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!