The Queen has been wearing this £8 nail polish for THIRTY years Home News Beauty news By Penny Goldstone May 30, 2017 1:57 pm And you probably have it too Queen Elizabeth may spend a small fortune on perfume, but when it comes to her nail polish, she’s much more partial to a bargain. It turns out that, being very particular about her mani, she’s been wearing the same polish for 30 years, and it costs just £7.99 a bottle. According to Essie, its ballet slippers shade is ‘the only colour Her Majesty would wear’. Shop now: Essie Nail Lacquer 6 Ballet Slippers for £7.99 from Boots It all started in 1989 when the Queen’s hairdresser wrote the company a letter requesting the particular shade. We can see why she picked it too. It’s a subtle sheer pink that looks natural and goes with everything. She’s not the only royal to love a bit of Essie either, as Kate Middleton wore allure, a similar shade of pink, on her wedding day to Prince William. Plus, you just can’t knock the price.