Essie's 9 Favorite Essie Shades

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Allure Magazine reached out to us and asked us to create a custom shade that was a color without color – like a foundation for nails. In 2010, Kate Middelton wore this shade to her wedding.
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I really thought I'd become a prima ballerina one day, who knew I'd end up in the nail polish business?  In 1982, I received the "royal blessing" from the Queen of England, just 7 years after its birth, when Elizabeth II's hairdresser sent me a letter requesting the shade be delivered directly to Buckingham Palace in London!
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Years ago, Mademoiselle Magazine asked us for an exclusive color – they wanted the perfect sheer pink that was universally flattering. This shade makes everyone feel like a mademoiselle, from 2 to 102 [year old].
 
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The name of this shade brings ALL of us back to our childhood – whether you enjoyed your marshmallows around a campfire or it was peeps. Marshmallow conjure up fond, sweet memories for everyone.
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Once you try it, this timeless greige will get you hooked forever! It did for me. It was a big breakthrough as the first true greige on the market.
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Wicked is a shade for the fearless, self-assured, modern woman whose power and charisma is off limit. Since 1993, the dark cherry tint has become an obsession of mine.
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In the midst of a snowy winter, there is nothing more comforting than fresh mint candy apple nails. Born in 2008, it became a part of my 2009 Winter collection and has reached cult status ever since.
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My father used to bring me downtown (Manhattan) every Sunday when I was a little girl – I had such fond memories of my father taking me shopping for toys downtown.
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I don’t know what you were thinking about ladies, but I’m talking about diamonds!
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We've all got our favorite Essie shades, but nothing compares to those of Essie Weingarten herself. The founder of essie and StyleList Guest Editor, shares with us her favorite shades and why.

When we spoke with Essie she was quick to say they are all special in very different ways, which we can understand, since we're obsessed with just about every color ourselves. However, a girl's got to make a final decision and these nine shades made Essie's cut.

From "Ballet Slippers," approved by the Queen of England to "Mint Candy Apple," which pushed the color envelope in a major way, Essie's bold choices in color (and names) have made these nine shades even more special.

Click here to see Essie's favorite nine essie shades!
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