Friday, April 18, 2014

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital.

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital.
                   
Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of 30 things to start doing for yourself. If you enjoy this, be sure to visit their website for more inspirational advice and tips for life.
#1. Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways. They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.  Continue reading here

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sneak Peek Signature Collection Sabrina Bag

 Avon Pink Bag


Get a sneak peek at the Signature Collection Sabrina Bag (out April) featured in the latest issue of Cosmo for Latinas! We love the stunning design and 4A monogram, a symbol of our heritage that we brought back after nearly 40 years in the Avon archives http://youravon.com/valdosta

101 Uses for Skin So Soft

When we think of AVON Skin So Soft, we usually picture a green AVON bottle with SSS on the front. It has been used by millions of women to keep their skin soft and shiny. Over the years, AVON Skin So Soft got a reputation for repelling mosquitoes better then half of the
store bought repellents. Since then it has been used by many men while working, fishing and while performing other outdoor activities. Over the years, many AVON SSS users and representative have found several uses other a your typical body oil and mosquito repellent.
Here are 100 ways to use AVON SSS Oil!
1It's a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.101 Uses For Skin So Soft
2It can be used to remove makeup.
3Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).
4Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
5Great massage oil for tired muscles.
6Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.
7Cleans ink off the skin.
8Insect repellent.
9Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.
10Cleans oil and grease off of skin.
11Painting something? Use SSS to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).
12It soothes light sunburn.
13Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.
14Rub on dry, cracked skin.... helps heal skin in 2-3 days.
15Put 1-2 cap fills in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms.
16Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.
17It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.
18Cleans permanent ink off stamps.
19Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, lice will be gone! Of course shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice were gone and stayed gone!
20It kills ants instantly.
21Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain it's elasticity
22Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries.... Use a dime-sized dab of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.
23Use bath oil towelettes -- cover window sill with towelettes to keep ants out.
24(LICE) Sometimes, using a bath oil, like Avon's SSS, will work to loosen the glue, which holds the nits to the hair. There is a product called Neon Nits, which when sprayed on the hair, will highlight the nits so you can see them to then snip them out with a small scissors.
25If you have psoriasis on your elbows, an internist recommended trying Avon's SSS bath oil spray. After using SSS, it eliminated the psoriasis on my elbows.
26Bath use, fill bath with water and add a little SSS, very relaxing and gets rid of dry skin.
27Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.
28It's a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
29It removes price tag and label glue from glass, metals, and most plastics.
30It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.
31It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.
32It's an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together.
33It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.
34It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.
35It takes fur off of clothing.
36Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.
37Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.
38Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.
39Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.
40Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.
41Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)--your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.
42Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.
43It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.
44It removes gum from carpets.
45It removes scuffmarks from patent leather shoes.
46Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.
47It removes "ring around the collar".
48It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).
49Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they'll come apart easily.
50It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.
51Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.
52Maggots too!! Apply SSS inside the can and lid, then later, flush with soapy water. You shouldn't have any maggots for the rest of the summer!
53It is a great furniture polish!
54Put SSS in one of those insecticide sprayers on the garden hose. Spray the back yard! This will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and fleas!
55Spray it on your prized roses and even on flowers you place at the cemetery. Keeps both bugs and animals from eating the flowers.
56Kills spiders.
57It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.
58Add a capful to wash water of clothes...acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.
59Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.
60Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.
61Mix one part SSS and 2 parts water and spray on your tomato plants every 2-3 days to keep tomato worms off.
62SSS bath oil also does a great job cleaning cherry wood cabinets.
63Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)
64Use to clean windows.
65Removes crayon from most surfaces.
66It's a great insect repellent (or you can use Bug Guard, the actual SSS repellent).
67Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon SSS to repel no-see-'ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.
68Another use for SSS is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don't return to life.
69Also if you ever make candles, use clear melted wax and put SSS in as it harden. Works great for outdoor use to keep the mosquitoes away.
70As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.
71Kids rooms if a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.
72It's a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in "Outdoor Life" and "Field and Stream").
73Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don't fidget in the show ring.
74Mix in your pet's bath water. It takes the fleas off of them...and in between sprays them with the same mixture as in #2 to help keep them off.
75Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.
76Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.
77For dogs dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet's coat once per week.
78If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.
79Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.
80Flea Repellent: Avon's SSS Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.
81If you have a Chow, they are notorious for dry, flakey skin. Add SSS bath oil on their skin and it does wonders!
82I use the following on my horses and on my dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon SSS bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight SSS works well for mosquito’s too but really makes your dog greasy.
83(Barns) Use of an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon SSS in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours - let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.
84Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.
85Avon's SSS bath oil massaged directly into the skin of your Rottweiler acts not only as a successful repellant and makes their dogs smell good but helps prevent drying and itchy skin.
86A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Once a bug, always a bug. Fleas don't like it either! Spread the word!
87Cats: SSS IS SAFE FOR FUR LICKING -------The SSS plus is safe as long as it is the one without sunscreen.
88Don't overuse the SSS. I just use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. My cat's sensitive and we're being careful. Common sense is the rule. Sprinkling Yeast on the cat food helps, too. My cat's fur is medium-length; he's part Persian, and he's doing fine, no ill effects from the SSS. You can check with your vet to be sure if it's okay.
89SSS can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it. The farrier's wife will appreciate this one!
90SSS can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. Generally we used baby oil but it was so messy. I tried SSS and it works great and still helps keep bugs away.
91I have a show mare that has allergies and also gets dry skin very easily so I started giving her baths in SSS. What I do is bathe her like normal and then I put a capful of SSS in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her hair coat dries silky soft and she quits itching. Works for her.
92When I have to band (braid) their manes I use SSS Bath Oil. It seems to help hold the braids a lot better and they don't try to rub them out.
93It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.
94Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.
95After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.
96Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.
97Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.
98It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic's Hands).
99It removes tree sap.
100Prior to traveling...rub SSS on headlights and grill. It makes insects and bugs easier to remove.
101Open a towelette and use as an automotive air freshener.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Direct Selling Association Announces 20 Largest Direct Selling Companies

Direct Selling Association Announces 20 Largest Direct Selling Companies
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has announced the 20 Largest DSA Member Companies for 2014. The ranking is based on net U.S. sales in 2013.
Offering products ranging from cosmetics, skincare and wellness to residential energy and gas services, each of the 20 companies named to this year’s list has a unique product and history – yet collectively they represent the positive impact direct selling has on the economy, communities and the millions of Americans who participate in direct selling. Even more, as DSA members, each of these companies has affirmed its commitment to uphold the DSA Code of Ethics, one of the most consumer-oriented self-regulatory codes found in business today.
In alphabetical order, the 20 Largest DSA Member Companies are:
  • AdvoCare International, LP
  • Ambit Energy
  • Amway
  • Arbonne International, LLC
  • Avon Products, Inc.
  • CUTCO/Vector Marketing Corp.
  • Herbalife
  • Isagenix
  • LifeVantage Corporation
  • Mary Kay Inc.
  • Melaleuca, Inc.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises
  • The Pampered Chef
  • Scentsy, Inc.
  • Stampin’ Up!
  • Stream Energy
  • Take Shape for Life – Medifast
  • Team Beachbody
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Springtime Faves


Sale ending April 11.

Mystery surrounds death of Tenn. twins in home

Mystery surrounds death of Tenn. twins in home
of Associated Press
Strange, sad and macabre, the discovery of the skeletal remains of twin brothers Andrew and Anthony Johnson has mystified neighbors and others in Chattanooga and beyond. Each man was found seated in an easy chair inside the modest home they shared for decades, and where they apparently died together about three years ago, with no obvious signs of foul play.
Even while they were alive, though, the 63-year-old twins were something of a mystery to their neighbors, who occasionally saw them wearing surgical masks while gardening but never saw them with visitors.
"I didn't even know their names," said retiree Linda Maffett, who lived across the street.
In an interview about the Johnsons she added, "It's a strange story, it's a sad story. I think it's sad that they were sitting there that long with nobody checking on them."