Five Gym Bag Essentials

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You take care of your health by eating right and working out. Take care of your looks, too, with these gym bag essentials that will make it so easy to do just that!

Let’s start at the top. Your hair, of course! It’s one of the very first things that people notice about you, after all. Beautiful, well-cared-for hair is a must to top off the healthy persona that we try to create with all that healthy living.

What's In Your Gym Bag Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Aquis® Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

The Aquis® Lisse Luxe Hair Turban is one of the best new products that I’ve had the pleasure to try in a really long time. We’ve all struggled with bulky bath towels (which are fabulous to wrap our bodies in) that are heavy and tend to come undone while walking around or bending over while we get ready for the day. This hair turban is sleek, compact and just gorgeous to look at. It also causes less hair damage and results in less drying time.

I was worried that it wouldn’t hold my hair or wick enough excess moisture from it. But, I needn’t have been concerned. It works great to hold my hair without feeling like the weight of the world is resting on my shoulders (figuratively, of course). I can move around while getting dressed, talking on the phone or doing anything else I need to do without worrying about it slipping or coming undone.

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Aquis® Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Mine came with an orange band attached to the packaging. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be a hair band, or not, though it resembles one. But, I used it to allow me to store the turban on the towel rack next to my bathroom sink so it has ample exposure to dry between uses and doesn’t get misplaced and is always handy when I step out of the tub or shower. This is a must-have for me now and I will be purchasing it for both of my daughters as birthday gifts this year.

John Frieda Sleek Finish Vent Hairbrush

John Freida® Sleek Finish Vent Brush

I have long, thick hair that seems to love to get tangled in brushes. So, in general, I don’t use them. I have preferred wide toothed combs for many years. For that reason, I didn’t think I would be able to use the John Freida® Sleek Finish Vent Brush, but I decided to give it the old college try anyway. And, wow! I love it!!

I would have never thought my trusty wide-tooth combs would sit unused ever, but this brush has been great! Maybe it’s the hair serum I sparingly apply after showering that helps with detangling my hair that’s the difference. But, whatever the reason, I am so glad to have an actual hair tool like this brush to use now. Not only because it works well and my hair looks so great, but because I wear my hair up in ponytails or messy buns quite often and the combs don’t always give me the smooth, groove-free look that I want.

Sleek Finish Vent Hairbrush

John Freida® Sleek Finish Vent Brush

This brush features silicone bristles, natural IONS, and vents to maximize dryer airflow for rapid styling. I have a little bit of natural wave in my hair, and using this brush while blow drying leaves my hair looking sleek, straight and fabulous!

What's In Your Gym Bag Josie Maran Argan Cleanser Oil

Josie Maran Argan Cleanser Oil

Josie Maran Argan Cleanser Oil is an all-natural cleanser that is not only great to use on sensitive facial skin but is an all-over body product that gently cleans away makeup, dirt, and impurities without being harsh on your skin. It works on all skin types to gently cleanse away makeup, dirt and other impurities while deep-cleaning pores. When combined with water it takes on a milky consistency that feels lavish.

It may seem odd to use an oil product for those who have issues such as acne or already oily skin. However, This product contains 100% pure argan oil, which nourishes and repairs skin with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, as well as all-natural safflower seed and grapeseed oils to heal, cleanse, and protect. It’s cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, contains no synthetic fragrances, and made with recyclable materials. I have never tried any other product quite like this, but I love the way my skin looks and feels after using it!

Burt's Bees Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm has been a favorite product of mine for years. My family purchases the company’s products regularly. I love the lip balms because they moisturize my lips (which can get chapped easily) and I love the peppermint ingredient that cools and relieves the irritation that can accompany chapped lips. I also like that it a 100% natural product containing Vitamin E that is made from beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, peppermint oil, lanolin, and rosemary leaf extract. It’s made in the USA, too, which I like.

Burt’s Bees® also offers a great new strawberry-flavored option and some pretty fabulous tinted lip balms. I don’t use lipsticks often, I tend to prefer the light coverage of tinted lip balms and glosses, so I can’t wait to try these out! They offer a wide variety of other products such as moist towelettes, lotions, body washes and much more — complete care for your skin.

DDF® Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator With Sunscreen SPF 45

DDF® Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator With Sunscreen SPF 45

After you’ve gotten in your workout and showered, you need to add some moisture back to your skin. DDF® Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator With Sunscreen SPF 45 is an oil-free, fragrance-free, antioxidant-enriched product that is infused with broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection offering 8 hours of moisture for our thirsty skin.

My dry skin drinks this stuff in! It is recommended to follow up your normal cleansing and toning routine with DDF Weightless Defense on your face, neck and décolleté. With my busy schedule, I like multitasking wherever I can. This daily moisturizer and sunscreen in one not only makes my skin look and feel great, but it gets me out the door quicker in the morning, too.

Each of these five products are now a permanent part of my daily personal care routine and help me look my best. What are your best-loved product must-haves. Have you tried any of these? Tell us your experience with them if you have!

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Disclaimer: I was provided the products shown to facilitate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

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About Wendy

SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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  1. Can’t live without my Burt’s Bees lip balm. It’s the best.

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