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10.03.2019

introducing... the kai*rose skylight

announcing the launch of our latest offering, we're over the moon for it and hoping you'll love it as much as we do!

just in time for the holidays and making for the perfect hostess, boss, teacher, mom, friend, sister gift and, depending on your office limit, a great secret santa or really nice stocking stuffer! whew! you get it. it's that kind of no-brainer present for women and men due to its subtle green notes. introducing the kai*rose skylight candle! with a burn time of 40 hours in a proprietary blend of soy and coconut wax, and scented with kai's intoxicating blend of gardenia top note wrapped in white exotics layered with rose absolute. 100% cotton wick and paper core. and i'd be amiss not to mention the candle jar itself is perfect to reuse as glasses, vases, vessels for bathroom items...

i'm mad about our original kai and happily i'm not the only one so once i went about expanding the line to add a second scent, i was pretty nervous on which direction to take. that was until i met and was told by a very wise old perfumer that if i wanted to keep all of our amazing, loyal customers the best thing i could do was take kai and add a twist to it. build on it, but keep the integrity, the base. then you add. kai*rose was born. we launched the perfume oil in april 2017 and have gone from there to add kai*rose eau de parfum, body lotion, body wash, body butter, body buffer, hand cream and body glow. now we have a candle to offer in the kai*rose range that we are really proud of. a really different rose scent than you're probably used to. not old or powdery. i'm not kidding you, i have so many friends that love kai*rose as much if not more than the signature kai scent.
i was waiting for a yoga class early one sunday morning. wandering the malibu country mart as i waited, i found one store (which happens to be one of my favorites) that was open on an early sunday morning, planet blue! i was speaking with one of the girls at the checkout desk when another customer yelled out "oh my god, this is the best rose i've ever smelled and all i wear is rose!" (it was a kai*rose lotion sample.) i am always incognito. no one believes it, but i'm painfully shy so i almost always fly under the radar. hearing this woman's exclamation made me go over in my best just-rolled-out-of-bed look and introduce myself, thank her, and tell her she made my day.

enjoy!

xo,
gaye.

9.26.2019

summer recap

twirling and whirling this summer's almost past but i want more. i want one last dance... in my desire to ignore the fact the season may have come to a close after september 21st, i've come up with just a little more to make you move before we fall into hibernation. as usual, gone too soon but here's a peek into what we've been up to these last couple months.

xo,
gaye.




9.19.2019

kai conversations... with cindy williams

with the emmy awards show coming to los angeles this weekend, we thought we'd catch up with one of our favorite l.a. ladies, celebrity makeup artist and kai devotee, cindy williams (on her client list: another devotee, mindy kaling!). cindy is beautiful, warm and kind and you'll want to take note of her product recommendations below!

xo,
gaye.

how do you embody kai's breath * life * flow lifestyle?
my husband's client always smelled so good i finally asked her, "what do you wear for perfume?" and she said, "i use kai body lotion!". i ran to larchmont beauty and bought it!

what's the best advice you've ever received?
when i was 18 trying to decide what to do for a career my oldest brother asked me, "what would you do for the rest of your life for free?", i said, "i'd do make up" then he said, "GO DO IT!!"

what's your beauty secret?
sunscreen and mascara!

go-to lipstick color?
nude noir by julie hewitt.

what color nail polish are you wearing right now?
ballet slipper.

who is your role model?
my mom.

how would you describe your personal style?
casual - i love my jeans!

what do you love most about where you live? any secret spots you love to go to?
LA weather, griffith observatory.

describe your perfect day.
when your kids tell you they love you.


favorite date spot?
dodger stadium.

ultimate getaway?
san ysidro ranch.

favorite food?
almond croissant.

guilty pleasure?
wine and cheese.

kai obsession?
reed diffuser in the entrance of my home!! rose body wash, rose body glow, body butter i use every day!!!

morning person or night owl?
love my mornings.

currently craving?
butterfinger.

ideal way to relax/unwind?
a walk with my white lab, dakota.

what book are you currently reading?
"the boys in the boat" by daniel james brown.

what's the most adventurous thing you've done?
took my first make up department head job in india!

thank you, cindy! xo.