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Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

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Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Getting the Royal seal of approval must mean the world to any brand, but imagine getting it twice over?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to American nail brand, Essie.

Not only did the first Royal put the brand on the map, the second was strangely related to a magazine you might not have heard about.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Pic: Essie Ballet Slippers, €9.99

Essie is a nail brand founded more than 35 years ago by Essie Weingarten in NYC.

In 1989 Weingarten received a letter from Queen Elizabeth’s hairdresser requesting an order of a pale-pink polish called Ballet Slippers because it was the color of choice of Her Majesty.

Apparently it is still the shade she wears, and 30 bottles of the very wearable nude sell every hour!

Nails Fit For A Queen

Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Pic: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

In a rare glimpse of the Queen’s fingertips (she’s always in gloves!) we can see her nails are nude polish perfection.

But it was Kate Middleton’s polish choice on her wedding day that was rather more interesting.

Also picking an Essie polish, Allure, it was missed by most the origins of the shade.

Duchess of Cornwell

Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Pic: Kate & Wills on the Royal Balcony

An interesting fact about Essie polishes, Essie herself picks all the quirky names for each of her 900+ colours, and Allure was created way before the Royal Wedding in April 2011.

It was actually launched 15 years before that when beauty bible Allure magazine launched its Best of Beauty Awards.

In it they named Essie top prize for Best Nail Polish Colours, and as a thank you Essie created Allure for the honour.

Allure April 2011

Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Pic: Allure April 2011

Allure might have had Eva Longoria as cover star in the month of the Royal Wedding but beauty fans were stunned it was the magazine’s bespoke nail polish that was chosen by the future Duchess of Cornwall.

The Wedding Shade

Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Pic: Essie Allure Polish, €9.99

While it’s not wildly different as a nude from the Queen’s Ballet Slippers, if you look at all the nudes in the Essie collection you’ll see just far you can go with the neutral, look here.

EVOKE.ie reckons it would be a beautiful everyday shade though, you can find it in pharmacies across the country, here’s a little close-up of Kate wearing it.

Nude Nails It

Kate Middletons Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Inspired By A Magazine

Pic: Kate wearing Essie Allure

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