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Whether you're an avid Co-Star fan or not, you've probably heard of Mercury Retrograde - and the trickster planet is back and more mischievous than ever. 

It's a time when everything can feel flightly out of whack - you may find yourself losing your keys, missing appointments, or *heaven forbid*, forgetting to moisturise your hands before applying a fresh tan. 

So, if you USED to be like us and had no idea what ✨Mercury Retrograde✨ was, then grab a pen and paper, as we're about to give you the astrological lowdown!

What does 'Mercury's in retrograde' mean?

According to astrologers, Mercury retrograde is simply an optical illusion where the planet Mercury appears to move backward across the sky. This tends to happen 3-4 times a year, with this Mercury Retrograde starting on September 9th and finishing on October 1st...LUCKY US!

Mercury rules communication in all forms - listening, reading texting, BeReal'ing (LOL). So when we're in these retrograde periods, we recommend trying to remain flexible, patience and understanding. Be flexible if you need to GLOW but your partners in the bathroom. Be patient if you decide to leave our Total E on for a few extra hours for a deeper bronze and most importantly, be understanding that sometimes, we just can't be bothered to put on a self tan. We get it, it's hard WORK!

Ok, so how can I survive this period?

No need to panic - we've rounded up the tops ways you can best navigate the effects of Mercury Retrograde this time around. Whether it's yourself, or a close friend feeling the astrological chaos, Luna Bronze has got you covered!

To help you face this cosmic season head on, look for Good Night Face Bronzing Serum 

Our GN serum is enriched with antioxidant + Vitamin C rich Australian Botanicals Desert Lime, Quandong, and Wattleseed, so your face gets brighter as it bronzes! Add 1-3 drops for a lighter glow and 5-10 drops for a deeper bronze.


If you're choosing to embrace the mayhem, look to Total Eclipse Tanning Mousse

Our TE is supercharged with essential oils that work to hydrate and nourish your skin whilst giving your the deepest tan in the shortest time possible. Let our TE work it's magic in just 1-3 hours so you can glow on the go!

For the friend who literally just can't deal right now, look to Illume Face Tanning Mist

If you feel like your world is low-key falling apart, revive and refresh yourself and your bestie with our heavenly face mist. With a spritz of Illume, anything is possible and you'll be glowing again in no time!

To avoid any Mercury retrograde mishaps, look to our Self Tanning Mitt

There's nothing cute about a streaky self tan. Invest and don't leave things to chance - get a flawless, streak-free gloe every single time with our Self Tanning Mitt. Guaranteed that you won't regret it. 

And if the chaos becomes all too much, look to Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturiser

If Mercury Retrograde is knocking you're fung schei, then you'll need our multi-tasking lotion, GG, that'll help maintain your sun-kissed glow without a second thought. Kick back, and watch our glow-maker WORK with it's skintastic ingredients that helps to nourish and sooth your skin. 

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