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Thirst in Style | S’well Bottle

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A while back I discovered S’well Bottle while surfing my instagram feed. Like you are probably now, I wondered what in the world it was, and how I could get my hands on one! On the surface it looks like any ordinary bottle. Something you may pick up a Target in hopes to store your beverage in a stylish way, with low expectations on the actual quality or technology behind it. S’well Bottle is the exact opposite of that. This innovative bottle of the future is designed to keep your beverages cold for up to 24 hours and warm for up to 12. Sounds impossible right? It’s not an empty promise.. S’well is insulated, with a double wall of the highest grade pure steel available. This grade of steel holds the temperature and also protects the bottle from any falls or accidents. It also rids any metallic taste you may find while consuming your beverage from aluminum bottles. 

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While that would probably be enough for most people, S’well decided to bring a bit more to the table.. Style! As you take a look at the brand you’ll fall in love!  A website that draws you in and gets you involved, and sends you directly to tour the many incredible finishes and sizes available. From matte to stone, shiny, and even glitter. Then there’s my favorite, the wood collection. That’s right, wood! The S’well bottle is available in 3 sizes, from 9-25oz and all fit right in your cup holder. They even designed a bottle, the 250z that will fit a whole bottle of wine! Perfect for an evening in the park!

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What does a bottle like this mean for the environment? It means a lot. Just using 1 of these bottles means we save 3,000 plastic ones from ending up in landfills, and cuts down on the over 60 Million that we use every day in the US. And in perfect S’well character, it means even more! The brand decided to make an even bigger difference by partnering with WaterAid to provide a portion of the proceeds to provide clean water around the world. Even further, they also decided to select a few more charities.. Keep A Child Alive, to aid families in Africa & India affected by HIV. American Forests who give back to the earth by planting 1 tree for every bottle in the wood collection sold, and Drink Up which provides healthy alternatives and awareness right here in America!

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These high fashion bottles are sure to become a trending accessory this year.. just take a look for yourself! Already the bottle has been featured at big hollywood events and has been a fun part of staple fashion showcases. Proving further that S’well is part of the fashion world, you can pick up a bottle at J.Crew, Nordstrom and even select local fashion boutiques! 

S’well bottles are priced between $20-$45 depending on the size and finish you choose.

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I’m so excited to pick up one for myself soon! You should too!

Interactive review to follow!

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All images used in this post were taken directly from the S’well Bottle website or social media. The Trendy Photographer takes no ownership of these photos.


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Watch It!

When I was in the third grade I learned how to tell time. A round clock with colored crayons surrounding it, the numbers, all in order, lining the rim all the way around. Cut to modern day 2012 and clocks are still found in most rooms in most places. A watch however, has been secretly declared a thing of the past. With smart phones in the pockets of millions, a quick click can tell you the digital time and date, as well as where your friends are and what they had for lunch. So why would anyone start wearing a watch now? STYLE. I have never been a fan of a bulky metal chain watch, or a rubber sports watch. Those things are just not trendy or stylish.  The new man’s watch is a slender, thought out, perfect piece of art. My favorites have simple woven bands, that may be switched out. Others have a rich piece of leather, attaching a proportionally sized, vintage inspired timepiece. No matter what kind of modern day watch you find exciting, having a watch collection is the manliest thing I know.


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TOP 5: STYLISH GIFTS YOU WON’T BE RETURNING

4. The Kindle Fire –

“The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that links seamlessly with Amazon’s impressive collection of 
digital music, video, magazine, and book services in one easy-to-use package. It boasts a great 
Web browser, and its curated Android app store includes most of the big must-have apps 
(such as Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu). The Fire has an ultra-affordable price tag, and the screen 
quality is exceptional for the price.” – CNET

“The Fire gives me the features I want at a price point that’s less than half of the iPad 2. 
I can check my email, browse the Internet, maybe play a few games, most importantly, 
I can read magazines in color on a Kindle.” – Gizmodo

 

 


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TOP 5: STYLISH GIFTS YOU WON’T BE RETURNING

3. The C-Loop – Ranked #1 in Advanced Photographer Magazine – Read the Review

  • Eliminate Strap Interference: Quicker access, flexibility and improved handling.
  • Smooth Rotation: The C-Loop swivels 360 degrees to reduce tangling and for smooth panning
  • Low Profile: Makes it easier to transition from landscape to portrait shots
  • Increased Security: Lens comfortably tucks away making mobility easy in tight or crowded areas
  • Compatibility: Works with existing camera straps and all devices with a tripod mount

C-Loop is truly a sweet, “why didn’t I think of that?” solution. We designed the C-Loop in response to how the traditional top mounted camera strap always gets in the way. By relocating the mounting position to the bottom of the camera and integrating a swivel, we discovered numerous benefits that improved the shooting experience when using a camera strap. One of the best upgrades for your camera.


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TOP 5: STYLISH GIFTS YOU WON’T BE RETURNING

 

2. Birchbox – Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch. (Sorry guys, the limited edition Birchbox man has disappeared from the site.. but I got mine!)


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Top 5: Stylish gifts you won’t be returning

1. Coffee Joulies – Tired of burning your tongue on coffee only to have it get cold a few minutes later? With the Coffee Joulies™ Gift Pack your coffee will be ready to drink in minutes and will stay that way for hours. Each polished stainless steel shell is filled with a special phase change material that melts at 140°F. Put them inside the custom-printed thermos and they absorb heat from your coffee when it is too hot and release it back into your coffee to keep it at the perfect temperature. (if ordered by December 18, you can pour coffee over these on christmas)