Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Must Have Summer Accessory

Summer is definitely here and there's one thing I just can't live without: water. Yes, H20. I don't need the air conditioner nor the ice cream, but I'd die without my water. During the springtime I was able to bear days without clutching bottled water everywhere I go and that really puzzles me now.

I'm not the only one that you'll spot carrying water. Water could possibly be one of the celebrities beauty secrets that many people oversee. Didn't Jessica Alba once admit that she didn't work out, but drinks lots of water to keep her healthy? I've seen pictures of many celebs, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, and the list could go on and on, with bottled water in their hands. Water's just too fashionable to not sport and I'm glad I'm keeping up with the trend.

Water might be a new fashion accessory, but to many people it's actually a luxury. Over 1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean water to drink. Imagine being asked to drink dirty water like the one pictured at the bottom. I, like millions of people in the world, have never seen dirty water like this or been in the position to have to drink it. Can you believe that 1.8 million children die every year from diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation? That's 5000 deaths a day!

So the next time you don't feel like drinking water, just remind yourself that you're part of the lucky group that actually has drinkable water. Besides, drinking water is healthy and you should really abide by the rules and get that 8 cups of water!

And I guess you might be thinking, you don't have to drink 8 cups of water like the old myth said, but I like to go with it and as long as the heat lasts, I'll be drinking more than that!

To read more about polluted water and statistics, visit WaterAid.org.

43 comments:

Nay'Chelle said...

IT's so crazy to think about how lucky we are every time we turn on water faucets. I carry a water bottle with me constantly during the summer!

Glamouricious said...

i agree with downing water. i read somewhere it's best to drink a glass of warm water and lime early morning for a de tox. and then a few more glasses to clean out the system early morning. then just more water thru out the day. i plan to start tomorrow.

Sharon Rose said...

Yes too true! A great post!

Pamcasso said...

great post. so true that we take water for granted.

Vintage Vinyl said...

Yeah, we all do take water for granted. Sometimes we don't even realize how lucky we are.

melly said...

hello, most definitely let's swap links :]

lisa said...

hi! thanks for your comment i'd love to swap links :) i'll add you

xx

Arielle said...

i've been doing the same thing! Aquafina sparkling water is so good

J e s s i c a said...

i totally agree. Water is a basic but many people forget that. Water is great for so many things.
This was a great post. It's great that people "sensiblise" (?) other people about nutrition and...of course water !
:)

J'Adore Fashion said...

water is a basic need, but a lot of people forget/neglect that. there are countries (like my country Nigeria) that having water for daily needs is difficult Great topic.

I have linked you dear...
www.jadore-fashion.blogspot.com

KiKi said...

i know i have taken water for granted and simple stuff like air conditioning and electric I am trying to change but its hard

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Christina said...

I drink about three waters a day i cant live without it...great post

Tina :) said...

Great post, I agree. I have at least 3 or 4 cool glasses of water each day.

Rich Hippie said...

sure ill exchange links with yeah, sorry for not responding quicker

enc said...

I drink more Diet Coke than I do water. I need to work on this.

The Clothes Horse said...

I couldn't agree more. I don't drink anything but water pretty much every day...it's a bit odd really, other drinks don't hold appeal for me anymore...unless it's a night out and it's alcoholic! Oh dear...

liiiz said...

Agree 100%

hidzume said...

Oh! I really like your blog..

and, thank you for the lovely comment ^^..
I'd love to exchage links :)

xoxo

MADDI said...

Great post!! We are so lucky to never have to worry about having clean wather to drink. I always carry a bottle with me all year round, cant be without it!

PS: Thank you for your comment, I have linked you!:)

Imelda Matt said...

A nice change of pace....it's something we should think about more often. But as it oft the case out of sight out of mind!

Dapper Kid said...

Wonderful post, it's true, many of us take something so great for granted. And thank you so much for the lovely comment, I've linked you :)

Lust for Fashion said...

omg, i love this post you did!
I'm the same way. I always prefer water over almost every drink. Drinking it just makes me feel better!!

Ida said...

Very nice post. I really enjoyed reading it, and we should appreciate what we have more often.

Honeymoon said...

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S said...

Great post, I love fashion with conscience!
And yes, water is wonderful. Nothing makes my skin look better than a few days of drinking nothing but water :)

Sal said...

Kudos to you, kitten, for pointing this out. Having studied ecology, I am mindful of my water use every day, and grateful for it every time I turn on a tap!

bri said...

amen! i love fiji water, it seriously is the best tasting water.

Le Smoking said...

Great post!

It is refreshing to see someone discuss such an important issue on a fashion blog.

Samantha Smikle said...

Thanks so much! I'd love to link exchange with you. Putting your link up right now!
xo,
S.

fashion herald said...

every time i turn on the tap, I think about how i take for granted the clean water supply that is at our fingertips. Your post is a great reminder to us all, thanks!

Trendini said...

totally agree...and i am a huge water fan esp in summer!

Toni Alexis said...

Great post! Water is a must! There was also an article out blasting Dasani water. They use tap water and there is a group (forgot the name) trying to make them put that on there labels. it is best to drink SPRING water, because other water in bottles is just filtered or tap water!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

To start with I want to say that I love your blog and I love your intent behind this post- to make us aware of our privilege.

BUT I just want to point out that there's been a huge anti-bottled water movement because the huge amounts of plastic used to produce it, not to mention all the resources used to ship it is extremely wasteful and harmful to both the environment and the billions of people you mentioned who don't have access to clean water. Wasting resources doesn't hurt us so much as people in Africa and Asia who have to deal with worse effects of global warming, like disastrous floods.

It's also been shown that bottled water is no cleaner than tap. SO drink water! But drink tap and drink from a thermos and that'll really help everyone.
<3

Sabrina said...

Thanks for this post! I believe that access to water is a fundamental right, and even though we are fortunate enough to enjoy it here, I can't help but keep a wary eye on any attempts to privatize our water sources.

I added you to my blog by the way :)

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I hate drinking water ...but you have a point and i now feel guilty :)... Great post :)

Trixy Tran said...

we really ARE so lucky just to have fresh water coming out of our faucets; this is a really great post.

NICOLE said...

yes were extremely lucky. sure ill exchange links with you.!

seasonal lust said...

would love to trade links. =)

I blogged about this a long time ago in an old blog. I only drink water (no sodas or juice)so it was my new years resolution to stop drinking bottled water and use a reusable bottle for on the go or mug at work. The chemicals that go into making these bottles are very harmful for th environment and even harder to break down. Plus, how many empty water bottles do you see just littered on the street?

Anyways, wonderful blog. Everyone should drink more water!

Thu said...

i saw somewhere, i think vh1, where mariah carey has someone whose main job is to carry her water bottle for her. how insane is that?

Anna Pope said...

I love water, I am the kind of the girl who drinks 1 liter of water in the first hour of being awake and so much more all day. So yeah, water is the best thing in a girls bag this summer :)

atelier said...

I love water; what a great post, it's so cool seeing people are aware of their luckiness and not only about fashion

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

I drink SO MUCH WATER it's insane how much I drink. I can down a bottle in less than 30 seconds. I think my record is 18, haha.

Ceci~~~ said...

water is really important and healthy to the skin!