The quintessential gym bag. Honestly, I carry around my gym bag almost as often as I do my work bag! It carries all my stuff from the gym to boxing and more. So for me, there are few essential pieces that I need to go from gym to anywhere after: 

1- Hairties - these bad boys are an absolute necessity. I can't workout without having my hair up and on days when I just dry shampoo my hair after the gym, throwing it up in a bun is always a great move. 

2- Lip balm - specifically Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm. I never wear makeup at the gym for the sake of my skin - except for filling my brows. So going from gym to home or anywhere else, I always make sure my lips are hydrated and protected from the sun! The mint flavour gives a nice "cool to the touch" feeling and is especially great in the summer, so shoutout to that SPF 25!

3- Tampons - YUP! I'm going there. Ladies, how many times have you gone to the gym and have gotten that visit from "aunt flo"? I keep a few in my bag for those "just in case" moments! 

4- Hair balm - The first time I've tried a hair balm was Alterna Haircare Bamboo Breeze Dry Balm. I haven't looked back since. This wonder has been saving my natural waves all summer! It's great because I refuse to use a hairdryer unless absolutely necessary. So once I'm out of the shower, I towel-dry my hair, put in some moisturizing hair oil, and work in the Dry Balm. It's soft to the touch, keeps my hair's natural waves in tact and best of all it keeps in line with my low maintenance hair routine! This has definitely become a staple in my hair care routine! 

***NOTE: The Alterna Haircare Bamboo Breeze Dry Balm and Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm were gifted for review and as always, I only provide my honest thoughts on the products.*** 

Images taken by @stephygraffs

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