Monday, July 27, 2015

Puravida Bracelets

I am excited to offer to you a company that I love and am so excited to share.

PuraVida Bracelets


                                                                   PuraVida Story
 A five week college graduation trip to Costa Rica turned into a business venture for two Southern California friends Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman. Between the beautiful sunsets and the rolling breakers, it wasn't long before these two friends began to deeply appreciate the simple Pura Vida lifestyle and the culture of the people they encountered. This is how it all began...

 I love this brand not just for the amazing line of stunning bracelets but they are so involved with charities and I love that. Having lost my father to Leukemia 14 years ago and battling MS myself, I love being involved with companies that are donating and affiliated with charities. Be sure to check their page out and click the link for Charity to see some of the charities they are or have been involved with. It warms my heart and makes me stand behind them even more as a brand rep/ambassador. My ambassador code for 10% off is MELISSASEP10, or you can just use the above link.

                                                         Photos are from

 The phrase “Pura Vida” (pu·ra vi·da) means "pure life" in Spanish. The pura vida lifestyle is embodied by the enjoyment of a life lived slowly, the celebration of good fortune, and the refusal to take anything for granted. It's about being free and living life to the fullest; it's an attitude.

I am really over the moon about the charity bracelets those who have followed my blog for some time know about my health struggles over the passed seven years. From chronic fatigue, pain and migraines, to being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis in my joints and Sjorgen's syndrome. I get Botox treatment thanks to my insurance for my migraines and some of the pain and stiffness from the arthritis, which has been a life saver. 

In November only the day before Thansgiving I started to have extreme numbness in my right arm and leg, I collapsed on the evening before Thanskgiving and on the day of ending up hospitalized that weekend and weeks later diagnosed with MS. I have been undergoing a new treatment for six months and just received news last week that the treatment is not working how they had hoped, we are now looking into alternative treatments and medicine. That makes the below bracelet very near and dear to my heart. I will be getting several of these for myself and my family. 

Then of course in the memory of my father who passed away 14 years ago after being diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia that he battled with all his mind and heart for a year and four months after being diagnosed, knowing there was no cure and enduring chemo, being hospitalized for almost his entire illness only to spend more time with my new born daughter. I gave birth to my daughter on Thanksgiving day Nov 25, 1999, and he was diagnosed three weeks later. He passed away days before his birthday in April of 2001. I am going to order one of these for myself and my mother in his memory. My heart and prayers are with anyone that has a family member or close one diagnosed with leukemia. ❤️✌️

Be sure to head over to PuraVida's site and take a look for yourself. I am sure you will find many bracelets near to your heart, that will touch you the same way. I am so proud to be a ambassador for this amazing brand. ✌️❤️

PuraVida Cause
Here at Pura Vida Bracelets we aim to do more than just provide jobs for artisans in Costa Rica. That is how the Charity Collection was born. The Charity Collection was created to give back to charities all over the world through the sale of individual charity bracelets. In 2013 we were able to donate over $140,000 to 190+ charity organizations and we’ve only grown since then. On top of that, we’re a 1% for the Planet Member donating back to over forty 1% for the Planet non-profit partners through our Enviro-Causes Charity Collection. From the protection of our ocean habitats to cancer research, we try to support as many causes and organizations as possible.
*Brand Ambassador  
*All information in Italic black is direct from the PuraVida site, being used for promotional purpose only. All photos are also from their site.


  1. Amazing post and love this brand, from reading your post I really do admire you and love the brands you have chosen to become affiliated with. I know you have been having a lot of issues with your health, hang in there. I am going to use your code and order a MS bracelet in support of you and your struggle. You are a kind and supportive wonderful lady and I want to give back to you for all you have done for me. Ty and the blog is looking amazing best ever and continue to work hard good things happen to amazing people. Your lovely xoxo

    1. I really love this brand too. I am so happy to be a part of their team and can't wait to get my bracelets and starter kit to share with everyone. Make sure to use my code and get some for yourself. Also be sure to read up more about the company on their website they really are extraordinary and do a lot of work with many charities. Thank you for all your kind words and support super excited for all the new and exciting things coming up for myself and here on the blog stay tuned. Have a great summer xoxo ✌️❤️

  2. Great post and sounds like an amazing company. When I get paid Friday I am going to order the MS bracelet in support of you my amazing best friend that I know is struggling so hard right now, you hang in there and be strong. I love you and you will get good news just have to find the right treatment plan. Love you xoxo

    1. Thank you bestie and love you too. Thank you for your continuous support and love means the world to me. Ready to show the world more of my amazing ideas and creativity. Love you Jen XOXO πŸ’•πŸ˜˜❤️✌️

  3. Wow amazing post!

    1. πŸ’•Thank you so much πŸ’• your comment means the world to me. Xoxo