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.


Let’s see all the things, shall we?



American Apparel Neon Yellow nail polishswatch American Apparel Neon Yellow swatch

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.


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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      On May 21, 2014, at 10:17 AM, Beauty Obsessed wrote:


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