Kate Middleton's favorite nail polish is 25% off—the pretty shade has a sophisticated sheer finish

Kate Middleton's favorite nail polish is currently a fraction of its original price

Kate Middleton's favorite nail polish
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The Duchess of Cambridge's nails are always immaculate and now you too can copy her look as Kate Middleton's favorite nail polish is currently included in the Black Friday sale! 

Kate Middleton's dresses may be the most talked-about trademark of her signature style, but there's another feature we think deserves a shout-out—her nails. 

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her groomed fingertips, regularly stepping out with a pink manicure courtesy of Essie's 'Allure'. Although this color was discontinued, the Duchess' favorite shade was reinvented with the name 'Ballet Slippers' and is now available at a discounted price.

The nail polish is currently 25% off in the Black Friday sales which means you pay just a fraction of the price to have a manicure like a royal.

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This royal-approved polish has been worn by Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and even the Queen—and it could be yours for less than £6. 

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This pink is a darker pink polish than the one used by Kate Middleton and is perfect for mixing with lighter colors or for a darker evening pink look.

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Spin the bottle is a lighter and pinker shade than the Ballet Slippers shade that is loved by the royals. This color is perfect for those wanting a less peach and more pink shade for their nails.

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This shade is a darker version of Essie's Ballet Slippers. This shade is a little pinker and is perfect for those who want this natural look in a more noticeable color.

Kate Middleton's nail polish

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The fashion icon even wore the drugstore brand to her wedding to Prince William in 2011, mixing it with Bourjois' So Laque Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge to achieve a customized nude shade. The stunning result sparked a major cult following, with royal fans and brides-to-be everywhere itching to emulate the duchess's pristine cuticles. 

Essie's Ballet Slippers, which is a pinker and slightly more opaque version and is the perfect shade if you want a gentle nude color that is fit for a royal.

The US-owned nail polish, which was also worn by Meghan Markle on her wedding day to Prince Harry in 2018 and is even considered to be the Queen's favorite nail polish

Essie has a wide range of other light pink shades which are just as lovely, so if you fancy something a bit darker or lighter, you can still enjoy the look with nails fit for a royal.

Emma Dooney
Emma Dooney

Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.


Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.