Holiday Gift Boxes

November 9, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


With the holidays coming in quick we are in DIY heaven! What’s better than personalized gifts? Make every present special this holiday season by putting your own personal spin to it. All my favorite gifts have been handmade. These gift boxes are also the perfect thing to gift Puravida Bracelets in. Make them for birthdays, holidays or any other special occasion. Let’s get started!

What you will need:

  1. Craft paper
  2. String
  3. Tape, scissors
  4. Tags and any other accessories you want to use to decorate
  5. Stensil provided

Begin by tracing the stencil onto your craft paper.

Use scissors to cut out the correct shape of the stencil.

The dotted lines in the stencil will guide you on where to fold your cutout. Once you have folded it into a box, use tape to secure the edges.

Use yarn or string to wrap around the box. Along with other decorations to add to the top!

Have fun and get creative to make it personal to the person you are giving it to!



Pineapple Cinnamon Delight

September 11, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff


After this recipe you will never go back to eating pineapples and strawberries by themselves. Although delicious, something about the crisp, cinnamon chips enhances all the flavors. Is your mouth watering yet? We hope so! You won’t believe how easy this is to make. Need something to bring to your next get together? This is just the thing. Check it out!


What you’ll need:

  1. One pineapple
  2. One tub of strawberries
  3. Tortillas
  4. Cinnamon & Sugar
  5. Half a stick of butter

Start by chopping up the strawberries into fourths. Once cut and ready, set them aside in a bowl.

Bring out da pineapple!

Cut the pineapple in half. Empty one half to be used as the serving bowl. You can use the pineapple chunks from both sides to mix later with the strawberries!

Processed with Snapseed.Now that you have both fruits cut, you can go ahead and mix them into the pineapple bowl!

Time to cut the tortillas into small triangles to be used as dipping chips

Once cut, put as much cinnamon and sugar as desired and mix into bowl.

Place on baking sheet covered in foil.

Melt your half stick of butter and spread evenly on all the triangle cut outs. After they are evenly buttered, sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar all over.

Place in the over at 350 degrees and bake for about 10 minutes.

Ta-da! Now just wait until you taste it together!

Dip and enjoy!


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20 Reasons We Love Winter

December 21, 2015 — by Griffin Thall


Winter is here, “weather” you like it or not and well, we LOVE it! You may not be surrounded by majestic mountains capped with snow (if you are, then can we come visit?), but cold weather brings people together, so we can share the warmth, love, and connection of the season. Here are 20 reasons we love winter:


1) Hot chocolate and chai lattes.

shutterstock_2297579382) Oversized sweaters and tights.

BLOG-SWEATERS3) Thick wool socks and winter boots.

DSC_0310-1-24) Snowflakes.

Snowflake5) The crackling noises from the fireplace.

Fireplace6) Ice skating.

Skating7) Skiing/snowboarding/tobogganing.

Snowboarding8) Decorating holiday cookies then eating most of them.

HolidayCookies9) Wearing sequins to holiday parties.

SequinDress10) Ugly Christmas sweaters.

ChristmasSweater11) Spending quality time with family.

Family12) Sending/receiving Christmas texts to/from your friends.

TextMessages13) Waking up to snow-covered everything.

SnowCoveredEverything14) Icicles.

Icicles15) Holiday movie marathons.

ChristmasMovies16) Giving presents.

GivingPresents17) A much needed break from school and/or work!

WorkBreak18) Setting your New Year’s Resolutions.

Reflecting19) Planning NYE.

NYEPlanning20) Yummy, hearty, winter comfort-food dinners.


Have you checked out our New Arrivals for the New Year? >>

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12 #relationshipgoals That Actually Matter

November 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall


We all have an ideal mate and maybe even a list of traits that we’d like our partner to have. It’s always great to set goals, but sometimes we can lose sight of the qualities that can help our relationships go from short to long-term. Here’s 12 #relationshipgoals that actually matter:

1) You and your partner love spending time with one another’s families.
2) You listen to each other and can have endless conversations about everything from which celebrity wore it best to how to solve world hunger.
3) You support one another’s dreams.
4) You have fun doing absolutely nothing together.
5) You call each other your best friend.
6) You enjoy each other’s company whether you’re out for a nice dinner or spending time in front of the TV.
7) You surprise each other with little handmade gifts or handwritten notes just because.
8) You trust each other completely and have no trouble being completely honest.
9) You often show up wearing almost matching outfits without knowing what your partner was going to wear.
10) You respect each other’s personal space and privacy.
11) When you’re together, you don’t feel like you need to check your phones.
12) You inspire one another.


Show your guy or gal a little Pura Vida love and get some matching bracelets (P.S. Our entire Men’s Style Guide is unisex!) 

Check out this video inspired by free spirits and falling in love at the beach. Cute!

Video by Alex McDonell

Share this post if you’re in a relationship!


Love Pineapples? You Need These

April 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall


Okay, so it’s not news that we love pineapples. Not only are they sweet, golden and delicious, but they also remind us of the beach and good vibes! We decided to round-up our favorite pineapple must-haves to show our appreciation for the tropical fruit:

Tidepool Love Sweet & Sandy Pineapple Charm Bracelet Gold Bracelet

Bath & Body Works Pineapple Everything!

Amuse Society Pineapple Crew Fleece

Pura Vida Pineapple Clutch + iPhone Background

Angelina Hills X Kaikini Reversible Pineapple Bikini

Dress Gallery Pineapple Silk Jacket

Woven Pear Pineapple Socks

Reebok Pineapple Capri

Share this post if you love pineapples!



New Festival Bags!!

July 24, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Check out our new statement clutches with exclusive patterns!  New styles inspired by sandy beaches, desert dunes, and lush landscapes.  An added wristlet makes it the perfect accessory for the everyday adventurer.  Get them while they last!!


Is your wrist game on fire this summer?

July 17, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Is your wrist game on fire this summer?  Take a look at these perfect styles.  Each Pura Vida Bracelet is unique and hand-made.  Plus, every bracelet is 100% waterproof.  Go surf, go snowboard, or even take a shower with them on.  Wearing your bracelets everyday only enhances the natural look and feel.

Flat Braided Pacific Blue
, Buncha Blues Braided, White Braided, Miranda’s Mermaid Lagoon, Shark Tank

Photographer: Urbanoceans


Style and Fashion blogger Lauren Kawano

July 10, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Check out the latest photoshoot with fashionista Lauren Kawano and photographer Aaron Rodriguez!!

“I am a 21 year old aspiring to be a style and fashion blogger.  I have known for many many years now that fashion and styling was where my heart was and I promised myself I would do whatever I could to accomplish my dream.

When Pura Vida contacted me I couldn’t have been more excited!  The vibe of this company is just so fun and summery!  Aaron and I have worked together on so many shoots at this point, we are able to just turn the world off and get in the zone.  He is fabulous behind the camera and we had too much fun coming up with ideas for the shoot.  In all honesty, we knew it had to be FUN FUN FUN! And we had fun shooting and ended up with some awesome fun looking photos, I couldn’t be more pleased.

Pura Vida has this aura about it that just brings sunshine into your life.  Their product is perfect for summer and is really just well made and high quality.  I couldn’t be happier to be apart of the Pura Vida family, they are too rad.” – LaurenCheck out Lauren Kawano on Instagram for more style and fashion inspiration!

Photographer Aaron Rodriguez


Sea salt + sunshine

June 30, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Where the sea salt meets the sunshine.  Check out these boho looks, for the latest styling inspiration.  We can’t get enough of model Alex Lettrich!!!  These simple, yet stunning looks can be super easy to do.  Start with a few of our best selling bracelets.  Mix and match different colors.  Then, add todays summer trends, to create the perfect look!

Tag us on Instagram #puravidabracelets with your favorite boho looks.  Don’t forget to include your favorite Pura Vida styles!  Enter for a chance to be featured on our fan photos page!

Also, check out photographer Michael Switzer for more beautiful photography!


The Hawaiian Lifestyle

June 30, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Got a case of the Mondays?  Wash ashore with Pura Vida this summer!

Hawaii, known for their white sand beaches, clear waters, and perfect year-round weather.  There’s no denying, that anyone who is anyone, is spending vacation time on the beach.  From Hawaii, to California, and all the way to Costa Rica, they look great on any wrist!  Check out these photos done by photographer Aaron Nakamura and model Eryn Krouse.

Show off your wrist in style, with our most popular bracelets!!  Platinum Cream, Seafoam Braided, and Seafoam Solid.


Soak Up The Sun

June 20, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Soak up the sun this summer in Pura Vida!  We love these bright and flirty styles!

“These were taken at Cardiff near the cliffs.  It’s one of my favorite spots for all things fun in the sun!  I wanted the photos to be beachy, playful, and care-free especially for a SoCal summer.  I just happened to stumble across the purple flowers.  The color was so rad and insanely vibrant!  I’m actually the model in these photos.  They were done for my blog Braided Bliss; fashion blog featuring causes and organizations to help raise awareness.” – Ansley

For more inspiration check out:


Wanderlust Wednesday : Melbourne

June 18, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


Dreaming of this vibrant city and all the excitement it holds. Located in the south-east corner of Australia, this thriving city is filled with quaint coffee shops, unique restaurants, chic fashion, and of course beautiful beaches. While it’s still a fairly young city, there’s loads of potential for exciting new neighborhoods and eclectic nightlife and oh boy, is it growing!