Essie Ballet Slippers

It's always worth revisiting Essie's polishes:  they rate highly with every beauty editor we know for their endurance powers and stunning shade range. Ballet Slippers is one of the colours that has endured since the very first Essie collection:  a true, sheer, pale pink classic that makes nails look immaculately groomed.

Which is why we're not surprised to find out it's the polish-of-choice for the Duchess of Cambridge, who rarely puts a foot - never mind a finger - wrong, in the grooming stakes.

We're looking forward to a ladylike spring - and predicting that Ballet Slippers is going to be tiptoeing back into polish-lovers' hearts.

UK readers find Essie Ballet Slippers at£7.99 for 15 ml - buy here