your bank because we need these items there in your city Oklahoma  before the date of the event and they will be picked up at your location Upon my Arrival at Oklahoma ..I hope to read from you soon with all details required..

1- Name to be written on the certified check
2- Mailing address , No p.o.box
3- Phone Number
4- City
5- Zip Code
6- State

Thank you and enjoy your day.

Due Regards.

Sandra Smith
(Assistant Personnel Manager)
206 N LIBERTY ST # 3

and the next reply was this one:

Thanks for your willingness to serving me,I need you to order this products for me....

3 pieces of the Men's Diamond Accent Watch with code(018-530)Genuine which is $39.99 online

3 pieces of the Girls Leather Cushion Walk® Shoe Cute & comfortable..which is $14.99 online(sizes 13...with code..540-990)

3 pieces of the Cuisinart® Mini Prep Plus Processor..with code...962-933...which is $39.99

      Here are the products i want to order .So i want you to email me
the total cost (amount) of the products Please add your shipping cost
wth it.. You should also get back to me with your full name, address
,city ,state ,code and phone number#  for facilitation of the
payment...Please include your phone number ..Thanks.

Highly suspicious stuff, considering the broken English and requests for personal contact information.  I did the research, by Googling the term "Avon email scam", and came up with a couple of links detailing the scam.  Please read these, and educate yourselves, my Avonlings.  I do not want this happening to any of you!

Just remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!!  Though you will probably be tempted to reply to these messages, even if it's merely to give them a piece of your mind, it's best not to.  Just because they aren't scamming you out of your hard earned AVON money, doesn't mean they won't sell your contact information and email address to third parties to earn a buck!  Be safe, and good luck to those of you who are out there trying to earn an honest living.  

Beauty is as beauty does,

Jen <3 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I love Sundays!

Sundays are always the day that my AVON orders arrive.  After bagging my orders for my customers, and flipping through the newest brochure, I opened and tried the last two items from the Solutions Total Radiance line that I'd ordered.  I am working on a video blog review of the products, so watch this space.  I'll post that as soon as I work out some audio issues I am having.

Also, as a reminder to my customers, your orders will start being delivered on Monday.  When I drop them off, please let me know if there are any samples I can order for you, to include with your next order.

As for me, I'm going to be giving myself a little mani/pedi with my new Tantastic orange Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel, and watch some re-runs of House!  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beauty Review: AVON Smooth Minerals Starter Kit

I received my AVON Smooth Minerals Starter Kit last week, and have been using it every day since opening it.  I am so impressed with this product.  I posted a vlog about it on my YouTube Channel, so please give it a view!

Jen's Vlog!

Right now you can get the kit for only $25, which includes everything from the 5 piece review I did.  This price will be good until September 7th, and then it will go back up to $38.  Get it while you can!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's Official: The Vlog Has Begun!

After slacking all day, and watching Futurama, I finally threw together a short vlog, promoting my AVON business.  The sound is a little out of sync with the video, but I expect to work out the kinks by the time the next one goes up.  Give it a view and be sure to subscribe to my channel, so I can get you entered in the September contest.


Also, Harrison the Wonder Dog makes an appearance!  Just think about all the yummy dog treats I'll be able to buy him when you shop my online store!  And yes, I am shameless!  *insert innocent giggle here*


The Vlog!

I've made the decision to get a video blog up and running, since there are so many great AVON items I want to review and get out there into the YouTube-verse.  Since I also come from a cosmetic artistry background, I want to start putting up tutorials, and doing some product hauls.  I'm hoping to get something recorded, edited, and posted within the next couple of days, and then will be posting links to the vids here for everyone to check out.  If I can get a hundred or more subscribers in the month of September, I will give away a special AVON giftbasket to a lucky viewer.  Good luck! 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Unexpected Uses for AVON Bubble Bath!

1. Zillions of bubbles that leave NO bath tub ring.
2. Does a beautiful job on washing cars, mobile homes, RVs, and boats.
3. Great as a laundry detergent, no fabric softener needed.
4. Better than Woolite for hand washing delicates.
5. Heavily soiled laundry? Pre-soak in bubble bath for a few minutes. Can even remove ring around the collar and get the grease out of work clothes.
6. Wash windows.
7. Give pets a bath.
8. Wash no wax floors.
9. Wash dishes.
10. Wash walls and ceilings.
11. Clean bathroom fixtures and mirrors.
12. Wash appliances.
13. Use to shampoo carpets (whole room or a spot).
14. Cleans chandeliers and light fixtures.
15. Use bubbles and sponge to shampoo furniture or vehicle interiors.
16. Cleans china, windows, etc. (all glass).
17. Wash your plant leaves, they will shine. Then pour into soil as a fertilizer.
18. Upholstery stains come out by rubbing with a damp cloth dipped in full strength bubble bath. Do not wet the sponge with water. Water may leave a stain, the bubble bath won't.
19. Clean your jewelry - even costume jewelry.
20. Splatter grease or butter on a good blouse? Put straight bubble bath on the spot, let sit a few minutes and wash. No spots!
21. Wash Venetian blinds.
22. Wash paneling - no rinsing, no streaks.
23. Clean your eye glasses.
24. Put some bubble bath and a bit of water in your potpourri burner.
25. Clean your painted or real wood cupboards.
26. Fill your pump "hand cleaner" in the bathroom and kitchen, as well. That antibacterial stuff is bad for you, anyway!

Best of all, you can pick the scent you enjoy smelling, not the scent the makers of other products want you to smell!

Shop my website: http://www.youravon.com/jrender

I <3 the new Mandarin and Jasmine scent.  So fresh and summery.  Give it a try!

**TIP FOR AVON REPS - make up your own flyers with this information on it, add some of your own graphics, and place them in your AVON order bags for your existing customers.  It adds a personal touch that your clients will notice, and you will see your sales increase because it will help you stand out as a sassy, savvy, smarty pants!**

AVON Deal of the Day: August 12th

Ladies, snag this sassy handbag for only $19.99 until midnight EST.  After that, the price goes back up to $28.00.  If you are a bag connoisseur, like I am, this deal is too good to pass up.  For that price, you can order one in black and one in white!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Cannot Tell a Lie!

I have been using Pantene, despite being one of the proudest AVON Reps around.  That is, before they went and changed the formula and totally put out an inferior product.  I started flipping through my new AVON brochure and decided to order a shampoo and condition from the Advance Techniques line.  I decided to go with the Damage Repair system, since it sounded similar to what I had been using before.

The first thing I noticed was the smell.  Lovely!  Throughout the day, the smell lingered, which was nice.  It was not heavy, and did not interfere with my fragrance, in the slightest.  My hair was just clean smelling.  After using it for about a week, I noticed that my hair had a little more body than usual, which is great for me, since my hair is so fine and flat.  This is without any kind of heat styling.  I have just been letting it air dry, since it's too hot here in Oklahoma to even think about a hairdryer.  My fella commented that my hair felt really soft, which isn't to say that he noticed a difference between the two products, but certainly made me want to keep using it!  He does comment every time I use the original Skin So Soft, though, so maybe I underestimated his powers of observation.

Overall, I feel happy having made the switch.  With the generous discount I receive being an AVON Rep, I will be saving tons of cash, which will be going into my vacation fund.  I'd love for you to save money on your purchases.  You can sell AVON in your free time, or turn it into a lucrative full time business, like me.  Send me a comment if you want to share in the benefits and financial rewards of being an AVON Independent Sales Representative.  I'll even be posting tips on this blog on how to make your career with AVON a smashing success.

If you want to try any of the products I mentioned in this post, shop with me on my website.  It is available 24-hours a day, from anywhere in the world.  It is secure, and your order ships directly to you.  Find me at : http://www.youravon.com.jrender

Have a beautiful day!

Thanks, Again...

I want to say thank you, yet again, to my customers for this campaign's orders. Your business is greatly appreciated. Look for some new fragrance, and skincare samples when your orders are delivered. As I mentioned last time, you can request samples of anything you would like to "try before you buy". Please let me know when I drop off your orders next week.

I took advantage of the Solutions skincare promotion to get a cleanser for 99 cents with any other skincare purchase, and will be writing a review of the Radiance line, just as soon as I've had a week or so to try it. I hear it is very similar to Clinique, which I have used in the past. Women are usually very loyal when it comes to their skincare, and their foundation, so I am totally hopeful that it will be as awesome as the other products I use from AVON. In the long run, it will save me close to a couple hundred dollars a year, and that is very exciting. This is especially so, when I think about putting that money towards next year's vacation to Austin, TX for ACL Fest!

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Product Review: Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub

I am constantly impressed with each new item I order from AVON. Clearskin's Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub is no exception! This product is very similar to another scrub that AVON discontinued in 2008, but this one has the added benefit of witch hazel, which reduces bacteria on the skin, and helps to prevent future breakouts.

When I first squeezed some out of the tube, I noticed how fine the exfoliators were. Almost like sand. I'd typically used a product which had much larger grains in it, and wasn't sure what to make of it at first. When I stepped into the shower, and got my face wet, I started polishing with it, and was instantly hit by an awesome cooling sensation. With summers as hot as they are here in Oklahoma, it felt like air conditioning for my skin. In fact, I left it on for several minutes, while I washed and conditioned my hair, because I did not want to rinse it off. When I did, though, my skin felt so smooth, and refined! I tend to dry out rather easily, but this product did not parch my skin at all. My toner and moisturizer went on smoother. My make-up looked better.

Though this is my first time using the product, I will keep faithfully trying it, until I can get my summer skin breakout back under control. I will put up another post in a couple of days to let you know how it's working. I will say, that my acne scarring from high school looked much diminished after only one use! I'm a believer, based on that alone. I do wholeheartedly recommend this product to anyone looking for a scrub that performs like a microderm, but costs less than a Starbucks vanilla latte.

Go forth and look beautiful!