I hope that you’re all having a great Labour Day! This morning, I’ll be working a bit on the blog – (I have a lot of reviews on OPI and China Glaze polishes coming up!)
Later on, I’ll be hanging out with my boyfriend for some much-needed relaxation. What will you be up to?
Today, I have the great pleasure of showcasing another Adorn nail polish, – Adorn Landlocked Mermaid, which is the second lacquer from them that I’ve tried.
There’s something very mesmerizing about this polish. It reflects the light in such a way that the shimmer dances like fairies who’ve had just a tad too much spiked woodland punch.
It looks like a shimmery waterfall from a fairytale!
Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Pictures
Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Ingredients
Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 4 coats of Adorn Landlocked Mermaid
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Blue, green & purple (Yes)
- Sheer (Yes)
- Shimmery (Yes)
- Name: Adorn Landlocked Mermaid
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Adorn.)
- Where to Buy: Adorn website
Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review
Whoa, what a gorgeous colour! It shimmers like the twinkle in a mad scientist’s eye. How do I know this? *Eyes twinkle* 😉
In the bottle, the duochrome of blue-green-purple is more apparent than it is on your nail. But, I was pleased to see that, at certain angles, I was able to notice this colour shift on my nails as well.
The predominant colour is bluish green, and then you get the hint of purple, which is a fun surprise.
Landlocked Mermaid is just the perfect name for this polish because it’s indeed very aquatic and mermaid-like. I love it!
Landlocked Mermaid by Adorn has a super-shimmery finish that’s smooth, not gritty. It’s the kind of finish that looks the same whether you apply a top coat or not. (I, of course, added a shiny top coat to enhance the wear of my manicure.)
Application & Formula
The polish glides effortlessly onto the nails and has a thin, sheer formula. I expected this before wearing the polish because on their website, they clearly advertise it as being sheer, not opaque.
If you wear this solo like I did, you’ll need to use many coats to build it up so it won’t show Visible Nail Line. (I used 4 coats to achieve the coverage you see in my photos.)
Although I like the colour, because of the sheerness, I consider this to be more of a layering nail polish.
You can put a black polish underneath for a different look, or you can maintain the original colour by layering a teal polish such as Adorn Age of Aquarius, which I previous reviewed in detail not long ago!
I also think it would be interesting to layer this over a contrasting shade to see what new effects it could create. Using this over a red nail polish immediately springs to mind.
Big-5 Free, Vegan & Animal-Friendly
If you’re making conscious shopping decisions to buy nail polish that doesn’t contain the “Big-3” chemicals, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and DBP, you’ll be happy to know that Adorn nail polishes don’t have any of those! In addition, they also don’t contain Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor.
And you’ll also be pleased to learn that this brand is vegan and cruelty-free!
Final Verdict: 7/10
I’m very honoured to have received Adorn Landlocked Mermaid because it’s always exciting to try out new nail-polish brands! 🙂 Many thanks to Adorn!
Although this polish was sheer, I know that I’ll be using it for interesting layering effects. It’s very pretty, indeed!
Would you wear this solo or over another nail polish? Have you tried any Adorn polishes before?
Edit: Yay! It’s nice to see that Adorn supports bloggers!