Bridal Nails

The #1 Nail Polish Worn By Brides: The Shade by Essie Turns 30

The wildly popular shade (and bridal beauty favourite) passes a major milestone

Essie Nail Polish founder Essie Weingarten

Photo Courtesy of Essie

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

Photo Courtesy of Essie

Summer wedding season has arrived and the thought of warm weather nuptials has us buzzing with all things bridal beauty.

While the undeniable popularity of nail art design shows no signs of slowing down, we understand the desire to go traditional on the big day, and there’s one shade of polish that seems to be a perennial fave among brides everywhere – Essie’s Ballet Slippers, the perfect barely-there, delicate pink. Not only is the shade a top polish pick for brides everywhere, it’s also been spotted on the likes of Barbra Streisand and Queen Elizabeth II.

The shade recently turned 30 earlier this year, and company founder, Essie Weingarten, attests to the wild popularity of the shade as proof that “dreams do come true” – the lacquer’s name comes from Weingarten’s childhood devotion to ballet. At $10, Ballet Slippers is the perfect polish pick-me-up.

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