Thursday, March 17, 2011

Four-Leaf Clover


I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And the cherry blooms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.


One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another in for luck—
If you search, you will find where they grow.


But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
You must love and be strong – and so—
If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

Ella Higginson

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Buy 4 Get One More!

Attention Canadian Fans: Our friends at LMNOP Magazine have teamed up with one of our favorite retail partners Raspberry Kids to offer you a great deal on Hopscotch Kids!



From now until November 30, 2010, buy 4 Hopscotch Kids nail polishes and get one more - FREE!



Canadian fans, when you visit Raspberry Kids fill your cart with 5 of your favorite polish colors, then enter the following code at checkout: buy4get1more

But you'll need to be quick - you won't want to miss out on popular colors Heads Up, Seven Up, or Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater. Pick up a bottle of Hopscotch Kids' accompanying polish remover whilst you're there. It's free of icky toxins too!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Munchkins and Goblins and Witches – Oh My!

You can green your Halloween.
It’s Halloween time again, and while we want to enjoy all the spooktacular aspects of the season, we believe it’s possible to have all the scary fun you want safely. Where costumes are concerned, there are loads of eco friendly options. Swapping costumes with other families or altering existing costumes means less waste and gives kids the chance to create their own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Of course, no costume is complete without the finishing touches of the perfect Halloween manicure. Hopscotch Kids has specially created Halloween Party Packs for the season and our eleven vibrant colors are sure to match any costume from superhero to princess!




Pumpkin Patch Party Pack - Our orange, green and black create the perfect pumpkin! Start by applying our Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater orange to the nails. Two coats works best and allow drying time in between. (3-5 minutes) After the nails have dried completely, dip a toothpick or unwound paper clip in our Miss Mary Mack black. Then you can draw the face of the jack (or jane) o’lantern right on the nail bed. Add a square of green on the top of the nail and presto! The perfect pumpkin. Options are endless with our orange and black – from little bats and cats on each nail to spiders and witches brooms. For Mom’s who want to keep it simple, Halloween polka dots are always an adorable option.

Witchy Poo Party Pack - is a great costume completer for your little witches, ghouls and goblins. We love to just alternate our Heads up Seven Up lime green, Say, Say oh Playmate Purple and Miss Mary Mack black. We love a black witches hat on our lime green or purple nails. The sky’s the limit and creativity is key. As always,Hopscotch Kids is non-toxic and safe for our little ones!

And to tie the whole look together, check out these great non-toxic face paints from Terra Firma Beauty, available online at Terra Firma Cosmetics And if you feeling adventurous you can make your own click here for a fun how-to provided by GreenHalloween.org.

Speaking of Green Halloween® we are proud to be included in their grassroots movement created in 2007 to create healthier, earth-friendly holidays. While Halloween is generally associated with loads of candy and crazy makeup, there are ways to green your Halloween and create a fun memories for your kids by choosing crafts and costumes with a conscience. Some of the amazing ideas brought to us by Green Halloween® learn more here include hosting and participating in a “costume swap” locally and creating non-toxic face paints at home found with readily available ingredients. Simple and cute felt bag crafts are perfect for trick-or-treating and save the planet from yet another plastic bag. There are so many simple and creative ways to do your part to help the planet and each other.

Enjoy your Green Halloween from all of us at Hopscotch Kids!

Together, we can make a difference and change the world. Play Safely.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

TRICK OR CHIC



Phew.

That went by fast. Summer is officially over. Well, at least that's what the calendar says. In Phoenix, the weather has yet to hear this news. That's OK though because we are already looking forward to fall and we have added a new color to our line up just in time!

Yes, everyone - we are so excited to have our perfect pumpkin orange in stock and shipping NOW! Its' name is, of course "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater". This is a great opaque orange that goes on easily and dries quickly just like our other awesome colors. We are introducing two just for Halloween Party Packs, the "Pumpkin Patch Party Pack" featuring our Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Orange, Eeenie Meenie Greenie, and Miss Mary Mack Black, the perfect trio to create the perfect Jack (or Jane) O' Lantern Mani and Pedi. We are also featuring the "Witchy Poo Party Pack" featuring our Miss Mary Mack Black, Heads Up Seven Up Lime Green, and the sought after Say Say O Playmate Purple. Tress their tips to complement their costumes! As always, our Party Packs come with a Hopscotch Kids remover and buffer and are now selling online for the new reduced price of $42.99. That's a 15% savings on our individual bottle retail price!

Check out the look of our new website as well. We have been hard at work updating the Hopscotch site and introducing our new design, making it easier than ever to order online. In addition, we are now offering free standard shipping on all orders over $35.

We have been the talk of the town lately, and were so thrilled to have some amazing recognition in the press lately. In the month of September alone, we were featured on People.com, Daily Candy Kids, BeautyNYC, Tiny Pants Kids, Safe Mama and more! Everyone is loving our product and we are adding retailers daily as to where you can purchase our products in the US and Internationally. Check our website for our growing list, there is Hopscotch Kids coming to a store near you!

Back to work! We've got less than 100 days till Christmas and we are already hard at work creating some e fabulous new Holiday colors for all of your little ones. Remember always, we are 100% non- toxic, Eco friendly and salon quality. Play Safely. Hopscotchkids.com.

Moms - don't forget - we launched our super Eco-Chic adult line of nail polishes Scotch Naturals this month. We are shipping nine of the hottest colors for Fall and you can order online at Scotchnaturals.com. Cheers!






Saturday, August 14, 2010

New York Daily News


What a trip...literally. As we walked out of the enormous Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan this afternoon, after a sales training with our amazing and revered North American rep Karen Alweil for the New York International Gift Fair, we realized that one very short year ago, at this very moment we were cleaning up after our first launch party.

What a difference a year makes.

In the last year, and really in the last few short months, our little Hopscotch Kids line has come into it's own. We are so lucky to have such a great team of professionals working with us that share our passion and love of our product. It's amazing, the growing momentum that is taking place. While in New York, we have had some incredible meetings with huge national publications and online blogs. Everyone we talk to and everyone who tries our product is literally blown away by the technology and playfulness of our line. It has left us with no doubt that we have created a major buzz about Hopscotch Kids and we will be a household name in no time.

We know, for a fact, that none of this would be possible without the support and love we have been showered with from our families, friends and fans. We have worked our tails off to get to where we are, and we know that from here, the hard work really begins. We want to let you know that as always, we are dedicated to providing you the safest salon quality nail polishes for your little ones. We pride ourselves on customer service and fulfilling every order, from single bottles to birthday packs in a timely and professional manner. We are looking forward to introducing new colors and researching and producing an entire line of non-toxic cosmetics for kids.

That being said, we are hard at work tonight in New York, prepping media samples and making sure we are totally prepared for the madness that is the Gift Show. Cheers from the Big Apple, and lots of Hopscotch Love!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Hopscotch Kids!!



We're turning 1 tomorrow!

It has been a wild and crazy ride thus far. We've enjoyed so many exciting changes from our fabulous Mother/Daughter Tea party (check out our beautiful party pics from one year ago
here), a fantastic and groundbreaking new formula, a trip to the Oscars gifting suites, a trip to Santa Monica for Eco Baby World, then back to Los Angeles where we picked up a US rep and publicist--how very Hollywood, baby.

And now, as I write this, Ginny is on her way to NYC for a whirlwind media tour and the International Gift Show. Oh, and I'm sure you've heard by now that we are getting ready to launch our absolutely gorgeous, eco-chic adult line, Scotch.

We have a lot to celebrate on our first birthday and we want you to celebrate with us... After all, we couldn't have done it without you!!

Please use promo code ANN20 to receive 20% off your next order.

Many thanks from all of us at Hopscotch Kids. We're looking forward to another amazing year.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Great Review from Natural Mommie!



A BIG thank you to Natural Mommie for the spectacular review! We love you too!!

I’m always happy to feature
Raspberry Kids on Natural Mommie. This online lifestyle store is Canadian, full of the newest products for babies and kids and just a happy little place to shop on the net. It’s a bright, cheery and inviting webstore much like owner, Sue Sinclair! Her refreshing approach to shopping for safe and fun children’s products is contagious – take a look at the site, twitter and facebook page and you’ll know what I mean!

A new product in stock at Raspberry Kids is an item that’s making noise all over the web. It’s eco-friendly SALON QUALITY nail polish called Hopscotch Kids!

These nail polishes are truly non-toxic and safe for children. They are water-based nail polishes that are produced without toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, acetone, or heavy metals. There are no noxious fumes or odors and no yellowing or drying of nails! Salon quality means that mommies can wear them too!

Along with this gorgeous collection of brightly pigmented nail polishes is non-toxic polish remover. It’s all natural, corn based and is formulated with Aloe and Vitamin E conditioners.

My experience? Well since I don’t have little princesses in the house {though I do have a few handsome princes haha}, I tried the polishes out on myself! The Bubble Gum in a Dish is sooo pretty. It’s a sort of a raspberry/fuchsia/hot pink color. Incredibly shiny, dimensional and quick drying – it’s definitely salon quality. It dries perfectly even without any lines from the brush {I can’t think of the proper word for this – estheticians, help me out!} and the color is consistent. Even though it’s called the Water Color collection, the polish isn’t watery or too thin. How pretty is this?? {Please ignore my hangnails and dry cuticles, I’m in desperate need of a manicure}

With safe polishes like this on the market, I’m surprised that the toxic ones are even an option. At $12.99 a bottle, they’re more than the brand I normally reach for at $8.99, but in the end, what’s $4 extra when the bottle is going to last me over a year and I don’t have to inhale noxious fumes to have nails this pretty for my date with hubby tonight!

Mommies of little girls, you’ll love this polish and the huge array of colors you can pick from. Check out the collection
here.

Check out the Hopscotch Kids giveaway on
Natural Mommie and become a Fan/Friend/Follower.
Natural Mommie