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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CLOSED: Fantasy Jewelry Box Review and Giveaway

I was so excited to be able to host a review and giveaway for Fantasy Jewelry Box.  They have such a large selection of affordable jewelry.  Fantasy Jewelry Box has such a perfect name because it is exactly that...Fantasy Jewelry.  You can find all that jewelry that you drool over and think, "I'll never be able to afford that."  Well...with their cubic zirconium stones that imitate the classic look of a diamond, you CAN afford it!  In addition to their fine imitation diamond jewelry, they also have fashion jewelry. 

The organization and design of the Fantasy Jewelry Box website is great for searching for that perfect, affordable jewelry!  
If you are looking for a specific can do that.  
If you are looking for a certain price can do that.   
If you are looking for a certain can do that.  
On top of those search options they also have the traditional search options such as rings, bracelets, earrings, and of course the Sale & Clearance tab!!

About a year ago I broke a necklace to a necklace/earring set that my sister gave me when I was the maid of honor in her wedding.  I was so sad when it broke both because of the sentimental value behind it and because it was my only nice jewelry set that I had.  I would wear that set for every wedding, funeral, graduation, dinner party...pretty much anytime that I needed a classic "Diamond" jewelry.  Since then I haven't found a set that I really liked that was within a reasonable price range.  Until NOW!!!
When browsing through the Fantasy Jewelry Box website I came across this gorgeous 

Alina's Designer Style Floating CZ Solitaire Set.  


I chose to do my review on this product and was so happy to see it when it came in.  The pendant is setting on a dainty yet strong chain which is definitely what I was hoping for. This set is so classy and it is appropriate for more than just those "Dress Up" events, but can also be worn with a jeans outfit.  The best part of this SET is that it was less than $50 for the whole set! 

The wonderful people over at Fantasy Jewelry Box has been kind enough to to offer one of my readers an item of their choice under $35!  To enter into this giveaway, you can complete any of the following Extra Entries, but the Mandatory Entry must be performed.  

Mandatory Entry:
1.  Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect. (1 entry)
Please make sure to leave your e-mail address in EVERY entry.  Thank you! 
Extra Entries:
1. Go to Fantasy Jewelry Box and tell me which item catches your eye. (1 Entry)
2. "Like" Fantasy Jewelry on Facebook and tell them "I just entered into the Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway on Frugal Science Gal!"  Make sure to leave your screen name in the comment. (2 Entries)
3. "Like" Frugal Science Gal on Facebook (2 Entries) 
2. Subscribe to my blog via e-mail and make sure to confirm the subscription. (2 Entries)
3. Follow
@FrugalScience on Twitter. Leave your Twitter ID in the comment. (1 Entry)
4. Follow
Fantasy Jewelry on Twitter and leave your Twitter ID. (1 Entry)
5. Tweet about this Giveaway. Can be done daily.  (1 entry a day)

Enter to win Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway on @FrugalScience
6. Grab my button and put it on your homepage (Can be found on right hand side).  Leave a link to where I can find the button in the comments. (4 Entries)
7.  Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the post in the comments (3 Entries)

The giveaway will end on September 21st at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  
*I was provided the jewelry set above to host a review on.  I received no further compensation and all ideas are purely my own.  
Monday, August 30, 2010

Winner of Brugo Mug is...


The Winner of the Brugo Mug Giveaway is...
Aubrie Williams!!

Aubrie Williams said...       1

I follow via GFC

Congrats Aubrie!  Thank you for everyone who has entered!  
And a big thanks to Brugo Mugs for hosting this giveaway!
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Strolling!

Sunday Strolling Blog Hop

A Day For Quotes 8/29

A Day With Two

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

-Charlotte Whitton
Saturday, August 28, 2010


I've written about Coach purses before...I LOVE THEM!!!  I use coupons and find great deals so that I can afford items such as a Coach purse!  Don't get me wrong, I don't go out and buy one every month or anything but I do like nicer things!  Coach is having an awesome promotion right now and one winner will receive $2500 Coach Shopping Spree!  I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS!!  
If y'all could help me out, I would GREATLY appreciate it!!  
All you have to do is tweet: 

Grow Poppy Grow #coachpoppy #Frugalscience  

Thanks so much! 

This is the reason why I have Poppies on the side of blog.  If you see a little purse hidden in it...CLICK IT!  It means you won something just for visiting my blog and seeing it in my Poppies!  The more the Poppies grow, the more likely there will be a prize in it!  WIN WIN for us!  Also...If I win this...I will of course share with my readers by hosting a pretty awesome giveaway!  

CSN Stores Review- Hamilton Beach Toaster!!!

*** This Toaster is Recalled***
The Item That I chose to do a Review on at was... 


It's an item that many of you have in your kitchens.  
There is a wide range of toasters that a person is able to purchase.  They can go from the $5.99 at your local store to the $400 and up for the deluxe toasters.  
Regardless of what you are looking for, has the range of toasters that you are looking for.  I would say that they average price of a toaster is $25-$40 and you can expect these to last a while. had Many toasters in this price range!  
You can choose from white, black, chrome or 2 vs. 4 slices and More options from  

When I was selecting a toaster, I wanted:
  •  2 slice toaster in order to conserve counter space
  • wide slots to be able to toast slices of homemade bread
  • Chrome color (because my blender that I wrote about in my Cuisinart Blender Review is chrome)
  • Reputable name brand

That's how I came to select the Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toaster.  
I love this toaster!!  
It toasts evenly, it has a bread crumb tray (you don't have to flip it upside down to get out the crumbs), it has a Variety of settings for the perfect setting of toasting.  

I'm sure many of y'all know that with chrome comes the problem of cleaning it.  The blender was the first chrome small appliance I had ever bought and it never got dirty!  To stay consistent with colors in my kitchen I went with a chrome toaster.  This one, sadly, does get dirty.  It is fairly easy to clean, but it is not maintenance free which I usually look for in appliances.  The easier they are the more I like them.  This is the cost that comes with chrome though, and I am willing to do it.  
The toaster looks super sleek and I love it in my kitchen!  

Overall, I would give this toaster a 4.5 out of 5 and CSN Stores a 5 out of 5!!  
I just loved shopping their wide selection of toasters and found exactly what I was looking for!

The next time your toaster goes out and you are considering buying a new one...go to to browse their selection.  
I KNOW that you will find one that is well suited for your family, in both function and design, and it will most likely be the best price you can find!!

* I received this product from in order to host this review.

CSN Stores has so many AMAZING deals!!
To make this deal even better there are several blogs that are hosting giveaways for a CSN codes!!  This is similar to a one-time use gift card!
CSN Gift Card Giveaways!

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of August 28th

Hey Guys!!  Link Up Your Giveaways!!  

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Win $15,000 for You and Your School!!

French Toast is a School Uniform Provider.  They are hosting a HUGE Giveaway right now where you can WIN $15,000 for You and Your School!!!  

A problem with uniforms is that they make all the kids look the same.  Not with French Toast Uniforms!  They allow your children to still have their individuality but with the rules of uniforms.  

French Toast wants to see what makes your child unique!!  
In order to enter into the contest to win $15,000 ($10,000 for you and $5,000 in uniform vouchers to your school) you must:

  • Complete the Contest entry form in its entirety
  • Provide a brief essay of no more than 300 words that tells us something that you do/your child does that makes you/him or her exceptional.
  • Select whether you would like to provide a video or photos with your entry.
    • If you provide a video, please add at least one photo of you/your child in your/his or her school uniform
    • If you provide photos only along with your essay you can provide up to 6.
  • Provide the required information about your/your child’s school and uniform preference.
  • Check the box to agree to and accept the Official Rules and click Submit.
You can visit their site for more FAQ's and on top of the $15,000 Grand Prize there will be 5 First Prize Awards of $500 to the entrant and $100 to the school of their choice as well as 4 Second Place Prizes of a $100 Gift Card!  With so many chances to win there is no reason why you shouldn't enter!!  

You MUST submit this soon!!  
All entries must be complete by September 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm ET.  

French Toast will then select the Top 10 Finalists and post them on where people can vote on their favorite to select the Grand Prize Winner!!

*I was provided information as my role of a French Toast Ambassador and I will receive compensation at the completion of this giveaway.
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday 8/22

This is 1 MONTH worth of Mail!  Sorry I have been so behind on this!!  

ArmPocket Sport 20 Review- Perfect For Workouts!

ARMPOCKET SPORT 20 is designed to allow hands-free carrying system in which you can hold an iPhone, iPod, MP3, cell phone, ID, keys, and even energy gels or bars!  It has 20 cubic inches of storage capacity but it not just open. It has two slots for ID cards and a touch-through screen for iPhone, iPod, and other touch-sensitive smart phones.  This screen is also good for other phones so that you can see who is calling.  Designed for phones or other items that are important to you such as an iPod, it has a slot to put your phone in against the touch screen so it is not movin around in there as well.  Personally, I have a blackberry which is smaller than the iPhone and the elastic band still held it in place well so that its weight did not shift while I was running. 
This is designed for any situation that you might need your hands to be free such as the gym, biking, running, shopping, or even traveling!  It's also convenient to carry your stuff even if it is not on your arm. 
I often go to the gym and have my phone and locker key out with me on the machines and this made it much easier to carry it around with me from machine to machine.  Everything is in one small container so I did not have to worry about picking up several items.

One big issue is that these items often get saturated with sweat, the ARMPOCKET is made out of Water Resistant Recycled Plastic (PET) fibers- Not only is this Eco-friendly, but it is also moisture resistant!  This prevents any moisture from reaching your valuables inside of the ARMPOCKET.  
It also has an Ultra-Soft vented strap so that you are able to wear it for extended periods of time. The company also says that their Bamboo Rayon Fabric is naturally moisture-wicking and resistant to bacteria, mold, and mildew.  I have not had this product long enough for mold or mildew to aquire, but the claim that this is resistant to that sounds great to me!! 

More Facts:
  • High-Visibility reflective piping for added safety
  • Flexi-Lock Audio port, allowing for the perfect length for ear-bud wires and resists disconnect during activity
  • Patented ergonomic design and memory foam back-padding contours to the arms's natural countours
  • Dimensions: 5" x 3.25" x 1"
  • Two Strap Sizes
    • Medium (arms up to 15 inches)
    • Small (arms 8 to 11 inches)
  • Assortment of Colors: Fluorescent Yellow, Orange, Purple, Red, Khaki, Navy Blue, Pink, Black also has 2 other designs, XTreme 30 (holds 30 cubic inches of storage space) and Aero10 (holds 10 cubic inches of storage space).  All of these Armpocket products are great for an iPhone carrier during working out!  

*I received this product from the company in order to review it.  I was not given any compensation.  

A Day For Quotes 8/22

A Day With Two

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

- OG (Augustino) Mandino
Saturday, August 21, 2010 T-shirt Winner is...

And the Winner of the T-shirt is... Comment #96!                                                     deanna said...

subscribe via email #2

The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  Thanks for everyone who entered into this giveaway!!
If you get a chance enter into my other 2 giveaways

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of August 21st

Hi Guys!  Thanks for Linking up this week!!
While your here, check out my:
Brugo Mug Giveaway (8/26)
Farmville $10 Gift Card Giveaway (9/1)

Link Up Your Giveaways!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

CVS Purchase 8/16

I purchased:
Total: $15.49
Used: $14 Extra Bucks from Previous CVS Purchases
Out of Pocket: $1.49
Received: $13 Extra Bucks which can be used on future purchases! ($7.99 ECB from Blink Tears and $5 ECB from 3 boxes of Kellog's Cereal)
Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Day For Quotes 8/15

A Day With Two

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

- Anonymous 
Saturday, August 14, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of August 14th

Link Up Your Giveaways!!!

While you are linking up your giveaways, you should enter my 
Brugo Mug Giveaway (8/26)

My friend Tatum, over at Tatum's Family Reviews also has a giveaway linky going on today!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday Follows!!

(Well, I'm posting it Thursday but at least most of y'all are off work by now so...It's Basically FRIDAY!!)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thursday Blog Hops

This is my first week to join Keepin' Company Thursdays!  I look forward to meeting y'all!!

The Two Savvy Sisters
Baby Blogger Thursday

Farmville $10 Gift Card Giveaway

I have a $10 Farmville Gift Card (The Facebook Game) that I am not going to use. 
I decided to give this away to one of y' loyal readers!! 
So, if y'all play the game and would like to add to it then enter in!!! 

In order to enter you must:
This giveaway will close on September 1st at 11:59 pm CST and is only open to readers 13 and up.  This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will recieve code via e-mail upon winning.  I did not receive any compensation or product for this giveaway.  It's just mine that I am willing to share!! 

Orbit Gum Review

The NEW (Hit Store Shelves in April 2010) Orbit package designs are really neat!  They are all Retro and a lot more stylish than any other gum package I have seen.  For me personally, the gum package usually sits in my purse and is not visible to anyone except for when I am getting out my gum.  I think these stylish designs are much more important to people who keep a pack of gum out on their desk at work or even kids in high school. 

There are 36 Retro-forward pack designs available in all of your favorite Orbit Gum Flavors. 
Orbit Gum has flavors such as Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintermint, Sweet Mint, Bubblemint, Maui Melon Mint, Citrusmint, Strawberry Mint, Lime Melon, and Pina Colada!  It gets better...Orbit gum is Sugar-Free!!

Personally, I did not think that the flavor of this gum lasted as long as other gums I have tried in the past.  I love the packaging and think this is a great idea and is very trendy, but ultimately, it is the length that the flavor lasts which will keep me buying it.  The flavor really is great and the wide assortment allows any taste preference in gum to be satisified!!  The length that the flavor is strong, is just a little less than I would like. 

Overall, if you are looking for a gum that will last an hour, I would have to say that you should keep looking.
But, if you are looking for a gum for a quick chew with awesome flavor AND packaging then I would recommend this gum!  If you are looking for a gum that will last an hour, I would have to say that you should keep looking. 

If you would like to stay up to date with the changes in Orbit gum you can "Like" them on facebook at

*I received samples of the product and BOGO coupons for this review as a part of a BzzCampaign.  I did not receive any compensation for this review and all opinions are mine. 
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wednesday Blog Hops!!

Hi Guys!  I am so glad to welcome you to my blog!!  Please take a look around and if you get a chance enter into my giveaways!  I hope you will follow me on GFC and stop by more often!! 
Thanks for coming!

Simpy Stacie


CVS Trip Week of 8/8

I'm sorry I don't have a picture this week. 

  • 1 Schick Hydro Razor- $8.97
    • Used $5/1 Coupon (SS 8/8/10)
  • 1 Dulcolax- $9.99
    • Used $4/1 Coupon (SS 5/16/10)
  • 1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel- $4.29
    • Used Buy Razor Get Shave Gel Free Coupon found on Razor
Used: $10 ECB
Received: $14 ECB
Total: +$4 ECB--> I love it when I make Extra Bucks!! $25 GC for $2!

There is another promotion on for 80% off!!
That makes $25 Gift Certificates only $2!!! 
Use the code BIG when checking out. 

If you use buy through you ALSO get 25% back!!  It's like getting them for $1.50!
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Blog Hops!!

This is my first day to join in on Sunday Blog Hops!!  
I can't wait to meet all of y'all!  

While y'all are here...
I have 2 giveaways that are going on that have low entries!
Please Enter!!  
I also have a Giveaway Linky that opened up yesterday 
so please feel free to enter those giveaways in 

Sunday Strolling Blog Hop

A Day For Quotes 8/8

A Day With Two

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.  Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

- Ella Fitzgerald
Saturday, August 7, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of August 7th

Link Up Your Giveaways!!!

While you are linking up your giveaways, you should enter my 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Crowdtap- Another Way to Earn Amazon Gift Cards!!

I signed up for Crowdtap this morning and looks like I am going to love it!  By simply completing your profile and doing one quick survey, I have already made $1 and upgraded to the next level with 1,000 points!! 

I am really excited about this system because for every $10 you earn you can cash out with an Amazon gift card!  ANOTHER place to earn Amazon Gift Cards along with Swagbucks.  These are going to stack really nicely for Christmas gifts or for stuff around the house!!  Another awesome thing is that you can choose 1 of 3 charities and they will donate to that charity for you!  

Another thing...You DO NOT have to be a blogger to sign up!!  That's right!!  Anyone can sign up and start earning points and money!!!  

Go HERE to sign up!!  
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday Link-Ups!!!

This is the first time I have linked up to some of these, but I hope they are a success!  I look forward to "Meeting" all of y'all today!!
If you get a chance, enter into my GIVEAWAYS!!  

Facebook Friday

Smart and Trendy Moms

My Wee View




Tatum's Family Reviews


Versatile Blogger Award!

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Sweet Blog Award


Sunshine Blog Award


Housewife Eclectic Blogshare Community


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