I was really fortunate to “retire” over a year ago now, and spent a solid 6 months doing as little as possible. But boy I had a clean house.
Mid-year last year I got bored, and during yoga class one day I had a total epiphany. I realized, “I could get paid to write.”
I started picking up side jobs here and there, and before I knew it, I now have a full time job as a paid writer. Which is awesome, but has totally put me back in a position of having to actually plan my days and be ready for anything to get in my workouts.
I feel like keeping up with my fitness can be as much about great planning as it is about motivation. Having everything I need to fit in a workout handy and with me in my gym bag is how I get it done.
These are my five must have gym bag beauty essentials, and a few of my favorite products for every price range.
Make Up Removing Towelettes
I don’t usually wear a ton of make up, but if I do I don’t want it running down my face while I burpee. These handy pre-moistened wipes get it off quick, and without irritating my sensitive skin. That way I don’t end up looking like I have two black eyes, or with pimples all over my face.
Aveeno Ultra Calm Make Up Removing Towelettes– $8- Great for all skin types, and guaranteed not to irritate sensitive skin.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes -$15- Infused with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, you will remove make up and protect skin at the same time.
I can’t stand having my hair in my face. It’s long, I use a lot of product in it, and I’m a sweater. Like, a big time sweater. I need it back, and I need all the little pieces to stay away too. I usually use a hair tie and a headband to keep it out of the way.
Dye Ties -$5- I love these becasue they’re fun and colorful, and don’t cause my hair any damage.
Riviera No Slip Wide Active Headwrap– $12- If I’m not sporting a nice thick Lululemon headband, this is my go to choice.
Like I said, I’m a sweater. So if I’m hitting a yoga class on my way to a meeting with a client, I absolutely have to have deodorant in my bag to make sure I’m so fresh and so clean clean (and I don’t smell like a foot when I’m done.)
Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel Antiperspirant and Deodorant– $8- This is my favorite drugstore brand with super smell and sweat stopping power.
Dr. Hauschka Natural Deodorant– $23- As an alternative, this one is little pricy, but totally natural without any controversial chemicals and smells great!
Again sweater here. My expert tip? Blow-dry the sweat out of your hair (yeah, it sounds gross but this is reality folks) and then use dry shampoo to perk up your locks. It smells great, will give you shine and volume, and cuts down on the number of times you need to wash your hair every week.
Batiste– $8 full size- Variety of scents for every hair type.
Macadamia Natural Oil Volumizing Dry Shampoo– $25- Oil absorbing, adds volume and texture to every hair type.
I’m not a huge fragrance person, but I love something that smells fresh, clean, and a maybe a little fruity or citrusy. These are two of my favorites that I use on the regular.
Do you have any gym bag beauty must haves? What one product do you swear by? Leave me a comment and let me know!