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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

HP Wall Decor!

     So usually we do posts about beautifying yourself.....but today I wanted to do a post about how to beautify your home in an affordable inexpensive way! Have you seen the new HP wall decor kiosks at your local Walmart or Meijer store? Are you wondering what the dealio is? Welp folks, I'm here to tell ya what all the hype is about!

     So a little over a month ago, I got to host a HP Wall Decor party via House Party. (if you don't know what House Party is a party website that lets you throw parties for different companies like HP, Nerf, Keurig, Soda Stream, BIC, etc.) I got to test out the HP mounted photos and the HP canvas photos for free thanks to House Party and HP.

     HP wall decor offers you great new ways to display photos, heirlooms, and works of art by printing them onto mounted photos, canvas, posters, banners, and other neat stuff. The offer different sizes for their mounted photos and canvases so you can easily create customizable collages on your walls. Did I mention how easy it was?!?!?! It's so super easy...all you gotta do is take your photos, heirlooms, or works of art to your local HP kiosk, scan or upload the image you want at the HP kiosk computer, and print out your receipt at the photo counter. Some of them (like the mounted photos) will print out the picture at the HP kiosk printer, and then just take it to the photo counter to have them mount it for you...which takes only about 5 minutes. For the canvas, it will print out a receipt and you may be able to pick it up that day depending on what other orders the photo lab is dealing with that day. Mine took 24 hours before I could pick it up. You can also order these online if you want to skip the kiosk on Walmarts website. Also, it gives you options for altering your photos colors and size and even offers mirrored sides for photos...awesome! There are a lot of different options for these so check them out!

This is what the HP kiosk looked like at my local Walmart.

This is the ticket it prints out for the mounted photos. You scan the receipt at the printer after the allotted time is up and it prints your photo. Then you take it to the photo lab to have it mounted.

Front and back side of mounted photo. The size of this one is 5x7.

This is the 11x14 photo canvas front and back. I loved the way it turned out!

See?!?!? I told ya they were really cool. It's a wonderful and affordable way to dress up your home and walls. I give this product and service 5 stars so please go check it out and if you do... comment below and show us how you dressed up your walls!

I would like to give a shout out to HP and House party for letting me try this product and service for free. You rock!

Alright folks that's it from me today. Be sure to check out our drug store haul giveaway valued at 60$!

Peace, love, and speed bumps ya'll!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Loot Crate Review and Toilet Paper Thursday!

     Hiya everyone out there in internet land! Joslyn here doing my very first in depth Loot Crate review and toilet paper Thursday post! Sorry I haven't been posting much this week, I have been very busy getting the birthday boy's party ready. Since he picked Minecraft as his theme, I'm having to craft all his party decorations and goody bag stuff since they don't really have anything available for that kind of theme. I will be sure to post pictures when I'm finally done with everything!!! Now on to some toilet paper shenanigans!!! Since this Thursday falls on my Loot Crate review and Loot Crate is about geekiness and video games..................................

                                      Would you play toilet paper Mario with me???
Someone please make me that Piranha Plant toilet paper holder......pretty please with cheese!!!!

       Hehe anyways, for those who don't know, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box service that caters to gamers and geeks alike. Each box runs for about 13 dollars and if you get the three month or six month subscription, they become slightly cheaper. Six dollars shipping and handling applies to all subscriptions and if you search online you can usually find a code that will give you some kind of a discount. The discount code they have out now is TOKEN and it will give you 10% off. Yay! Also  if you decide to sign up, you can use my friend referral code and help me get a free box so I can do more reviews! Double yay!

       Alright so the first thing we got in our box was a Street Fighter mini series blind box from The character we got in our box was E. Honda and his arms and head move. It also came with a sticker card. You can get these for about $9.95 a piece.

The second thing we got in our box a Street Fighter Enamel keychain blind bag also from We got Blanka vs Zangief. On the back of the keychain it has their special moves! Awesome! You can get these for about $4.95 a piece.

The third thing in the box was a nifty collectible Space Invaders candy tin from It was filled with sour apple mini invaders!!! You can find these for about $2.50 a piece.

The fourth thing in the box was an 8BZ arcade token from One side of it is an old skool Nintendo Power Glove and the other side is a 1-up coin with tiny Pac-Mans chomping on dots and Pac-Man ghosts. Very cool! You can get these for about $3.00 a piece.

The fifth thing in the box was some old skool candy from We got one IBC Rootbeer barrel and one E. Frutti gummy candy mini burger. Though, these are only worth .5 cents a piece, I still think it was a cool thing to add. I do wish they would have added a few more pieces. Ahh, sure does bring back memories!!!

Last but not least was my FAVORITE item in the box! It was a collectible Mushroom Kingdom Racing Cinch Pack from Since this is a one of a kind item, I put the value at $10. Also, their website and concept are really cool, so be sure to check them out!!!

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with out first Loot Crate. The total value of the box was about $30.50 which is more than what I paid for it. That's all from me today, I'm going back to party supply making for the rest of the week. Stay tuned next week for an in depth skin care post and a comparison video on powdered volumizer! 

Also don't forget to enter our drug store beauty haul giveaway worth $60!!!

Peace, love, and fruit cake ya'll!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Easy nail art for beginners: Gold Glitter Gradient

Hi guys!

Check out this easy gold glitter gradient mani I just did :)

This was very simple.  All I did was start out with a clear base coat (I used Seche Clear).  Let the base coat dry for a few minutes then bust out your glitter polish.  I used Layla Ceramic Effect in CE55.  Start with a very thin coat about 3/4 down your nail and drag toward the nail tip.  It's ok if it's a bit streaky.  In fact, it will help the gradient effect if it is :)

Then, about half way between the start of the polish and the tip, start thickening up the glitter.  I found it easiest to just kind of blob it on with the brush making sure there were lots of glitter chunks filling in the gradient.  Then repeat this blobbing process on the very tips to complete the gradient.  Your last step is to add your glossy top coat to add lots of shine and protect your glitter.  I used 2 coats of top coat (Seche Vite of course) to make sure everything is nice and smooth.  I hate it when my glitter pokes out and snags on things.

Obviously, you can use whatever color glitter you want to make this all your own.  I chose not to use a base color because I love the look of the gradient fading to my natural nail color but this kind of mani looks amazing over base colors.

I hope you like it!  It was a lot of fun and very simple to do.  I hope to do some video nail tutorials for you soon.  I just ordered a new video camera which should arrive any day now so keep an eye out for those on my youtube channel which is linked in our giveaway post right here:

Don't forget to enter to win our drugstore favorites giveaway and comment to let us know what you would like to see here at GNTP!

For more fun pics of manis, makeup, wooflings and more, follow me on instagram! @thewooflingdiva

Take care!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

EASY Nail Art for beginners: Galaxy Nails

Hey ya'll!!!

So, I have become pretty obsessed with nail art since discovering the AMAZING Seche Vite quick dry top coat.  This stuff has really been a game changer for me.  My formerly impossibly frustrating at home manicures are now a fun way for me to let off some steam in a healthy, creative way.

I have been watching hours upon hours of nail art tutorials on youtube lately and came across a beautiful Galaxy themed nail art tutorial by youtube user, cutepolish.  She made it look so easy that I thought "Hey!  Even I can do that!!!"  So, I gave it a go and you know what?  Hey!  Even I can do that!!!

Check it out!!!

Pretty cool, huh?  I really love this manicure and I am soooo proud of myself for pulling it off.  It really is very, very simple to do.  Basically, all you really do is lightly sponge on your nebula colors then throw some glitter and a top coat over it and you are done.  Easy peasy!  Here is a pic of all the things I used for this manucure:

Base coat, top coat, black polish, white polish, yellow polish, pink polish, dark purple/green duochrome polish, fine silver glitter polish, blue/pink holo glitter polish, tweezers, toothpick and a couple tiny sponge pieces ripped from a clean cosmetic wedge.

I know this seems like a lot, but I swear, this manicure takes very little time to do.  I was done from base coat to top and all the layers in between in about 30 minutes.  I swear!  Keep in mind, this isn't much longer than it takes me to do a standard one color manicure.  I am NOT a skilled nail painter.  If I rush through, I make a horrible mess that even pure acetone can't take care of.  What I really love about this manicure is that the less precise your sponging and dotting are, the more realistic the design looks.  It really is perfect for people who have little to no experience in nail art.  GENIUS!!!

Ok, enough of me rambling on about how easy this manicure is!!!  It's time to SHOW you.  Now, I can't think of a better way to show you, than to link the cutepolish video tutorial I used myself to create this look, so here it is:

Easy, right?!  I KNOW!!!  You are welcome!

If you decide to give this manicure a go, please share it with us here at GNTP.  You can also find me on instagram as thewooflingdiva.  Use the hashtag #GNTPcutepolishgalaxy so I can find your pics :)

Also, please don't forget to enter our first ever giveaway contest.  If you missed the post, please, click here for information about how to enter and what you might win:

Take care!!!!

Give Away Contest!!!

Hey ya'll!!!
Welcome to our first ever Girls Need Toilet Paper giveaway!!!
Jos and I decided it was high time to thank all of you for stopping by and reading our blog, taking the time to like, sub and comment on our youtube videos and show our appreciation by putting together some of our favorite products in a care package for one lucky subbie!
Before I get into the rules of the contest, I want to show what you could be winning:

Olay Fresh Effects Exfoliating Cleanser
Kiss Nail Dress
I Love...Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie
Covergirl Outlast in Purple (pretty sure it is 310 Grapevine but the bottle doesn't list the name)
Seche Vite Quick Dry Topcoat
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey
Maybeline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Mirrored Plum (limited edition!!!)
Kuumba Made Fragrance Oil in Persian Garden
Neutragena Norwegian Hand Cream (deluxe size sample)

Check out our giveaway video below to know more about the awesomeness of each of these GNTP favorites (and to see me and Jos together for the first time ever on camera!).

The products included in this giveaway were, of course, purchased with our own money just for you.  Together, it retails for about 60$.  Ok, here is the down and dirty on how to enter:
1. You must be a subscriber to BOTH of our youtube channels

2. You must be a subscriber to our blog, right here at
To do this, just enter your email address at the top of the screen and you will automatically recieve and email update any time we publish a new post.  We post a few times a week, so this is a great way to keep up with new product reviews and random GNTP silliness.
You can be entered into the contest a second time if you also leave a comment on this blog entry and tell us what kind of reviews/posts you want to see.  That means you can DOUBLE your chances of winning our wonderful give away!!!
You must be 18 or older to enter.  If you are under 18, you must have a parent's permission to enter.  We are very sorry, but this give away is not open internationally so you must live within the United States to win.  We love our international subbies, but at this time, we can't do international shipping.  Soon, we hope to have a give away that is open to all of you scattered about all four corners of the world.  Please, be patient with us until then. 
Ok, guys!  That's it!!!  We will be drawing a subbie at random and announcing the winner right here on the GNTP Toilet Paper Thursday post on May 2, 2013.
Until then, stay tuned for more reviews and happy subbing!!!
Much love!!!
Dawn and Joslyn

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ruby Crystal Nail Care System

Hey ya'll!

I wanted to write a quick post to rave about a nail care system I have been using for my at home manicures for YEARS!  It's the Ruby Crystal Nail Care System. 

Basically, the star of this kit is the Ruby Crystal nail file which works a lot like a glass file.  In other words, you can file your nails in ANY DIRECTION and not tear or split your nail.  Go ahead and saw away!  I love this because I am not particularly skilled at doing my own nails and I hate going to the salon.  I am a do it yourselfer to the bone.  This system makes my nail care routine easy and stress free.  This is truly a great kit for anyone who wants beautiful nails at home. 

I bought my kit through HSN about 5 years ago and it's still holding up like a dream.  Keep your file clean and it will never wear down.  I think I originally paid something close to 40 bucks but it looks like now this kit is much cheaper.  In my oppinion, at $20, this is a steal.  If you are the kind of person who loves doing your own nails, this kit is a must have investment. 

I have linked the Ruby Crystal website below so you can see how to order your own kit and look at all the goodies that comes with it.  My kit is so old and beat up looking I was embarassed to show you any pictures of it (my wooflings got hold of it a couple years ago and practically destroyed the case).  It's also such an old version that the packaging looks completely different.  If you ask me, the new packaging is stunning!  Much better that the shiny gold plasticky stuff mine was made of.

Anyway, check them out!  I love this kit and I bet you will too.  If you have tried Ruby Crystal, please, leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Take care!

Ruby Crystal Nail Care System - Ruby Crystal

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Toilet Paper Thursday postponed

Hi guys,

Today's toilet paper Thursday post is put off.  In light of what happened in Texas's favorite Czech community, Joslyn and I both felt it wouldn't be right to post anything silly...

Last night, around 7PM, a fertilizer plant exploded in downtown West, Texas.  West is a tiny tourist town located off I35 about half way between Dallas and Austin.  My family always stops in West for the food or to take a run through the famous Czech Stop.  My mother is half Czech so the town has always been a favorite stop for us on road trips. 

The explosion last night has left the town devastated.  The community is in need of donations from blood to food to money for supplies.  I have linked an article that posted in The Dallas Morning news with information about how you can help.  I know that hearts are still heavy from the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week... It's hard to make sense of so much tragedy in such a short period of time.  If nothing else, please pray for the victims and their families.  Take care and hug your loved ones close.


How to help victim relief efforts for West, Texas - Dallas News, Sports, Weather and Traffic from The Dallas Morning News

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Toilet paper Thursday is here again! Yay!

Hey all yall out there in internet land! T.P Queen is here to bring you toilet paper Thursday! So for this T.P. Thursday, I decided to throw up a few of my favorite humorous T.P. videos! Hope you all enjoy!

So Dawn...we should totally review this product...

          So to me...there's nothing better than a good anime...until you add toilet paper humor to it!!!

          And last but not least we have a demo on how to properly use toilet paper...from a cat!

Welp, I hope you enjoyed all the T.P. shenanigans! Come back next week for more toilet paper and a HUGE surprise!!!! Trust me, you don't want to miss it!!! As for the lack of posts this week, we apologize. Both of us have been extremely busy, but have a lot of exciting reviews and posts coming next stay tuned!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream review and fun manicure to try!

Hiya everyone! A few months back I had the pleasure of doing the Neutrogena Norwegian hand cream Bzzagent campaign, and I thought I should share the Bzz with all of you out there in internet land! One of the campaign activities listed was to create a step by step guide on how to give yourself a great manicure. I have never been one for manicures because in my line of work (Chef) you cant wear nail polish and you have to keep your nails super short. Plus, with all the stress and pressure of working in a restaurant, your nails end up looking like crap by the end of the day no matter what you do. Now that I'm a stay at home mom, I have started to take a shining on doing my nails and keeping the skin on my hands healthier. It's nice not to see them covered in cuts and burns!!!

First off, before I start my tutorial, I would just like to give a shout out to Neutrogena and to Bzzagent for letting me take part in this super fun campaign! If you haven't tried the Norwegian hand cream, I highly suggest you do. It literally started to heal my hands the first time I put it on and now, after 23 days of trial, my hands look and feel fantastic. I have even had people complement on how soft my hands are!!! For just a few bucks a year, you can have spa-like treated hands without spending the time and the big bucks it usually takes. So thank you Bzzagent and Neutrogena for sending me a free Norwegian hand cream and for letting me test it out!!!

With this lotion, keep in mind that a little dab will do ya. It does come off as greasy at first, but once it's soaked in, your hands become so super soft. I have found that one of the best times to use this product is before doing dishes or before doing super heavy cleaning such as the bathroom. Since it's waterproof, you wont be getting a case of the nasty dish pan hands we all hate so much and it will protect your hands from spray on cleaners drying them out. Now, I don't use this product every time I need lotion on my hands because it does take a bit of time to soak in and it's so super thick, but using this once a day will greatly help your hands heal if they are dried and cracked. There is no fragrance and it wont burn any cuts that are on your hand.

I decided to do a quick and easy star and glitter manicure for this tutorial. This is what you will need...

  •  A good nail file with a buffer on the back side of the file
  • A nail file with a pointed tip
  • Sharp tweezers
  • A four sided buffing block (see pictures if you have never seen one)
  • Clear base coat nail polish
  • Glitter nail polish
  • Stars (you can buy these in the stationary isle of any craft store)
  • Fast drying top coat nail polish
  • Neutrogena Norwegian hand cream

Step one: Wash and dry hands. Get all the products ready to use.
These are the two tools  I use to clean out from underneath my nails. Sharp tweezers work SO good! The block on the left is a four sided buffer pad. You can usually find these at any beauty supply store and at most mass merchandise stores.

Step two: Clean out from underneath nails. You can remove the cuticle if you would like, but I honestly think it does more harm than good. Its not necessary for a good looking manicure.

The sharp tweezers scrape the inside of the nail, getting out stuck on gunk.

A pointy tipped file gets out the stuff that is really deep in the nail that the tweezers cant reach.

Step three: File the nail. It helps if you only file on one direction because it will help keep the nail from having tiny splinters which will eventually snag on clothing.

Step four: Buffer the nail, also making sure to stay in one direction.

Step five: Remove ridges.

This step is not completely necessary, but it makes your nails look more youthful, as ridges are a sign of ageing nails.

Step six: Buff the nail. This makes your nail super smooth and shiny. You can just leave your nails like this with no polish and they will look super healthy and beautiful.

Your nails should look a lot like mine here in the picture on the right. Smooth, shiny, and clean! I like to file mine in more of a circular shape because they are so short, but I would love to see this look done with squared off nails.

Step seven: Put on your base coat. If you are using a clear glitter polish and your in a hurry, you can skip this step because the polish will not stain your nails. I like base coats because they nourish your nails and it helps your polish cling to something, which makes it last longer.

Step eight: Polish. Try using just three brush strokes. One on the left, middle, then right. Doing this will insure your polish looks flawless.

Let the nail completely dry before putting the stars on.

Step nine: Place stars in the position that you want. You can find these stars in most craft stores in the stationary section. I have also seen them at Party City. They come in all shapes and sizes and you can get really creative with these!!!

Step ten: Carefully place the top coat over the nails and stars. It helps to just start at the very corners of the stars to hold them in place then do the rest of the nail. Don't worry if they end up moving a bit. You will be able to adjust their position in a second.

Step eleven: Adjust stars as necessary with the pointy end of a file.

Step twelve: Let dry completely. As you can see in the picture below, You can get as creative with the stars as you would like. They come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes!

Step thirteen: Finish of your new nail look with a dab of Neutrogena Norwegian hand cream!
(Smaller than this mine came out too fast.)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Toilet Paper Thursday!!!

Watch "ACCENT TAG!!!" on YouTube

Hey Ya'll!!!

Welcome to our very first Toilet Paper Thursday!

Swing by here every Thursday for fun, non-review posts like youtube tags, fun facts, weird news and giveaways.  Yes, giveaways!  Keep your pants on.  We're not doing a giveaway today but be on the look out next week ;)

Anywhoozzle, this week's Toilet Paper Thursday fun post is a youtube tag done by moi.  I hope you like it.  Please, feel free to do this tag as well.  We would LOVE to see how you say stuff!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Garnier Olia Hair Color Review

       Hello everyone and welcome to my very first blog post on girls need toilet paper! YAY!!! Today I'm going to tell ya about the new hair color from Garnier called Olia. It's a 60% oil powered ammonia free permanent hair color with natural flower oils.

       Before I start with the review I have to give a shout out to Bzzagent and Garnier for letting me try the Olia 6.60 for free. (note: the Olia 6.43 that I used was bought with my own money. Only the 6.60 was free) Bzzagent is the leading social marketing company and you can check them out at:

Alright, so when Bzzagent sent me my free product coupon I was so stoked! I ran out to my nearest Walgreens and got the 6.60 Olia hair color which is what you see  pictured  here. <--->

So when you open the box this is what you get:
  • Instructions that tell you not to die your dog or eat it and so on.
  • Bad ass black gloves (LOVE the gloves!)
  • Developer.
  • Colorant.
  • The coolest applicator bottle ever!
  • A nice size tube of after color conditioner.

Did I mention how awesome the applicator bottle and the gloves were? Sadly this was my favorite part of Olia. 

So after playing jazz hands with the gloves and squeezing the applicator to death, I applied the color all over my hair.

         Since Olia has no ammonia, the smell is extremely pleasant and I didn't get high on the fumes in my bathroom. The hair color is also very thick and easy to apply. The color at this point was very orangy, but nothing really out of the normal.

                                          After just 20 minutes, this is what my hair looked like:

       Yeah it looked like someone murdered 100 squirrels on my head. It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more red than I had expected. So after freaking out in the mirror and texting Dawn and telling her someone committed murder in my bathroom, I hopped in the shower to wash the color out. The color is thick and oily and as directed I foamed it up before completely rinsing it out. It looked like blood was pouring off my head. I washed my hair twice because I couldn't get the water to run clear. I ended up giving up on trying to rinse it out after about 15 minutes. I used the after color conditioner, which was nice and thick, and got out to dry off. My towel turned red!!! I couldn't believe after about a 30 minute shower so much hair color was still coming off. Now don't get me wrong, I've had this happen with red colors before, but there was way more coming off than I've ever experienced in the 18 years I've colored my hair. After patting dry my hair, getting dressed, and putting on make-up I went to go blow dry my hair. This is the final result:

       So yeah, it's almost Elmo red. It's not auburn at all. There is little to no brown pigmentation in the 6.60 Olia hair color. Needless to say, I was very disappointed  I texted Dawn about my hair and she came over and made me feel better. She is the coolest chicka in the whole world! <3 She even bought me eye brow pencils to match my very red hair, and new hair color for later use. I love her so much! I would have used the hair color she bought me after two weeks, but after giving it some thought I decided to give Olia a second chance. I really like the concept of this hair color, and I really wanted to love this brand.

       Before I go into the second round of Olia, I want to tell you that the water in my shower never really ran clear until about 3 weeks after coloring. It kept coming of on my towel too. After just 22 days, the hair color was super duper faded and all my blond highlights from a previous hair coloring session I had back in July of 2012 were showing through. I used a red pigmented shampoo and conditioner and cold rinsed my hair every time I washed it, so there was no reason for it to fade so quickly...

       For the second go around, I decided to try the 6.43 Olia light auburn brown. (this is the one I paid for out of pocket.)

       You can check out my before dye video below. Please forgive my noobness, as this was the very first video I've ever done and was a tad bit nervous. I promise I will get better with more practice! (and yes, I do a tad bit of jazz hands with the bad ass gloves!)

       So after the second go around I can honestly say I'm still pretty displeased with the Garnier Olia Hair color. The water actually ran clear this time around which was nice. I like the color it turned out to be, BUT it still didn't fully cover my highlights up which means the saturation in this kind of hair color is not all that great. I would recommended this color to someone new to dyeing hair, or to someone who wants something that will wash out pretty quickly, but to all of us professional at home dyers: stick with something more permanent. Check out my second video for a better look at how the color turned out. Oh, and sorry about the audio quality, I have learned my lap tops mic is horrible!!! (and I thought the web cam was bad...yikes!)

       So yeah, that's pretty much it in a nut shell! If you're interested in purchasing Garnier Olia, you can find it for about 10$ at CVS, Walgreens, Target, Wal-Mart, and your local grocery store. (Mine is H-E-B.) Please feel free to leave a comment and ask questions! If you do end up going out and buying Olia, please leave your feedback! I would love to know how your hair turned out!

Once again, thank you Bzzagent and Garnier for letting me try your Olia 6.60 for free! You rock!

If you would like to check out my Olia review for Bzzagent, you can find it here:

The video below is a slide show done for the Bzzagent campaign. It has a few more pictures on it that are not shown in this blog post.

Thanks everyone for checking out my full Olia review!