I was very excited to try DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15, considering it was recently named a finalist in the CEW 2009 Beauty Awards. And after testing the moisturizer, I agreed with CEW’s assessment, as I found that the product did – indeed – deliver on all of its promises.
The ultra-lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t clog pores. It protects skin from UVA and UVB rays without that telltale white finish that many SPF-infused products leave behind. Since it’s oil-free and fragrance free, Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15 is ideal for those with sensitive skin and acne. It’s man-friendly too. And with warmer weather just around the bend, I’ll definitely be using this product when I move my heavier winter formula to the back of my bathroom cabinet for its summer hibernation.
But despite this ringing endorsement, there is one minor caveat. With a name like Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15, you might expect that the moisturizer would give your skin a dewy effect. At least, that’s what I assumed. It doesn’t. This moisturizer is going to quench your skin’s thirst, but the finish is definitely matte…which is great for shiny sistas like me.
DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15 is $38-$40 and is available at Beauty.com, BlueMercury, DermStore, Sephora, Ulta and ddfskincare.com.
I was very tempted to keep the following information to myself…
Ideeli is having some off-the-chain sales this week…and some of my favorite handbag designers are all up in the mix. I’ve been craving a new bag lately, so I think I might just break down and adopt a new one. Just don’t tell Mr. Spoiled Pretty – he seems to think that when you acquire a new purse, you have to throw an old one out. I know, I know…but he’s a man and, therefore, knows no better.
Anyway, when it comes to handbags, I’m a little cutthroat. I considered keeping these amazing Ideeli sales a secret, lest I risk a lot of competition come buying time. But I’ve never been one to hold out on y’all, so I’m going to share the deets. And hopefully, my good deed will be rewarded with the extra yummy handbag I’ve been jonesing for.
Ideeli Red Handbag Sale: Begins Tuesday, March 24
Ideeli Red Sale events offer select merchandise from a variety of brands at extra special prices.
Nothing pulls your look together better than the perfect handbag, and perhaps no handbag embodies perfection better than these gems. For times that call for laid-back luxe, LA-based Treesje is the ideal label. When you need to show off your “joie de vivre” spirit, reach for a charming Abaco creation. Celine pieces infuse your look with just the right dose of classic French chic and Magnes Sisters handbags bring a bold, geometric flair to any ensemble. And when the occasion calls for some unbridled glamour, Clara Kasavina delivers. Prices for this event start at $95.
Sondra Roberts Sale: Begins Tuesday, March 24
Prices for this event start at $114
Gustto Sale: Begins Tuesday, March 24
Prices for this event start at $135.
Carla Mancini Sale: Begins Wednesday, March 26
Prices for this event start at $222.
Christian Audigier Sale: Begins Thursday, March 26
Prices for this event start at $46.
Ed Hardy Sale: Begins Thursday, March 26
Prices for this event start at $34.
Michael Kors Sale: Begins Friday, March 27
Prices for this event start at $69.
To shop Ideeli, you must be a member. Membership is free and super easy. Just visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.
I always knew Kim Kardashian and I were kindred spirits. Besides a shared love of makeup – particularly, lush lashes and lacquered lips – we also love skin that’s polished to perfection. Today on her blog, Kim dishes about her new favorite body scrub by Caress:
“They have a new exfoliating body wash called Evenly Gorgeous and it has burnt brown sugar in it to help exfoliate! It literally smells so good you want to eat it!”
It exfoliates, smells yummy, and I can get it at the drugstore? Done and done.
Oh…and get this: right now, Caress is giving away free samples of Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash – while supplies last.
For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.