Kate Middleton's nails are always immaculate and now you too can copy her look as her favorite nail polish is currently on sale!
- Kate Middleton's nail polish hit headlines following its royal debut at her wedding to Prince William in 2011, with royal fans everywhere desperate to recreate the elegant look.
- Essie's Ballet Slippers - which is almost identical to the Essie Allure color the princess wore on the day - is now a fraction of its original price.
- In other royal news, Duchess Sophie ups her style game with gorgeous checked flares and cool clog sandals.
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 princess is known for her groomed fingertips, regularly stepping out with a pink manicure courtesy of Essie's 'Allure'. Although this color was discontinued, Kate's favorite shade was reinvented with the name 'Ballet Slippers' and is now available at a discounted price.
The nail polish is currently 20% off which means you pay just a fraction of the price to have a manicure like a royal!
Ballet Slippers Nail Polish, (
Was £7.19, Now £5.70) | Essie
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 in the Amazon Prime Day Sale. This product is part of the unique Essie formula with excellent coverage, durability, professional chip protection, and nail-strengthening properties.
Princess Catherine even wore the drugstore brand to her wedding to Prince William in 2011! Her stylists mixed the shade with Bourjois' So Laque Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge to achieve a customized pale pink shade. The stunning result sparked a major cult following, with royal fans and brides-to-be everywhere itching to emulate the princesses' 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 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 was even considered to be the late Queen's favorite nail polish.
The shade 'Ballet Slippers' first became known as one of the Queen's beauty essentials in 1989 when her hairdresser reportedly ordered a bottle to be sent to Buckingham Palace for the monarch. Supposedly always avoided bright colors on her nails, so this muted tone was the perfect shade for Her Majesty.
Essie has a wide range of other pink shades which are just as lovely, so if you fancy something a bit darker or lighter, you can still enjoy the nail polish loved by the royals, but with something that is more complementary to your skin tone.
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