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Omega Infusion {Giveaway}–CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

I am a water hog. I think I have mentioned this before. I ALWAYS carry a water bottle around with me, and I am constantly sipping on it. I probably drink around 2 liters of water a day. I drink milk occasionally with dinner or breakfast, but I don’t like to drink my calories, so I mostly stick to water. However, there are times when I just want a little flavor. I don’t want a soda which is just going to make me more thirsty or crave sweets or amp me up, but I just need a little something extra to pump up my bland water. Omega Infusionâ„¢ has created a water that is all that and more!

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You’ve probably heard of Omega-3s, but do you know what they do for you and why they’re good for you? Yeah, either did I. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to a healthy metabolism and are commonly found in fish oil, egg oil and flaxseed oil.  Other health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease, have been linked to a diet with high levels of Omega-3s, but unless you eat fish for every meal and slip flaxseed into your homemade bread (if you make homemade bread), chances are you’re probably not getting enough Omega-3s. That’s where Omega Infusion comes to the rescue!

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Omega Infusion uses the Oceans Omega technology to pack a 17-oz. bottle of water full of Omega-3s. There are four flavors of Omega Infusion water; Berry, Citrus, Fruit Punch and Orange. I was sent a case with three bottles of each flavor, and they didn’t last long in our fridge! All of the flavors are delicious. The flavoring is light, not overpowering, and the taste is crisp, especially straight out of the fridge. I worried that the water would taste (or rather, feel) slimy because of the omega-3 oil in it, but there is no strange aftertaste or weird slimy-ness; just good, cool water! Fruit Punch was my favorite because I am a fan of anything fruit punch, but the others were all equally delicious as well. My hubby said they tasted like Gatorade, and I have to agree with him, though he’s by far the bigger Gatorade connoisseur and knows better than I. The best part of Omega Infusion water is that it is a zero-calorie beverage, so you can drink it and enjoy the flavor but not worry about the calories! The drinks are also infused with 200% of your daily Vitamin C needs and 80% of your Vitamin B Complex needs. If you’re not convinced of Omega Infusion’s super powers yet, check out this epic video below 🙂

I think the only thing that would make Omega Infusion better would be if there were any actual fruit or juice in the water instead of artificial flavors and sweeteners. The label does say “natural and artificial flavors,” but there is 0% juice, so I don’t know where those “natural” flavors would come from. Omega Infusion water is sold at select grocery stores (anyone have a Stop&Shop, Giant, HEB or heinen’s near them?) or can be purchased online. A 12-pack is only $17.95, and a Rainbow 4-pack (all four flavors) is only $8.95.

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I was sent this awesome 12-pack of beverages and a groovy Omega Infusions T-Shirt, and TWO winners will receive the same prize I did, so enter below to win!

TWO WINNERS will receive a case of Omega Infusions Water and a T-Shirt!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of October 1st, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Omega Infusions, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Liberty Bottleworks {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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What’s the one thing you can’t ever leave the house without? Mine is my water bottle. I started carrying around a water bottle 24/7 in college because one of my roommates swore by it to help lose weight (it works, by the way). Through the years I’ve been through many iterations of bottles. I’ve used and refilled bottled water bottles, I’ve bought really expensive ones from sporting goods stores and I’ve bought really cheap ones from the Dollar Store. But while the bottle has changed, what hasn’t is the fact that I am attached at the hip to my water bottle! So naturally, I was anxious to try out  the only American made metal water bottle by Liberty Bottleworks.

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Liberty Bottleworks considers itself a “vintage American company.” Not only do they support jobs in the USA, they pledge 1% of their sales and 1% of their working hours to helping large, local and grass roots efforts, such as the National Park Service, the Conservation Alliance and Keep America Beautiful.  They are also extremely committed to protecting the environment. Their production factory in Yakima, Washington, is filled with state of the art equipment which uses less energy, cleans waste water, and conserves resources. They even melted down their own scrap and made it into more bottles! They are truly Green all the way.

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All Liberty Bottleworks’ bottles are made  from 100% recycled aluminum, are BPA Free, non-toxic and non-leaching. In addition to supporting the environment, Liberty Bottleworks also supports local artists. The Artisan collection features designs by artists who stand behind a cause, and a portion of the sale supports their cause. There are seven pages worth of designs on the Artisan page alone, and all are unique and interesting–there is definitely a bottle for everyone! There are several other cool collections to choose from including the Mass Transit collection, the Topography collection, the Freedom collection, or you can design your own Custom bottle!  They also have a Kids collection with bottles in 12 and 16 ounces and designs kids would like.

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I chose to review the Blossom bottle from the Artisan collection. It arrived safely in a small, (most likely) made-from-recycled-materials box. The color of the bottle is beautiful though slightly darker than the picture shown on the website. The design on the bottle is raised, which is due to the cylindrical printers used at Liberty Bottleworks. I like it because it gives me a little something to grip as I constantly drink my water. The metal is smooth and strong; I have dropped it accidentally a few times since receiving it and have yet to see a scratch or a dent. The metal keeps my cold water colder for longer, which I love.

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My water bottle goes wherever I go. This is where it lives at night, right next to my bed.

I chose the Sport top as opposed to the Standard cap with an O-ring because I am a straw drinker all the way. I love the easy flip top and the wide loop for holding it when the straw is down. The mouthpiece is smooth and doesn’t leave a weird taste in my mouth like some plastic straws or mouthpieces do. My only complaint would be that while it’s really easy to open the top to fill it, it’s almost too easy and I worry that my kids will pop it open and spill all over themselves or that it will pop off in my purse and soak everything inside. It hasn’t happened yet, but we’ve come close.

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After a day at the pool, what I need is some cold water!

If you’re not a fan of the straw-type bottles, never fear! Liberty offers both the Sport top (in black only) and a Standard cap with O-ring in seven different colors to match whichever bottle you choose. Bottles can be purchased  in select, local retailers or online. Prices are really reasonable and start at $15 for the 12 oz. Kids bottle, $18 for 16 oz., $19 for 24 oz. and $20 for the 32 oz. bottle. Connect up with Liberty Bottleworks on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, or apply to be a Sustainability Officer and spread the word in your home town!

THREE lucky winners will get to pick a Liberty Bottleworks water bottle of their choice!

(Winners are limited to bottles in stock)

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** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of July 29th, 2013 and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Liberty Bottleworks, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Karma Wellness Water {Review}

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During the summer months, I’m always amazed by how much we drink during the day.  The boys are always constantly asking for lemonade and filling their cups with water (that they actually drink!), and I’m right behind them with my water bottle.  I made the grave mistake of bringing home a 12-pack of soda the other day, and that just made things worse — I was drinking all day long and craving more, but I never felt like my thirst was quenched.

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I know that water is the best for our family to drink, but there are times when I want something with a little more flavor for variety.  Karma Wellness Water is a delicious line of natural, nutrient-enhanced water formulated for your mind, body, spirit, balance, and vitality (which happens to be the names of the five varieties)!  We loved the different flavors and especially loved that we could mix the drink immediately with the push of a button on the top of the cap.

“The driving force behind Karma is the fact that water-soluble vitamins lose their potency while sitting in water or when they are exposed to moisture. Additionally, vitamins suffer degradation when they are subjected to UV rays, oxygen, or heat. The loss of strength is greater when the vitamin contents are spread across the full contents of bottled beverages, causing premixed vitamin drinks to lose their potency over time. This is the challenge we see with many current wellness drinks on the market.

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With Karma, we’re hoping to make a healthy decision easy. All five functional varieties contain 110 percent (or more) of the recommended daily allowances of vitamins A, B3
, B5, B6, B12, D, and E, and the vitamins and nutrients are protected in a KarmaCap until the consumer is ready to drink. At that point, they just push, peel, and shake to turn water into wellness, as seen in this video:”

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**This review was sponsored by Karma Wellness Water, but all opinions are strictly my own.

ONE Coconut Water {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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In the past few years, we’ve lived in the desert of California, the “panhandle” of Florida, and the coast of North Carolina — all locations have had incredibly warm summers, which can make me especially nervous for my two incredibly active young boys.  They love to play outside, and their light skin lends to flushed faces really fast!  I prefer to give them water as much as possible, but you can imagine that they prefer something with a little more flavor.

I was excited to try out ONE Coconut Water and was anxious to see what my boys would think about the drinks.  I had no reason to worry — they drank them down then asked for more!  Just imagine what it must sound like to hear your four-year-old ask for some “mango coconut water” when you ask what they want to have with lunch…  Yep, just as cute in person as it was in your head.

We were sent three different kinds to try out: plain, mango, and pink guava.  The drinks all have a great flavor (with mango being my son’s favorite!), and the liquid feels very smooth.  It feels very hydrating and is an excellent alternate to water, with four different tropical flavors. ONE Coconut Water can be bought online through Amazon and can also be found in many locations across the United States.

ONE Coconut Water also participated in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy and is also donating 4,400 cases of coconut water to Feed the Children, a charity that is using its resources to help get food into the effected Hurricane Sandy area.

ONE Coconut Water wants to give away FOUR cases of their coconut water to TWO Dandy readers!  Be sure to enter below!

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**This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

**The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Monday, November 26th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**This posting and giveaway were sponsored by ONE Coconut Water, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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