Mercury retrograde is in Aries!

Sounds pretty dangerous. What does this mean?

You may have seen people talking about this phenomenon on social media and wondered what's with all the fuss.

Well according to Astrology Zone, "keeping track of Mercury retrograde periods can allow you to increase your productivity and avoid at least some of the frustration they can bring about," so that's why we're fussing.

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This Mercury retrograde began on 4 March and will end on 28 March.

Astrologer Kelli Fox says this period "requires a great deal of conscious effort on your part with regards to your communication style and content with others".

Kelli advises that we stick to light-hearted conversations during this time because comments are likely to be taken the wrong way and responses may be hostile.

In light of this (sort of), NCLA Beauty has launched a $16 (R229) Mercury Retrograde Jelly Balm to help our lips through this tumultuous time. It's pretty and translucent, and guarantees to keep those smackers looking plump and healthy.

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NCLA also boasts that this jelly balm will turn your lips to the "perfect dewy pink".

Allure's Meirav Devash tried it and confirms that she'll "be wearing it when [she] needs a mood boost, a hit of hydration, or low-key colour," for as long as Mercury is in our orbit.

NCLA Beauty also has a pink MilkyWay Jelly Balm for the same price, which you're able to shop online since they do ship to South Africa.

Not patient enough to wait for your lip balm to be shipped all the way from Los Angeles?

Try this Dis-Chem option instead because it also has a touch of L.A. in it:

We all love L.A. Girl's concealer, so why not try their holographic gloss topper? R99.95 exclusively at Dis-Chem

mercury retrograde lip gloss

Also try 3INA's The Lip Vinyl purely because the packaging agrees with this astrological theme. R179.95 on 3INA

mercury retrograde lips

And for your eyes, try NYX Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow for R159 at Clicks

mercury retrograde lip gloss

Or go for the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow. R370 at Woolworths

Mercury retrograde makeup

Not available in South Africa, but definitely worth putting on your wishlist for when you travel:

Fenty Beauty GLOSS BOMB in order for the stars to align for you the same way they did for Rihanna.

Don't just stop at your face, your nails deserve some holographic love too during mercury retrograde. Book yourself an out-of-this-world Gelish mani at Sorbet.

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