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Product Review – Acquablend Water Bottles

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Since having my twins, I have started to take my health and fitness very seriously. I take my vitamins, eat a balanced diet, try to get adequate sleep, and exercise.I got my hands on a Fitbit Flex last year, and I am so into it at the moment. I am obsessed with hitting my daily target of 10,000 steps, and I love the way it charts my sleep behaviour – how long I sleep for, how long it takes me to fall asleep, how many times I wake up at night, and so on. I send my daily steps to Twitter, so I know how well I am doing, and I am loving my progress so far.

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However I struggle to eat loads of fruits and drink lots of water. I am just not a fruits person, and drinking water has always been a chore for me, even though I know the benefits of eating fruits and drinking loads of water.  So when the opportunity came for me to review the Acquablend Water Bottles, I jumped at it, because this bottle could solve this very issue.

If this is your first time hearing of Aquablend Water Bottles, here is a description for you from the brand:

Acquablend provide a great range of BPA-free fruit infusion water bottles designed for use at home, in the office, at the gym or when enjoying outdoors. Since its inception, the Acquablend bottle has proved a compelling and nutritionally smart choice and a sensible natural alternative to sugary and fizzy drinks. Our fruit infusion water bottles have each been designed with the user in mind.

That’s why the fruit infused water bottles by Acquablend is more than just a bottle, it is a journey to a healthier lifestyle. By harnessing the benefits of drinking fruit infused water as part of your everyday routine, we can support that journey with our recipes, tips and videos as well as stories from the Acquablend Community.

Aquablend Water Bottles Review

Aquablend Bottles Review

So this bottle is all about a combination of fruits and water in a bottle, to create a flavoured taste.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I love the elegant packaging, so bright and pretty, makes me feel like drinking water from the it. I got colour blue and green, but they also come in red, pink, black, white and purple.
  2. I found the water bottles easy to set up. I had it cleaned in the top shelf of the dishwasher (but can also be hand washed), and I cut up some cucumbers, kiwis, and oranges, and placed them in the fruit section, and added some water to start with. So it was oranges in the green bottle, and cucumber and kiwi in the blue.
  3. The water tasted flavoured immediately, the fruit infusion is amazing.
  4. The water bottles can be kept in the fridge or left outside in normal temperature.
  5. This bottles are super affordable. I got the twist top bottles, and they go for £24.99, but currently on sale for £10.99, so get in there!
  6. These high quality looking bottles are great to use both inside and outside the home, so work, school, gym, and so on.
  7. They are dish washer safe, stain resistant, as well as leak proof.
  8. The drinking sprout is very comfortable, but you can pour in a cup, if you prefer that.

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CONS

None.

The Acquablend water bottles are a dream come true! I don’t have to feel forced to drink water anymore, these bottles make me want to drink water.

There are various fruit infused water recipes on the Acquablend website, which I will be stalking for more inspiration and ideas. The next recipe I will be trying this afternoon, will be the strawberry and cucumber recipe. It sounds very tasty.

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Have you tried the Acquablend Water bottle? What are your thoughts?

 

*PR samples included.

 

 

 

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Holiday Digital Detox

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Have you ever planned to go on holiday, and not check emails, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, and other social media platforms? Was your holiday digital detox successful, or did it crash and burn after a few hours, with you hungrily logging on to Twitter, to see what you have missed? The whole idea of going on holiday, is so you can relax, unwind and have a good time, but many of us cannot stay away from whatever we call work, and social media.

As a full-time blogger, I have accepted the fact that I cannot go on holiday and have a full digital detox. I can go a few hours, but at the end of the day, I will have to log on and see what is happening. That is the major issue with being a blogger, you can’t just decide to log off social media and your blog for too long, if you do, your blog will likely suffer the repercussions of you being away.

However, before I became a blogger, I could go days without going on social media.  Having a holiday digital detox would have been a walk in the park for me then, so I know it is possible, but the question is, how many people actually do it? We are currently in a fast pace, technology driven society, and many of us are addicted to social media and blogs.

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A new research carried out by an online travel agency – Sunshine, has uncovered a lot about the whole holiday digital detoxing, in terms of how long the average tech-free plan lasts for. According to the findings, holidaymakers who plan to go on a complete holiday digital detox, give in after just six hours into their holiday, on average; with social media being the main lure.

A recent poll that was carried out in the UK by Sunshine, revealed that many failed in their pursuit of a technology-free holiday, and 54% of the total respondents who took part in the poll said that they used technology more on holiday than they did at home. Wow who knew!?

The top 5 answers were as follows:
1.    I wanted to look/post on social media – 32%
2.    I needed to check something work-related (e.g. emails) – 27%
3.    I forgot I had planned a digital detox/force of habit – 21%
4.    I needed to call/message back home – 16%
5.    I got bored – 2%

Now, I will fall into the number 1 and 2. I will need to check and respond to emails at some point while on holiday, and I will need to check social media, even if it is just once a day, while on holiday. I can never see myself at this stage in my life, having a full holiday digital detox, it just won’t work. I will break in 24 hours, to check my blog, lol.

What I do see myself doing, and what I need to do, is to have a WHOLE day off social media, blogs and emails. I think I am becoming too addicted to the whole social media thingy, so I am planning a day off it completely. I will see how that goes, and then I may plan a whole weekend off.

I tweeted about this some days ago, and chatted with Alice; who blogs at Zest of Alice. We chatted about the benefits of having a digital detox every now and again. She wrote a lovely post about how she quit social media, only to go back on it, so check out her blog post, if you are in need of a good read.

Have you ever planned a digital detox while on holiday? How did it go?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

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