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Ever wonder what sort of nail polish is literally befit for a queen? Ponder no more because we now know that Queen Elizabeth II likes to paint hers in Essie’s #162, otherwise known as Ballet Slippers. “This always elegant lacquer was born in 1982 and received royal blessings from the Queen of England, just seven years after its birth, when Elizabeth II’s hairdresser sent Essie Weingarten (a.k.a. the founder of Essie) a letter requesting the shade to be directly delivered to Buckingham Palace in London,” the brand tells Today.

How does the $8 nail polish look underneath those dainty royal gloves?

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You can apply it lightly, for a barely there hint of pink.

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…add a couple of coats if you prefer a more opaque look.

Double take today 💕 2 coats #essieballetslippers… 1 coat #essiesugardaddy #essieobsessed #essiesnob #essie

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Or shake things up with some glitter accent nails.

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The Queen isn’t the only public figure fond of the polish — stars like Madonna, Katie Holmes, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez and Barbra Streisand are all fans of the timeless, classic shade.

Anyone for a manicure?

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