Okay. I am SO EXCITED to write this post, that I’m actually starting it before evening opening the bottle. If you caught my tweet the other night, you knew I was on the prowl for Chartreuse Chase. But let me explain how I got from: not even knowing it existed to I need this polish in my life ASAP.
A week ago Alli reviewed Deborah Lippmann Spring Buds. In the comments, my new friend Magda mentioned searching for chartreuse polishes. I came across a swatch of Chartreuse Chase by Steph over at Steph’s Closet and I knew I had to have it.
Okay! So, the moment of truth? Was it worth the brief stay on my must have now list? Yes. Yes. Yes. If Spring Buds is pollen in a bottle, Chartreuse Chase is its radioactive counterpart. It’s a gorgeous chartreuse, depending on the light it can appear more yellow or more green. It has a subtle, yet magnificent blue flash. I used three coats to get a nice opaque look and I’m really happy with the results.
You can pick this polish up at Ulta or your local drugstore! Lots of pictures below and I included a little history of the word chartreuse! Go! Look!
Confession: I kind of love etymology (the study of the true meaning of words & their origins). Most polish names don’t require any research (ex: OPI Big Apple Red, Wet n Wild Red Red) – but every so often I come across ones that I want to know more about (ex: Sally Hansen Loden Green). SO, I decided to look up a bit more about this “chartreuse” business….
I headed to the ever helpful Online Eytmology Dictionary and found out that Chartreuse is actually a type of liqueur made by monks living in the Chartreuse Mountains in the 1700’s. The liqueur takes on a green hue. How fun!
Fun Fact: The only polishes from the Insta-Dri line that I own… are all green!