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12 chic gym bags that will make you want to work out

9th June, 2017

Let’s face it: working out is often made better when you’ve got some cute workout gear to motivate you. If the right training attire can help you feel (almost) like Karlie Kloss in exercise mode then why not extend it to you gym bag? Not only will the right bag help you keep your workout essentials organised and ready for a sweat session at a moment’s notice, you’ll also feel just that little bit more stylish whilst doing it.

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Beauty essentials for your gym bag

29th September, 2016
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Karlie Kloss in workout mode. Pic: @karliekloss

When it comes to packing a beauty kit for your gym bag it pays to keep it to just the essentials so you’re not lugging around your entire bathroom cabinet. So, what are the things that you will really, really need? Add these 10 things to your list the next time you pack your bag.

Dry shampoo

For those times when you just don’t have time for a shower a spritz of dry shampoo will do the trick. Not only does it absorb sweat it will even give your locks a volume boost.

Deodorant

This is a no-brainer of course! No one likes to deal with the odour post-workout so a mini can of deodorant in your bag is well worth packing.

Towel

It goes without saying that packing a towel in your gym bag is key. If you really want to up the style stakes this is a great option.

Cleansing wipes

Doing a hardcore workout with makeup on is a serious beauty no-no. Just think of your poor clogged pores! Be sure to always have cleansing wipes in your bag to ensure that you can give your face a good cleanse before training.

Hair ties

There is nothing worse than rocking up to the gym only to find your hair tie has gone M.I.A. To avoid this dilemma keep a packet in your bag so you always have spares.

Water

It goes without saying that staying hydrated is important during exercise. Why not upgrade from your standard plastic bottle and pack yourself a more durable option.

Blotting sponge

If you’ve got to contend with an oil slick after each training session then pack one of these in your bag. They’re great for mopping up shine and doing a quick refresh.

Tinted moisturiser

If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to re-do your makeup a swipe of tinted moisturiser will have you looking presentable in no time.

Mascara

A quick swipe of mascara after a heaving training session will ensure you’re ready to tackle the outside world.

Tinted lip balm

In a pinch, this can double as a cheek stain so it’s a great 2-for-1 product to keep in your bag. Just a little coat of lip balm will help you look polished.