Friday, March 14, 2014


I started going to the gym early this year and I've found some items that I have deemed  my own personal gym bag "essentials." I try to keep the extra, non-gym related items to a minimum, as I don't feel like carrying around a heavy bag with me every time I go to the gym (I typically walk, as it's only about 15 minutes from my house). I'm slightly obsessed with seeing what people keep in their makeup bags and purses, so I thought a little peek into my gym bag would be fun!

As far as my actual gym bag goes, I use a purse that I picked up from H&M about 2 years ago. I didn't want to really invest in a gym bag, as I didn't find it necessary, and this bag from H&M is the perfect size and style for me to carry everything I need to the gym. This was originally about $50, but I got it on sale for $20 which was a bargain!

Nike Flex Experience Run 2 sneakers- These are so comfortable and perfect for the treadmill.
Champion sports bra- It's always nice to have a spare!
Embark water bottle- I prefer having a bottle with me, rather than going to the water fountain.
iPhone 5s + headphones- I need music when I'm working out!
iPhone 5 Armband- I love using this when I'm lifting or rowing.
Gym membership card- It's on a Virginia Tech keychain my friend bought me.

Conair mini hairbrush + hair tie- My hair looks terrible after the gym, so it needs to be spruced up a little.
ELF Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths- These are perfect for wiping away sweat!
Black Heart Beauty rollerball perfume- Let's be honest, no one wants to smell bad.
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer- Occasionally I'll hang with friends after the gym, so I like to have a tiny bit of makeup to look a little more polished.
Milani Easybrow pencil- Not my fave brow product, but it works in a pinch.
Benefit They're Real mini mascara- I love this mascara and the small size is perfect for on-the-go.
My house keys- My keys are attached to a Miami Beach keychain my boyfriend bought me.
Merona Card Case- This is great for carrying a couple debit cards and my ID.

What are some of your gym bag essentials? Is there anything you think I should add to my gym bag?


  1. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Thanks! Absolutely following you on bloglovin, adore the blog!

  2. Great post... the elf wipes sound ideal! I also love your handbag you use too xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Thank you! Bringing the wipes is one of my better ideas.

  3. Thank you so much for the follow and your lovely words, means a lot to me.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I'm also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

  4. love this post! also, your banner is gorgeous!

    wanna follow each other on gfc? let me know on my blog! xxx

    1. Thank you, I've just followed your lovely blog :)