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Avon to move headquarters to UK

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Cosmetics company Avon is to move its headquarters to the UK and cut 2,500 jobs worldwide as part of a turnaround plan.

The company, which sells products door-to-door, said that it plans to move from New York to the UK “over time”.

Avon sold most of its North American business to the private investment firm Cerberus last year, after struggling with its sales there.

Its shares closed down 8% in Tuesday trading.

The announcement is part of a three-year plan, first outlined in January, to turn the 130-year old company around.

“With the recent completion of the sale of the North American business, our commercial operations are now fully outside of the United States, allowing us to dramatically rethink our operating model,” said Sheri McCoy, Avon’s chief executive.

“The actions we are taking today will bring our corporate and commercial businesses closer together, which will drive efficiencies, improve operational effectiveness and deliver significant cost savings,” she added.

The company said that the measures would cost it $60m (£42m) before tax in the current quarter, but it hoped to achieve annual savings of up to $70m by 2017.

Details were not given of where the jobs would be lost. Avon currently has 28,300 employees worldwide.

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The company also did not provide information about investment or job creation in the UK.

Avon will maintain its current research and development operations in Suffern and Rye, in New York state, and continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Avon was founded in 1886, by David McConnell, who was a travelling book salesman and offered beauty products as an additional service to his female customers.

He was inspired to recruit them as sales representatives after recognising their networking and sales skills, giving them a rare opportunity to earn money.

The company’s successful “Ding Dong, Avon Calling” advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s helped make the Avon lady an instantly recognisable figure in popular culture.

Read more on:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35808678

Avon launches £10,000 fund to help women’s causes in Northamptonshire

The company launched The Avon Female Empowerment Fund at an event organised by Northamptonshire Community Foundation to mark International Women’s Day.

The fund will be used to help women’s causes throughout the county.

Chief executive of the community foundation, Victoria Miles, said; “ “This event celebrating International Women’s Day provides an opportunity for local women to network and to hear from our speakers on achieving success and how to work towards gender parity.

“Northamptonshire Community Foundation continues to put its head above the parapet to make the county aware of the real issues of need within Northamptonshire, including women’s issues.

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“We are delighted that Avon UK has chosen to support local women’s causes through a new fund, ‘The Avon Female Empowerment Fund’,” she added.

The event included guest speakers such as Mo Shapiro (Inform, Training & Communication), Sarah Franklin (Lawyer and British Women Racing Drivers Club), Natalie Deacon (Executive Director Brand and Corporate Communications EMEA, Avon), Pauline Black (British singer, actress and author) and Suzy Van Rooyen (CEO of The Good Loaf).

Natalie Deacon, executive director brand and corporate communications EMEA, Avon Cosmetics said: “Avon has been empowering women for 130 years.

“At Avon we truly believe that if you empower women you can change the world. I am so proud to launch this fund with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation benefitting women and girls in this area, building on Avon’s history of supporting the causes that matter most to women,” she added.

Sarah Franklin, currently racing in the Michelin Clio Cup is keen to promote women in motor sport.

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Talking at the event, Sarah said: “Being a woman in motorsport can be tough. It’s very much still a man’s world but, if you are passionate about something enough (as I am with my racing) you overcome those hurdles, gain respect and get on with it!”

Read more: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/avon-launches-10-000-fund-to-help-women-s-causes-in-northamptonshire-1-7285236#ixzz43XDo2uhU

The Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel

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Have you ever wanted the spa treatment with the ease of staying at home? The Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel has shown superior results to a professional 35% glycolic peel and can be added as a part of your weekly skincare routine. The advanced exfoliators smooth and resurface tough skin and remove unwanted dead cells. This formula with soothing botanicals cleanses and moisturizes skin for a more youthful appearance and a healthy glow. Peels away dullness and visible damage for healthier looking skin. 30 unscented pads help clean and heal skin while reducing acne.

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BENEFITS • Cleans skin and heals blemishes • Smooths and brightens skin for younger appearance • Exfoliates and resurfaces skin without drying it out, and makes skin feel firmer • Allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested • Non-comedogenic TO USE • Glide pads over face and allow product to dry without washing off • Use either in the morning or at night after regular cleaning routine 2-3 times a week *In 6 of 8 attributes tested over a 7-week period.resur3

And when you become a representative, there is special offer for you!!!!

 

Open your AvonStore and WIN!

Win a tin full of our new Gel Shine polishes!

We recently sent these cute tins filled with our new Gel Shine polish to Avon bloggers.. Now you can be in with a chance of owning one too!

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All you have to do is open your store between Friday 4th March and Thursday 10th March and you will be entered into our prize draw!

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All polishes are full size and we have 3 shade ranges to chose from, each worth over £55! Which tin would you love?

Vampy:
Red Velvet,                              
Wine and Dine Me, 

Roses are Red,

Very Berry, 

Mauvelous,

Charcoal Smoke,

Night Vision and 

Lasting Finish Top Coat

 

Cool Candy- Coloured Pastels: 

Moondust, 

Sheer Love, 

Rain Washed, 

Barely There, 

Lavendar Sky,

Iceberg White

Nudeitude,
Dazzle Pink and

Lasting Finish Top Coat

 

Colour Pop:

Orange You Crazy, 

Citronised, 

Fabulous, 

Purplicious,
Sapphired Up,
Fire Cracker,
Emerald City,

Mint To Be,
Emerald City and

Lasting Finish Top Coat

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All polishes are available in Brochure 7 at the special introductory price of £3.50!*

Good Luck,

*will normally be £7

President`s Club Dinner

Currently, Avon saying thank you for a representative that reach a certain level of sales throughout a whole Avon year.

If you become an Avon Representative and using tools from Avon and your skills qualify then you will receive an exclusive invitation to a great event, Avon President`s Club Dinner.  Party dress, recognition, great food and music you can enjoy with people like you.

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REVIEW: The Skincare Product that works like MAGIC

 

Hi great review of great product:

Until I started working with Avon, I wouldn’t have described my makeup regime, let alone my skincare regime as adventurous. I like what I like and stick with it. So do most of my customers. I always see new products and think “could that be for me?” Then I decide “meh maybe not”. That is, until I reviewed the latest ANEW product, the . This product is pure MAGIC!

Avon claim that you will “Wake up to younger-looking skin with Avon ANEW’s First Sleep Mask.” Apparently sleep masks are all the rage and why shouldn’t they be when they work as well as this product? I was sceptical because it was a gel and I couldn’t wrap my head around how this gel would hydrate my skin….. I tried it as a patch test for any potential reaction. Once it proved all clear, I went in.

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The product is an ultra-lightweight formula, powered by encapsulated hyaluronic acid and lots of visible tiny shea butter beads while you sleep! It’s also fragrance and parabens-free. After cleansing my skin the first evening, I smoothed the Hydration Mask generously and evenly on my face. What I absolutely LOVED about the mask was that even though this was a gel, it applied like a cream and as you will know from my review on the NutraEffects Radiance Review, I love my creams rich, thick and able to work deep into my skin. This is exactly how the mask works. It’s thick but not heavy. It feels a little like a weird-but-true product for a number of reasons.

 

Firstly, it looks like a gel with it’s visible beads, but works like a cream. Secondly, it’s a gel, but moisturises the skin deeply. Thirdly, this is total value for money, you actually don’t need a lot to get great results. And finally, the results!! Within hours of my patch test, I could feel the difference, But after the first night, I noticed a definite firmness in my skin around the cheek area; it felt a lot less loose.

 

My only warning is that you ensure that you use this sparingly. I got a tad overexcited by the patch test results and put a lot on. Using so much, it feels really cold on your face. Also I thought that I had rubbed in all of the beads until I pulled some out of the edge of my hair the following morning which were hard to pull out. Finally, if you overuse it, it will get sticky on your face. So just to reiterate, you do not need a lot of the product and massage it in thoroughly, it will work just as well.

This will be great for anyone that has dry skin. It moisturises fantastically.

The top prize for this product is how much firmer my skin feels within a relatively short space of time and has continued to do so. Runners up prize is for how smooth and soft my skin feels. Final prize is about the small amount of product you need to get the desired results. I personally have to give this product the promotion it deserves because it truly is a great skincare product. And then I found that I was featuring in Brochure 10!!

 

you can find an original on

http://www.avonbeautyconnects.co.uk/t5/Beauty-Talk/REVIEW-The-Skincare-Product-that-works-like-MAGIC/m-p/155872#M8928

Avon Foundation for Women for the children and grandchildren of 2015 Top-Selling Representatives

This scholarship program has been established by the Avon Foundation for Women for the children and grandchildren of 2015 Top-Selling Representatives.

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a one-time $2,000 USD award.  Up to one hundred (100) scholarships will be awarded.

The scholarship may be used to cover any and all of the following items: tuition; school fees; room and board (including off campus or private housing); books and transportation. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

The guidelines are also available in FrenchItalianPolishPortugueseRussianSpanish and Turkish.

http://www.get-started-reps.uk/2015 Top-Selling Representatives who are in good-standing as of the application deadline date of March 15, 2016.

Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Look magazine

Newest Avon  Perfectly Matte lipstick just been spotted in Look magazine.

That is a fantastic review, and we are very glad that not only Avon people but other beauty editors and bloggers  love Perfect Matte.

We found it under “Beauty Approved: We Love!”

It says: “Meet Your New Matte.  I must confess I’m a matte lipstick obsessive. Avon’s new Perfectly Matte Lipstick, £8, comes in 15 shades but Wild Cherry is my absolute fave. I love the mega matte finish, which isn’t the least bit drying or flaky. Never have I received so many compliments – 10/10!”

And even on the front of magazine is the picture of Perfectly Matte14.94

Become a Representative

New MyAvonShop

There is new great opportunity for every representative to spread words quicker and to earn easier more. Avon is evolving and want to be the best direct sales company in UK.  To be that way Avon gave to every representative new tool, it`s own web-shop. As representative you own the shop and as an owner you can name is, you can customise many details. You can show what YOU think is worth to show. You can tell your customer how far will you do free delivery and loud more that you can find if you try to become a Avon Representative.

As the best company Avon brought not only new solution for Representatives, but make many changes which  helping customers to find a representative and makes it easier to make a choice among the very diverse range of products in brochures Avon.

Join and try it for yourself as representative, or become our happy customer….

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