Essie's Mercury in Retrograde Nail Polish Collection Is So Perfect for Instagram

Sometimes there's nothing more satisfying than taking a photo of your freshly painted nails and posting it on Instagram.

Nail polish maker Essie, the company responsible for popular shades such as "Ballet Slippers" and "Chinchilly," knows the power of a great, Insta-worthy manicure, and their new line of Mercury in Retrograde polishes is practically tailor made for the photo sharing platform.

So what makes these two new hues so special?

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For starters, the duo of nail polishes go far beyond your average pastel tones and metallic tints. The limited-edition shades, which made their debut on Wednesday, July 18, are actually infused with celestial pearl particles (yes, really) and are designed to help keep all the bad vibes away when mercury goes into retrograde.

Though we're a bit skeptical about the healing powers of a nail polish, given that Mercury actually is in retrograde from July 26 to August 19, it certainly can't hurt to give these celestial hues a try. Plus, they look cute regardless of Mercury's current position in the solar system.

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"Keep Calm…" is a tranquil sky blue color with an awesome shimmer, while
"& Mercury On" is a deep shade of royal purple shimmer with hints of blue highlights reminiscent of the galaxy. The colors can be used in conjunction with one another for gorgeous ombre nails, as seen below, or layered over lighter hues to create a sparkle effect that's bound to earn you tons of Instagram likes.

Unfortunately, for those who can't wait to get their hands on this collection, it has already sold out at Ulta Beauty online, where it was exclusively released earlier this month at $9 per bottle. However, according to a comment from Essie on Instagram, the collection is expected to be re-stocked online soon, and will be available in Ulta stores in August.

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Need some inspo for new nail art? Click HERE for seven stunning designs perfect for summer.