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A gym bag beauty jamboree

Let’s be upfront here. We are not encouraging you to be that girl who wears full makeup on the treadmill (ick).

Let’s be upfront here. We are not encouraging you to be that girl who wears full makeup on the treadmill (ick).

But while your workout should be about health and fitness, a little beauty enhancement and pleasure can also be part of your regime. What to add to your already over-stuffed gym bag? Read on.

  • The Thermos Intäk Hydration Bottle ($12.99, major retailers) holds more than 700 ml of water, shows your fluid intake on an easy-to-read meter and allows for one-handed operation to let you hydrate effortlessly while going all-out on the elliptical machine.
    Get the most out of every minute spent not wearing high heels.

  • Sof Sole Airr insoles ($29.99, Mark’s, Sport Chek) have encapsulated air chambers to cushion your feet during high impact activities (think treadmill) plus a gel insert for comfort. Footie bliss.

  • Not only does Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer ($20, drug and mass retailers) soothe skin and protect it from UV rays with SPF 30, but it contains feverfew, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, to minimize post-workout redness.

  • Remember those scratchy, pink, disposable razors with the hollow handles? The new Gillette Venus Embrace disposable (3 for $15.99, drugstores) puts them to shame with five (yes, five) blades and a “protective ribbon of moisture” for a nick-free, close shave.

  • Simplify your locker room makeup routine with this goof-proof trio: Olay Total Effects Eye Cream Plus Touch of Concealer brightens while it hides dark circles, ($30.99, drugstores), Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara conditions and makes lashes appear thicker and more profuse, ($9.95, drugstores), and Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush, ($39, Sephora) gives your cheeks (and lips!) a wash of sheer, natural-looking, rosy colour.

  • Do you ever wonder where they get the shampoo in your gym’s shower? Use it if you must, but follow up with Nexxus Botanluxe Leave-In Conditioner ($12.99, drugstores,) with nourishing botanical oils and plant proteins to rehydrate and smooth your hair.

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