Highlighter yellow EVERYTHING!

I confess: I have an obsession (oh, just one? ha ha). It’s rather odd, but I don’t even care because it makes me SO HAPPY YOU GUYS.

It’s with neon yellow.

You know, that eye-searing bright shade of highlighter yellow? Yea, that’s the ticket. I keep buying accessories and things in the shade and I seriously CANNOT GET ENOUGH.

It started with a yellow purse from a few years ago, as a way to add neon to my wardrobe. But then, I loved it so much that I added a pair of shoes. Then a bikini (which is a bit more lime than yellow but I’m not mad at it). When I was recently in Ottawa I picked up a fabulous scarf from Forever21 in the shade. I almost beat up a guy at work because he has the BEST NEON YELLOW RAIN JACKET EVER (except it’s $400 and I just CAN’T go there, no matter how much I want to).

Finally, it I’ve bought the ultimate accessory (considering my OTHER obsession) – highlighter yellow NAIL POLISH.

Guys. IT’S SO GOOD.

Let’s see all the things, shall we?

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Oh, HELLS YEA.

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Now, as most of you know, neon polish can be a PITA at times, and this was no exception. The formula applies easily, but not terribly evenly or opaque, so I applied it over Essie’s Blanc and its so much better.  I am in SERIOUS love right now! I also had to apply a top coat (Essie’s Good to Go) because neons dry flat. No matter. It wasn’t that much extra effort, and this shade is my JAM.  And I know it’s really aggressive, but I actually think it looks pretty good on my skin tone, so it’s a win-win!

I think it’s fair to say that this is my absolute favourite colour. My mother asked me recently what it was and I couldn’t think of any, until I remembered. Oh yea, that crazy other obsession of mine! But DAMN if it doesn’t make me insanely happy!!! :D :D :D  With that plus the 15 degree gorgeous sunny day we’re having, I’m positively GIDDY. If only my bf were home (it’s his birthday today too – HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!), I think I’d probably spontaneously combust from delight.

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Do you have a favourite colour (that you tend to buy over and over)? One that just makes to DAMN HAPPY?

 

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  1. #1 by violinkeri on May 3, 2014 - 10:23 am

    this is me…with neon green! i mean, any neons in general but ESPECIALLY neon green. and glitter.

    • #2 by Latoya on May 5, 2014 - 6:49 am

      Haha I love it! It’s fun to have *that thing* that just makes you happy :)

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  2. #3 by Tracy@Beauty Reflections on May 3, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Hahahaha so awesome on you Toya! I love when a colour makes us so happy and this is such an amazing one with your skin tone! I’m too old for neons though-people already sometimes give me the eye with the hair! Although, I could do shoes or runners…hmmmm…:)

    • #4 by Latoya on May 5, 2014 - 6:48 am

      Yes, yes you could Tracy! I saw a dude with a pair at the gym and I couldn’t stop ogling them lol. Those would be (literally) kickass!

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  3. #5 by Larie on May 3, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    OOOOH, that’s so much fun! I love neons a lot, too. NOW YOU NEED SOME SHOES. Liz pinned a pair that’s exactly this color. GO FORTH AND BUY SHOES.

    • #6 by Latoya on May 5, 2014 - 6:46 am

      Haha like a pair of pumps? That would be AMAZING, I’ll have to go investigate, Larie!

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  4. #7 by Liz (@Reductionista) on May 4, 2014 - 12:15 am

    DAMN, GIRL. That polish seriously looks awesome on you! I don’t love neons but I love to see others rock them.

    • #8 by Latoya on May 5, 2014 - 6:46 am

      I never was a huge neon fan, but after ‘discovering’ this shade I find myself warming to them more :) And the cheerfulness it imparts is addictive!

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  5. #9 by Makeup Morsels on May 5, 2014 - 12:14 am

    hhahahahah for some reason when I saw this, I thought it was going to be an all-makeup post. I was like ohhh gearing up to see some highlighter yellow lipstick and blush! (does that even exist?) Anyway…..I love that nail polish on you and I also love that a color elicits such happy feelings :D I adore cobalt blue things, but not quite this much. Need to work on it!

    • #10 by Latoya on May 5, 2014 - 6:45 am

      LOL YES, MM, you need to ramp up your cobalt obsession, stat! Haha.

      I would LOVE to see a neon yellow blush. Maybe one day? I could see someone wearing it in Panem. That would be AMAZING. ;)

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  6. #11 by Denise on May 12, 2014 - 10:27 pm

    LOL! Love that you are so obsessed with neon yellow. That nail polish looks PHENOMENAL against your skintone. I love neons for nails, but I hate applying them because they never go on well alone. I go through phases with my “happy shades,” but I’ve always loved turquoise. <3

    • #12 by Latoya on May 28, 2014 - 7:21 am

      And turquoise looks amazing on you Denise, so that makes sense! I only works in certain iterations for me, I’ve yet to figure out what the prerequisites are – more blue than green? Darker or lighter? Need to figure this important question out lol.

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  7. #13 by Leticia (@CosmAficionado) on May 14, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    I feel like this with bright pink or orange lol

    • #14 by Latoya on May 19, 2014 - 12:22 pm

      I love all the brights!! :)

    • #15 by Latoya on May 28, 2014 - 7:19 am

      Brights for everyone! LOL

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  8. #16 by Sarah on May 21, 2014 - 9:17 am

    This shade and its slightly greener cousin are my all-time favourites! I have nail polish, sweaters, etc., and I especially love it paired with grey. The neon yellow looks incredible on you.

    • #17 by Latoya on May 28, 2014 - 7:18 am

      Thanks Sarah! I never thought to pair it with grey – I’m excited to try that now! :D

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