Name: Brighdie Bibiano Grounds
Occupation: dream maker
Describe your beauty look:
During the day I apply an oil/serum and then Best Skin Days over it for a fresh dewy look. Then I add a touch of blush, brow contour, and heavy mascara. Progressing into the evening, I add a smokey eye with black liner on top.
Five things you can't live without:
- Lemon water in the morning for alkalizing
- Penhaligon's The Revenge of Lady Blanche Eau de Parfum
- Keratin lip balm
- Andalou Argan Oil + C face oil
- Iris&Romeo Best Skin Days
What inspired you to start Dos Gardenias?
Dos Gardenias was an evolution of my design background in lingerie and wetsuits. When my former business partner from Salt Magazine and best friend Didi came to me about starting another business in the swim sector, it all came together and Dos Gardenias was formed.
What's the best thing about being an entrepreneur?
The flexibility it gives you to create. You don’t have to follow protocol you get to create your own. It also allows for a change in course if the current one is not working.
Brighdie wears Best Skin Days in Light/Medium.
Who is your style icon?
Sofia Lauren is my ultimate style icon with her form-fitting, sexy but sophisticated, approach to styling.
What advice would you give to women who want to reinvent?
Passion and direction will provide you with the steps to reinvent yourself. Stay focused. Use every day to take strides in realizing your dreams.
What would you tell your younger self?
Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself the grace to make mistakes and learn from them. Know that it's not if it’s when.
Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by the women in my life who make it happen. Saying and doing what they set out to do. I have had so many friends and mentors in my life that have managed with beautiful conviction to have a career and family, giving equal attention to both. I hope I can pass on the inspiration.
What makes you feel like your most authentic self?
When I am on the beach with my husband and children appreciating each other and the nature surrounding us. Another thing that makes me feel like my authentic self is when I am conjuring up something delicious in the kitchen.
What is your daily beauty routine?
I Wash my face in the evenings and then apply face oil and eye cream. Upon awakening, I brush my teeth, reapply oil and eye cream, and follow with Best Skin Days.
What do you like about Best Skin Days?
I love the silky application. The fact that my skin glows after I apply it. The feeling I have knowing that I am protecting and nourishing my skin simultaneously.
What is your favorite self care/recharge ritual?
A surf session will have me feeling amazing for days. A nice beach walk or hike gives me appreciation and perspective. I am also an avid bath soaker and epsom salt user.