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.

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