PURE LIFE -that is what Pura Vida means. It means "Enjoying life slowly, celebrating good fortune and not taking anything for granted ... it's an attitude."
On a trip to Costa Rica, two Southern California buddies, bumped into two men peddling bracelets. These bracelets seemed to "capture the essence" of the lifestyle they had been experiencing.
They asked if they could take 400 bracelets home to the USA to share with their friends. Pura Vida Bracelets started in a small bowl on the checkout counter of a local boutique but quickly spread to over 2500+ surf shops, boutiques, college stores, and a few large chain stores!
The two peddlers went from selling a few bracelets a week to over 20,000! They are now able to provide their friends and families with jobs making bracelets as well.
Every Pura Vida bracelet you purchase is unique and reflects a peaceful lifestyle. Something about the simple design and rich colors takes me straight back to my time on the beaches of Hawaii.
Pura Vida STYLE PACKS are really fun and you are bound to find one that suits your personality perfectly! From going to school to putting on a shadow puppet show, to swimming or even taking a shower, you will find a style pack perfect for every occasion.
If you are like me and love companies that support a good cause you will love Pura Vida! They are always helping out charity organizations with their Charity Collection and are also involved in current world events. Right now they have a HURRICANE SANDY bracelet, this bracelet is being sold to help raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
These bracelets are also 100% waterproof! Which is awesome. I have bought similar bracelets in the past and have found that after washing your hands they can take HOURS to dry! Not these babies, they will be dry in minutes. The waterproofing also makes them much more durable and long lasting.
You can buy Pura Vida bracelets here. Pura Vida also sells beautiful necklaces, iPhone Cases, Beanie's, anklets and more!
Pura Vida has generously offered one of our lucky readers ten beautiful Pura Vida Bracelets!!
A big thank you to Pura Vida Bracelets for providing products for review. I was not compensated for this post. I receive products for free so I can test them out and share my opinion with other people.