Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches & Review

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches & ReviewI 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

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Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review & Swatch


Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review

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Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review & Photos


Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Ingredients

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Ingredients

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches

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Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches & Review

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatch

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review & Swatch

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review & Swatches

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatch & Review

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches & Pictures

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatch & Pictures

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches

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Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatch

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Review & Swatches

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Landlocked Mermaid by Adorn Swatches

Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatch & Review


  • Blue, green & purple (Yes)
  • Sheer (Yes)
  • Shimmery (Yes)

Key Notes

  • 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!


  • Lovely subtle duochrome with a bluish-green-to-purple shift
  • Super shimmery
  • Smooth formula
  • Contains no Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, or Camphor
  • Vegan & cruelty-free


  • Sheer (Needs 4 coats & has a tendency to shrink under a thick, fast-drying top coat like Seche Vite.)
  • Only available online

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!

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12 thoughts on “Adorn Landlocked Mermaid Swatches & Review

  1. Barbara

    This color is beautiful. I will be at a parade watching for the marching band my son is in. And being happy I’m not laboring after my horrible weekend at work!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Barbara!

      Hope you had a lot of fun at the parade! You must’ve been so proud of your son. It’s so difficult to play an instrument and also walk in a parade. I’ve never done it in a parade, but I’ve been in a band.

      How long has your son been in the band? And what instrument does he play?


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