Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful mothers out there! Especially to my own mom, who is probably the silliest woman I know…and where I get my everything from. She taught me how to cook, how to live and how to love. A phenomenal 52 year old powerhouse who acts 25 and appreciates the present moment while living each day is if it were her last. I couldn’t ask for a better mom. I know she’s probably reading this, so I love you mom! Hope you cook soon…I’m hungry! So now that all of that mushy stuff is out of the way, it’s Pink on Brown time! Cue the cheesy 70′s style game show music :|

Today’s pink lip is brought to you by NYX. I’m wearing the African Queen mega-shine lip gloss (around $5 a pop), which is one of my absolute favorite lip colors of all time. I would describe the color as a “bright-pearlescent-fuchsia”. There’s lots of pink and purple tilts to this one, and it’s just gorgeous. It’s so opaque and it glides on like Brian Boitano on ice — just smooooth. It’s creamy, it isn’t sticky or goopy like your normal lip gloss, and it wears well. It has a light cherry scent and it’s completely tasteless, which will help you to avoid licking it all off.

Because I don’t have any kids, I treat my dog Ruben like he’s my child. Here’s a few pics of me wearing the gloss and squeezing the life out of my little pooch.

Ruben!

Loves it! If you’re into bright sexy pinks, I highly recommend this one. You can find it for as little as $3.75, and you’re getting a ton of product — .53fl oz to be exact! Even if you wore it everyday, it would last you a really long time. This one is a winner. The best part? It looks good on any skin-tone :)

HOW DOES IT HOLD UP?

French Kiss Survival: 2/5 – this shade will be all over your lips and whoever you’re kissing, smeared and somewhat messy.
Grandma Kiss Survival
: 4/5 – a quick peck on the cheek will not remove this product from your lips.
Eating Survival
: 3.5/5 – I murdered some chinese food wearing this and it still looked fresh. I did reapply just a small bit to the center of my lips.
Work Appropriate?
I won’t lie, it’s a bit of a in-yo-face pink, but it’s not the loudest pink I’ve ever worn either. In my industry I can wear this, but I’d say no if you’re in anything other than an artsy-fartsy field.
Church Appropriate?
Nope.

Have you tried this one? Let me know!

Availability: NYX Cosmetics, Cherry Culture

-Stay beautiful

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