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Coffee Bath

January 11, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Need a quick way to warm up and reenergize during these cold months? We have just the thing. A Coffee Bath! Coffee Baths are nourishing for dry skin and they smell AMAZING. Take some time to pamper yourself. You deserve it!

What You’ll Need:
1) Coffee scrub (Make one yourself or use a pre-made one. We used frank body.)
2) Essential oil
3) Candles
4) A good book
5) Tea

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img_4211Step 3: Grab a good readimg_4208Step 4: Grab a mug of warm teaimg_4222Step 5: Relax and Enjoy!img_4225Did you know that Pura Vida Bracelets are 100% waterproof?!  Don’t worry about taking your bracelets off before getting into your Coffee Bath. Wearing your bracelets in water only enhances the natural look and feel.  YAY!
How do you stay warm during these cold months?

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6 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Actually Improve your Life

December 29, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Take some time to reflect back on your year and look forward to the next 365 days by setting a New Year’s Resolution that will actually improve your life. Here are 6 ideas to get you inspired to make 2016 your best year yet!

1) Focus on loving yourself and accepting your body for what it is. When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, say out loud ‘I love you’ to your reflection with a smile. It sounds so weird, but practice this every day for a year!

2) Work on improving your brain and read one new book every month. Mix it up with different themes like non-fiction, self-improvement, fiction, romance, biographies or even recipe books to get your brain training in full gear.

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3) Unleash your inner artist and challenge your creativity. Promise to start a new way of expressing yourself each month like creative writing, painting, dance, sketching, design, photography, etc. There’s an artist in all of us!

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4) Be the kindest person you know. Write this down on a sticky note and post it up somewhere you’ll see it every day. Work towards doing small deeds for strangers, loved ones and your community throughout the year. This could be volunteering for a few hours at the local shelter, mowing your neighbours lawn or babysitting without complaining.

5) Find your true happiness. If you think about how many years we get to live on this wonderful planet and the amount of time in that life we devote to making other’s happy, it’s kind of crazy. Why not make 2016 the year you devote entirely to finding your own true happiness? Take that trip you’ve always dreamed of, pursue that job you know you’re worthy of or tell that special someone you love them even if they have no idea who you are!

6) Live a simpler life. Instead of accumulating and keeping things throughout the year, concentrate on editing the things in your life that you no longer require. This could be in the form of toxic relationships, emotional baggage, clothes you don’t wear anymore, extra “luxuries” you could technically live without (TV, manicures, that pair of new shoes…)

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Coco Ho X Pura Vida

December 23, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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We couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with one of surfing’s most talented, driven and youngest female pros, Coco Ho (@xococoho).

As the youngest woman to ever qualify for the World Tour at the age of 17, Coco Ho wants to motivate other girls to break through barriers and pursue their passions. Through her perseverance, hard work and courage, she’s not just an athlete, but a true inspiration.

Check out how Coco rocks her bracelets on the beaches in her hometown of Oahu, Hawaii.

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20 Reasons We Love Winter

December 21, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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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:

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1) Hot chocolate and chai lattes.

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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.

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ChristmasSweater11) Spending quality time with family.

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TextMessages13) Waking up to snow-covered everything.

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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.

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8 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

December 9, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Real evergreens and artificial trees aren’t the only Christmas tree options available. Check out these alternative holiday trees that are far from the ordinary and perfect for any size space!

1) Festive Feathers

The jewel tones in this gorgeous peacock-feathered tree are seasonable without being obvious.

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2) Wooden Card Display

Showcase holiday cards and wrapped presents with this easy-to-make alternative version made from plywood. Here’s the DIY tutorial for to make this tree.

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3) Coastal Christmas Cheer

Celebrate Christmas with some coastal flair and make a tree out of driftwood found on the beach!

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4) Elegant Doily Christmas Trees

Create lacy winter trees with paper doilies, hot glue and a few sturdy twigs or skewers. Cut a wedge out of a round doily and bring the cut edges together to form a cone. The size of your wedge will determine how narrow the cone is. Glue the cone together and slide onto the stick. Glue into place. Add more cones in decreasing sizes to create a layered tree.

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5) Seasonal Succulents

Who says evergreens should have all the fun? Carefully-arranged succulents look wild in the shape of a Christmas tree. And if you live in a temperate climate, this tree would be especially appropriate.

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6) Ombre Coffee Filter Tree

Combine our two favorite things: coffee + ombre colors with this creative and cute Christmas tree made from dye-dipped coffee filters stacked on top of one another. Get the DIY here.

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7) By the Sea

Try a new twist on traditional holiday topiaries by covering cone-shaped foam forms with shells in assorted colors and sizes. Attach them with hot glue, starting at the bottom and working your way up.

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8) Pretty Pura Vida Decorations

Did you know your Pura Vida can double as sparkly Christmas decorations? String up  your tree this year with your favorite bracelets for some holiday happiness!

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14 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

December 3, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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To give is to receive! Make this season extra special by giving more kindness, love and your time in addition to all the wonderful presents. Here are 14 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays to get you inspired:

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1) Ask everyone to donate to your favorite charity instead of buying you a present this holiday season.
2) Organize a toy drive at your school.
3) Grab a group of your friends and volunteer at the local food bank.
4) Remind people on your social media to also give back during the holidays. Every bit counts no matter the size or the contribution.
5) If you live in a snowy state, shovel your neighbours’ driveways after a big snowfall. BONUS, it’s a great workout!
6) If you live in a sunny state, mow your neighbours’ lawns as a surprise for when they get home from work.
7) Bake chocolate chip cookies and bring some hot chocolate to your local fire or police station.
8) Get creative and draw up a coupon book to give to your parents/siblings/roomies etc. for house chores you wouldn’t normally do.
9) Gather up your old coats and donate them to Goodwill or a homeless shelter.
10) In the Starbucks line, pay for the person’s coffee behind you.
11) Write a kind, cheerful note and leave it on someone’s windshield.
12) Bring some blankets, pet food or toys to the animal shelter.
13) Have a holiday bake sale and donate the profits to your local homeless shelter.
14) Shop our Charity Collection and cross some lucky people off of your gift list. Each bracelet donates to a different cause so you can give gifts AND give back at the same time!

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Fashion

4 Holiday Outfit Ideas

December 2, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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The holidays are right around the corner so let the festive party season begin! We’ve got you covered with 4 Holiday Outfit Ideas for the ultimate in #ootd inspiration. Which look is your fave? Comment below!


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Mermaid Off Duty

December 1, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Spotted! An off duty mermaid on the sandy shores rocking her Pura Vida. Quick, better look now before she disappears back into the water.

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Recipes

Healthy Holiday Mocktails

November 26, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Quench your thirst this holiday season with these Healthy Holiday Mocktail recipes and leave room for overindulging at the dessert table!

Sparkly Blood Orange Basil Mocktail

The bright and wintry citrus flavor of blood orange and grapefruit pairs beautifully with a hint of basil, while tonic water brings even more bubbly to the party.

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Ingredients:

3 large basil leaves
1 ½ ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
3 ounces blood orange Italian soda
1 ½ ounces tonic water

Directions:

If you have a muddler, place the basil in the bottom of a metal shaker or large sturdy glass and add the grapefruit juice. Muddle the basil until it is fragrant. Add the blood orange soda, tonic water and mix well. Serve over ice.

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Frost Bite Mocktail

I love this recipe for Frost Bite Mocktails. It’s refreshing and delicious but is also really pretty and perfect for a winter party!

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Ingredients:

3 oz. lemon-lime soda
2 oz. white grape juice
Fresh blueberries
Fresh mint
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Lime juice

Directions:

In a shaker filled with ice, mix fresh lime juice and pineapple juice. Add white grape juice, mint and blueberries. Shake all ingredients well and strain into a large glass filled with ice. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with fresh blueberries for a fun twist.

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Ginger Eggnog Fizz

You can’t have a holiday drink roundup without including some eggnog! This recipe includes ginger ale, creating a delicious, creamy, and bubbly drink.

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Ingredients:

1 quart chilled non-alcoholic homemade or store-bought eggnog
1 bottle chilled ginger beer or ginger ale

Directions:

Fill a glass a quarter to half full of eggnog and fill the rest of the way with ginger beer or ginger ale. Serve immediately.

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Frosty Cocoa Shake

This recipe is surely what Santa blends up for his most favorite little elves who crave a frosty, coconut-cocoa infused treat!

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Ingredients:

2 Tbsp vegan cocoa mix
2 cups vanilla coconut ice cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup ice cubes
1 banana (use frozen banana slices for thickest shake)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour. Garnish. Serve.

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