We don’t know about you, but forgetting to pack the essentials in our gym holdall can sometimes make us sweat more than the workout session itself. Let’s not talk about the time the wash bag was left at home. Actually, let’s not even think about it *wipes trauma eternally from memory*.
The point is, if you can, it’s worth having a set of beauty and make-up products that live permenantly in your gym bag – hero beauty buys that are compact, quick to use and have you looking and smelling your best after you’ve worked out.
So here’s our Gym Bunny edit for all you fitness fanatics out there – 11 great beauty buys, plus a gorgeous pair of trainers (we couldn’t resist!). Go get ’em tiger…
Soft, stretchy and comfortable, these fun hairbands from Nike are just what we need to keep hair stylishly in place when exercising. Importantly, they’re machine washable too.
2. Stila CC Color Correcting Cream – £30.00 (BUY HERE)
This great product is a gym bag essential. Whether you wear make-up during exercise or just need a good colour correcting product to soften the redness of your post-workout glow, this promises to do the trick. Not only does it hydrate and balance the tone of your skin, it also creates a smooth, flawless, and natural looking complexion.
3. Travalo Classic Excel Atomiser – £11.49 (BUY HERE)
Perfume minis or samples are a great addition to any wash bag but it can be hard to keep a good stock of your favourite scents. Don’t get in a sweat over it. Just fill one of these little atomisers with your fragrance of choice and you’re sorted.
We’ve given the lecture about the importance of hydration for the skin and body before, you know the drill. This sports bottle is economical AND looks great – fill with good old tap water and the clever Bobble component filters as you drink.
5. Nike Lockdown Training Gloves – £20.00 (BUY HERE)
These gloves have all sorts of clever things like padded protection, sweat-wicking power and breathable perforations, but the key factor from a beauty point of view is that they protect your lovely hands. If you want to lift weights and have beautiful soft palms, these babies are essential – no more rough patches or hard skin for us!
6. Nike Free TR 5 Print Trainers – £95.00 (BUY HERE)
As an old A&F t-shirt once said “I hate the gym, but I love the shoes”. Sounds about right to us (on most days anyhow). Not remotely a beauty buy, but they are beauty-ful. Who doesn’t love a gorgeous new pair of trainers? These are ideal for cardio, strength training and other gym workouts and we just gotta have them.
7. Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes – £5.95 (BUY HERE)
A compact and handy solution to taking care of your skin while on the go. These lovely wipes thoroughly cleanse and remove make up while tightening pores and toning the skin.
This specialist shampoo was originally developed at the request of the first US Olympic Synchronised Swimming Team to help protect their locks from chlorine damage and discolouration. It’s a hair care must-have if you regularly enjoy a few lengths in the pool and is set to be a key product in the TLBG kit bags.
9. Soap & Glory Girligo Body Moisturising Mist – £6.50 (BUY HERE)
Every Soap & Glory product we’ve tried recently has been an absolute winner, and after reading a whole bunch of glowing product reviews we really can’t wait to try this one! It’s EXACTLY what we need at the gym. It’s the perfect post-shower solution if you’re in a rush to get home or back to the office; just spritz all-over for softer, smoother, more supple skin. As an added bonus, it’s scented with bergamot, peach, strawberry, jasmine, mandarin and musk. We’re Girligo-ing to purchase a bottle this weekend for sure!
10. Make Up By HD Brows Eye And Brow Palette In Bombshell – £25.00 (BUY HERE)
You know by now that we love a good palette. This practical little HD Brows number is just made for us – it brings a versatile selection of eye and brow products together in a handy 2-in-1 make-up bag staple. The palette comprises a versatile dual applicator, a medium and light shade of powder for use on the brows or eyes, a highlighter, a black wet/dry liner, plus a creamy wax which can be used to keep your brows in place, or turn your powders into creamy eyeshadows. Bravo HD Brows. Bravo.
11. Benefit Lollitint Lip & Cheek Stain – £24.50 (BUY HERE)
On the same space-saving, condensed beauty kit vibe, we can confidently say that any of the Benefit Lip & Cheek stains are a great addition. Lollitint is our pick of the shades on offer, but by all means, choose the one best suited to your skin tone. Layer as you wish to create a beautiful natural flush. If you’re already flushed enough after the hard work you’ve put in on the treadmill, just stick to the lips!
12. Tangle Teezer Salon Elite in Blue Blush – £8.15 (BUY HERE)
An essential tool for detangling wet hair, and also very handy for giving a volume boost (back-combing) if you haven’t got your full styling kit on-hand. One of these is going to take up residence in our gym bags from now on.
Have we missed anything? Are there any products that you can’t head to the gym without? Drop us a comment to let us know…