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    End of Summer Favorite Things Plus GEOX Shoe Giveaway

    It’s hard to believe that it is the LAST day of August today! Not sure where the summer has gone but alas the temperatures have cooled off (well, to be fair, they never got that hot in the first place here in Canada) and it’s time to start focusing on FALL!

    I wanted to share with you a few of my current favorite things that will be helping me transition from summer into fall with a few fun added treats I found on our recent trip to Chicago! Also, make sure to read til the end because we are doing a FLASH giveaway with GEOX and you can win your own pair!

    So let’s talk beauty items first. I picked up these gorgeous copper oval brushes at Marshall’s when I was in Chicago after seeing every beauty blogger use them the last few months. I HAD to try them! And I gotta say, they work really well and feel amazing on your skin! You can shop similar ones HERE!

    Next we’ve got my all-time favourite MAC lipstick in the shade Velvet Teddy. Every SINGLE time I wear this shade and go out in public, I am asked by at least one person what I’m wearing. It’s such a fabulous year-round shade that works on many skin tones. What I love about it is that it’s quite neutral without being a full on nude. It has a bit of a reddish, brownish color to it and is the perfect color to wear when you want something on your lips but not a bold lip. Get yours HERE (and remember, MAC cosmetics has a recycling program that is one of their best kept secrets! Keep SIX empty containers of any of their full-sized products and return them to receive either a free lipstick, lipgloss or eyeshadow! It’s amazing!)

    Next up, I finally picked up a can of Kenra’s Texturizing Spray. I have the FLATEST hair ever! I mean there is literally no volume to it whatsoever. It’s also incredibly FINE and therefore struggles to hold a style in it, especially when it’s clean. I’ve heard multiple hair and beauty bloggers talk about this and so while I was in the US, I ran into Ulta (first time in there) and grabbed a can. I’m really enjoying the results so far as it adds INSTANT texture, helping create more volume in your hair!

    I picked up these jewelled tassel earrings a little earlier in the year at Target when I was in Florida and I’m still loving on them hard! Again, they are one of those that I get asked about a lot when I wear them as they are just so gorgeous! If you want to make a statement with your earrings, here are some similar looks you can shop!

    Next up, we got this beautiful pink and cream crossbody bag with a tassel on it. Believe it or not, it’s from Sears! I’m so impressed with them and how much they are changing up their stock and making really awesome pieces, at great prices. I couldn’t find the exact bag on their website, so here are a few similar purses, all under $50!

    Next up, we gotta have some sweet treats! If you watched my InstaStories from when we were in Chicago, you would have seen when we went into Dylan’s Candy Bar! It was like walking into candy HEAVEN! I’ve never seen such a place before! I picked up a few of their chocolate bars and let me tell you…they are UNREAL! If you haven’t tried Dylan’s before, check them out here! They also make for great gifts due to their magical packaging!

    Last but certainly not least are these brand new GEOX sneakers in the most gorgeous champagne color! If you’ve hung around this blog long enough, you know that we are BIG fans of GEOX shoes. They are one of the few shoes that my kids won’t destroy and are truly one of the comfiest shoes any of us have ever worn. That’s thank to their breathable, Italian leather and these sneakers are no different! You can grab a pair here!

    Now…it’s time to ENTER our GEOX giveaway to win your very own pair! Whether you want to buy something for yourself, your partner or your kids, make sure you enter now for a chance to win. 

    Enter to win pair of your choice from the Geox Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection and give your feet the gift of breathability and comfort all season long! Follow the below steps to qualify:
    3. Comment below on this blog post to let us know you’ve entered (this is your official entry)
    We will be checking, so please make sure you are following both on Instagram and make sure you comment below so we know you’ve entered!
     
    Contest is open to Canada and US residents and will run from August 31st, 2017 til September 5th, 2017. Winners will be notified on Instagram and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Winner will be announced here after they have claimed the prize. A gift card will be sent to the winner and they will be able to select their own pair at their local store. Best of luck to all who enter!
     
    Happy end of summer!
     
    Love & Blessings,
     

    CMartin-Sign

     

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    104 Comments

  • Reply Audrey Stewart August 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I have followed both. https://www.instagram.com/stewartaudrey/

    • Reply Elaine Estrada September 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Following. Great contest!

  • Reply Marlene Unruh August 31, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve followed both on instagram, just want to say, our end of Canada has had the heat and its still on.

  • Reply Michelle W August 31, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Following both! @michellew2002 😊

  • Reply joy August 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I am following- thank you for the chance!!

  • Reply Alessia Sinisi August 31, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Following both! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚ I’m a fairly new follower from Ajax also with 3 kids under 8. Love your posts!

  • Reply Amber Cass August 31, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Entered!!

  • Reply Jackie Rowley August 31, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Entered!!! Keeping my fingers crossed 🀞🏼 🀞🏼🀞🏼

  • Reply Megan C. August 31, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Following both!

  • Reply Jackie M August 31, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Done! IG @ja_cs_

  • Reply Liz August 31, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I am following thanks

  • Reply cristina August 31, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    following both and so excited for this giveaway!! perfect for back to school as a preschool teacher running after littles all day!!

  • Reply Savannah Light August 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Followed!! Such cute things! I’d love to try those products out. some of them i have never tried but would LOVE to. wow!!

    • Reply Savannah Light August 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      My instagram is @omfgsav 😝😝

  • Reply Christina August 31, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I have followed both! Yay to being open to us residents too πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Erin August 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Following! Entered! Come to me pretty shoes!!!!!!! 😍😍😍

  • Reply Amanda August 31, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Following! And already shopping with fingers crossed!! Hehe

  • Reply Suzanne G August 31, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I have entered. @suzannegiroux

  • Reply Christine August 31, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve entered

  • Reply ivy pluchinsky August 31, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I have followed both (@IvyMandias) and I would so love to win this awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Sage Faew August 31, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I have entered @remarkers

  • Reply Jenness M August 31, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Following both! @jennyjennjenesis

  • Reply Melinda August 31, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I follow on instagram. @jollygirl555

  • Reply Jonnie August 31, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Following both as @edmontonjb. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Reply Tricia August 31, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    What a sweet giveaway. I am following you both πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lindsay August 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    The brushes and earrings are poppin’! And those shoes are hot! I’ve been seriously considering Geox lately and I think I just need to take the plunge. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica Collins August 31, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Entered! Would love this!

  • Reply Christina August 31, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Entered ❀️

  • Reply Josee August 31, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    You and I share similar tastes. I love everything on your list and I’m picking up that MAC lipstick stat. Never heard if Geoxx shoes, but I’m curious. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Reply Brenda Penton August 31, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Following both as @newfiechic. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Selena bruni August 31, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Followed because I NEED those shoes! 😍

  • Reply Sabrina Schiavi August 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Great contest and article Christine! Following Both!!! I buy two pairs of Geox every year in September for work!!! They are so awesome for my feet! Hope I win… ! Xo

  • Reply Theresa C. August 31, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Following both as @luminousangel – great posts!

  • Reply Marlo J. September 1, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Love Geox shoes! Stylish and comfy!

  • Reply Tara U September 1, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Love this review and crazy bout them shoes 😍😍😍 My pleasure to follow you two! (tlugram) 😘 Tara

  • Reply Marilyn September 1, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I was already following ATC and I’ve now added Geox. Great giveaway!

  • Reply Bethany September 1, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Following. ❀️ love it!

  • Reply Louise chapman September 1, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Following both! Thank you!

  • Reply Nisha orser September 1, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Entered! Thank you:)

  • Reply Lindi September 1, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Entered!! Thanks for the fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jeannie Lam September 1, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I have entered and followed both accounts!

    @nomnombearinyvr

  • Reply Joey B September 1, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Done
    @_joeebass

  • Reply Danielle September 1, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Following both.

  • Reply Enza S September 1, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Following both on Instagram. Thank you for the chance. Love ❀️ those shoes

  • Reply Amy Heffernan September 1, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Thanks. Following both @kissifer19
    Email–> amyjaneheffernan@gmail.com

  • Reply Alina September 1, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Following both @alinapicazo

  • Reply Stafford September 1, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Crossing fingers! Following both @brixstaff

  • Reply Sean C September 1, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Love the favorite things!!! Follow both @seanrconn

  • Reply kathy downey September 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I have followed both @downey_k65

  • Reply Faye September 1, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Following both – thank you!

  • Reply KAren Elizabeth HIll September 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Following both as @got2get2there

  • Reply Jonelle September 1, 2017 at 9:38 am

    πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜πŸ‘Ÿ I love those Gold shoes ! 🀞🏽

  • Reply Marsalie September 1, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Followed both! (@marsaloon)

  • Reply latanya September 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I follow both accts. on instagram @sweetums82

  • Reply Connie Peters September 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Following both and LOVE those shoes. ❀️

  • Reply Birdie Colleen Trafford September 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Woohooo , fantastic giveaway thanks for the chance followed both @birdie0322

  • Reply Krista M September 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I have entered the Geox giveaway by following the 2 accounts on Instagram, thanks! @millerkrazy

  • Reply Rachael Spears September 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Followed both!

  • Reply Francine September 2, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Following both!

  • Reply Melissa Marie September 2, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Following both.

  • Reply Melissa Storms September 2, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Following both Instagrams as upstatemissy. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  • Reply Shelaine September 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Done! @chueys

  • Reply Bernice September 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    follow both on IG @peytonskoko

  • Reply LILLIAN BROWN September 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Following both on IG . lillianmb23 https://www.instagram.com/lillianmb23/?hl=en

  • Reply Mila September 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Entered and followed! Thanks so much. Love Geox. I have 2 pairs of Lola’s that need replacing!

  • Reply Mila September 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Entered and folowed both! My favourite style are the Lola’s. I already own a pair but they needed to be replaced after I have beat them to the ground after several years! My all time favourite show

  • Reply Brandee September 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Following both :)https://www.instagram.com/brandeelh7/

  • Reply sarah sar September 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Following both as @squaredsax

  • Reply Betty S September 4, 2017 at 9:21 am

    following on Instagra @harriette106742 thank you so much

  • Reply Maritess September 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Following both account. Thanks for the chance.
    #giveaway #entertowin #endofsummer

  • Reply Candice Gomez September 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Entered and thank you!!! Love all the picks!!!

  • Reply Shelley September 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    A good read. Always wanted to visit Chicago. Entered the contest as well.

  • Reply Chelsea M September 4, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I entered

  • Reply Heather McIntosh September 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Following both! @heathermcintosh31. Love those champagne sneakers!!!

  • Reply Amie September 4, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    What a great giveaway!! I entered 😊

  • Reply Michelle L September 4, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Following
    https://www.instagram.com/michelle.1978/

  • Reply Carole Dube September 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Following both account as @c_dube1. Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Jennifer September 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Followed both! I’ve been wanting to try Geox for a while!

  • Reply Stephanie September 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Entered πŸ™‚

  • Reply GRACE MULLINGS September 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve followed both

  • Reply Katie September 4, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I followed both! Insta username @katieblakeleyphoto.design

    This is an awesome giveaway!! Thank you!!

  • Reply Kim Stone September 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Entered the contest!!

  • Reply Elizabeth Strom September 4, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Yay! I’m commenting that your blog is awesome and I love GEOX!

  • Reply Arami September 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Ahh.. Love everything in this post. Following both and crossing fingers!
    Blessings,
    AS

  • Reply Becky September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I followed both accounts – @bixspiderbeck

  • Reply Natalie Romano September 4, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Such an awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Angie Aiken September 4, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I am following both…and I would love to win a pair of shoes!! Love your blog to by the way!!

    Angie

  • Reply Cynthia Richardson September 5, 2017 at 12:20 am

    entered
    @hofken

  • Reply Marta September 5, 2017 at 12:39 am

    I did as requested to qualify to win. Great prize. Would love to win. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amber September 5, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I’ve followed both!!! Love those shoes you’ve shown above!

  • Reply Kam September 5, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Following both! (@kampar77) Would love some new shoes for fall!

  • Reply LILLIAN BROWN September 5, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Following both @lillianmb23

  • Reply denise low September 5, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Thank you very much for the entry. Nice giveaway.

  • Reply raz September 5, 2017 at 9:35 am

    following both.. oh this is so needed being 7 months preggo.. in need of comfy shoes

  • Reply Nicole Carter September 5, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I followed both on Instagram as raventally001, thanks for the chance!
    raventally00@aol.com

  • Reply Audrey Ning September 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Cross my fingers and hope to die!

  • Reply Sarah Sq. September 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Following both! @sarahsmashes

  • Reply Elizabeth Tarlow September 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I’m following both Blogs on Instagram; thanks for this chance πŸ™‚ @beesis26

  • Reply Michele September 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Following both so I have entered.. these shoes are so lovely.. good luck to all

  • Reply Kim Henrichs September 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I follow you both! @skyejaden

  • Reply Julia September 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Followed both πŸ™‚ <3

  • Reply Mar September 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Following!

  • Reply Elizabeth December 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Geox is one of my favourite brands, one of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn! Definitely worth the investment. My entire family wears Geox!

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