Who said the gym can’t be glamourous? Stay fit and fabulous with my 15 gym bag essentials!
1. FRENDS Taylor Oilslick Headphones £180.00. No workout is complete without a killer pair of head phones and these Taylor Oilslick head phones are the ultimate fashion statement. Brilliantly combining high quality functionality with craftsmanship, the sound caps are even changeable meaning you can match your headphones to your mood.
2. S’WELL Santorini Bottle £35. Inspired by the stunning colours of Santorinin, this gorgeous Swell Bottle is eco friendly, BPA free and made with non-leaching stainless steel. If that’s no enough the vacuum-seeled screw cap keeps drinks fresh while the thermal properties will keep your water cool for up to 24 hours and your winter caffeine fix hot for 12.
3. NO KA’OI Revolutionary Yoga Mat £115.00. Quite possibly the ‘Mat’ of all Yoga mats thanks to its super soft quilted microfibre texture, strong anti-slip surface and stylish looks…and did I mention it’s also machine washable and foldable!
4. HEY! HOLLA No Kinky Stuff! Hair Ties £8.00. If normal hair elastics leave your hair kinky (and not in a good way) then these Hey!Holla hair ties are a must. Available in a variety of colours their snag free soft elastic is designed to keep your hair up without leaving a mark, meaning you can shake your locks free knowing it will looks as fab as before the pony (although a little dry shampoo could be in order).
5. SUSANNE KAUFMANN Shower/Shampoo £24.00. Susanne Kaufmann’s two in one shower and shampoo is ideal for gym bunnies and families alike. Rich in natural ingredients including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory sage, conditioning St. John’s wort, soothing aloe vera extract and nourishing rosehip – this gentle non irritating formula will eliminate dirt, grime and pollutants without leaving your skin or hair feeling stripped…Oh and it smells amazing.
6. PAUL YACOMINE Micro Colourcare (Leave In Conditioner) – Blonde £20.00. Spritz and go with Micro Colourcare Leave in Conditioner. Designed to repair chemically-treated tresses, not only does it rebuilds the damaged hair shaft and restore elasticity but it will extend the vibrancy and longevity of your colour!
7. FAB BY FABIENNE Black and Gold Star Boxing Gloves £69.00. Workout like a Victoria Secrets model with these super cool black and gold star boxing gloves. Designed in the Netherlands by Fabienne and produced by a professional boxing glove manufacture, they feature all the technical qualities and comfort you expect from traditional boxing gloves but with a lot more style.
8. MIO SKINCARE Workout Wonder™ Ball £25. Been hitting it hard recently? Then this one’s for you. Designed to aid your post-workout recovery, Mio Skincare’s ‘Workout Wonder™ Ball’ instantly soothes and cools aches and pains thanks to it’s natural essential oils which increase circulation while easing sore, stressed and achy muscles.
9. BODYISM’S CLEAN AND LEAN Berry Burn Supplement £50.Get the most out of your workout with Bodyism’s Berry Burn. Packed full of energy-boosting ingredients including Brazilian Acai, Blueberry and Pea Protein this totally natural supplement helps create lean muscle and enhance performance as you work out.
OUAI HAIRCARE Dry Shampoo £20.00. For those days when you simply don’t have the time to ‘wash and go’. Superfine and completely undetectable, Ouai’s fragrant shampoo (think intoxicating scents of Italian lemon, rose de mai, magnolia and patchouli) absorbs all traces of excess oil thanks to the special addition of volcanic minerals. Suitable for all hair colours, no chalky finish.
11. Mio Skincare Clean Slate Workout Swipes x 25 £25. Another genius gym bag essential from the people at Mio… Jumbo cleansing wipes to leave you feeling as fresh as a daisy. Simply swipe with a wipe, to remove dirt, sweat and makeup, no water or shower required! With mint and cucumber. Soap and SLS free.
12. Murad Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser £30. I can’t get enough of this award winning detoxifying cleanser by Murad. Transforming from a cream into a rich, foaming lather when applied to wet skin, it draws out impurities to leave skin silky soft and hydrated.
13. ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY Shell and Canvas Belt Bag £45. Keep your essentials at hand with Stella’s shell and canvas belt bag. Perfect for hands-free running or weight lifting, this sporty belt bag also contains zipped compartments ideal for coins, phone and keys.
14. BY TERRY Hyaluronic Summer £45.00. Enhance your post workout glow with this must have from By Terry. Described as ‘the nearest thing to a two-week holiday in a bottle’, Hyaluronic Summer plumps and hydrates the skin while providing a veil of colour for a smooth, flawless finish. Just remember to blend from your jawline to avoid looking like an extra from Geordie Shore.
15. Anne Semonin Oligo Protect Cream SPF30 £74.00. Of course no list is complete with out my number one essential SPF! Anne Semonin’s Oligo Protect Cream SPF30 not only offers broad-spectrum protection, but it’s non-greasy, lightweight formula hydrates the skin too, leaving it soft, luminous and most importantly shielded from those ageing/burning UV rays.