Emma Stone and the Queen have this unlikely beauty hack in common

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    Emma Stone and Queen Elizabeth have a very specific beauty hack in common – and it’s not what we would have expected – especially given the price bracket!

    Queen Elizabeth and Hollywood’s highest female earner Emma Stone are undoubtedly two of the most powerful women in the world, so it’s surprising therefore that the one thing they have in common is a love of bargain nail varnishes.

    That’s right, Emma and Liz wear the same shade – and it’s probably in the back of your bathroom cupboard.

    Their pick? Essie’s Ballet Slippers – costing just £7.99 a bottle.

    While Emma wore the shade to the Oscars this year, Queen Elizabeth has been wearing it for years – 30 years to be exact.

    In fact, according to Essie, its ballet slippers shade is ‘the only colour Her Majesty would wear’, all starting in 1989 when the Queen’s hairdresser wrote the company a letter, requesting the particular shade.

    Considering no expense is spared when it comes to the Queen’s appearance from employing someone to tread in her shoes to her impressive selection of tiaras, her repeated use of the bargain Essie shade must speak volumes about how good it is.

    If you’ll excuse us, we’re off to stock up on Essie nail varnishes to have something in common with HRH and Emma Stone.


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