Fingertips at the ready, people – you can now the Queen's favourite nail polish colour on ASOS and it's on sale. The pretty pink shade, usually priced at £7.99, is now £6.35. Aptly named ‘Ballet Slippers’, this hue has been the Queen’s go-to colour since 1989 when Her Majesty’s hairdresser penned a letter to brand founder Essie Weingarten to request a bottle of the elegant, best-selling polish.
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Essie Ballet Slippers, £6.35, ASOS
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Born in the 80s, the brand started out producing long-lasting, high-quality nail polishes with a fashion focus. Known by insiders as the nail-colour authority, Essie now has more than 1000 glossy shades to its name.
Ballet Slippers is a sheer polish but can be buildable - as seen above on two different skin tones
The muted colour works perfectly for the Queen who often chooses to wear two-pieces and coats in notably punchy tones.
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The Queen isn’t the only royal fan, either. When the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William in 2011, manicurist Marina Sandoval blended Essie’s ultra-wearable 'Allure' shade with Bourjois' So Laque Nail Enamel in ‘Rose Lounge’ (a pastel pink hue) to create a lovely, timeless colour.
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