Motivation Monday: Beauty Must-Haves for the Gym Bag

It seems a lot of ladies are deterred from working out, not because the time it takes to actually workout, but because of the travel/workout/shower/get ready time…which can be a lot. (See this Post by the Hollywood Housewife.)

When I leave the gym, I usually go straight to my afternoon nanny job. While this doesn’t require a full shower/blow dry session, I usually like to freshen up. There are other times I’m going somewhere I need to look a bit more presentable…Here are a few of my beauty must-haves.





Tinted moisturizer This is a double-duty product to use after wiping off my face when a workout is over. Evens out my skin, and gives me a little moisture as well. I’ve also used the oil-free (in the summer) and both are great! 

Dry Shampoo– I’ve tried several brands of dry shampoo, and I keep coming back to this $2 baby from Target (although I did recently try the Dry Bar brand Dry Shampoo and loved it, but for $20 I’m just going to pretend it never happened)

Body Spray– The little bottles of PINK body splash at VS are great. They are perfect for tossing in your gym back. The scents are fresh, but not too heavy.

Cucumber Wipes– I love these. They are great for taking make-up off before a sweaty workout or cleaning up after. I don’t always take my make-up off before working out, but if I know it will be a particularly sweaty day (yoga, cardio, leg day) then I will. The cucumber scent is fresh and not over-powering at all. 

Lip Gloss– I usually just throw on some burts bees, but for some extra color these NYX lip butters are great. They go on so smooth and are only a few bucks at Ulta! 


Other musts: 

Deodorant- Obviously. I love Degree Men’s deodorant!

Burts Bees- My ultimate must have. My husband and I have several tubes lying around. I’ve tried a lot of chap stick and lip balm, but this is the best (and the only things that works in dry Utah winters).

A Hat- When all else fails, and your hair isn’t cooperating. Fortunately, ball caps are in! I have a black nike cap to wear with workout outfits and a navy JCrew cap I picked up on sale. There are tons of caps available right now- perfect way to cover up a bad hair day, protect your skin from the sun, and look chic while doing it! 

Bronzer- Again, depending on where you are heading will change how much make-up you’ll want to throw on, but a nice dust of bronzer will give a little color and glow. I’m currently looking for a new one, so I don’t have any good suggestions in this category! 

What are your post-workout beauty go-to’s?

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