My Favourite Forever Living Products

I was asked this week which Forever Living products I take regularly. After all I only joined Forever originally as I loved the products and wanted to get them cheaper for myself (I am a bit stingy with my money!) I have been a distributor now for over 8 years and my favourite products have not changed much over all that time, so here are my top 5 products that I couldn’t live without…….

Drinking Gel – I start my day everyday with a shot of my chosen Aloe drinking Gel. For me I take Forever Freedom, which is flavoured with Orange and has added glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM. This is great for people with an active lifestyle and keeps me moving.

Forever Freedom

Forever Move – With my drinking Gel I take a handful of supplements – the main one being Move. This contains natural eggshell membrane (NEM) and curcumin turmeric (Biocurc), and again is aimed for people who are very active and like to keep moving as I do.

Forever Move

Arctic Sea – I am not a great fish eater, but I know my body can’t make omega-3 fatty acids, so I also take these each day as they contain the perfect balance of essential fatty acids EPA – which contributes to the normal function of the heart – and DHA – which contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function. My brain needs all the help it can get, especially right now with COVID-19 lockdown.

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Bee Pollen – this is one of the first supplements I tried from Forever, and is still part of my daily routine. It is a nutritionally-rich substance that provides bees with everything they need to survive.   This pollen has then been combined with honey and royal jelly to create Forever Bee Pollen, and is something I take every day without fail. If I need a little boost mid afternoon then this is the supplement I reach for.

Bee Pollen

Vitolize for Women – as a woman of a certain age (clinging onto my 40s right now by the slimmest of margins) I take this blend of herbs, iron and vitamins which is designed with women’s health needs in mind. It also contains B6, which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. It seems to keep me well balanced and as I usually get a negative reaction to iron tablets this is just enough for me.

Vitolize

So these are my top 5 and all products which I won’t do without. They keep my body working well which is something I really need along with my good nutrition and Keto lifestyle. If you’d like the details or prices of any of the products then just get in touch or click on the images to check out my online shop.

Remember Forever is so confident in the quality of its products that we offer a complete 60-day money-back guarantee if customers are not entirely satisfied. Just return the unused product with the receipt to me within 60 days of purchase and I can sort it out for you if you bought through my online shop or direct from me.

Until next time, Aloe Aly.

Joining Forever Living

I am writing this post still from my lockdown for Coronavirus here in the UK. I am seeing a resurgence of interest in the products from Forever Living from those who would rather order online than go to the shops, although this week in the UK shops have started to open. I’ve also had inquiries from people who are interested in another source of income in this uncertain times, so I thought it was about time I blogged again about joining forever living as a lot has changed since I last talked about this.

Joining for the Products

If like many people you are interested in joining Forever Living because you love the products and you want to get them for yourself at a discount then the Preferred Customer level may be right for you.

From 1st July you can join as a Preferred Customer by purchasing products online of at least £75 plus postage at £6.98. Your 2nd order will have free of charge delivery on your 2nd order as a thank you for joining. After the first order there is no minimum order for a preferred customer.

The online links to join will be available from 1st July 2020 at www.foreverliving.com and you will need to add my sponsor ID of 440100686316 which should display as Alison Mead.

If you then place orders over 2 months which add up to a value of 2 case credits (Forever’s internal currency used for progressing through the business) then you will be given the option to become a Forever Business Owner and start your own Forever Business. If you need more details about this then use the Contact Me option at the top of the page and get in touch for a chat. If you choose not to start a business you can continue to buy the products for your self at an increased 30% discount.

Joining for the Business

If you would like to start your own Forever Living business then the best way to join is with a Start Your Journey Pack. This is a pack of the most popular Forever products and literature to help you get started at a discount of 35% and gets you straight onto our marketing plan at the Assistant Supervisor. You will get your own online shop and be able to sign up your own preferred customers.

The pack in the UK will cost you £199.75 (free postage) and the as the contents do change from time to time it’s best to take a look at the current sign up page for the up to date list. If you choose to join you will need you will need to add my sponsor ID of 440100686316 which should display as Alison Mead. Please make sure you read and agree to all the terms and conditions before signing up. If you are not from the UK then change the country option to your area on the form to see the costs in your country or get in touch.

Once you join at this level you will have a minimum order value of £50 worth of products for each order, but your customers will be able to use your personalised web shop with no minimum order quantity. When you decide to join then get in touch for support in getting started and I can explain how this all works.

So if COVID19 is affecting you and you either have more time to look at something new, or you need to find another way to earn a 2nd income then do get in touch and let’s see how we can together build a fabulous business under the umbrella of Forever Living.

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Forever Sun Set Product offer

Forever have a competition involving the sunscreen at the moment, for full details check out my previous post, and to help you take part they also have a fabulous offer on until 30th June too.

You can buy two Aloe Sunscreen and get two sachets of our Bio-Cellulose Mask free in a bespoke designed gift box.

Top Tip: after time spent in the sunshine having applied the Aloe Sunscreen, refrigerate the Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask and use as an effective after sun.

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Aloe Sunscreen

Aloe Sunscreen lets you soak in the sun without harmful rays wreaking havoc on your skin. This water-resistant formula offers SPF 30 broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays while locking in moisture with soothing inner leaf aloe. Powerful and gentle, Aloe Sunscreen will keep the whole family protected, wherever the adventure leads.

Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask

Forever’s Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask provides potent hydration thanks to forward-thinking technology and natural ingredients. Its bio-cellulose fibres fit the contours of your face to deeply moisturise, and ensure every impressive botanical penetrates the fine lines and wrinkles that traditional sheet masks fail to reach. Through a process unique to Forever, aloe bio-cellulose mask’s formula fuses pure aloe and seagrass with the bio-cellulose fabric to soothe, soften and condition skin. This environmentally-friendly mask has also been enriched by a moisturising serum of green tea and horse chestnut that rejuvenates dull skin by combatting the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of redness.

To take advantage of this offer then use my online shop with the Buy Forever Living link at the top of the page – in the UK the price is £36.40.

 

Forever Competitions – June 2020

Forever Living Products UK Limited are running two social media competitions during the month of June.

Sunscreen Competition

The first is to celebrate enjoying sunshine safely in the UK!

Simply share a picture of where you could use your Aloe Sunscreen between 5th – 11th June on social media – be it be drinking cocktails around the paddling pool in your garden on lockdown, or among the beautiful sights while you do your local exercise for the chance to win a skincare bundle worth over £250.

How can I enter?  (Taken from the full terms and conditions – link below)

  • To enter the competition you need to follow these simple steps:
    • Submit a photograph of a place where you could use Aloe Sunscreen in your day to day life in the Facebook comments of our competition post.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to exclude submissions from the competition and to delete them if they do not fulfil the task. Submissions may be deleted if they contain infringements of the competition, trademarks or copyright law, insults, inaccuracies, violence, threats, self-harm, bullying, harassment, hate speech, explicit content, nudity, the intellectual property of third parties, or content that poses a risk to safety. In such cases, disqualification may occur and the return of any prize awarded may be demanded.
  • At its discretion, Forever Living Products UK Ltd has the right not to publish an entry. If this happens, the participant will be notified by email and barred from entering the competition with said entry.
  • Participation via competition services and automated competition procedures (or similar) is not permitted. Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to remove or exclude participants from the competition without stating reasons. Participants who try to disrupt the competition or give themselves an unfair advantage by using prohibited tools shall also be excluded from taking part.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd cannot be held accountable for entries submitted via social media platforms that are not visible or searchable due to the user’s social media privacy settings.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd will publish the first name of the winner on the Facebook platform. The prizewinner will not be compromised by the publication of excessive personal information.

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No Makeup Selfie Competition

The second is to celebrate your beautiful bare faces, because good skincare is all the makeup you need! Simply share a no makeup selfie with us from 15th June and tag a friend to do the same for the chance to win some skincare goodies.

How can I enter? (Taken from the full terms and conditions – link below)

  • To enter the competition you need to follow these simple steps:
    1. Share a ‘no-makeup selfie’ (a picture of yourself without any makeup on) to social media. 2. Tag a friend to encourage them to share their beautiful no makeup selfie, too. 3. Remember to tag Forever Living in your post and use the hashtag #ForeverSkincareOverMakeup to be in with a chance of winning.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to exclude submissions from the competition and to delete them if they do not fulfil the task. Submissions may be deleted if they contain infringements of the competition, trademarks or copyright law, insults, inaccuracies, violence, threats, self-harm, bullying, harassment, hate speech, explicit content, nudity, the intellectual property of third parties, or content that poses a risk to safety. In such cases, disqualification may occur and the return of any prize awarded may be demanded.
  • At its discretion, Forever Living Products UK Ltd has the right not to publish an entry. If this happens, the participant will be notified by email and barred from entering the competition with said entry.
  • Participation via competition services and automated competition procedures (or similar) is not permitted. Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to remove or exclude participants from the competition without stating reasons. Participants who try to disrupt the competition or give themselves an unfair advantage by using prohibited tools shall also be excluded from taking part.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd cannot be held accountable for entries submitted via social media platforms that are not visible or searchable due to the user’s social media privacy settings.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd will publish the first name of the winner on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platform. The prizewinner will not be compromised by the publication of excessive personal information.

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For full terms and conditions if you are a Forever Living Preferred customer or Forever Business Owner you can access the Forever Knowledge website or if you are a customer then just Contact Me or Forever Living Products UK Directly and I can forward the details to you.

To buy any of the products featured you can just click on the Buy Forever Living link at the top of this page.

NHS Charities Together

Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, Forever UK has decided to switch our online £1 charity donations from the Bush Fire Relief Fund to NHS Charities Together Emergency Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. This is for the UK and for Northern Ireland only, with the Republic of Ireland returning back to Rise Against Hunger.

The switch took place week commencing 18th May 2020

What is the NHS Charities National COVID-19 Urgent Appeal?
NHS charities are the legal way that the NHS receives, holds and spends charitable funds. The beneficiaries of NHS charities are NHS patients and funds are spent in addition to core NHS funding, they do not replace government money. There are 230 NHS charities in the country.

NHS Charities Together is the national umbrella organisation for these charities, working closely with the Charity Commission, Department of Health and Social Care, and BHS England, Scotland and Wales to represent, champion and support the NHS’ official charities.

Key Messages for COVID-19: Four ways to help the NHS

  1. Follow NHS and Government guidance on how to keep yourself and others safe
  2. Support your family and friends through your social messaging and communications networks
  3. Support your local NHS – there are over 200 NHS charities dedicated to supporting patient care at their hospitals, ambulance trusts, mental and community health bodies.
  4. Fundraise in aid of or donate to the NHS Charities National Appeal that acknowledges and supports NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19

How can Forever Business Owners (FBOs) and customers donate in the UK?
From week commencing 18th May, FBOs and customers will be able to opt in to donate £1 whilst purchasing products via the online store. This can be done by following the below instructions:

  • Click on the Buy Forever Living at the top of this page
  • Click Enter Shop and choose Great Britain
  • Add selected products into your shopping cart
  • When viewing the contents of your shopping cart, select ‘Add NHS Charities Together £1 donation’
  • The £1 will be added to the order total

How the funds will be spent

The NHS Charities Together work with Trustees, members and the CCLA to set up an emergency grants fund for members.

  1. Regular grants to NHS Charities – this will quickly grant our funds from the National Campaign to NHS charities to spend quickly on enhancing the wellbeing of NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19 such as
    1. Funding wellbeing packs for staff, volunteers and on wards
    2. Supporting patients’ mental health through isolation
    3. Benevolence
    4. Other items identified by members of their NHS bodies that enhance wellbeing
  2. Post pandemic grants to NHS members – an amount of funds will be spent after the crisis on supporting the mental health and recovery of NHS staff and volunteers. This will be in the form of grants that provide respite, rehabilitation and mental health recovery of NHS staff and their families
  3. Grants to NHS charities to support their voluntary, care and hospice sector so that NHS patients leave hospital more quickly and safely, stay or remain out of hospital. Supporting the integrated care partnerships in this way significantly reduces stress on the NHS and provides the wrap around provision for patients which is vitally needed.

For more information, please visit https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

 

Preferred Customer Programme

Forever Living are changing away from the current Novus Customer offering to a new Preferred Customer Programme.  Novus Customer was something that those who love the products and wanted to get them a little cheaper often joined, or it could be the first step to starting your own Forever business.

But to help business owners make the most of the opportunities of the business plan they are changing the system,  We don’t advocate discounting the prices of products as it devalues them for all, but we do like to reward customers for their loyalty and this new preferred customer programme will do just that.  Also, the first minimum order quantity to qualify for the discount is being reduced.

So in the future to become a preferred customer the discount is being reduced to 5% (from the Novus Customer 15% discount) and the minimum order is going down to £75.

If you are already a Forever Business Owner and your current Novus customers are going to stop ordering due to the reduced discount level, then you can always buy and supply the products yourself and still offer them the 15% discount to keep their continuity – whilst bringing new people on board at the new levels.

Looking after customers properly is a time-consuming but rewarding thing, and we as Forever Business Owners deserve to get the 25% commission we will not get for our Preferred Customer orders, after all this is our business and we need to work to offer excellent customer service and keep up to date with all the products, so this is a really positive move for us.

Signing Up Preferred Customers

It used to be a bit of a pain signing up Novus Customers – they had to fill out an application form and it had to be submitted with their £100 order, so Forever has improved the sign-up process which can be done entirely online, with as I said the minimum order reducing to £75.

If you are in Ireland this change is not coming into effect straight away so there the Novus Customer is still available until further notice.

If you have any questions and you are a Forever Living business owner then please talk to your upline or contact head office.  For UK business owners there is a frequently asked questions page on Forever Knowledge which can answer most of your questions.

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Learning new Skills

Although personally up until now (is it week 5 or week 6 ??  who knows) in my lockdown I have been quite busy with my ‘day’ job, helping people understand the furlough grants and supporting my clients with their bookkeeping, I know there are many who are finding the time to learn new skills or try new hobbies.

So what have you tried out since lockdown?  What have you learned?  Can you share resources in the comments here that others might find interesting or useful?  If you fancy writing a blog post about something you have enjoyed, found useful or want to share then do get in touch as I’m always happy to feature guest bloggers here if I feel my audience would appreciate the information.

So what have I learned that’s new?

I have been following a Keto (low carb low sugar) lifestyle for over a year now and my health is so much better for it.  So even though I have been busy working I’ve been cooking from scratch from home every day, and so I don’t get bored and tempted to dive on my old favourites of highly processed sugary foods I have been trying different recipes.

The reason I have been able to stick to this way of eating for so long, and not drifted back to bad habits sooner, is that I have fallen in love with this food, and I have the support of my friends at the Keto Fitness Club, run by Mark Brereton and his family, who keep me engaged, amused and motivated in equal measure.

This week I mastered the Megga Bread recipe, which you can get from the free recipe library on the Keto Fitness Club link I have posted – I am so happy to have a decent slice of low carb bread to eat now that I am going to be using this one a lot.  Initially, I was short of yeast but I managed to get a delivery from BuyWHoleFoodsOnline.co.uk , and they supply the vital wheat gluten you need too – and I have plenty of the Oat Fibre but this can be replaced by ground Chia seeds which are more commonly available in supermarkets if needed.

Here is a little montage with a few of my favourite recipes like the Toad in the Hole, , Chicken Pizza, Haloumi Fries, Scotch Egg, Berry Bake, Megga Bread, Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake and my absolute favourite crumble and custard! IMG_20200422_110354-COLLAGE

If you want to try some of these recipes then you can download them for free at their free online recipe library, then if you like them as much as I do you can then support Mark and his family by buying their recipe books also available on the site.

And the other bonus is some of the recipes use protein shakes in them to up the protein levels of the recipes, and I can use my Forever Lite Ultra Vanilla or Chocolate shakes in those recipes too.  Double Bonus!

Aloe Aly x

 

How is your mood?

We are now 4 weeks into this lockdown and how is your mood?

It all started as a bit of a novelty 4 weeks ago, and with the review in 3 weeks some thought we might only be shut in for a short while – but now the news seems to say we could be locked down a lot longer than we originally thought.  Nobody really knows and the uncertainty can definitely play a part in damaging your mental health.

How are you keeping positive in these uncertain times?

I am following a few simple tips in order to keep my sanity :

  • Keep a regular routine – I am getting up and go to bed at the same time every night and keep regular meal times. Also, there’s a Virtual Pub Quiz I do weekly and exercise classes which all help me keep an element of normality and regularity in my life.
  • Keep in touch with people – I’m having regular chats with family, clients, and also people I am meeting on networking meetings.  Just to keep connected and avoid that feeling of isolation.
  • Have a divide between work and leisure – with working from home it’s really easy to just keep working into the evening, so we are dividing our working day from our relaxing evenings with a dog walk that divides the day and means I leave my desk at a sensible time.
  • Be Patient if isolating with others –  you are probably spending a lot more time with your close family than you normally would, and if you are not sleeping well due to the worry you may find tempers can flare more than usual. Stop, breathe and think before raising voices and walk away for some space if you really feel you are going to snap.
  • Be Kind – I am seeing lots of arguments on social media as the regulations we have been told are being read in different ways by different people.  Sometimes rather than posting something negative it’s better to just walk away and leave it as no-one has ever had their mind changed by a negative post on social media in my experience.
  • Remember those isolating alone – if you haven’t heard from a friend or neighbour for a while- drop them a message to see how they are.  I bet they will really appreciate it.
  • Exercise – I am going out every day as I said to take my dog Daisy for a walk – but I’m also still doing my pilates class online once a week.  there are loads of people online helping with exercise ideas – find the one that most appeals to you and do it regularly.

I love this graphic I saw on a friend’s Facebook post this week – it covers my points above plus more.

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If you feel you need more support then my friend Duncan Price from Mind Affinity has produced a coronavirus survival guide which you can download from the Mind Affinity Website for free.

If you feel you need to connect with someone during this lockdown period then please reach out and get in touch with me, even if it’s just for a chat,

Aloe Aly x

Week 3 – is anyone buying?

Right now we are just entering the 3rd week in the UK of our social isolation and distancing, for those who can work from home.  There are many people who have lost their income totally, and many others who may be on Furlough or shielding themselves or family members, or looking after the children, so they can’t go to work.

In my other business, my ‘day’ job with Silicon Bullet Ltd, I train bookkeepers and I have been super busy as everyone struggles to work out what they are entitled to from the daily government announcements, writing blog posts with practical tips on processing payroll and how to manage the grants and allowances when you claim them.  But for many people, it’s still a waiting game to know what they will be entitled to, if anything, and when they might get it.Aly Zoom Background

Remember though that in a couple of weeks time there will be people who are earning their 80% pay but they have greatly reduced their outgoings.  No daily commute to pay for, no take out coffees, no meals out or trips to the pub.  Also, the novelty of staying home will be wearing off and boredom will be setting in.  I know my daughter, at 20 , is starting to look at online shopping sites so when she gets her furlough wages from her part-time pub job she can buy a nice outfit for when she can go and see her friends again.

So don’t think that there is no-one around to buy your Forever Living products, or your home crafted items, or whatever it is that you sell.  Now is the time to use your enforced lockdown to be your most creative, learn how to use TikTok, learn what to post on Instagram and how to connect with people on LinkedIn, learn how to promote your business and build your connections with online networking on zoom. Whatever tasks you have been putting off because you never had time, now is the time to get on with them.

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Do your ‘homework’ now so you can grow your business, whatever it is, in the future when you are once again free to go out and socialise. Personally, I am also advocating the self-employed getting your tax return done and submitted now while you have admin and downtime, so when you are free to get out again you know a) how much tax you are needing to save up and b) you can concentrate on income-producing activities when you have more freedom.

So that’s one of the reasons I have returned to blogging here when I’ve not had time to love the last year, and I’m talking about how the wonderful Forever products are so kind to the skin when you need to wash your hands so often.  What ‘homework’ can you do ?

Aloe Aly

 

The Sun has come out!

I am really starting to lose track of how long we’ve been working from home now.  I think it might be 3 weeks tomorrow but it could be wrong – it’s feeling almost normal already which is very odd.

What is lovely is to see the sun is out – and although it is early April I am seeing lots of pics of friends and family looking a bit pink in the face.  It is important to remember that even here in the UK the sun can be stronger than you think and catch you out.

So here is a lovely picture of me in my back garden holding my Aloe Sunscreen, which is super kind to my skin, as it contains inner aloe leaf, as well as being water-resistant and has an SPF of 30.IMG_20200405_130022

It’s a good job it is water-resistant as although we are being careful and keeping a social distance from our neighbours, they happened to start jet washing their garden trampoline as my daughter and I sat out in the sun so we had an impromptu shower!

I know we are really lucky to have a garden where we can sit out in the fresh air – and many people aren’t as lucky – but please take on board the current advice and don’t drive to your local park, beach or beauty spot to enjoy the sunshine – if we all did that then the government will stop everyone from going out to exercise and the actions of the few will spoil it for the sensible many.

How are you coping with the getting out in the sunshine?  Please share your pictures with me, and if you haven’t managed to get any sunscreen at your local stores there is plenty in stock on my online shop – just click buy forever living and order for direct shipping to your home.

Stay Safe and Stay Home..

Aloe Aly