All The Glory Products You Need To Survive Mercury Retrograde

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Not to alarm anyone, but it’s that time again, Mercury Retrograde. We’re well into the second Mercury Retrograde of the year, with it ending on the 2nd of August and it’s time to take some positive action.

If your colleagues are always blaming everything on Mercury Retrograde and you're left sitting there with a blank expression, here's a quick explainer for you: the retrograde period is when the planet Mercury speeds past Earth, which creates turbulence and disruption for us. It’s believed that this can lead to slightly chaotic happenings in our personal and working lives.

At work, it’s thought to bring about unease and indecisiveness around important decisions. Within our personal lives, it may lead to off-kilter judgement calls.

So, how do we get through it? While it’s generally out of our jurisdiction to rejig planets, there are some important self-care steps you can take to lessen the effects. It’s important to stay calm and also to clear your mind as much as possible.

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1 Elemis’s Quiet Mind Temple Balm - £20.50
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Elemis’s Quiet Mind Temple Balm purports to help drown out negative thoughts and calm uneasiness. It blends patchouli and eucalyptus, transporting you to a beach on a far away land, away from Mercury Retrograde, as soon as it’s applied to the temples.

2 The Body Shop’s Eye Colour Stick in Nevada Gold - £8
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While we normally love our millions of eyeshadow palettes filled with thousands of shades, the indecisiveness during this time of the month will only make you late for work. Glide on The Body Shop’s Eye Colour Stick in Nevada Gold, it’s a shade for every occasion and takes the decision making process out of your hands.

3 Herbivore Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish - £38
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What’s the best way to get through Mercury Retrograde? Covering your body in crystals. Herbivore Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish manages to exfoliate away all the negative dead skin cells while keeping skin soft and hydrated. Amethysts are believed to boost our creative juices and help us focus, so is ideal to keep around you during this difficult time.

4 Dior Vernis Cool Wave Nail Lacquer in 431 Pow - £22
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A simple way to spark a bit of joy is with a pop of colour. Dior Vernis Cool Wave Nail Lacquer in 431 Pow suits all skin tones, plus, orange is known to stimulate creativity and optimism which comes in handy during this time of doom.

5 Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask - £30
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Now isn’t the time to stay out late socialising. Instead, use IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask in the evening before bed, so ends don’t end up looking as distressed as we feel on the inside.

6 Sisley Eye Contour Mask - £95
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When the planets aren't aligned in our favour, our sleeping patterns tend to suffer, leaving us with the tell-tale signs of dark and puffy under-eye areas. Sisley Eye Contour Mask to the rescue. The cooling gel features elements of malachite, which is believed to draw our impurities and ward of negative energies - it goes above and beyond your average eye cream.

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