zondag 27 september 2015

Cotton Candy Ombre Nails

What’s better than a fresh coat of paint on your lovely tips? A fresh coat of paint that looks like you just dipped your nails in cotton candy! So grab your pretty polishes, find a shady spot under a tree and try our delightful DIY Cotton Candy Ombre Nails. Bonus! You can also customize the colors to match your Pura Vida.

2-3 Colors of Nail Polish (We love cรดtepolishes because they’re vegan, cruelty-free and don’t have a lot of the toxins other polishes usually do)
Clear Coat
Nail Polish Remover
Makeup Sponges

1) With your scissors, cut a few pieces of makeup sponge the same the width as your nail.

2) Carefully paint a straight line of each color underneath one another onto the sponge. You may need to re-dip your brush then paint over each line a few times for the polish to stay wet.

3) Lightly dab the sponge on each nail making sure you make contact with the edges of your nails also. Re-apply the polish onto the sponge as needed. *Important: You will have to apply a few light coats of polish with the sponge for the color to begin to show. Be patient! We did 4-5 coats and left enough drying time in between each coat.

4) Once your nails are completely dry, brush on a coat or two of clear top coat. This is the finishing touch to your nails as it really blends everything together! Don’t miss this step.

5) Clean up your edges with a few Q-tips dipped in nail polish remover. Let dry completely. So sweet, right? Cotton candy nails right at your fingertips.

Pura Vida ✌️ 

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zondag 20 september 2015

Aloha Energy Bites

What better way to celebrate Aloha Friday than with these yummy Aloha Energy Bites? Packed with the sweetness of pineapple, creaminess of coconut and crunch of macadamia nuts, these healthy snacks will have you hula dancing into the weekend!

Makes approximately 12 – 15 bites
1 cup shredded coconut (divided)
¾ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
½ cup chopped dried pineapple (We used unsweetened to control the amount of sugar)
2 Tbsp water
1 serving vanilla protein powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp honey (We didn’t add any, but feel free to add some extra sweetness!)


1) Combine ¾ cup of coconut and macadamia nuts into a medium bowl.

2) Combine the dried pineapple and water into a small microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and allow to cool enough to handle.

3) Add the reconstituted pineapple to a food processor and pulse into a paste.

4) Add the pineapple paste to the coconut and macadamia nuts along with the protein powder, vanilla and honey. Mix to combine. The consistency should be sticky and form a ball.

5) Roll 1 inch balls of this mixture and then coat with the remaining ¼ cup of coconut. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few minutes. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Pura Vida ✌️ 

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