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Do you DIY? WE DO!!

At Hilltop, we have a BUNCH of women who LOVE to repurpose and DIY and CRAFT!

As you know from last weeks #hdbehindthescenes, I’m on Pinterest A LOT. Always looking for inspiration.  Today we had a fun chat about our Balm and Sunscreen Tins in our consultant group.  That conversation lead to rabbit trails about the best soap holders, Meijer has great plastic ones for .99 cents. Dutch Tupperware and the fact that there truly ARE many uses for our cute little tins.

That convo reminded me of this:

Back when we had our products in the cute Ball Jars…

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Way back when, we created a Pinterest board called : What to do with all of those Hilltop Jars!

It has GREAT DIY and organizing tips! So when today’s convo happened, I knew we should start a collaboration board for the TINS.  Because Seriously, I know you are getting a stock pile of these cuties!

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The Board has been created! A few HD Consultants will be collaborating with me again on this board and it is SURE to fill up with some GREAT ideas!

Not a crafter? No problem, there are a few OTHER boards that may interest you as well!

Maybe you are growing your own small business, we have a board for that.

 Maybe you want to see DIY beauty can skin care ideas! We have a board for that.:)

Or maybe you are like me and are obsessed with Color Combos and Weaving!

Weaving!!! I know, I have a board for that too!!!!

Join us on Pinterest!!  You never know where you’ll find inspiration!

Happy Creating,

Christine

 

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SUMMER FAVORITES: August 2016 Product Release DAY!

Summer Favorites

Our last month of summer brings TWO square bar favorites Hilltop’s Carrot and Cucumber and Triple Berry Smoothie.

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This is our 3rd summer with Triple Berry smoothie and if you LOVE our Goatmeal bars, you’ll love this!, it is a great little soap made with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. ALL of the seeds in these bars provide lite exfoliating with our classic Goats Milk Base Moisturizing Power.

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Why you will love our Carrot and Cucumber soap?! It is a scent free soap that will calm and strengthen your skin’s cells. This soap is made with a Carrot Glycerin Base. Then just the perfect amount of Carrot seed oil is added to help in the rejuvenation of your skin. I also wanted to add the pureed cucumber for how well it can help in treating dry, chapped and burnt skin. If you have blemishes on your skin and want to try a FUN DIY MASK?!?

TRY THIS:    Hilltop’s DIY Carrot Mask.

One to two carrots, 1 TBS of honey, 2 cucumber slices. 1 tsp of Olive oil for dry skin, leave out if you have oily skin. Wash and peel your carrots.   Boil and Mash Carrots, add honey and oil (if needed to pack extra punch). You can keep it warm if you like, but please, cool it some as they were just boiling minutes ago. OUCH!

Apply to face and add cucumber slices to your eyelids. Then relax and let your all natural face make go to work! The carrots will help in skin cell rebuilding and toning, leaving you with fresh youthful skin. And those Cucumber on your eyes are reducing puffy-ness and getting rid of that “old tired look”

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And do you LOVE MASKS! There is one right in your VIP! I am bringing it to you a month early, because the weather has been so HOT I knew this one would survive transit. Our NEW Sea Kelp and Spinach Dry mask is PERFECT for “Normal” skin types. I LOVE how the clay firms and tightens my skin. Our of the three, this one is my personal fav.

 

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So what’s so good about this mask?  How is different?

It’s our first CLAY mask!  This mask is made with Bentonite Clay, Dry Milk, Sea Kelp and Spinach Powder!

Bentonite Clay is a natural detoxifier for the skin, great for treating acne and shrinking pores.

The Dry Milk helps to repair and moisturize.

Sea Kelp is often used in skin care products. It’s great for repairing and rejuvenating the skin. Seaweed is also an anti-inflammatory and packs a punch on acne. Seaweed, when applied to the body, draws excess fluid and waste products from the skin.  Seaweed is SUPER POWERFUL!!!!  As much as it grosses me out when I’m swimming…I think it’s pretty darn neat for natural skin care.

Spinach Powder is also affective in acne prevention when it is applied to the skin.  For a fun SPINACH mask, take the recipe above and substitute spinach for the carrots! Fun!

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Clear Your Mind Fizzy salts is a delightful blend of EO that will have you relaxed, and energized at the same time.  So if you are feeling a little Frazzled?  “Summer’s out” and “School’s almost in” have you racing?

Relax!!!! And give yourself a HD SPA DAY! Draw a bath, toss in the new Clear Your Mind Fizzy salts in this apply our new mask, grab a magazine, glass of wine, ect. and enjoy.  Wash up with either of the new Square Bars. You and your skin will feel amazing.

And remember….Enjoy the summer we have left! Because next month…. SCHOOLS IN!!!!

Happy Creating

Christine

JULY NEW RELEASES!

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JULY 2016
VIP RELEASE
Powerful Products
Are you ready for some POWERFUL Essential OILS?  All of the products this month feature Essential Oils with outstanding healing properties.
The From Scratch Coconut Oil Tea Tree Soap is first up in our newsletter.  Our Tea tree oil in the is soap is from Australian. Did you know that bathing regularly with tea tree oil soap can diminish the bacteria that can lead to body odor? It is also powerful enough to control blemishes but not too harsh and drying, so its fresh crisp scent and be enjoyed every day!
I thought that THIS was a great article on Tea Tree Essential Oil and its benefits!  check it out!
I love our new bug bar. It is a second sunscreen lotion bar but I have added a powerful blend of essential oils to combat BUGS even better than before.  Our BUG bar is a blend of Lavender, Geranium, Cedar wood and Lemon Eucalyptus that I think you are really going to enjoy!  As usual our Sunscreen made with Zinc Oxide giving you 20-30 broad spectrum SPF!  Protect your skin from sun and skeeters!
When you are SHOPPING today ALL of our lotion bars can now be found TOGETHER in ONE item listing!.
Did you like our MORNING MIX Scrub from this spring??  Then you’ll like this month’s square bar!  Simply called Grapefruit and Mint, this soap is Just what you need in the morning to add a little pizzazz in your step!  Pink grapefruit Essential oil is one of my favorite scents and the MINT came FRESH from my own personal herb garden!  Don’t wait to enjoy this great bar of soap!  It’s ONLY being made in the month of JULY!  So when they are gone, they are GONE!
And Finally, because of the POWER this VIP delivers, I know you need a way to relax, so I have included a beautiful calming bag of Dye FREE Chamomile bath salts.  Help to easy away your nerves and anxiety in a calming but powerful way!
Why should you check out Chamomile?  Check out this Dr. Axe article on Chamomile.
Here is what our VIP contained THIS month.  SUCH a great value.  To get in for AUGUST Click HERE!
  July VIP 2016
Coconut Oil Tea Tree $1.50/oz
The BUG BAR $7.00
Dye-Free Chamomile
Bath Salts $4.00
Grapefruit & Mint
$4.00 or 3 for $10
Happy Creating
Christine

June 2016 releases! And Mays…and Maybe Aprils…

Oh My.  There is only so much one person can do. AND #bigfail on my part with our blog.

I guess the bright side about the kiddos waking up at 6:00am on our first day of summer is that I’m going use this time to FINALLY update this guy.  For all my faithful readers.😉

Let’s “reader digest” April and May.  And if the product is out of stock already do you want to know about it?!

Maybe?

No, I’ll leave those out, you can be surprised about them next year if we re-release them.

Here’s APRIL

LEMONGRASS Lotion, Bath Gel AND Lemongrass Square Bar.

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How long have we waited for this scent!?!  It’s big, I know.  Lemongrass essential oil can be attributed to its many beneficial properties as an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, and fungicidal.  And HELLO! Smells amazing just like lemons; only a little milder with a pinch of fresh cut grass. 

This month you will get you enjoy this EO in our All-Natural Organic Lotion Base and Gel. As well as in our Olive Oil Glycerin square bar.  

Our Final Product is our Himalayan Sea Salt Square Bar.  I just LOVE this soft pink color and the Jasmine EO as the scent!  I’m thinking this will be a MUST have for moms.  Himalayan sea salt is known for it’s a pink color because it’s rich in 84 essential minerals and vitamins, including naturally occurring iodine. Sprinkling Himalayan Salt into your bath has been touted to offer detoxifying benefits, stimulate circulation, and soothe sore muscles.  So, No time for a bath?  No problem.  Just use this bar of soap and reap all of the same benefits.

Ok, I lied. I am already sold out of the Himalayan Sea Salt Square bar.  BUT I wanted to mention it because I’m tossing another big batch down this weekend, for a customer.  This will briefly made a “re appearance”  So grab one while you can it is LOVELY!

And MAY:.

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Our HIGHLY anticipated release of our Brand New Margarita scrub is HERE ~ This one is ALL about the aromatics and enjoy you will love the benefits of the Epsom Salt.  When I built the structure of this scrub I pulled out my favorite Margarita recipe and the result is PERFECTION in a jar. To prove my point.  Use this drink recipe to make yourself a Margarita, soak your feet in the scrub and enjoy, Enjoy, ENJOY!

Christine’s Favorite Margaritas: 6oz Frozen Limeade, 6oz Tequila, 2oz Triple Sec Serve over ice or blend with ice!  Salt the rim of glass, pour and enjoy!

Next is a NEW BALM! Introduce our BEARD BALM!  This stuff works ridiculously well! Our Testers are hook!  All Bearded Men agree!  But wait.  What if you have no beard…What are you going to do with this cool product.

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No worries. 1 you can share with your Bearded Friends. Or TWO -> you can enjoy it for all of THESE reasons: In this Balm you have; Beeswax:  Good for SPF 4-6. Coconut Oil: 1,000 reason to love Coconut Oil. Shea Butter is anti-aging. Almond oil is a deeper moisturizer. Jojoba Oil is great for Acne and other blemishes. Our EO blend in this is cypress, rosewood and lime a great fresh clean scent.

Thing to note since this released…..a LOT of people have been using this as an AFTERSHAVE TOO!!!!  Not more bumps or breakouts for men AND WOMEN!  WE are clearing faces from blemishes with this one people! ;)  It’s SO great for more than just BEARDS!  and it smells good too!.

With ALL of these new products we ALSO had 2 more great months in sales.  I’m just BLOWN away with the success of our team.  And for a team of non recruiting recruiters.  We had 8 new people join us!  AND in APRIL we had our VERY first Consultant Training meeting.  We had 22 people attend.  These are just a few beautiful faces!  I can not wait until September when we do it again!

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SO HERE we are!!! JUNE!

And its PRODUCT release day!  Whooot Whooot!

NEW STUFF TODAY~

June is ALL about Protecting the Skin ….. with our ZINC STICK!

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The Ingredient blend for this NEW product similar to our Sunscreen Lotion Bar. Making this GREAT for protecting your skin from the damaging sun rays.  The Zinc Oxide will provide you with 20-30 SPF! If you love our sunscreen, but hate it all over your hands, this may be the perfect way to apply it at the beach!  

What ELSE would this product be good for?  Baby bottoms!!!!  Think Natural Destin!  Bad diaper rash, no problem, use this stick for EXTRA protection on the bottoms! 

Our Newest Lippy is VEGAN!  It is our First and ONLY LIP BALM sans Beeswax.  The main ingredient holding this together is Cocoa Butter.  Cocoa butter is great for repairing skin cells.   I liked the light chocolate natural scent so I kept this lippy TRUE to the raw material used.  The Other ingredients in this balm are Olive oil and Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil.

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This blend is also available in a tin for $3.00.  <— is my preferred method with this particular balm because it gets pretty glossy but the shine on your lips!  To Die FOR!

It’s been a month or two since our Last from Scratch SOAP and our newest one is our LIMTED EDITION Charcoal Soap.  Get those nasty toxins out of those PORES!  Spend all day out in the sun?  Grab a bar of this soap and you will feel SO VERY CLEAN.  Enjoy the bentonite Clay for light exfoliation, activated charcoal to clean out those pores and its invigorating spearmint scent!

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And it’s JUST NOT SUMMER until the Patriotic bath bomb is released!  WE are proudly made in the USA in Martin MI. Our Pina Colada bath bombs are one fine example of the beauty of HANDMADE!  Each one is uniquely crafted and not one bath bomb is the same!

GROUPSHOTJUNE

 

 

There you go, three months in a nut shell!

I guess we can all thank my kiddos for an early wake up. Hang out with us on Facebook today because I will be LIVE at some point chatting it up about ALL of our new JUNE products and you never know who may make a video bomb appearance.  Because its LIVE!  and lots of fun!  I’m thinking around 3:00ish EST…so plan your day accordingly! ;)  lol!

Thanks for following along on the blog!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hilltop Opportunity

What a great week!  I just love March! It is my opportunity to have a little fun and thank ALL of our customers for inviting us in to their homes, giving great referrals and reviews on all of our products.

I love that we are celebrating year three!

There is NO WAY we would be here today without our amazing team of consultants.

Tonight, I wanted to take a minute to share about our Hilltop Consultant Opportunity.   We offer the opportunity to become a part of our team, to join in this FUN!  One of the BIGGEST benefits to join is our extremely high commission rate.  Did you know ALL of our consultants make 50% commission on Sales! Every. Sale.   I don’t want to just share the traditional info. I want to share with you what some of our current consultants are saying about working as a Hilltop Consultant.

Consultant Lindsey has used her extra Hilltop commissions to help pay off her husband’s student loans!

Consultant Rachel told me she was able to cover both her daughter’s soccer and swim lessons from ONE Facebook party, awesome!!! Especially since my husband is a current grad student!

Consultant Kelly says her Hilltop Commissions “helped pay off our last debt and are completely debt free with a family of 10 and looking at buying a house.”

Consultant Meigen: has started a retirement fund with her down line earnings!

Consultant Amy had a debt free Christmas

Consultant Kiana went to ALASKA last summer on vacation!

Consultant Cass says she can’t put a dollar amount on her experience. Here is a little about what she has to say:

“I don’t know that it helped me pay for anything specific, but as our founding consultants know, I am agoraphobic, and struggle with anxiety issues. Hilltop, via our amazing family of consultants, was a huge life changer for me. I met Sara Clymer through a party, and signed up as Consultant #9 within days. Having products that I love and believe in, made it almost effortless and enjoyable to step out of my comfort zone (and my house, LOL). So I can’t put a dollar value on what Hilltop has done for me, because I can assure you all that it is priceless.”

Consultant Meghan is saving for a fun Disney vacation with her family.

Consultant Jacinda is one of our newer consultants and she says

“To tell you the truth, I signed up with Hilltop before I had even tried any of their products! My husband works with Christine’s brother, so for well over a year, I have heard about the progress of this amazing company that was being built from a hobby and a vision! I fell in love with the company before I fell in love with the products! Now I can’t imagine my life without either one! Hilltop has become an answer to prayer in my life! I have a passion for helping people and sharing the benefits of all natural products. Hilltop has given me an opportunity to do just that, all the while earning an income for my family!

Our youngest consultant Jessica has used her earning to pay for her college courses this summer;

And Consultant Mary says she just loves the products and loves being able to help others.

Awesome right?!

There are many reasons to join the Hilltop team.  I hope that maybe if you have been considering joining you will LOVE reading about what some of our current consultants have to say about their experience.

Maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom who is looking to make some extra income. Perhaps you work in the environment where you have the space to set up your own display.  Maybe you want to justify buying MORE Hilltop products!  As a consultant, you buy your products at 50% discount and make a 50% commission on your sales.

Joining the Hilltop family means that you’re working alongside and enthusiastic team of consultants.  You’ll find yourself surrounded by a level of support and encouragement that can’t be matched.

That support starts with the set up of our AMAZING consultant kit.  Inside of the kit is EVERYTHING you need to throw your VERY OWN Hilltop Party, and you can start earning right away!

Check out what you get:

Starter Kit includes 24 Square Bars of Soap including the top 3 sellers and other current flavors. VALUE $80

Approximately 20 oz of 100% from scratch Soap in assorted flavors

4 8 oz Scrubs, 4 4oz balms, 4 2oz balms, 10 Lip Balm 6.25 ml, 10 Mini Balms 10ml, 2 Smelly Salts, 2 Fizzy Salts, 2 deodorants, 2 Masks, 2 Bath Gels, 2 Lotions, 1 Bath Bomb

Over $375 in retail products + books, bags and other supplies to get you started.

Our Consultant KIT BASIC is the BEST value you can find.  For a small investment, you will quickly be on your way to running your own business.

But if that wasn’t great enough.  We are offering a second consultant kit for a LIMITED price of $149. Once these limited edition kits are SOLD OUT they are gone!

So, has it been on your mind?!

Come, Join Hilltop!  We are excited to welcome you to the team!

Christine

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March: Spring is here!

Yellow.  Green.  Fresh Air. Clean.  Bright. Cheery.

All of these things would use to describe our newest products and SPRING!

 

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Aren’t they beautiful!   So many wonderful new and FRESH products, I can’t wait for you to try them all!

TURMERIC DRY MASK | $7.00

One of my favorite colors is yellow, turmeric is the perfect shade.   Besides its lovely shade of Golden Ochre it is PERFECT in skin care products. Which is probably why it’s one of the hottest trends.

Did you know the Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory? It’s properties help to reduce redness from blemishes and rosacea, and the antibacterial properties disinfect the skin and combat acne. It’s been used in homemade skin care to help with skin pigmentation issues and dark circles.   AND as a DIY SELF-TANNER…that made me chuckle, but coming off of winter it could be nice…and at least safer than the sun! That said, Turmeric because of its coloring DOES have the ability to stain the skin.

bertHmmm…not sure that is the tan I’m looking for.
Let’s stick with the Mask. I’ll work on the DIY self tanner later.

Here is how to use our dry mask.  You can use the like our charcoal blend and just add water, apply to your face and then rise when dried.  For extra moisture heat a tablespoon of honey in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.  Add water to the dry mix, combine with honey and then add to face.  Rinse when dried. And enjoy your smaller pores, and smoother skin.

If for some reason you do have a tint left behind.  It is easily removed with make-up remover or facial toner.  I recommend a cotton ball of our balm. :)  Moisturize at the same time.  None of our testers experienced this issue.  Who do we test on?  OUR CONSULTANTS of course.  It’s one of the perks of the job.

 

FROM SCRATCH SPRING FLOWER | $1.50/oz

Spring Flower is our first soap with SHEA BUTTER!  Soaps with Shea butter are instantly absorbed in to the skin and well moisturized skin glows.  Pores are smaller, lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.  What I like the MOST about this soap is it Essential Oil Blend.  This scent combination includes Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Orange Blossom.  Its fresh, light and floral scent is one of a kind.

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CYPRESS | $7.00

We have our SECOND deodorant.  Now.  What makes it so different than the Original?

There are THREE!  First is its COLOR –>  the grey-ish green is from a new ingredient.  It is called Bentonite Clay.  This Clay is GREAT in deodorant because it is known for its detoxifying properties!  And hello….the armpits can be toxic ;)  The clay combined with the arrowroot powder will give you a little EXTRA strength dryness which is hard to find in the natural deodorant world. There is also a pinch of Activated Charcoal which help to purify the area by removing toxins.

The second is SCENT!  Yes, this deodorant has a nice crisp scent that is brought to you by CYPRESS essential oil.  While I was looking for a more masculine scent I didn’t want to have it too masculine because I know some women, like me, who may like the “EXTRA” Dry factor of this product.  I felt that Cypress was able to do that.  Cypress Essential Oil is also great for stress management and is a very calming scent.

The THRID is its texture. This deodorant is silkier than the original as I have changed the quantity of the first three ingredients.  This softer deodorant should allow for it to be more armpit hair friendly!

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And before this post becomes WAY to LONG.  Let us welcome back our FIRST layered bar HONEY GOATMEAL SPLIT.

For our customers who LOVE the Vanilla Goatmeal or LOVED the Honey Kiwigrante from January?!  Get a bar of this, or 2 or 6!  This is ONLY here in March.  Super Moisturizing. Calming from the Vanilla and Ground Oats.  This soap is excellent to use for brightening up your skin!  Last night this soap was nick named “Golden Grams” by our part time employees and that name is really quite appropriate!

You can find ALL of these products and MORE in our Hilltop Shop @ http://www.hilltopdesignshd.com.  AND this month our gift to you –> ALL order over $50 will receive our very first accessory for FREE! ;)   We now have a great new loofa!  It’s a cute little sack that you can put your bar soap in, cinch shut and use in the shower! ($3.99 value)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little Late on the post! FEBUARY 2016 Products, Price increases and MARCH MADNESS!

 

And, February is nearly over…but the March VIPS haven’t been packed yet so I thought, HEY we can still post about our new FEBRUARY stuff!!

Are you LOVING the new photos???  How about the new balm tins?  I love it all.  It makes me so happy!!!  This little image below is a snapshot of our Newsletter that goes in ALL of our VIP packs.  That way, you know a tiny bit about each product as you try them.

Our VIP gets sent out monthly and includes over $20 in products.  Our average value seems to be about $24.00.  Do you know how much you can pick this little treat up for?  Only $15/ month.  YUP! That’s a huge savings and ALL of the products get shipped to your door for only $6.35.  Here are a few reasons no WHY being in the VIP is so great

  • 20% + discounts on products
  • you get to try them before they are released to public
  • you will know when ALL of our favorites are being re-release so that you do NOT miss out on the most popular ones.
  • delivered right to your doorstep
  • our great newsletter

Our next VIP ships out in the next few days.  To JOIN CLICK HERE  you can choose 3, 6 or 12 month memberships.

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PRICE INCREASES:  Yep, it was bound to happen.  But it took THREE years, so that is saying something.  Over the course of the last three years the cost of my Olive Oil and my Beeswax have risen substantially, and its in the products that we use these raw materials you will see the increase.

These prices take effect on 3/1 

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We are just a few short days away from MADNESS!!!!!

March is our Birthday month, our Double Host Dollars REWARDS!!!

Contact your CONSULTANT today!  Get that party on the books because March is certainly the time to earn free products!

 

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I hope you can follow along with us on Facebook next month.  We will have a lot going on!  New products, free products and prizes!  Follow along with us and you wont miss a beat!  Or a freebie!

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WELCOME 2016

Welcome to the New Year!

And our FIRST product release of 2016.  Our VIPS have been enjoying these indulgent products for nearly a week and the BUZZ is H.O.T!

What was IN OUR VIP?!?! Read on friends!

Hilltop | Body Butter

CocoShea $15 oz What is so great about Cocoa Butter? Cocoa Butter is made from the vegetable fat of the cocoa bean. That’s ALSO what make CHOCOLATE, FYI. Cocoa Butter has a naturally High amount of vitamin E in which make it EXCELLENT in skin repair. Cocoa Butter is often recommended to lessen stretch marks and scar tissue. For best results you must apply multiple times a day.

If you LOVE our MangoShea you need to try this. Where the MangoShea has a lighter moisturizing feel. Our CocoShea is a little bit thicker, great for all you customers with EXTRA EXTRA dry skin. You are going to LOVE this!

Don’t forget we only SHIP our butters during the cold season, October – April.

We stock out butters YEAR round at our Headquarters. Come for a visit

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Fizzy Salts $5.00

Made with Epsom Salt, baking Soda, Arrowroot Powder, Citric Acid, Olive and essential oils.

This is a great addition to our Smelly Salts! And an alternative to our Bath bombs. You are going to LOVE how they Fizz and Moisturize!

Available in Rose, DF Almond, Peppermint, DF Eucalyptus and DF Lavender.

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Hilltop | Soap

Honey Kiwigranate $4 or 3 for $10

It’s BAAAACK!!!! For those who know what this bar is all about, they will NOT waste any time. Last year we sold out of ALL of my bars in THREE WEEKS. I’ve made double that this year. But they’ll still go quickly. WHY? What makes this bar so special???

I call this the Anti-Aging bar.

*Kiwi contains collagen-stimulating ingredients and may be added to skin care products to slow the appearance of aging. Yea!

*Pomegranate Juice is also a great help in firming skin tone and making pores smaller with all of its antioxidants helping that’s something to get excited about! Yea!

*Honey has been used in skin care for over 5000 years. It rejuvenates, heals and moisturizes the skin.

This bar is so popular it has a pledge.😉 You can check out the pledge from last year’s blog post. Let me know if you can pledge the pledge in the comments!

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Hilltop | From Scratch

Avocado Soap 1.50/oz.

A.V.O.C.A.D.O. <<- That. Right there! AMAZING in skin care.

Avocado is an effective and natural way to moisturize and condition your skin. Avocado contains vitamins and proteins as well as a humectant that pulls moisture into your skin and holds it there. This keeps your skin smoother and plumper, eliminating small wrinkles and making your skin look younger.

YOUNGER ->> I like that.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4505792_make-avocado-moisturizer.html, with simple ingredients that can be found in your KITCHEN!!! This moisturizer is a GREAT DIY mask!

I have waited SO very long to release this soap. There have been so many GREAT From Scratch Bars released it was hard to know what order to do them in. I feel just great about adding this one to January. To start the year out right.

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Did you notice a trend with January? It’s our ANTI- AGING month! Take care of your skin. Repair your skin. While you are running off the Gym, Don’t forget your deodorant, and BRING YOUR SOAP bring your BUTTER! Keep a stash on hand. After you exercise, and after you bathe, be sure to moisturize!  Don’t forget to baby your skin, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! I hope you just LOVE our new products!

Oh, Speaking of

LOVE ….

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You are going to LOVE that we have EVEN MORE new products. Valentine’s Day is RIGHT around the corner. (Did you see our window display at Headquarters?)

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I will elaborate on these products in next week’s blog post but I want to show them off and let you know they are available for purchase TODAY!

Hilltop | Scrub

Sweet Cherry Sugar: $12.50 for 8oz so yummy and, yes you can eat this one😉

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Hilltop | Body Butter

Whipped Cherry Whipped Chocolate

Whipped Chocolate Body Butter $15.00 for 8oz: Light, Chocolate, Moisturizing. What’s not to love?

Whipped Sweet Cherry Body Butter $15.00 for 8oz: Bright, Sweet, and reminds me of frosting for your skin. Technically, this is edible too…but it’s not nearly as tasty as the scrub, not that I know. I’m just guessing.

Oh come on! You know I taste nearly everything😉 lol! Who’s kidding who!

Combine these three items with our ALREADY popular Chocolate Sugar scrub and our COCONUT OIL soap 4oz bar and you get the makings of an amazing, SPA-MAZING Gift set.

You will get you choice of a scrub and a butter with a 4oz bar of our coconut oil soap for only $29.95. This is LIMITED. VERY LIMITED and once they are gone. THAT’S IT.

Get your orders in early. These scrubs and butters are NOT sold separately.

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ARE you LOVING this first set?!?! Wasn’t January 2016 HUGE?

Did you notice anything different?!?

EVERYTHING

It’s 2016. We are in YEAR THREE of Hilltop Designs and we were ready for a facelift. Not a huge one. But a refresh. Do you like?

The timing could NOT be more perfect as we are prepping to shoot our third design book and because of several cost increases in our raw materials and packaging goods, we had to bid farewell to our Classic Ball Jars Look.😦

Change is GOOD! Because our scrubs and butters will ALL be in airtight containers. The BALMS look amazing even though their reveal will start in a few weeks. I feel like we are just a little more grown up. Like we upped the ante.

While we are all striving this month to rejuvenate and give our outsides a youthful glow…our products are STEPPING out PROUD and showing off their mature AGE😉

I hope you have enjoyed our first blog post of the year! We’ll see you all next week on the blog, where we will tell you all about the Valentines goodies and we will ALSO say good-bye to some good friends. Until then.

Happy Creating

Christine

2015 -> 2016: #bestyet

The Holiday season was a complete WHIRL WIND…and clearly from the lack of posts, I have not even had a moment to blog.

And in the moments I do have free I’ve been having these thoughts…

How do I jam this entire year in a blog post.  Inspire with out the clichés.  Keep it under 500 words. Use Great Visuals.  Think of a creative title.  Don’t forget the links.  The pingbacks. The Graphics. Make people laugh with a funny experience, but don’t offend…

Then I put away the draft because all that’s exhausting. And I’ve been working so hard on everything for 2016, and I’m SO VERY EXCITED, that it is hard to reflect back… when i just want to BURST forth with all my FUN and EXCITING 2016 news.

So, here is a quick Synopsis of 2015 in two words:

GROWTH and BLESSINGS

Our First Quarter ended on a EXTREMELY high note with our SECOND* Anniversary Celebration in March.

In our Second Quarter, near the end of May we released our second edition Design Book!

The THRID quarter was a pretty big deal because we launched our http://www.hilltopdesignshd.com and it has been an amazing asset to our company’s ability to grow.

But the start of Fourth Quarter, was our Largest accomplishment with opening our Hilltop Headquarters.

Hilltop Headquarters is our official name for our space!

Why?

1.) Who hasn’t want to say to their spouse “meet me at headquarters”😉

2.) Calling it the “store” has people thinking I’m shopping all time in stead of going to work.

3.) Calling it the store is also misleading because that is only a small portion of what the space is for.  But calling it a warehouse, is meh. I put that word in the same category as basement, and while the space does function the most as a warehouse –> its just not as cool.😉

4.) And Ultimately Refer back to 1

Having this space is an amazing blessing.  It allows us to have stock like NEVER before. And it allows us more sanity as we don’t have soap, packaging supplies, and shipping supplies ALL OVER our house.

We can even offer a little in person shopping retail space, even though our family room was a GREAT shopping experience.

The Best part, we wont have to move in 3mo!  We have found our home.  At least for awhile.😉

Lastly, we end on an even HIGHER note with 6 new people joining our team in December.

2015 was a year of growth and a year of Blessings.  2016 is right around the corner and I’m SO excited. 2016 will be the #bestyet!  Stay tuned!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

See you all in the new year!

Happy Creating

Christine

*originally I wrote it was our THIRD anniversary last March, but as crazy it this is, it was only our second year anniversary!!!! This March 2016 will be our THIRD ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!! Stay tuned🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Days! Two Questions!

Vendor Show July 25We are JUST FIVE days away from our Grand opening weekend!  It is going to be amazing!

We are going to be open from 10a-5p on Saturday 10-17

and then again on Sunday 10-18 from 10a-5p.

We are so excited to bring our soaps from the online platform to the brick and mortar platform, and with that comes a lot of questions!

I will try and answer TWO of the biggest ones to date!

Question #1: When are you going to be open for purchasing?

Because our primary business is done on-line we will NOT have “normal” retail hours.  In fact, there will be PLENTY of days that we are busy working and shipping, but we are NOT open to the public for purchase.

We are, however,  ALWAYS open 24/7 on line at http://www.hilltopdesignshd.com and if you are local you can use a shipping code to have your orders ready for pick-up at the store!

All you have to do is contact me for the code and I will be happy to fill your order.

We are going to have special weekends dedicated to shopping with talented friends showing off their wares as well!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for these FUN shopping weekends.

 STOP and SHOP when you see the open sign lit up!

We have experienced staff on hand to help you find the perfect products.

Question #2 Are you Hiring?

The enthusiasm for us moving into town has been amazing!  It is exciting hear about people who are willing to help me package all these little goodies. :)   At the moment we are all set with staff.

<<AND>>

 There is always the Consultant Opportunity with Hilltop and if you would like to join our team in that capacity, I would LOVE to sit down and chat!

Can’t wait to see and meet you all on Saturday and Sunday!

The Time is NEAR!

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