Saturday, June 30, 2012

Preview: Dr.'s Remedy Summer 2012 Collection "Step Into Summer"

Playful, Peppy Perfection

Finally, friends, you can toss the fur, shelve the scarves, and stash your sweaters. With warm weather
just around the bend, your wardrobe and weather’tude needs a workup. And, phew, it’s easier than
ever, thanks to Dr.’s REMEDY® bright, new collection for summer 2012: STEP INTO SUMMER.
Now what’s in bloom outside (think gorgeous daises and tulips to boot) can be yours, for keeps, on
fingers and toes alike. This collection promises color-perfect, smile-inducing awe like never before.

The Dr.’s REMEDY® 2012 STEP INTO SUMMER collection of Enriched Nail Polish includes:

• GRATEFUL Grape: Move over Jolly Rancher, this take on grape has sizzle, shine and a touch of shimmer

• HOPEFUL Hot Pink: Hello Kitty never
had it so good; this shade of pink is every gal’s new best pal, no doubt

• YOUTHFUL Yellow: A hue of banana-meets-lemon with here-comes-the-sun subtlety, this shade is matte, marvelous and magical

Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish is available for $17 online at or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL.

Dr.’s REMEDY® is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The brainchild of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.’s REMEDY® proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. Their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market created by doctors and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Made with organic ingredients, vitamins, wheat protein, tea tree oil, lavender, and garlic bulb extract, Dr.’s REMEDY® vegan nail polish is the #1 podiatrist recommended brand. Dr.’s REMEDY® is sold online at or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Born Pretty Store Gift Card Giveaway!

Yay, another giveaway!  And guess what?  This one is open to US and international followers as well!

Born Pretty Store is sponsoring a $20 gift card giveaway on my blog since my code was used over 10 times!  The gift card can be used to purchase various nail art products and supplies.  They also have make up and cute accessories as well!  Here are few examples of things you can get from Born Pretty Store.  You can click on each individual picture to visit its product page (contains affiliate link).

Lovely Chaplin Black Moustache Two Cross Double Finger Adjustable Ring5x 2way DOTTING Pen Marbleizing Tool Nail Art Dot Paint1 bag 4mm gold square stud rhinestone Acrylic UV Gel Nail artNail Art Glitter Dust Powder Noble Silver Sheet Decoration15ml Fluorescent Neon Luminous Nail Art Polish varnish Glow in Dark #12100 pcs Cane Nail Art Fimo 3D Fruit Shaped Stick NewNail Art Colorful Half Pearls Decoration Set for Nail12 Colors 3D Steel Ball Glitter Nail Art Decoration10pcs Hello Kitty Lovely Sticker Easy Fast Glitter Nail Art#331

Specific instructions on how to enter are detailed below in the Rafflecopter.  There are two mandatory entries for this giveaway.
  1. Follow Liquid Jelly on GFC
  2. Follow Born Pretty Store blog on GFC
Once you do both, you can gain more optional entries.  The tweet entry can be done every day if you wish.  Good luck! :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Essie Demure Vixen

Sweet and simple post from me today.  This is 3 coats of Essie Demure Vixen, a lovely mauve/taupe with pink shimmer.  I can't decide if this color looks good on me.  It might be a bit too cool, but I'd wear it anyway because it's so pretty.

Do you own Demure Vixen?  Love it?  Hate it?  Let me know in the comments! :)


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Born Pretty 15pc Nail Art Brush Set

Hey all!  Here is my second review for Born Pretty, an online nail art store*.  One of the things I knew I wanted to review right off the bat was this 15 piece nail art brush with dotting pen set*.  I love doing nail art, but a lot of the detailing I wanted to do required specific brushes.  I always used striping brushes, but those don't offer the control I need, since they're used for drawing stripes.  With the right brush, you can easily create details like the one shown above.

First, let's take a look at all the brushes that come in this set.

2 fan brushes:  Apply two or more colors to these brushes to create gradient effects, such as a sunset or a rainbow.

3 liners of different lengths: Used for making stripes.

3 pointed drawing brushes of varying sizes:  Use these to draw intricate details such as drawings or lace outlines.

3 angled brushes:  You can use these for painting or drawing one stroke flowers.

3 flat brushes:  The function of these are pretty similar to the angled brushes above.  This one just has a horizontal edge.

1 fine tip dotting pen:  You can make very small dots with this!

I love the variety of tools in this set!  The only negative thing I have to say is that maybe shipping could have been a bit sturdier for the brushes.  I can't really complain with free shipping, and most everything did come safely in the padded envelope.  The only casualty was this minor one, which was easily fixable with some super glue.

As for the design I showed you above, I used the flat brush to create a watercolor effect in blue, pink, and green.  I then used a pointed drawing brush to make loops and the dotting tool to make dots on top of each loop.  I think the loop design kind of looks like zippers.  Sort of a good-girl-gone-bad-esque look with florals and leather?

Overall, I think this brush set is perfect for nail art enthusiasts!  I can't wait to try out more complex designs and drawings with these.  You can buy this set from Born Pretty for $4.74 with free world wide shipping.  I would say that is a pretty fair deal, especially with this 10% off coupon! :)

I was also just informed that this code has been used over ten times, so a giveaway will be underway as promised by Born Pretty!  A little something to look forward to. :)

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The items reviewed in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
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Preview: China Glaze On Safari

Now, it’s time to go On Safari . . .



China Glaze® Introduces 12 New Crèmes and Glitters for Fall 2012

Los Angeles, CA – (June 2012):  China Glaze® nail lacquer invites you to take an exotic expedition with its Fall 2012 collection, On Safari.  Be captivated by the earthy tones, rich plums and celestial sparkles that make up this adventurous assortment of polishes. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nail Mail! (& some randomness) ♥

Hey all!  I got some pretty cool stuff in the mail today, so I thought I'd show you!

First off, I got these pretties from the lovely folks at Milani.  A few polishes from the Spring 2012 line, as well as some glitters! :)

I also got my Target Summer beauty bag!  I was a little disappointed that the Lip Butter wasn't full size, but there are still a lot of goodies here. :)  There's also a $3 off Revlon coupon, which I'll be using to purchase their Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.

Ah, I've been awful about posting regularly.  Like I said in a previous post, I've been a bit busy sitting in for my mom.  On the plus side, I've been trying out new recipes.  Here are a few I've made so far.

Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozarella.  I used this recipe from  Mine didn't get that perfect swirl in the middle, but it was good nonetheless.

Guacamole Shrimp Burger with bacon.  This one's my own creation.  I had an avocado shrimp burger in S Korea a few years ago, and decided to recreate it with a few twists.  For the guac, I used this recipe by Alton Brown.

Well, that is all from me today!  Hope everyone's enjoying the weekend. :)


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

July Julep Maven Boxes (Free polish this month!)

Here are the previews for this month!  P.S. Julep Maven* is giving away a free polish this month! So excited. :)  (Please note: If you join this month, you won't get this box.  You'll get the intro box.)

How cute are the free polishes?  You get either America the Beautiful or O'Canada depending on where you reside.  I love both of them!

What do you think of the boxes this month?  I usually get Boho Glam, but I'm thinking of getting Bombshell.  I need to see swatches!  Hopefully Julep will put them up on their blog soon.  Which one are you getting?  Let me know in the comments! :)

**update: Julep's July swatches can be found here.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello :)

Just thought I'd drop in and explain why it's been so quiet around here.

My mom recently left for S Korea, so I was busy helping her prepare for her leave.  She'll be back in a few weeks, but in the meantime I'm now in charge of the housework.  Whew, being mom is tough!  I think my mom forgot to give me her super powers.  I've been editing pictures during my free time, so I'll be posting again soon! :)

Thanks for being patient!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Introducing Sheer Nail Lacquers by American Apparel

Hey all!  American Apparel just launched a new line of sheer polishes this week!  They look pretty cool, so make sure to check out their press release below. :)

To celebrate the Summer weather,  we've released a limited-edition (for Summer only) line of 6 vibrant-yet-sheer colors inspired, and named after California beaches.  The 6 new shades are; Summerland Beach, Manhattan Beach, Zuma Beach, Moonlight Beach, Redondo Beach, and Pacific Beach.

These new sheer lacquers are unlike other sheers polishes. It's highly pigmented making it perfect for layering art or ombre effects. These lacquers are cruelty-free as well as DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free, like all of our other nail lacquers!

They are now available online at As well as in stores across the US (and soon internationally).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps in Peacock (& Application Tips!)

OPI recently came out with these new Pure Lacquer Nail Apps!  They are nail strips made of real nail polish and apply like stickers to your nails.  I got them in three different designs: Pink and Black Lace (creme), Peacock (creme), and Girly Glam (glitter).  I love how the packaging looks; very sleek.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Born Pretty Hello Kitty Stamping Kit Review

Hello Liquid Jellettes!  Yes, you are a Jellette. ;)  Born Pretty was kind enough to send me a few products for review.  If you don't know about Born Pretty, it's an online site that sells lots of various nail art* products and polishes for fairly low prices.  The first item I tried was the Hello Kitty Stamp Template DIY Kit*.  This kit contains one stamping plate with 9 images, including one of Hello Kitty.  It also comes with a small one-side stamper and a scraper.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Got my Klout Perk: Free Essie!

Hey all! :)  I got my Klout Perk in the mail today- a free Essie!  I got Bikini So Teeny, the namesake of the collection.  Did anyone else get theirs?  Did you get the same color or a different one?  I'm curious!  Let me know in the comments. :)


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Liquid Jelly 1,000 Follower Giveaway!

Hey all!  Sorry about the lack of posts these past few days.  Liquid Jelly recently reached 1,000 followers on GFC, so I've been putting together a giveaway for you all! :)

Here's what's up for grabs! One lucky winner will win all of these:

  • A $15 Julep Voucher Code
  • Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed (Limited Edition & Sold Out)
  • OPI I'm All Ears (from the new Vintage Minnie Mouse collection)
  • China Glaze Make Some Noise
  • Finger Paints Pink Imagination
  • A Wet n Wild clear polish mixed with color shifting pigment (bottle shown above is mine; winner will be sent a new bottle)
  • Born Pretty Hello Kitty Nail Art Stickers (1 sheet)

P.S.  The bottle of Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed is my back up bottle.  I know a few of you missed out on it, so I thought I'd help you take it off your lemming list. :)

Unfortunately, this giveaway is limited to US and Canada.  I feel bad leaving the international followers out, since I appreciate all of you as well.  So I will try to put together another giveaway only open to the international ladies with beauty/nail goodies without nail polish to avoid shipping problems.

Specific prize details are listed in the Rafflecopter below!  Please make sure to read the terms and conditions at the bottom of the Rafflecopter as well.  Thank you everyone for supporting Liquid Jelly.  I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me, and this blog would definitely be nothing without you all.  Hope you like the prizes and good luck!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Preview: OPI Launches Outrageous Neons!

Sizzling, Fluorescent Hues!

OPI Announces New Limited Edition Outrageous Neons, the Brand’s First Neon Lacquer

            OPI launches its first neon nail lacquer with the Outrageous Neons mini pack, including four limited edition neon shades, a neon white base coat, and OPI Top Coat. The four fluorescent hues include vivid shades of yellow, orange, pink and purple. The essential step for achieving the best results is to prep nails with one coat of neon white base, followed by two coats of neon lacquer. Colors dry matte, but adding one layer of OPI Top Coat results in bright, bold color with a shiny finish.
 “Outrageous Neons marks OPI’s foray into the world of neon color,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “In the US, the FDA requires that all cosmetic colorants be approved, and each batch must be certified for purity. The lacquers in this set are formulated with new, FDA-approved neon pigments for a look that’s dazzlingly vibrant.”
Along with neon white base and OPI Top Coat, the four shades in the Outrageous Neons mini pack include:

Ridiculously Yellow
So yellow, it’s beyond understanding.

Formidably Orange
Brace yourself for this powerful orange.

Riotously Pink
This pink has been known to create a scene.

Seriously Purple
I really mean it…it’s really purple!

As with all OPI nail lacquers, Outrageous Neons contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. This limited edition mini pack promotion will be available beginning July 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $19.95 ($24.95 CAN) suggested retail for each mini pack (includes all six products).
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each full-size lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kardashian Kolors Pretty Petites: Sophisti-cuties

Hello! :)  Today I have the second set of Kardashian Kolors minis.  This one's called Sophisti-cuties and contains (from top to bottom): My Empire...My Rules, Follow Me on Glitter, Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam, and Hard-Kourt Fashionista.

3 coats, My Empire...My Rules: a mushroom taupe creme.
3 coats, My Follow Me on Glitter: a black base with fine and small silver glitter.  There are also multi-colored glitters in bright blue, fuchsia, red, green, and yellow.

2 coats, Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam: a dark teal-green creme.  Love this one!  I did 2 coats for pics, but it can definitely be a one-coater. :)
3 coats, Hard-Court Fashionista: a chocolate brown creme.  Very shiny!

Like the Celeb-bities set, I found the formulas for all of these flawless.  If anything, Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam was a little more on the watery side, but nothing unmanageable.  Overall, a pretty solid set.  I think the colors in this set work very well together and can easily be worn together like in my pictures.

Pretty Petites will be available July 2012 for $10 each at Duane Reade, H-E-Butt, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Rite Aid, Sears and ULTA. In Canada, each set will be available for $15 at Katz Group, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, select Sears locations, and Walmart Canada. 


*The polishes reviewed in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
Please view my Disclosure Policy for more info.

Kardashian Kolors Pretty Petites: Celeb-bities

Hey all!  Today I have a handful of polishes to show you! :)  Here are the four mini Kardashian Kolors from the Celeb-bities set (from top to bottom): Wear Something Spar-Kylie, Sealed with a Kris, Kim-pletely in Love, and All Kendall-ed Up.  I found that all of these applied flawlessly, even with the small mini brush.

2 coats, All Kendall-ed Up: a bright, blue leaning pink creme.  Pretty much your typical pink.
4 coats, Kim-pletely in Love: a sheer, light pink with blue shimmer.  Gorgeous!  I wish the blue shimmer showed up in my pictures.  I'm still trying to hunt down a full-size bottle of this one. :/
3 coats, Sealed with a Kris: a blood red jelly. So squishy and shiny.
3 coats, Wear Something Spar-Kylie: a light red with fine silver glitter.

Overall, I think these colors make a nice set.  I was especially elated to see Kim-pletely in Love in this set, since I haven't been able to find it.  What do you think?  Do you usually buy mini sets like these?  Let me know in the comments! :)

Pretty Petites will be available July 2012 for $10 each at Duane Reade, H-E-Butt, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Rite Aid, Sears and ULTA. In Canada, each set will be available for $15 at Katz Group, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, select Sears locations, and Walmart Canada. 

*The polishes reviewed in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
Please view my Disclosure Policy for more info.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Julep iPad and 80+ Polish Giveaway!


Hey gals!  Just dropping in to let you know that Julep has been holding a giveaway where you can win an iPad and all 80+ Julep shades!  How exciting!  You can enter the contest by visiting them here. :)

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