Thursday, March 25, 2010

Goin' Green for Easter... or How to Dye Eggs With Spinach Juice



It is only natural that our complete aversion to all things toxic extends to easter egg dye. Here you have what should be a fun and engaging project for your children, but YIKES, commercial egg dyes are riddled with things we really don't want our kids messing with, much less ingesting. If you have a budding cook or chemist in the house, going natural with your egg dyeing project is a fun way to get them experimenting with color and saturation. And if you are among the many who say, "Is this really necessary? Are we being paranoid?" Well, I say if you find healthier alternative, something that you know for sure is safe, then why wouldn't you give it a shot?

By using plant-based dyes for coloring Easter eggs, not only do you know exactly what you’re getting (hold the bugs, thanks) but the colors are far lovelier than their synthetic counterparts. They are muted yet vibrant, and knowing their source is gratifying on a deeper aesthetic level. Children seem to find that mashing food is also much more fun that simply dropping a tablet in a cup. As well, it is a great lesson in exploration—kids get to experiment with which plant materials work in which way, and can get creative with items in the refrigerator or pantry. By Melissa Breyer, Senior Producer, Care2 Green Living

See the full article from Care2.com
Then check out the COLOR CHART on About.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Make: Paper Easter Baskets



I was so excited when this came across my desk. I have been looking everywhere for the perfect Easter basket (not too small...not too large...but just right). I can't wait to make these with my kiddos! Don't you think they're the perfect size for a couple of Hopscotch Kids WaterColors polishes?

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Easter Fun

We are so excited to be invited to Daniela Jay's Easter Party! If you live in the West Valley you won't want to miss out on all this fun. Of course, Hopscotch Kids will be there to do manicures. Can't wait for Saturday!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Mary's Day!



Our youngest finally knows her name so much fan fare for the past two days have been centered on Mary, Mary, Mary. So you can imagine her confusion when we started talking about this Patty girl. "No, Patty. I Mary," she would say as she pointed to herself. Many attempts to get her to understand and we just weren't making any headway. So when I said "you mean Happy St. Mary's Day!" She responded with an enthusiastic "YES!" Happy St. Mary's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun at the Oscars!


Mom-blogger and StyleIt TV host, Nicole Seidman visited us while we were giving away swag in Hollywood. We were happy to send her home with a twin pack for her daughter--who gave us the "diva approval!"

Check out her piece after the jump: Hot Mom Spot

Look at what's in the Oscar Gift Bags we're giving away!

Wondering what goodies are in the Oscar Gift Bags we're giving away? A lot of amazing stuff, that's what. Check out all the swag below. All you have to do is follow us, become a fan, join our mailing list, or make a purchase. If you haven't already, what are you waiting for?!

Grand Prize Package - $1,106
  • Revitalash $150 - More
  • Revitabrow $150 - More
  • ResVitrale package $125 - More
  • RS Baby T-shirt $30 - More
  • Love Nail Tree Men’s t-shirt - $24 - More
  • KenseyLu Create a Clip Kit - 26.95 - More
  • Ksino Women’s Tank - $42 - More
  • Heathly Trim, Sheild Plus Plex - $159 - More
  • Lalo Fitness, 2 videos - $30 - More
  • Hairlocs - hair trio - $90 - More
  • Nehita gift certificate - $50 - More
  • Eminence Organic Skin Care Peach Mask - $48 - More
  • Uppa Baby Bubble - $25 - More
  • R.E.U.S.E. Low Rise 5-Pocket Straight Leg Womens Jeans - $95 - More
  • Sprout, an eco-friendly timepiece by Armitron watches - $30 - More
  • Hopscotch Kids Twin pack with remover - $27 - More
  • Popcorn, Indiana - Movie Theatre $4 - More
  • 15% off promo code to HopscotchKids.com
First Place - valued at $510
  • Revitalash $150 - More
  • Revitabrow $150 - More
  • ResVitrale package $125 - More
  • RS Baby T-shirt $30 - More
  • Love Nail Tree Men’s t-shirt - $24 - More
  • Hopscotch Kids Twin pack with remover - $27 - More
  • Popcorn, Indiana - Movie Theatre $4 - More
  • 15% off promo code to HopscotchKids.com
Second Place - valued at $210
  • ResVitrale package $125 - More
  • RS Baby T-shirt $30 - More
  • Love Nail Tree Men’s t-shirt - $24 - More
  • Hopscotch Kids Twin pack with remover - $27 - More
  • Popcorn, Indiana - Movie Theatre $4 - More
  • 15% off promo code to HopscotchKids.com
Third Place - valued at $210
  • ResVitrale package $125 - More
  • RS Baby T-shirt $30 - More
  • Love Nail Tree Men’s t-shirt - $24 - More
  • Hopscotch Kids Twin pack with remover - $27 - More
  • Popcorn, Indiana - Movie Theatre $4 - More
  • 15% off promo code to HopscotchKids.com

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Exciting details about Hopscotch Kids' Oscar Gift Bag Giveaway!

We announced our Oscar Gift Bag Giveaway Friday and we're thrilled to now fill you in on the prizes. We've added a fourth giveaway, so there are more chances to win.
  • Grand Prize: Oscar Gift Bag worth $1,100
  • 1st Prize: Gift Bag worth $450
  • 2nd Prize: Gift Bag worth $225
  • 3rd Prize Gift Bag worth $225
To enter, simply do one (or all) of the following by March 14, 2010
All Clubhouse members, Facebook friends and Twitter followers as of March 31 will receive both one (1) entry and a 15% off coupon code for HopscotchKids.com.

If you make a purchase on Hopscotch.com by 11:59 PST on March 31, 2020, you will receive two (2) more entries.

We’ll announce the winner on April 2, 2010 via Facebook and Twitter.

Sorry – Only one prize per person; U.S. and Canadian Residents only.

Friday, March 5, 2010

WIN A REAL OSCAR GIFT BAG FROM HOPSCOTCH KIDS



Hopscotch Kids is giving away some amazing stuff in celebration of being included in the GBK Production’s Oscar Luxury Gifting Suite and Gift Bags.


Check out what you could get:

  1. The Oscar Gift Bag being given away at GBK Production’s Oscar Luxury Gifting Suite. This will include our Water Colors line, but also thousands of dollars worth of other goodies. Stay tuned, once we know what exactly is in the bag, we'll let you know.
  2. The Gift Bag Hopscotch Kids is giving to the celebs! The same bag we'll be giving to Snooky, Kim, Johnny and Ashton!
  3. The Gift Bag Hopscotch Kids is giving to the media. Not quite as awesome as the celeb bag, but still pretty darn cool.
To enter, simply do one (or all) of the following by March 14, 2010
All Clubhouse members, Facebook friends and Twitter followers as of March 31 will receive both one (1) entry and a 15% off coupon code for HopscotchKids.com.

If you make a purchase on Hopscotch.com by 11:59 PST on March 31, 2020, you will receive two (2) more entries.

We’ll announce the winner on April 2, 2010 via Facebook and Twitter.

Sorry – Only one prize per person; U.S. and Canadian Residents only.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hopscotch Kids Introduces All Natural Kid’s Cosmetic Line

Kid-centric, “Water Colors” Nail Polish Showcasing at GBK’s Oscar Gift Suite

March 4, 2010 (Phoenix, AZ) Hopscotch Kids™ has announced the launch of its Hopscotch Kids Water Colors™ line of natural nail polishes for girls by showcasing the line at GBK Production’s Oscar Luxury Gifting Suite.

The company was founded because youth cosmetics companies have not adapted to the growing trend towards natural cosmetics. Nor have natural cosmetics companies effectively provided products that speak directly to the kids market.

The Water Colors collection boasts an array of fun, “kid-approved” colors including: Ink a Bink, Miss Mary Mack, and Eenee Meenee Minee Moe. Water Colors is completely water based with no formaldehyde, phthalates, toluene or other petrochemical solvents (none of the toxic chemicals found in most nail polishes). The primary ingredients are water, water-miscible acrylic polymer emulsion, and non-toxic colorants (no fd&c).

"If you look at most of the nail polishes for kids out there, you’ll find that they have a lot of harsh industrial chemicals in them, despite how they’re marketed," said Ginny Cardenas, founder and CEO of Lila Cosmetics, Hopscotch Kids’ parent company. “Which is why I started Hopscotch Kids, they are water-based and are as fun as they are safe.”

GBK, known for its charity-oriented celebrity gift suites, is holding its Luxury Lounge at the W Hollywood and honors the 2010 Oscar nominees and presenters. “We couldn’t have chosen a better venue to showcase our product,” added Cardenas, “It will really help launch the company, plus lets parents out there know there is a way for your kids to have fun with nail polish without being exposed to harmful chemicals.”

Hopscotch Kids products can be found in boutique retailers such as This Little Piggy Wears Cotton and Urban Kidz; and has been featured in FocusOrganics.com, DesignMom.com, KTVK-TV3 and General Health Arizona Magazine.

The company is also about to launch two new brands of natural, safe nail polish: Scotch Naturals™ for the adult market, and Scotch Pawlish™ for the pet market.

About Lila Natural Cosmetics, Inc.
Ginny Cardenas, a mother of four young children, founded Lila Natural Cosmetics, Inc. in 2008. Ginny was looking for a healthier alternative to the toxin-laden “girly girl” products that saturate the cosmetics industry. Lila is the first of its kind to market and brand natural cosmetics specifically for girls and pets. The company is dedicated to developing and distributing natural, safe, non-toxic cosmetics and personal care products for children, teens, adults and pets. Brands include: Hopscotch Kids™, Scotch Naturals™ and Scotch Pawlish™. More can be learned about the company by visiting its website (www.hopscotchkids.com), blog (blog.hopscotchkids.com), Twitter page (twitter.com/HopscotchKids), or Facebook group (http://bit.ly/9RItuR).

For more information, contact:

Ginny Cardenas, Founder/CEO
Hopscotch Kids
gc@hopscotchkids.com
602.451.8404

Robert Wallace
Katallaxy
Robert@katallaxy.com
480.299.5363