The Frugal Fanatic

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Covergirl SmokyShadowBlast and ShineBlast Review May 31, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 10:37 pm

A couple of days ago I posted about the Bzz Agent campaign for Covergirl products that I am participating in.  Well, I have officially tried both products.  First, I tried the ShineBlast lip gloss.  This was a good product, as far as lip glosses go.  Lots of shine, but not a whole lot of color.  Goes on smooth, not sticky or heavy.  The only thing that I didn’t like about it, is that is has a weird smell to it.  It doesn’t really stink, or have a bad taste to it…it just has an unpleasant odor for some reason.  The good thing is that the odor doesn’t linger; you can only smell it when you’re applying it.

Next, I tried the SmokyShadowBlast eye shadow.  I really thought that I wouldn’t like the color, but I was wrong.  It looks really pink before you put it on, but once applied it looks more plum.  I do like the “smoky” effect that it gives.  The one thing that I didn’t like about the eye shadow is that it really creases..I guess because of the creamy consistency.  You can easily correct the crease with your finger, but I would imagine after several times of doing this, the makeup would be gone!

So, there’s my take on the new CoverGirl “blast” products.  Have you tried them?  If so, what did you think?


Monthly Totals for May

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 6:56 am

Here are my totals for May. This month, for me, includes 5/2 – 5/29. I did shop yesterday, but since most of the week is in June, I’ll include it in June’s totals. Because we were on vacation this month, I only shopped three weeks. My total spent was $155.43, and I saved $376.64 or 71%. I also had one produce pickup, bringing my monthly total to $180.43. This averages out to about $60/week. How did you do for the month of May?


Saved 43% at Kroger! May 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:14 am

At Kroger, I spent 27.33 and saved 20.95 or 43%.
4 Purina Kitten Chow…all FREE!
1 gallon…2.08
1 Butterfinger…FREE (used free coupon from home mailer)
2 pks boneless chix and 4.68
2 cans Manwich sauce…0.89 each
1 can cranberry
1 fresh…2.50
1 bag stuffing…1.99
1 bag frozen French fries…nc…1.88
2 bags frozen green beans…nc…1.00 each
1.91 lbs red grapes…nc…3.23
2.97 lbs bananas…nc…1.16
1 pkg hamburger buns…1.00


Walgreens Deals!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:11 am

At Walgreens, I spent 1.23 + tax and saved 15.25 or 93%. Also made a profit of $3 in RR’s.
5 Hunt’s tomato sauce….0.05 each (used 1.00 off 5 from Conagra home mailer)
1 2pk Goody’s hair barrettes….nc…2.99 (Got back $3 in RR)
1 bottle Complete contact solution….5.99 (Got back $8 in RR)


Paid Tax Only at CVS!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:09 am

I made a small purchase at CVS today. I only bought two Gillette mens’ body wash. Paid tax only and saved 9.98, plus made a profit of $4 in ECBs!


Saved 61% at Publix!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:05 am

At Publix, I spent 33.11 + tax and saved 51.75 or 61%.
3 lb bag
1 lb deli ham…nc…3.99
1 pkg fresh mushrooms…nc….1.99
2 Pillsbury pizza dough…1.27 each
2 Oscar Mayer beef bologna….either 1.00 or 1.50 each, I can’t remember!
1 pkg beef for stir fry…nc..3.86
2 Texas Toast croutons…0.44 each
1 Frosted Flakes…1.00
1 bag…3.99
1 cucumber…nc..0.50
0.67 lbs plum…0.86
2 bags Romaine…1.50 each
2 pkgs Dixie plates…0,49 each
1 Publix chocolate…1.49
1 cream of chix…0.89
4 McCormick Grillmates…0.20 OVERAGE on each!
1 pkg Publix butter…nc…2.59
4 packs Knorr pasta sides…0.15 each
1 bag chocolate chips…nc….1.99
1 carton strawberries…nc…2.50
1 dozen eggs….FREE..(used free coupon from Kroger)
4 Hidden Valley salad dressings….FREE + 1.10 OVERAGE!! (used raincheck)
Also used a $5/$50 coupon


FREE Summer Movies!!! May 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 11:55 am

Once again, Regal Cinemas is having their Free Family Film Festival!  The movies begin next week.  Each week a family movie is shown for FREE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and in some locations, Thursday.  The movies begin at 10am and is on a first come, first serve basis.  We’ve never had a problem getting seats in the past, as the movie is usually being shown on several of the screens.  Each week there will be two movies to choose from.  If you want to see both, just go two days that week!  It’s a great way to have some family fun without the heat!  Below is a listing of the movies that will be showing in my local theater, the Georgian in Newnan, Ga.  You can check out the Free Family Film Festival website to see if a theater in your area is participating and what movies will be showing!  Have fun!!

Georgian Stadium 14
232 Newnan Crossing Bypass
Newnan ,GA 30265

06/01/2010-06/03/2010    ARCTIC TALE (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)

06/08/2010-06/10/2010    Tale of Despereaux (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)

06/15/2010-06/17/2010    Charlotte’s Web (G)
Night At The Museum II (PG)

06/22/2010-06/24/2010    Wallace and Gromit (G)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)

06/29/2010-07/01/2010    Polar Express (G)
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG)

07/06/2010-07/08/2010    Doogal (G)
Planet 51 (PG)

07/13/2010-07/15/2010    Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G)
Imagine That (PG)

07/20/2010-07/22/2010    March Of The Penguins (G)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

07/27/2010-07/29/2010    Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
Hotel For Dogs (PG)