Summer Sippin’

July 14, 2020 — by Kailea Taitano


Summer’s here and it’s time to cheers! Quench your thirst with this *refreshing* Strawberry Watermelon Punch. This cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day! You can enjoy this drink for a quick refresh while lounging out by the pool or lounging inside to stay cool!

To enjoy this cocktail you will need: 

Step 1: Cut the watermelon into cubes and place 2 cups into a blender. Next, wash a handful of strawberries and cut into fourths, adding 1 cup into the blender. Blend both ingredients until smooth!

 **OPTIONAL: Instead of ice cubes, place your leftover fruit in the freezer to add to your drink to keep it cool!

Step 2: Strain blended mixture through a strainer in a separate container to remove the pulp. Once the pulp has been removed, pour back into the blender!

Step 3: Squeeze 6 lime wedges into the blended mixture and add 1-2  tablespoons of Maple Syrup to sweeten up the Strawberry Watermelon juice. (If you want a sweeter mixture, you can mix in more Maple syrup!) Blend the mixture. 

Step 4: Fill your favorite glass with frozen fruit or ice cubes!

Step 5: Add in some mint and pour in 1-2oz of Simple Vodka to the glass and stir in your strawberry watermelon juice mixture!

Step 6: Finish off the glass with a sliced strawberry, watermelon, or lime if desired. You can even use an eco-friendly paper, silicone, or metal straw to enjoy your cocktail!

We’ve partnered with @simplevodka, a gluten-free potato vodka that is sustainably sourced and provides 20 meals to those in need in the US for each bottle purchased. They have donated over one million meals to those in need through local and national relief organizations since launching in 2017!

Throughout the month of July, Simple Vodka is doubling its usual donation of 20 meals for every bottle sold to 40 meals! You can purchase your bottle online with the code 1DRINK2MEALS for 20% off your order, Cheers PV Babes!


DIY Bath Bombs

April 14, 2020 — by Kelsey Kimball


It’s time to add a pop of color to your bath routine! With these DIY Bath Bombs, your bath aesthetic will look like it came straight from your Pinterest Board.


  • Baking Soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Citric Acid
  • Epsom Salt
  • Bath Bomb Mold
  • Preferred Essential Oils
  • Spray Bottle of Water
  • Preferred Color Mica

First, in a large bowl, mix 3 cups of baking soda, 1 1/2 cups of citric acid, 1 cup of epsom salt, and 1 cup of cornstarch. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed together well once they are in the bowl.

Now, it’s time to make this smell good! Drip your preferred essential oils throughout the bowl. Lavender is my favorite, so that’s what I used! How much you use is up to you, and how strong you want the scent to be.

Next, it’s time to mold the mixture to the right consistency. Spritz your spray bottle thoroughly throughout the bowl. The mixture should dampen to the point of when you squeeze a hand full of it, it sticks together. If it does not stick, it will not hold in the mold, so keep spraying water until it sticks.

Once the consistency is right, fill the bath bomb molds with the mixture. Pack the mixture as tight in the mold as it can be. Allow the mold to sit for at least 24 hours.

Once the molds have sat for at least 24 hours, take the bath bombs out of the mold and get your colors ready! This part can get messy, so you may want to lay some paper towels or newspaper out.

Once you are happy with how the colors look, you’re done! SO easy! Now it’s time for you to relax! Light some candles and put on your favorite music (I chose Harry Styles) 😍 and sit back!

For a color explosion, mix two of the bath bombs!


Rainbow Macrame DIY

March 25, 2020 — by Kelsey Kimball


The darker the storm, the brighter the rainbow! 🌈 Light up your day with this colorful DIY! It can be used as wall decor, a key chain, or make someone’s day and gift it to a friend!


  • Thick cotton cord
  • Thin cotton colorful cord
  • Craft wire
  • Scissors
  • Pins

First, measure how big you want the rainbow to be by cutting the thick cotton cord. The amount of colors and the size is completely up to you! I decided to use three colors and made it about the size of my hand.

Next, cut and tape the craft wire to shape each strand of the rainbow! The wire will keep the rainbow’s shape. Make sure the wire is cut with room left at the end. With the space at the end, fray the thick cotton cord edges.

Now, you take the colored cord and start wrapping each color around each individual strand. Start right above where you stopped fraying the bottom! At the end, you form a loop to knot it off.

In order to keep the different strands together, use the pins to stick through each cord. Do this across the entire rainbow to ensure the entire rainbow stays pressed together.

That’s it! 🌈 Hang your rainbow up in your room, place it on your desk or bedside table, or gift it to a friend! Stay tuned for more fun and easy DIY’s! 💛


Valentine’s Day DIY Floral Soap Bars

February 13, 2020 — by Kelsey Kimball


Smell good, feel good! ❤️ That’s how the saying goes, right?! This Valentine’s Day, feel your best for your guy, or the girls, with these DIY floral soap bars! Whether its true love, or self- love, they are the perfect gift for him/ her, or yourself!


  • 1 Soap Mold (silicone preferred)
  • 2 lbs of Goat’s Milk Melt & Pour Soap Base
  • Essential Oils
  • Dried Flowers

First, cut the goat’s milk into small cubes and put them into a microwaveable safe bowl.

Next, microwave the goat’s milk base for 30 second intervals, stirring it until it is melted . I ended up doing this 3 times, but it will vary depending on your microwave, so just keep an eye on when yours is melted!

Then, add the essential oils to the melted goat’s milk base. I ended up using the lavender to match the flowers I used, but this is where you can be creative on what smells you wish to create!

It’s time to pour the melted soap into the silicone mold! To assure the flowers are spread out across the entire bar, drop the dried flowers into the mold as your pour. Then, let the mold sit for 2 hours.

That’s it! You now have soap bars that are almost too pretty to use! The perfect gift to pair with our Heart On my Sleeve pack 💕


DIY Reindeer Gift Bags

December 17, 2019 — by Kelsey Kimball


Rudolph was picked last, but with these DIY reindeer gift bags, there’s no doubt you’ll sleigh the holiday season!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brown Gift Bags
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Red Tissue Paper
  • Glue Gun
  • Candy Canes
  • Googly Eyes

First, glue two googly eyes to the bag.

Next, glue a red pom pom underneath the eyes for Rudolph’s nose.

Finally, stuff the bag with the red tissue paper, and then place the candy canes sticking out for ears.

Pura Vida has got you covered on gifts for the whole family!

That’s it! Gift giving has never been easier, or more festive. Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Gift Guide, and have a happy holidays!


DIY Holiday Movie Night

December 11, 2019 — by Kelsey Kimball


It’s beginning to look a lot like… Movie night! We have you covered on everything you need to cuddle up with your besties and watch all the holiday classics!


  1. White bed sheet
  2. Movie projector
  3. Blankets
  4. Popcorn
  5. Sparkly lights

Grab your girls and some popcorn because it’s movie time! First, you need to set up the white sheet on an, ideally, white wall.

Set up the movie projector facing towards the bed sheet.

Twinkly lights time! For the coziest ambiance, set the lights up around the screen to light up your room.

Blankets, blankets, blankets! How many you use is up to you, but the more the merrier!

Pick which holiday classic you are in the mood for!

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. Home Alone
  3. Elf
  4. The Polar Express
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Enjoy the movie! Naughty or nice, check this list and you are sure to have the best night with your girls.

Models: @stacieelmer @courtneysteeves @steffieeffie @dreaming_outloud @kaitlinmarianelli

Photos: @jeffisy


DIY Skeleton Hand Jewelry Holder

October 30, 2019 — by Brenda Anguiano German


Spooky season is coming to an end but we’re not done yet! If you’re still looking to give your room a seasonal theme or you simply love edgy decor, this DIY skeleton hand jewelry holder will be PERFECT to hold your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets pieces!

Here are the items you’ll need: 

  • Plastic skeleton hand
  • Marble soap dish
  • Medium- sized rhinestones
  • Glue gun
  • White spray paint (optional)

Let’s begin! Start by painting your skeleton hand with white spray paint. If you prefer the worn out look, you can skip this step.

Remember to spray paint your skeleton hand in a well ventilated area and to use multiple, thin coats instead of one thick coat!

Once your skeleton hand has had plenty of time to dry, grab your hot glue gun and glue the skeleton hand to the center of the soap dish. If you’re planning on keeping your jewelry holder all year long, consider using a stronger glue like E6000 glue.

With your glue gun still in hand, grab two rhinestones and glue them to opposite sides of the middle finger. This will allow for you to hang thin necklaces or bracelets from the rhinestones!

You can add as many rhinestones as you like. Now it’s your time to get creative! 

And that’s it! Place your Skeleton Hand Jewelry Holder on your vanity, desk, or on top of your dresser to showcase your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets jewelry! You can place your rings on the pinky finger, hang your bracelets on the rhinestones and cuff bracelets or earrings on the soap dish! Happy haunting!


DIY Himalayan Salt “Lamp”

June 21, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Himalayan Salt lamps are all the rage. We came up with a way to make it your own while adding a nice vibe to your space. Not only is this super cute, it adds a new glow and earthy element to your decor.


  1. Glass decor box
  2. Unscented candle
  3. Himalayan salt rocks

You can find all these supplies at most craft or home stores.

Place the candle right in the center of the glass box

Surround the candle with the Himalayan salt rocks until you fill the box.

There you have it! Light it up for a nice cozy glow.


Bracelet Holder

June 21, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff


You can never have too many bracelet holders! You guys are always asking us for ideas on cute new ways to hold your Pura Vida Bracelets. So we have another one to share with you! Follow along to see how we did it.


  1. Candle dish
  2. Gold paint pen
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Yarn

All we did here was flip over the dish so that we would be drawing the sun right in the center of the backside. The pegs will be used to hang our bracelets on. Feel free to draw anything that inspires you. This is your time to get creative!

Next, we will taking the yarn and braiding a long strand. This will be used to hang up the dish.

Simply flip over the dish and put two dots of hot glue about 1-1.5 inches apart at the top. You will then glue down the braided yarn to create a handle. See image below. Make it long enough so that the strands hang below for a nice touch of detail!

Ta-da! You have a brand new bracelet holder!


eucalyptus lime scrub

May 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff


We are always looking for new self care recipes! This one is perfect for summertime. With just a few ingredients you will have a new body scrub in minutes– One that smells oh so yummy and refreshing!


  1. 1 cup of Eucalyptus Epson salt
  2. 2 limes
  3. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  4. 1 tsp of lime juice

Mix the Epson salt, coconut oil and lime juice in a bowl. Grate lime zest in with the mixture.

Store the scrub in a cute container and set out on your bathroom counter and use as hand exfoliate or use it in the shower as body scrub!

Oh yesss!


Cinco De Mayo DIY

April 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff


It’s that time of year again! Yay for more celebrations. We wanted to bring some color to the table and find a fun way to display some treats for all our friends who will be coming over to join the fiesta! Follow along to see how we made these fun sombreros!

What you will need:

  1. 3 clay pot with clay tray
  2. pom poms
  3. craft paint
  4. hot glue
  5. paint pen
  6. M&M’s

Paint your pots red, green and yellow. Place the pots upside down on the trays to mimic a sombrero.

Allow them to dry. Once the paint is totally done drying, hot glue the pom poms around the brim of the tray.

Next, take a paint pen and draw zig zags around the bottom of the pot.

Now time for the best part– the candy! Add in the m&m’s around the brim of the sombrero.

Place on party table so guests can enjoy!


Aloha Wall Art

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff


We love recycling supplies to make new decorations! Take a look around your house to see if you have anything you don’t need or something you can remake. We found a spare piece of plywood that we decided to remake into a nice beachy wall decoration. Follow along to see our quick DIY!


  1. Spare piece of plywood
  2. Faux starfish
  3. Seashells
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Gold paint pen
  6. White spray paint

Start by spray painting the plywood white. Let that dry then write “aloha” down the center.

Glue on the starfish and seashells to add fun little beachy details.

Quick, easy and so cute! Hang this wall art up anywhere in your home!