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The Queen's favourite nail polish colour is discounted at ASOS right now 

Does the Queen wear nail varnish? She sure does...

Leanne Bayley

Fingertips at the ready, people – you can now shop the Queen's favourite nail polish colour at ASOS - and it's on sale.

The pretty pink shade is currently available in a handy kit with a hand cream and top coat, reduced from £16.99 down to £11.85!

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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.


Essie Ballet Slippers set, £11.85, ASOS


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. 

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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 of the brand, 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.

The Duchess of Sussex is also thought to favour Essie's Ballet Slippers, just like the Queen.

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