Written By : Samantha Cee
This month we sat down with the phenomenal brand KayCee V Collection and their CEO . The KayCee V Collection specializes in cosmetics with nourishing and healing properties. Each product is enriched with Vitamin E and infused with Organic Essential Oils. The Collection consists of Natural, Certified Organic, Vegan, and Cruelty Free cosmetics. All handmade by KcV (The Owner and Creator). Take a look at our exclusive interview with the rising brand.
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Fashion Gxd Magazine : How did the idea for your business come about?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO): The idea originated in 2012 when I wanted to start a line of my own but I wasn’t sure how. Over the years the idea grew so much that I could not ignore it. I began researching and here I am. I wanted to do something different with my line, something more “personal”. Targeting those like myself that has sensitive skin (hence the natural products) and also helping those that may have had a hard time being themselves. I wanted to help people embrace their beauty and to be themselves, always! Whether they want to be Natural or Bold, I am here to tell them not to be afraid, and to “Be You”.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine : How do you find people to bring into your organization that truly care about the organization the way you do?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : Putting your trust into someone is a hard thing to do, especially when it’s your dream and not theirs. However, I always surround myself with like minded people. With people that not only want success for themselves but also for me and my business.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine : What three pieces of advice would you give to other children who want to become entrepreneurs?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO): Never give up! Keep going until you get to the top. Nothing in life comes easy. Especially things that you really want. You HAVE to work hard ! Believe that the unbelievable CAN happen.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine :If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : Honestly, I wouldn’t do anything differently. I launched my business April 23 of this year and I believe that I am exactly where I should be. Over time things will get better. I will not rush the impact that I’ll have on the world !
• Fashion Gxd Magazine :What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur ?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : PPR
Persistence, Patience, and Resilience
• Fashion Gxd Magazine :What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : Failures, well, when I first launched my business I failed at making my lipstick. I failed to the point where I never wanted to offer lipstick as a part of my line again. I learned that giving up is one thing that should NEVER be done. There are people watching and rooting for me. I can’t let myself down and most certainly not them. I kept trying and I finally got it right!
• Fashion Gxd Magazine : How many hours do you work a day on average?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : The amount of hours I work per day differs. Honestly, some days I can work for only 2 or 3 hours (receiving orders isn’t calculated into this) and some days I can work 8-10 hours. I’ve worked from 4 pm to 4 am before.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine :Describe/outline your typical day?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : I wake up, get my children together, check my phone or laptop for new orders or to see what I have left on existing orders. I try having a certain amount of each product done per week, so as long as that plays out probably, I’m headed to USPS to ship orders. In the event that everything isn’t already prepared, I simply go into my “lab” and begin the process of mixing and formulating.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine : How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : It is the best thing that has happened to my family and I. I can spend so much more time with my children and my husband. When I had an employer, my husband and I would often times have opposite shifts. I appreciate the time I now have with him and our children . Sometimes, depending on how busy I am I may not spend as much time with my children as I’d like, so I’ll make up for it the next day.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine :What motivates you?
KayCee V Collection (CEO) : The thought of being able to leave a positive impact on the world ! Being able to give them that confidence that they may have lacked through my line. That, and my family, of course ! Being able to show my children how much hard work really does pay off.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine: How do you generate new ideas?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : I do surveys, I follow fashion trends, I sit back and examine things a lot! I love researching. I pay close attention to people, and I simply go from there.
• Fashion Gxd Magazine : What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : I’ve had to sacrifice my sleep, I’ve had to sacrifice time, and even my emotions in a sense. There is absolutely no room for sensitivity in the entrepreneurial world!
• Fashion Gxd Magazine : Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
The KayCee V Collection (CEO) : Where do I see myself and my business in 10 or 20 years ? Each day I am learning something new about myself. I am growing and evolving, so in 10 years, I will be without a doubt a much better me than I am today; that I am each day. I see myself (my business) being worldwide ! Speaking to people all over the world through my cosmetic line. My business will have grown tremendously over that amount of time.