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Don’t we all love those bargains when we go shopping? A lot of us are just hunting the different high street stores for the latest offers. Sometimes those offers contain special packaging sizes, that are usually not available in other stores. Also, one thing to consider is that we might need a discount card, or coupons or a store loyalty card to get those offers. It might not be as easy to get those offers as you think in the first place.

Aren’t Amway Products expansive? 

At first look, some of the Amway products seem more expansive than others in the market, however, when you compare them to other products you are saving substantially. In this article I want to especially compare the Glister products to other brands that I have been using myself. 

Glister toothpaste

The GLISTER toothpaste is an iconic product where you only need as much as the size of a pea to clean and brush your teeth. It is very economical in it’s use and when you stick to the recommended amount it will last for a long time. Compared to my test with Colgate it will outlast 5 tubes of Colgate toothpaste in comparison. So 1 Glister = 5 Colgate. This is a substantive saving in y humble opinion. But as with all tests they are subject to the person testing it. I personally think it is outstanding value for money.

Mouth Wash

Another regular I am using every day, is mouth wash. I used to buy the same brand from Listerine, and I was really surprised by this testing myself. Several months back now actually in January I started this test. This test is amazing and will save you real cash when you do the switch to Glister from Amway. When using Glister all you need is 1 really 1 drop from the easy dispenser in your water. That’s all. No cap full or anything like this. 1 drop will do for 250ml water. Usually, I go through 8 bottles of Listerine at the same time I went through 1 bottle of AMWAY GLISTER. 

so this is a saving of 1:8 

Conclusion

You can save substantial amounts by switching your regular bathroom products to Amway products. The quality is superb and the price is lower than your regular products. If you should not like a product for whatever reason there is a 90-day money-back guarantee on all the products. So you can shop with confidence.

New Designer Fragrances are now available at MyBeautyKing!

New Designer Fragrances are now available at MyBeautyKing!

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NEW LINE OF PRODUCTS FROM ESSNES IS NOW AVAILABLE AT MYBEAUTYKING.

Good Morning from MyBeautyKing office. We have great news for all perfume lovers among our customers. We have teamed up, with the world-renowned company Essens to offer our customers great value for designer fragrances. We offer the full range of ESSENS products in our online shop.

Can I get a full catalog?

Yes, a full catalog can be mailed to you upon request, or you can download the PDF Version of the Perfume Brochure, and all other catalogs from the download area for free. You can view those PDF on any computer or mobile device. If you are then ready to order, you can use the PDF order form also available in the download area or use the online shop to order the product. It is very simple to use our online shop.

Email Incident at 1&1 Ionos and MyBeautyKing.com

Email Incident at 1&1 Ionos and MyBeautyKing.com

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Sadly, we have to report, that there has been an incident at our hosting provider 1&1 Ionos, where a lot of our emails have been lost.

What has happened? 

Over the last two weeks we at MyBeautyKing.com have experienced some problems with our Emails. We use a system called Open Exchange (OX) which is hosted by a service provider called 1&1 Ionos or Ionos. 

What has happened?

Some of our mailboxes were lost and we lost all current Emails. We have been working very hard to restore access, to the mailboxes and to our diaries and files that we store on the systems, along with our task manager. 

 

Though we were able to restore all Emails and files exchanged in 2019 and in June 2020, we sadly have to report that all Emails received between January 2020 and June 2020 as well as all attachments and files in this time have been lost for good. 

Effects

We are very happy to report that no personal data, no credit card data or payment data has been affected by the data loss we have suffered. The loss only covered data lost that has been communicated in Emails. 

What we do now

We have transferred our crucial email operations over to a more reliable provider called PrivateEmail and as of today, all our Email storage and file share, tasks, calendar, and office applications such as word, excel, and presentation is going to be hosted and stored with them. It is also being backed up twice a day for extra security so that in the future an incident like this is no longer possible.

Exfoliating for Guys

Exfoliating for Guys

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Today I want to specially talk to my male customers and readers about a topic that is often ignored by the hard guy’s out there. Exfoliation! Yes, you read right not talking about shaving or aftershave or how to prepare the skin for shaving – no it’s actually about taking care of your skin. Whoever is spreading rumours that’s it’s not masculine to exfoliate? Well whoever it is, I would say just ignore them. Seriously, though, I personally think that’s just stupid… The world of beauty and self-grooming has always been a little bit obscure in terms of what is a fact and what is just fiction. Let’s get clear about exfoliation and why you’ve not been getting the results you wanted.

Ok, so let’s get factful and break it down to a simplistic form. Firstly, exfoliation does not make less of a man. Fact. Any man who still abides by this nonsense is a moron, sorry to be that frank with you but sometimes it needs clear words.   I’ve worked a good number of the years around the skincare industry and from my own personal enjoyment around the subject. 

The Science about Exfoliating

The science bit: Exfoliation is the abrasive treatment you give your skin to improve the quality and health. There are many forms of exfoliation and methods available: mechanical, chemical, peptides, enzymes, retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids. The science and technology behind skincare is always evolving and we have such a great arsenal of methods in treating our skin. It is also important to know that over-exfoliation will cause a great deal of uncomfortable problems for your skin. It’s all about finding a balance, in the products and approaches that work for you and your skin type directly. AN EXAMPLE – Someone whose skin is prone to being more sensitive, should be limiting the amount exfoliating per week. You should steer away from coarser and more abrasive scrubs, tools & treatments. Opt for exfoliation products that are suitable for specific skin types.

The process of exfoliation can be done for the skin on your face and the skin across your body. It really is important to choose the correct product for you as this will have a huge impact on your overall outcome. What ingredients are also an important factor lads, as you are shifting the debris from your skin, not scratching or causing micro-tears. Look out for ingredients that are finely ground into a powder. Flax seeds & apricot kennels are often formulated this way to provide enough friction against the skin to slough and not cut.

It is also great to know that the skin on your face is completely different to the skin across your body. You may find you need to exfoliate the skin on your body more often, due to its increased thickness/toughness. Facial skin is incredibly thinner and with this comes easier tearing and more sensitivity. Your body however has a stronger protective barrier, that puts up with the rubbing of clothes and sheer day-to-day stress that’s thrown in its face (or body in this case). Body scrubs are generally composed of more abrasive ingredients, salt, sugar or coffee. These allow you to really work the targeted area to smooth and buff out any hardened skin.

Let’s get to the facts: Regular exfoliation is important in both facial and body regions, you’ll find: Without exfoliating, your skin becomes hardened, more congested, or both. Dead skin cells build up across the surface and this creates waves of problems towards your skin’s overall health and performance. Remember, your skin is an organ, and like your other internal organs has a functioning system. Exfoliation regularly will aid in the prevention and treatment towards, inflamed or clogged pores and body breakouts.

Turns out you can get spots anyway on your body, not just your face! I really know what I am talking about being prone to spots myself. Keep an eye on places where spots may seem to congregate more on your own body. For some its not the face, but just down the legs. I myself have experienced more across my body and head, than across my face.  So what can you do? Exfoliating away build-ups across the skin allows for fresher skin to form and grow underneath. Truth be told guys; you are shedding flakes of skin throughout the day and night! Unfortunately, there will be flakes that just sit put and become more congested over time. Shifting these dead skin cells from your face allows for increased cell turnover. Something important towards skin function and performance – Each day and night you shed skin flakes naturally, so much just on the side of things.

Those that don’t shed, sit and congest in areas across your skin. Without shifting these dead cells, your skin cannot receive oxygen and therefore its natural turnover becomes hindered. – Acne is prevented, along with blackheads and whiteheads. By regulating the exfoliation process you’re more likely to have skin that is freer these imperfections because bacteria won’t have more options for homes across your skin. – Your skin tone will become more even. With patience and the correct tools at your disposal, skin imperfections may be treated to give you results that leave you feeling more confident. Scarring, rough texturing, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and ingrown hairs are amongst some common skin problems that can be treated. You can work towards retexturing your skin’s surface to be and feel softer. – You’ll find other skin products aren’t able to penetrate your skin deeper and more proficiently. I’m talking about those potent and luxury serums, essences and oils. You’ll be shocked to know that you could be getting more from each one of these if your skin is regularly exfoliated. If you have problems with blackheads I recommend the blackhead remover from us to use in addition to the regular exfoliating regime.

These types of products (which are bloody brilliant & my favourite part) have been scientifically created to delve deeper into the skins layers and travel to the core (where your skin cells are located). They’d have a tougher time reaching their end goal if the skin was blocked unnecessarily… Do you see what I am getting at? I don’t want to pay hundreds of pounds to only have my serum give me a lacklustre performance towards my skin. Neither should you!! – Your skins circulation and lymphatic drainage is boosted. Going on what we said about your skin’s natural turnover. When you exfoliate you allow newer skin to form and grow in its place. Slugging off dead skin allows oxygen-rich blood to find its way to the surface. This then helps to give you a complexion that appears fuller in colour. Side by side lymphatic drainage is also stimulated by the movements created by regular exfoliating.

You essentially help the circulation in and around your skin, which leads to a fresher, brighter and natural glow in your complexion. – Lastly, in a nutshell, it leaves you cleaner and feeling fresher. Have you ever visited London on a day out and gotten home, only to realise you can feel London on your skin? Just me? Exfoliation extracts all the nasties that hide in and on your skin, to leave you with a clear base to work upon. In the process, over time your skin’s complexion bounces back, is retextured, better circulated and visibly more different. – You are manly status doesn’t change after you exfoliate. 

These types of products (which are bloody brilliant & my favourite part) have been scientifically created to delve deeper into the skins layers and travel to the core (where your skin cells are located). They’d have a tougher time reaching their end goal if the skin was blocked unnecessarily… Do you see what I am getting at? I don’t want to pay hundreds of pounds to only have my serum give me a lacklustre performance towards my skin. Neither should you!! – Your skins circulation and lymphatic drainage is boosted. Going on what we said about your skin’s natural turnover. When you exfoliate you allow newer skin to form and grow in its place. Slugging off dead skin allows oxygen-rich blood to find its way to the surface. This then helps to give you a complexion that appears fuller in colour. Side by side lymphatic drainage is also stimulated by the movements created by regular exfoliating.

You essentially help the circulation in and around your skin, which leads to a fresher, brighter and natural glow in your complexion. – Lastly, in a nutshell, it leaves you cleaner and feeling fresher. Have you ever visited London on a day out and gotten home, only to realise you can feel London on your skin? Just me? Exfoliation extracts all the nasties that hide in and on your skin, to leave you with a clear base to work upon. In the process, over time your skin’s complexion bounces back, is retextured, better circulated and visibly more different. – You are manly status doesn’t change after you exfoliate. 

It all works like a ripple effect really you guys. By not exfoliating you are allowing your skin to be lackluster, less hydrated, and therefore increase the accumulation of dead skin cell build-up. Overall, your complexion will look a bit ‘meh’. So, it makes sense to actually get into the habit of doing it regularly. Otherwise, you’d be a right fool not to be.

Get your AVON Business Online

Get your AVON Business Online

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Get your AVON Business Online, a simple to follow how-to guide by me Mark Pammesberger, Avon Sales Leader. If you are stuck in the process, and need any help in bringing your website up, please feel free to contact me.

Start with Social Media  

First of all I recommend that you set-up and start your own Social Media Accounts if you don’t already have them. Get a Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube account setup. This is what I would recommend to start with. Take the same name all over the place, like in my case it was mybeautyking. Try to have the same Twitter account name as your domain name is going to be. So if your domain is Tim-Sample.co.uk get a twitter account called Tim-Sample of if that is taken go for Tim-Sample.co.uk, this is the first point and you should not need more than a day to complete that.

Get Web Hosting and Domain

Now, that you have your social media accounts set up and running, get your web hosting and domain name. Find a domain name that is unique and reflects what you want to do. I choose MyBeautyKing because I’m a man selling Avon and I am a professional make-up artist. So find something unique to you. Web hosting does not need to be expansive, you can go with a well known hosting company and pay more or with a small one that is cheaper. I would recommend the Entry Hosting Package here that only costs £ 0.99 per month or if you want something with more power that also includes an intuitive CMS then this plan here is more for you that costs only £5.99 per month and includes the Divi Sitebuilder and the Divi License. This is what I personally use to build this website. The domain name is not included in the price but that is only another £10 to £20 for the whole year so not too expansive. 

If you go with any other hosting company make sure to use a WordPress optimized hosting package, and do not take a ready-made e-commerce solution from 1&1 or GoDaddy, but this we will cover at a later point. Now that you have your web hosting and domain set up it is time to start building your website. I would suggest to start at the beginning, all you need really is a homepage, a contact form and the legal bits like privacy, terms and conditions, shipping page to get started the rest you can add later. Don’t do everything at once do it step by step. I would also recommend an about us section to tell the customer who you are.

 

What Online Store to use and why

Running your own online shop independent of Avon has advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are clearly you are independent and if Avon is down you can keep selling. You can also run Google Ads, Facebook Ads promote one single product or your whole shop on Instagram while always linking back to your shop. That is something you can not do at the Avon Store. If you link to a product on the Avon Store and the customer clicks on it you will lose the sale. 

The disadvantage is that you have to put work in. Each campaign update the offers, add and remove colors that are no longer on offer or become unavailable, or simply add the new products. But this will soon become a routine task when you are getting used to using your online shop. You can also set your own independent promotions at any time. TIPP: If you don’t want to update the prices all the time, no one says you have to have the same prices as Avon in their webstore, at the end you are an independent representative.

So now to the shop options there are several FREE Shop software options you can consider and I think wor well with Avon. Those listed below are free shop software programs you can install on any web hosting package.

Prestashop is well developed and works fine, as stand-alone website and pages, you do not need WordPress to have Prestashop. You can simply add a page in your Prestashop and add the content. There are several professional templates you can purchase that look great, for the start I would go for the free standard layout. The design you can change later at any time.

WooCommerce is a very nice piece of kit and there are a lot of free and paid extensions for it. WooCommerce integrates fully into your WordPress website and adapts the design you have. If you use DIVI there are a lot of ways to integrate a product, category, or the whole shop into a DIVI Layout and therefore make it look really like a one page fully themed experience. You can install woocommerce from your WordPress platform just go to Plugins in WordPress and type in woocommerce. It is personally my second choice, and very easy to handle.

ECWID is personally my favorite and this is what I have used to build the shop with. Ecwid is not free but a monthly subscription so it will cut into your budget considerably with at least £42 per month but there is a free plan they offer for 10 products. However I found that this shop is best suited for me as it allows you to sell on your Facebook Page, Instagram Page, eBay or Amazon account with the push of a button. There is a set of free add one that is useful, and there is a lot of other paid addons and added subscription services. The advantage is that they have a very helpful support if you need it and if you are like me you will need it a lot at the beginning. So if you use WordPress to build your website then I would personally recommend that you use ECWID.

Next Step setup billing and payment options

Your next step is to set up your billing and payment options for your shop. Use whatever you like. I use standard options such as bank transfer credit and debit card and PayPal. If you use PayPal make sure to use a business and not a personal account. For payment processing using credit and debit card I recommend SQUARE  Square works with all online shop platforms and is easy to set up it only takes several minutes to set up and is very easy to use.  I use square in my own online shop for card purchases. You can also use STRIPE that is also very good for processing cards and as easy to setup. 

I also offer my customers to pay by card when I visit them in person for this I use SUM-UP, do not get the square reader as it is more expansive then sumup I have covered the sum-up payments in another blog post last year when I started using it. You can find it here

 

Shipping and Delivery

Here is something to consider. While your shop with Avon only allows you to ship to customers in the UK and Northern Ireland, with your own shop you are free to ship worldwide. That is a big advantage as I have customers now all over the world and they are happy to order with me. You need however to plan this ahead of time.

What you can use, is Store Pickup that I have renamed to Representative Delivery, which is always set to be free in my local area. I have set another option called Customer Pick up that is also free when a customer wants to come to me to pick it up. This is a very good option to get rid of extra stock when they visit your home and see things they might like.

then I have as I use ECWID, Royal Mail Plugin, that allows me to offer Royal Mail delivery and is automatically calculated in your shop, and besides that, I personally set up an account with DHL to do express and worldwide delivery. this is not needed when you first start but might come in handy as they pick up the boxes from your home and DHL is also automatically calculated from inside the shop so nothing you need to do there just enter your account details and you are set to go.

TIPP: Offer FREE Delivery! I found that this increases my conversion rate. I offer FREE Delivery to the UK when orders reach £20 or to the EU for £50 or Worldwide £100. The customer sees that in his shopping cart it is reminding him to spend x amount more to get free shipping to his destination.

BASICS are done

Now you are done with the basics, you can start on your products… Don’t rush things take your time and make it as professional as possible, people will like it and you can improve and add stuff later. 

Time to add products

Now, this is the thing that will take up most of your time. Pro tip: So my suggestion is to start with one category and expand from there. Whenever you have finished a category go to the next. If you start your online shop in campaign 10 for example, and it takes several campaigns to finish, do not change books. Keep the campaign 10 book until you are finished, otherwise you will get confused and start all over again.

First things first.

You go to the Avon Website, let’s say to the Shower gel section and start at the very top of the page going to one product at a time. You will save the picture to your hard disk, copy and paste the product name and description, the weight of the product is always the size, and add the price and order number from the book. Remember to keep the same book until you are finished to avoid confusion. Then add the saved picture to the product listing and your first product is finished. This you do about 2000 times…. You get it it takes a long, long time. Personally me it took 6 months to get all products online.

 

Save and publish

The good thing about it is that while you add your products to the store, you are already online so people can see your store, I always mentioned on the website and on my social media account that I am still in the process of building the store, and while not all products are yet there people can order everything they see on my AVON store link with me and I would send it to them. If a customer asked me for a product I would prioritize the product and add it to the store right away so he can order it with me.

 

There is help if you are stuck

If you are stuck at any point please reach out to me via email I might be able to help you!

Pillow Mists Price and Service Comparison

Pillow Mists Price and Service Comparison

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So today I am doing something I usually avoid doing because I do not like to bash on other companies, their products, and their services.  Saying that I had recently been contacted by several customers of mine, saying that the Avon Planet SPA Pillow Mist in Lavender is too expansive and they have opted for a Pillow mist from other companies just because of the price. So I sat down last night, and compared the prices of Pillow Mists from other well known brands.

PILLOW MIST 

As you can see from the chart below several companies offer similar Pillow Mist products.

Why is it important?

Well a pillow mist helps you to relax and go easier to sleep. You want something that is stimulating and relaxing at the same time. Nothing affects your mood more than sleep. If you do not sleep well your whole day that is to come basically is fucked up. This is where using a pillow mist can help you improve upon.

How do you use a pillow mist

The pillow mist usage is very simple yet it creates an environment that is clean and pure getting you ready for a fabulous night sleep.

  • Spritz your pillow spray
  • Lie back and breathe in the lavender scent through your nose for 7 seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds
  • Enjoy a deep night’s sleep and look forward to a fresh tomorrow
  • Use nightly

Conclusion

Having compared the prices and services from other known vendors using the same quality in producing the product I can clearly say that as of yesterday May 23.2020 Avon has the best offer on this product. You can buy Avon Products through my Online Shop