Sweat, Shower, Style, Go: Gym Bag Essentials for Getting Ready

Working out isn't necessarily hard, but getting yourself ready afterward can be stressful. Make getting ready at the gym a whole lot easier with these 10 gym bag essentials.

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Eye-Popping Mascara

Take your lashes to the next level with L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. This volumizing and lengthening makeup essential is sure to make your eyes pop. After working out early in the morning, sometimes we need a little help to make ourselves look (and feel) more awake. This mascara will not only liven you up in the early morning, but it also resists flaking and smudging when you sweat during those afternoon workouts. A basic essential to have in your gym bag, this mascara just needs a quick dab to finish your look so you can take on the rest of the day. ($10; ulta.com)

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Sheer Perfection

From working out to working at the office, this Laura Mercier moisturizer creates a tinted glow that hydrates your skin and softens fine lines. If you're like me and find putting on a full face of makeup after the gym tiring, this go-to beauty product makes achieving a flawless look easier than ever. Just smooth on your face to even out your skin tone and enjoy your fresh, bright complexion. It won't even feel like you're wearing makeup thanks to the moisturizer's lightweight, breathable coverage. ($44; sephora.com)

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Sealed With a Kiss

You can prevent your lips from getting dry and cracked during your workout by using the Sugar Lip Treatment. With a variety of tints to choose from, this lip balm is also perfect for post-gym pampering, finishing your look with a subtle or vibrant splash of color. This treatment moisturizes and smooths your lips, keeping them silky and hydrated for up to six hours. You just may want to transition this lip treatment from a gym bag necessity to an everyday essential. ($24; nordstrom.com)

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Keep It Fresh

A long workout and your 8:00 board meeting may mean you don't have time to shower. Spray the Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze body mist on yourself and feel fresh as ever. The tropical scent is a cult classic that every girl needs in her fragrance collection. Toss the mist in your gym bag before heading out the door and feel confident knowing you'll always smell good. Mixed with aloe, the mist will condition your skin as well as leave a crisp, refreshing scent. ($14;bathandbodyworks.com)

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Brush It Out

You need products to rely on when you're getting ready away from home after a workout. This Harry Josh Pro Tools brush is a fan favorite for a reason. Whether or not you shower after your sweat sesh, this brush detangles wet or dry hair without damaging it. Curly hair, wavy hair, or fine hair, this brush can handle all hair types and will help you style to perfection. Skip the bad hair day and make sure Harry Josh detangling hairbrush is included in your ultimate gym bag. ($20; dermstore.com)

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Freshen Up

Anyone who claims women "glisten" instead of sweat is full of it. You're going to need a few swipes of your trusty deodorant pre- and post-workout before you head to the office or your lunch date. Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials antiperspirant deodorant will give you a fresh scent that will last for hours. Not only does it smell good, but it also moisturizes your skin for a smooth, soft feeling. We recommend keeping one deodorant at home and one packed in your gym bag at all times so you'll never forget one of the most important gym bag essentials. ($5; target.com)

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No Shower Needed

No time to shower? No problem! Dry shampoo is a total lifesaver, especially for on-the-go women who barely have time to squeeze in their workout. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo absorbs the oils in your hair, leaving it looking fresh and clean. Working as a styling product, this dry shampoo also adds body and texture to your hair, which could replace a couple products you currently use to achieve the same look. To top off the stellar hair care performance, this dry shampoo also smells amazing. You're welcome. ($28; nordstrom.com)

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Curb the Hunger

Working out is critical when you are wanting to stay in shape, but eating healthy is just as important. You probably don't have time to make a post-workout snack with your busy schedule, so grab-and-go food options are your only option. A nutrition bar will give your body the protein and nutrients it needs to stay energized. There are so many nutrition bar varieties that whether you prefer something sweet, salty, or savory, you're sure to find something you like. (jet.com)

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Wrap It Up

A high-intensity workout at the gym before work calls for a shower for sure. Most gyms do not provide towels, so bringing your own is definitely an essential in the gym bag. The Simple By Design Bath Wrap is a towel that will stay up on its own thanks to the elastic top. Now you can dry off while staying hands-free as you dry or style your wet hair and put on makeup. This bath wrap towel makes getting ready at the gym a lot less stressful. ($25; kohls.com)

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Wipe Out the Competition

You don't have to rub your face raw just to wipe off makeup stains after a workout. The Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleansing Wipes gently wash any unwanted makeup marks with an easy swipe. Formulated with Greek yogurt, these face wipes actually replenish your skin with vital proteins and nutrients for a soft, healthy glow. The packaging makes these cleansing wipes perfect for travel, so you don't have to worry about spills. Even your skin should stay hydrated after a workout, so remove makeup, dirt, and oil while moisturizing your skin with these face wipes. ($15; sephora.com)

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