16 February 2015

Gym Bag Essentials

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Happy Monday, friends!

It' a snowy Monday here, and i'm having a slow-go at the morning before trying to navigate the snowy roads. I thought that we might get lucky and have a February full of 60 degree days, but my luck just isn't that grand (or else I would have been one of those 3 people who won the power ball!)

Last week on instagram (@absolutelyarkansas) I mentioned that I had started taking Pilates and Barre classes on my lunch break, but that I totally had to rethink my gym bag! Between driving to the gym, changing, working out, then getting back into office clothes and making myself presentable, I need products in my gym bag that are going to get me in and out in record time!

Must Haves:

  • 1. Headphones! I wish that I had some amaze-balls Beats by Dre, but these we picked up at Walmart for seriously 15 dollars and I love them!
  • 2. A cute waterbottle is a must. This one is glass which I love, because I can quickly rinse it and throw it back in my bag.
  • 3. Obviously a hairbrush is necessary for taming my sweaty locks ;)
  • 4. Mac Fix+ is the perfect refresher to make my skin glow, without looking like I just got all sweaty ;)
  • 5. Makeup wipes are important for touching up my makeup, but I will also use it to "sponge bath" so I don't stink up my cubicle. :) 
  • 6. DripDrop! Have y'all tried this? It will replenish you in a snap, and tastes so great too!
  • 7. Dry shampoo. I've mentioned before that NYM dry shampoo is my holy grail, and it adds the perfect amount of volume while absorbing and sweat that might have happened in the gym,
  • 8. I always pack a little makeup bag for touchups...see below!



In my makeup bag I add some double-duty products so that I can refresh my look without having to pack my entire vanity. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation  is mattifying and full coverage while being so easy to apply. I also use a brightening concealer quickly patted under my eye to brighten up my entire face. With a little lip stain on my lips and cheeks, i'm ready to head back to work!



A cute bag never hurts either. :)


The most important thing I can do for myself after a sweaty workout is replenish and hydrate with DripDrop. Did you know when you're exercising you can lose up to a half gallon of your hydration through sweat? Woah! Thats a ton. The main electrolyte you lose is salt, and most sports drinks claim to replenish those electrolytes, when in reality they've added tons of sugar and reduced the sodium which doesn't aid in replenishing you at all, and adds sugar-calories you don't want after you just worked out!



DripDrop tastes just like lemonade (it also comes in a tasty berry flavor!) and it comes in these super convenient little packs to just mix into your water bottle and chug on your way back home/work. I've noticed since drinking DripDrop after a workout, i'm not as shaky and sluggish come afternoon. I find myself feeling like my body is truly replenished and I don't need a mid-afternoon dehydration nap.





You can purchase DripDrop in the baby aisle at CVS, and even better, print out this coupon (good through 2/21) for $1.00 off your purchase! (while supplies last) Let me know if you love it!

What things are a must in your gym bag? I'm always switching it up, so i'd love to hear what you can't work-out without!

xo Kylie





                                                 



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41 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your gym bag! It's so cute and makes me want to go get a cute one too! And then, I remember that I hardly go to the gym anymore, so I should probably just invest that money on cute workout clothes instead ; )

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    1. I LOVE IT! It's without a doubt my favorite bag. Whats funny is more often than not, gym clothes are all over my car and not in my gym bag ;) I LOVE cute clothes! Where is your favorite place? I love lulu of course but can always use a good affordable go-to!

      xo!

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    1. Thanks, Candice! Im so glad you came by. :)

      xo!

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  3. Great essentials! I will definitely have to give the drip drops a try! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. They're delicious and the best dehydrator! I really believe in the product. Thanks for coming by, Anna!

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  4. Such a cute gym bag! A hairbrush and makeup wipes are always in my bag!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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    1. Thank you, gal! Makeup wipes are a total save-all. Hope you're having a great week!

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  5. I have to admit, the gym is one block from my house, so I generally go ready and cmd back to my house. I kinda hate locker rooms.

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    1. 99.9 percent of the time I was the exact same way, until I started working out during lunch! Then I totally had to rethink it. Bleh! At least it was an excuse to shop ;)

      xo!

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  6. I haven't heard of Drip Drop, but it sounds so refreshing after a workout. Glass water bottles are the way to go too!

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    1. It's perfect! I absolutely love it. Glass water bottles are my FAVORITE!

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  7. Love your headphones! They look so perfect for the gym! Great idea of flavoring your water for the gym
    xo
    Sophie
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    1. Thanks, Sophie! They were super affordable too. I love that they actually stay on my ears unlike earbuds. xo!

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  8. Drip Drop sounds amazing!! I have never heard of it before today!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. It's super tasty! I hope you're having a great week, Darcy!

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  9. You look awesome.
    Dripdrop is a new thing for me.
    I'll check some local stores if they have.

    XO
    http://thebandwagonchic.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you so much, Zarrah! It's only sold at CVS, in the baby aisle! Hope you're having a great week.

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  10. Totally agree with your essentials! And I totally want to try that powder now!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  11. Totally loving your bag...so cute! These are definitely all gym essentials for me as well!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks so much, Shannon! It's VS pink.

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  12. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I'll have to come by. :) xo!

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  13. Ahhh! You are one of the girls at the gym that I see and go, "Man! Why don't I look that cute?!" Adorable! This Drip Drop sounds very cool!!! Do you like wearing the bulkier headphone to run? I have not tried it!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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    1. Oh girl...not the case I swear! But I love the bulky headphones! Earbuds never stay in my tiny ear canals, but I just love them! They stay put and I feel like I can really get in the zone.

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