Bringing Neon Back

NEON shades are not just an ancient trend of the 80’s anymore.  These bright look-at-me shades were seen all over New York fashion week for the spring 2012 collections as “highlighted” here and ways to wear it here,  as well as filtering into the makeup category with Bobbi Brown introducing her Neons and Nudes collection.  So of course I had to try my hand at this born again shade, by easily wearing it on my lips and in my accessories!

{MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipglass in “full speed ahead” $18.50. 
As bright as it looks here, it’s even more shocking in person!}
{This stuff is sti-iii-cky, but has the highest gloss effect ever!}

The KEY to pulling this shade off right now, is to NOT overdo it.  I wore my highlighter colored lipgloss alone, no harsh lip liner, and with minimal color on my eyes and cheeks so that the focus was just on my mouth.  I finally got a hold of that Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy lip treatment ($25) I have read so much about, and it has not disappointed.  Yes, it was pricey, but after a couple uses, I am sold on why it’s gotten so much press.  It contains ultra nourishing and age delaying ingredients that truly make my lips feel so hydrated, full, smooth, and overall yummy!!  It creates a smooth base for me to wear my gloss on top of, but I’m afraid I’m going to get hooked on this expensive stuff and not be able to go back to my old $2 chapstick!!  Yikes!!

{My two lip products that produce neon lights lips!}

{How can you not smile wearing lipcolor this bright??}
I think in addition to a shocking lip, picking out neon fashion accessories, like belts, shoes, and handbags, is also a very easy way to sport this of the moment shade if you aren’t brave enough to wear neon clothing like these celebs below.  
{These bold fashion statements were all courtesy of Michael Kors. Obviously, if you don’t have 
a rockin body like these ladies, probably best to leave the neon dresses on the hanger.}
So since I’m not in the market for a neon dress, I recently purchased this green hobo handbag by Bodhi that is the perfect bright addition to all of my dull winter outfits for now and will work on into spring.  Yes, it’s obnoxious, and yes it’s green, but it’s sooo much fun!!  AND, I got it for a huge steal at my local TJMaxx (luv luv luv this retailer for affordable high end designer labels) as opposed to its original price tag of $248…try 40 bucks!! Holla!!!
{I applied 2 layers of Scotch Guard to this puppy so stains won’t ruin the neon effect!}

So will you be “bringing neon back” this spring or do you think it should be left back in the 80’s with Debbie Gibson??  (and if you have no idea who Debbie Gibson is, then you have officially made me feel old;)-ha!)