friday favorites: what I'm wearing this summer

Friday, June 30, 2017

Since it's July 4th weekend the summer sales are going strong so here are some of my faves that I've been wearing!  I'mLOVING  summer and soooo not ready for fall in the stores!  


I was staying away from anything off the shoulder for strapless bra reasons but I dug back in my bra drawer and found one that I had in the right size, who knew!  So bring on the one shoulders and off the shoulder tops and dresses!  (This is what happens when your bra sizes change enormously throughout the last 5 years)  


I posted about this top last time but I wore it on my birthday and got compliments from so many people.  It's so cute!  


I never have much luck at Loft but I ran in today when I was by myself and I got a few cute tops, on sale with an additional 50% off!

I tried on this top on months ago and wished I got it and there was one hanging on the sale rack in petite but I'm going to make it work! The one I bought isn't online anymore (it has red and blue embroidery) but this is the same just in a different pattern (that I may get too!) ($24.99)

I'm celebrating my strapless bra find with this one shoulder top ($10!)


A few old navy finds that I recently got and am loving:

running shorts (aka wear all day shorts)

And these one shoulder tops are so cute and like $7!  I got it in black and white.


I linked my Stella & dot bracelets above (tan & white) but thought they deserved their own bullet point!

I absolutely love both of these bracelets and I wear one of them almost every day.  They go with everything and make a boring shorts and t-shirt outfit feel a little cuter!  And they're so soft and comfortable.  I can hardly tell I'm even wearing them!


I am obsessed with my sunless tanner.  I put it on yesterday and Christian came home from work and commented on how tan I was (yet totally natural.)  I did learn that 2 days of application made me feel a little too dark- crazy!  So for now I'll apply every 3-4 days to keep up with a nice summer glow!  

I posted more about it here. Did you try it?  Let me know what you think!

What are you loving for the summer?  Tell me your summer staples before fall takes over all the stores!!

orange sugar scrub

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Before I use my favorite sunless tanner I always exfoliate and 
I love making my own scrub with only 3 ingredients. 

Young Living orange essential oil is one of my favorite citrus oils right now so I chose to use that this time.  But you can add any essential oil that you like (grapefruit, lime, peppermint etc.)  But I do really recommend (especially when applying topically) using Young Living because of their seed to seal process so that you know that the oils are 100% therapeutic grade and pure.  

So now the quick and easy recipe to make this delicious smelling and moisturizing body scrub...

Orange Organic Sugar Scrub

1 cup organic sugar
1/3 cup organic coconut oil (a little more or less depending on how you think you'd like it)
8-10 drops essential oil

I mix the ingredients in my Kitchen Aid mixer and fill the jars- so simple! 
 And a little jar lasts a long time.

And try not to eat it when you're in the smells that good!

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living and essential oils I am so happy to talk to you about them.  You can click here for a little more info about how I got started and comment or message me ( and I'll be in touch!

perfectly bronzed

Monday, June 19, 2017

I know I've posted about lots of sunless tanners in the past.  And earlier this year I posted about the towelettes and those were great because the color lasted for a week!  But the application was tough...and 9 times out of 10 I had streaks or missed spots and it was pretty apparent!

And you know I've been trying to switch to more natural options and less chemicals.  And sunless tanner is just gross, right?!

So the other week I saw someone post about this sunless tanner and I read lots of great reviews on amazon.

Then I looked it up on and it's rated a 1 so it is rated as one of the safest!  No brainer!

So now let's talk application.  It is white and thick.  So when I first applied it I felt like it was never going to be absorbed.  So I rubbed and rubbed and eventually just stopped and it absorbed by itself!

The best thing about it being white and thick is that I rubbed it in so much so I could easily see if I missed any spots.  And that means- I have a perfect streaks no white spots!
photo by carter
shorts and sandals linked in my last post

And I can't get over how tan I got after only 1 application.  White shorts are tough for me and I'm happily wearing them now!

Of course we have to talk about the smell, right?!  It smells like vanilla.  Crazy it does not have the sunless tanner smell!  Now I will say that later in the day I did smell it a little but it wasn't terrible.

And one last thing because I obviously have a lot to say about didn't stain my sheets!!  I always apply tanner in the morning and shower to wash it off before bed, but most tanners still stain my sheets...but not this one!

How can you not order it now after that rave review!?  Let me know if you get it and I hope you love it as much as I do!

favorites while at jury duty

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It takes a day of being summoned for jury duty for me to finally blog again!  So hopefully I don't get called and I can just catch up here and link some things I've been loving lately!

***How crazy is this?!?!?  The courthouse has blocked "shopping" sites so I can't get on Old Navy, American Eagle, Nordstrom and Target so I'll fix those links tonight!

I finally found white jeans that I actually like and they're only $44!  They aren't sheer and actually pretty flattering and I've never said that about any white jeans.

And I love this embroidered top with them.

I almost bought the same embroidered dress too because I love it.

And since this is pretty much a J.Crew Factory (somehow they slipped through the courthouse no shopping rule!) post I might as well link the denim shorts I've been loving too.  They are so soft and comfy, but size down.  I also got them in white, but haven't worn them yet.

Every time I wear these slides someone comments on wanting them.  And they're so cheap and comfy!  Highly recommend.

I'm having such a hard time with swim suits, of course.  I'm all for one pieces with cutouts but it's been a struggle finding one that fits.  This Old Navy suit is super flattering when you're standing up, but the second I sit down the cut out gapes open, exposing everything!  I'm hoping a seamstress can sew in cups and figure out a way to keep it closed because I really like it.

I'm tempted to order this one and this one (from AE) is so cute and flattering but there is virtually no butt coverage.  I tried it on in the store and the size was too big- so I keep thinking that maybe if I got it in the right size it could work.  It's only $30 so I keep thinking about it!

And right now I have like 4 dresses in my Old Navy cart but of course, I can't link them or show you pics...

And if you follow me on Instagram (@pagmina_oils) you know that I'm loving essential oils!  I unintentionally started helping others get into them too.  I use them for pretty much everything and love how they can help our family in so many ways!

So I've now been sitting here for almost 2 hours and they haven't called anyone back yet!!!  I need a iced coffee stat.  And I refuse to get a vending machine coffee.  Come on lunch break or better yet...send me home!!!!

Thanks for reading, girls!  I hope to get back to the space more often!