Thirst Trap: H20

Hello bumblebee, have you been drinking 8 glasses of water a day?

After reading a post from Business Insider on the importance of drinking water first thing in the morning, I decided to adopt this healthy habit while also testing out different brands of water. To cut back on my fluoride intake, I’ve been considering a lifestyle change however my love for the planet often keeps me from buying disposable water bottles when grocery shopping. This past week I tried five different types of bottled water and here’s what I thought.

I know what you’re thinking: “Bri, water is water. How could you possibly pick a favorite?” Well if you can genuinely say the tap water in your kitchen tastes like the same water in your Brita pitcher or the water fountain at the gym, this post is not for you.

In order from my favorite to least favorite, the following list is my opinion on the h2o I tried this week:

Essentia 9.5 pH Water

This water was my absolute favorite as I genuinely felt my thirst was quenched after a few sips. Not only did this bottle last me longer as it was bigger than the others, it also powered me through a workout

Core Hydration

The students at my school and I visually enjoyed this water bottle and what was inside was even better! Not only did this large bottle last me a good amount of time, I felt extremely satisfied once it was finished.


While I enjoyed both the aesthetic and taste of this water, it was a tad pricier than the others. Fortunately, the refreshing taste made up for it however, I wish the bottle would have been equally as large as the others.

Life WTR

I greatly appreciate the opportunity Pepsi gives emerging artists to share their work however this bottle easily could’ve been filled in my kitchen and I wouldn’t have known the difference.

Smart Water alkaline

The best word for me to describe this water: flat. After finishing the bottle, I still felt thirsty and unsatisfied. Despite enjoying the classic look of the Smart Water bottle, I honestly felt I could’ve done without adding this to my testers.

My refillable water will always be my go-to with hopes of cutting back on plastic waste. I got my Marble Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Water Bottle at Walmart for around $15! Not only does it keep my ice cubes solid for around 8 hours, it can also keep drinks warm for some time.

Comment below which one of these is your favorite or if you prefer your refillable water bottle like me!

Remember to hydrate before you diedrate,

xo Bri

*Side note: This piece has been sitting in my drafts for quite some time however it feels like the most appropriate time to finally post it. While we’re experiencing this health epidemic all over the world; please remember to drink water, wash your hands, and practice social distancing!

These photos were taken on my iPhone 11.

7 thoughts

  1. I definitely think that there’s a difference in the taste of water from different sources, that’s why I spent the money to pick up my Brita individual water bottle. It filters water as I’m drinking it, so it’s like having a Brita pitcher anywhere I go. Since picking it up, I noticed a BIG increase in the amount of water that I’m drinking each day!

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  2. Essentia is so delicious. And that morning water is a self-care game changer. How have you been feeling throughout the days with that change? -Britney @


  3. I definitely agree with you. Water tastes different, depending on the brand and country. I haven’t tried any of those, but hopefully one day I will, we don’t have those brands in México.

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out my blog! What are some brands you can find in Mexico??
      I have yet to travel outside of the USA and I’m extremely curious about the similarities and differences between where I’m from and the places I’d like to go


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