All hail Essie's Ballet Slippers nail polish, which retails for $9 at drugstores. 

All hail Essie's Ballet Slippers nail polish, which retails for $9 at drugstores. 

Part of the excitement leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 is imagining what everyone will wear, especially the bride. 

We can only guess what the Royal family will don for the festivities. But most likely Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will compliment her outfit by wearing Essie nail polish in Ballet Slippers.

Numerous media outlets have reported that's the only brand and color of nail polish the Queen wears. Apparently she discovered the classic pale pink shade 25 years ago and has been a fan ever since.  



With spring in full swing and summer on its way, here are our new favorite sunscreen essentials. 

Face: The skincare experts at Charlotte Plastic Surgery recommended we try Alastin Skincare Hydratint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36. Now we're in love with this lightweight broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides daily protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays with a natural hint of color compatible with all skin types. It also shields skin against pollution induced damage and improves hydration. $55. Charlotte Plastic Surgery. 


Body: A premium moisturizing sunscreen spray, Sun Bum Broad Spectrum SPF 70 not only protects, it has a light coconut scent that smells like summer. Plus it's water resistant for 80 minutes, is antioxidant enriched with Vitamin E and is cruelty-free. $15.99. Ulta and Target.


Lips: Protect your lips with Sun Bum SPF 30 lip balm. It glides on effortlessly and comes in different flavors: mango, pomegranate, key lime, coconut, banana, pineapple and watermelon. $3.99. Ulta and Target. 


Self Tanner: Get some sun the safe way with NKD SKN Gradual Tan Lotion for face and body. Designed for all skin types, it moisturizes while developing a subtle glow over 4-8 hours. Made with organic botanicals including grape seed, it dries instantly, is odorless and won't stain your clothes or bedding. $14.99. Ulta.