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This motivational bottle helps me drink more water (and my skin has never looked better)

🛍️ Product reviewed: QuiFit 2.2 Litre Motivational Water Bottle
Tested for: Over a year
Rating: 4/5
💸 Reasons to buy: Ensures you're hydrated, doesn't leak and is BHA free
Reasons to avoid: It's heavy when full and you need a bottle brush to clean it sufficiently
💰 Best deal we've found: My motivational bottle is currently on sale for £9.99, you can also find other great deals on Amazon for as little as £6

Struggling to drink enough water working from home? I've found a solution. (Getty Images)
Struggling to drink enough water working from home? I've found a solution. (Getty Images)

One of the working from home downsides I hadn’t anticipated was that I would drink considerably less water.

There's no water jug in the middle of meetings anymore (difficult on Zoom!) and no colleagues to let me know they were popping to the kitchen and happy to bring me back a drink.

I didn’t think about it too much until I noticed my skin had become rather dull and lacklustre, and my complexion slightly blotchy.

I asked friends for advice and all of them recommended expensive skincare or at-home facials, apart from one, who asked me if I was drinking enough water.

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I set about finding a way to get my quota in - a normal water bottle didn’t work as I rarely got round to refilling it between meetings, and glasses of water didn’t work either as it was impossible to track how much I was really taking in.

Finally, after a bit of research, I bought a QuiFit 2.2 Litre Motivational Water Bottle from Amazon.

💸 Reasons to buy

With timestamped markings down the side, the bottle clearly sets out exactly how much water you should be drinking as the day goes.

Two litres sounds like a lot, bit when you see it broken down over the course of 14 hours, it doesn’t feel like much at all.

This motivational bottle is a great buy if you struggle to drink enough water. (Amazon)
This motivational bottle is a great buy if you struggle to drink enough water. (Amazon)

£9.99 £11.99 at Amazon

The bottle's opening is also sized to fit ice cubes and fruit, so you can keep your water cool all summer long and jazz it up with some cucumber or lemon if you want to.

The sense of achievement I enjoyed at the end of each day was enough to spur me to keep going, and after a few weeks I noticed that my skin had started to brighten.

My complexion was more even, my cheeks looked plumper and my eyes more sparkly.

To check that it really was the water that was responsible for the transformation, I stopped using lots of different skincare and simply washed my face with water twice and a day and used a light moisturiser. My skin stayed just as bright.

It turns out that I'm not the only person out there drinking in the benefits of... well, drinking, as the water bottle has almost 4,000 reviews on the Amazon site. Many shoppers say it's "a great reminder" to drink more water, with many finding it much "easier" to stay hydrated and found that it made drinking less of a "chore."

Reasons to avoid

It goes without saying that a 2.2 litre bottle is quite heavy when full, so while it's a great WFH companion it's not ideal for using on the go.

While I like the straw design for functionality, you may want to invest in a cheap straw cleaning brush to thoroughly clean that bit of the bottle.

💰 Best deal we've found

My QuiFit 2.2 Litre Motivational Water Bottle is currently reduced from £11.95 to £9.99. There is also a larger 3.7 litre bottle that can be purchased for £15.99. Plus, it comes in 13 different colours so you're bound to find one to suit your vibe.

If you want to spend a little less you can find a ton of motivational water bottles on Amazon which vary in capacity and prices start from £6.

Buy it: QuiFit 2.2 Litre Motivational Water Bottle | £9.99 (Was £11.99) from Amazon

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