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.
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..
You can see from my previous posts that’s it’s been a while since I blogged in here. Since I joined 4Networking 3 years ago I have been concentrating on my other business, Silicon Bullet, where I help unconfident bookkeepers to use Xero and Sage software better. I also got involved with running the networking meetings, which takes a fair amount of time, so my Forever Business took a back seat.
That’s the beauty of a business with Forever though. You can pick it up and put it down as it suits you.
So why am I back blogging again now?
Well, I thought this would be a great place to record some thoughts and feelings whilst in lockdown, and let’s face it we don’t know how long we will be here, so any and all income streams I have need to be explored.
It’s funny, that as I have put my Forever business down I rarely sell any products. It’s something that if you don’t talk about it to people then you won’t find new customers, and those you had tend to drift away too. Well actually it’s not funny at all. This is not an easy business, you need to work at it, and if you don’t work at it you won’t earn any money from it.
But in the last 2 weeks, customers have come out of the woodwork to order from me – and the most popular product is the hand soap. With washing your hands so much some soaps can be so drying and not kind to the hands at all, so I’ve sold double figures of hand soaps in just over a week. We also have stock at head office and deliveries can be made direct so there is no danger of spreading the virus. It’s not megga bucks but right now every penny counts, and the customers who contacted me couldn’t get what they wanted at local shops – so everyone wins.
So how are you coping with the your ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’? Do leave me a message and connect and let’s all help each other through.
PS if you like the Day Night blinds in the pic then contact Prestigious Blinds and Shutters and treat yourself once this madness is over ! I had my new blinds fitted just in time and I love them!
We all know Forever Aloe Gel has a very unique flavour, and not everyone gets on with it. But you may still want to do the C9 cleanse but prefer to have your choice of gel flavour.
This is something I have always done for my local customers, as I could buy the other gel flavours and swap them over as we have plenty of others who do like the taste of our flagship aloe gel.
Great News! Forever Living have now made the C9 weight management programme available with Forever Aloe Berry Nectar and Forever Aloe Peaches as standard!
So if you are ready to look better and feel great in just 9 days this summer but want to drink your favourite gel for the 9 days then get in touch or click on the Buy Forever Living tab above to order yours today.
Forever Living has released a great new skincare set specifically designed for combination skin. Sonya Daily Skincare contains a high concentration of aloe and other moisturising botanicals. Nature and science meet with a radical gel-based technology that helps to deliver the benefits of aloe where your skin needs it most, plus its light texture leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
The Sonya Daily Skincare Kit comprises of four powerful products:
• Sonya Refreshing Gel Cleanser: aloe gel and natural cleansers help remove dead cells, dirt and makeup.
• Sonya Illuminating Gel: a quick-absorbing gel that gives a soft, smooth and even complexion that glows.
• Sonya Refining Gel Mask: an over-night mask that controls oil and brightens the appearance of skin.
• Sonya Soothing Gel Moisturizer: a gel-based lotion that uses powerful ingredients to moisturise and improve the look of combination skin.
The whole kit costs just: £82.81 and is available from our online shop.
Are you ready to get active this summer with Argi+?
#PoweredByArgi is Forever’s brand new summer campaign to get you exercising as much as possible during the merry month of May. This means you should take full advantage of Forever’s sports and weight management products as well as nutritional supplements and particularly Argi+.
Argi+ is a wholesome berry flavoured drink that has been formulated for people with active lifestyles. It provides protein and amino acid support and it helps maintain muscle function and energy. Watch our video starring rugby legend Ben Cohen for more details.
Forever is also running a competition throughout the month of May where you can win some great prizes. Prizes include a Nutribullet, sports experience vouchers, an official England Ruby shirt signed by Ben Cohen, a private yoga class with Kristina Rihanoff or a private workout session with Ben Cohen.
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is upload a photo or video to social media showing us how you’re exercising using the hashtag #PoweredByArgi. Argi+ must be present in your entry. There will be one winner announced each week and you can win more than once.
So, go and make the most of the longer days, get exercising in May and who knows, you might even win some great prizes – Good luck.
This competition is being run by Forever Living Products UK Ltd – for full terms and conditions please contact them directly.
Forever Living Products, Longbridge Manor, Warwick, CV34 6RB
T: 01926 626600
Back in February 2017 I posted about changes in EU regulations concerning Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in our leave on skin products. This legislation is now changing again.
The New MIT Legislation
In July 2017 EU legislation was passed requiring Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) to be reduced to a specific percentage in all “rinse off” skin care products. Forever has gone one step above and made the decision to completely remove MIT from all of their products. MIT is not considered to be harmful. The background for the new formulation criteria of this ingredient in rinse-off cosmetic and personal care products is due to an “increased incidence of allergies” in some user.
The EU has determined that rinse-off products that contain MIT should be removed from sale by April 27th, 2018.
You can watch this video which covers Forever’s ethos on the ingredients we use in our products.
How does this affect your favourite products?
Forever is working to transition all affected products to new formulas by the stop sell date so that you will have no interruption in the supply of your favourite products. Some products, however, will be discontinued once the stock is depleted to make way for exciting new products currently being formulated in our 40th year of business. The table below shows the list of products to be discontinued.
Look out for future blog posts about the exciting reformulated products as they become available in the UK. Favourites that I am looking forward to are the Aloe Bath Gelee, the Sonya Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Sonya Volumizing Mascara and Precision Liquid Eyeliner.
Next year Forever celebrates its 40th birthday and to honour the occasion, they will be launching a New Year campaign called ‘40 YEARS OF GETTING IT RIGHT’. The campaign will run throughout the month of January and will revolve around our flagship and founding product, Forever Aloe Vera Gel. This gel has literally impacted the lives of millions of people – Forever got it right in 1978 when it was first introduced to the market, and 40 years later, they are still getting it right!
The campaign will encourage you to join us in getting it right by taking a daily shot of aloe throughout January. We know that Forever Aloe Vera Gel’s unique formula is packed with so many nutrients, beneficial properties and 96% PURE aloe, that the impact it can have on an individual after just one month of consumption is astounding.
The campaign will operate on social media so make sure you keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as we will be sharing aloe facts, tips and encouragement to help motivate you. A competition will also form an integral part of the campaign. The winner will receive an IPad and a C9, second place will win an IPad and third place will get a C9 programme. To be in with a chance of winning, you will be invited to submit a video or image of yourself taking Forever Aloe Vera Gel and uploading it to social media using the hashtag #AloeChallenge. We would love it if you could take part in this challenge.
We will be launching this competition at 10am on 1st January 2018 and it will close at 11.59pm on 30th January 2018; the winner will be announced on 31st January 2018 by Forever Living Products. Please be aware that participants only need to submit one photo or video linked to the hashtag to qualify for the competition, but they can, of course, post more if desired. The full terms and conditions will be available on request on 2nd January 2018.
If you already drink Aloe every day like I do then make sure you join in by posting your own pictures and videos. If you would like to participate and try Aloe for the first time then get in touch via the Contact Me form with the subject #AloeChallenge and Alison will get in touch about how you can order your bottle.
To find out about which flavour of our Aloe drinking Gel is best for you then take look at my previous post Which Aloe Gel is Right for Me.