Post-workout Beauty Hack

I am the most forgetful person on the planet, I swear. You probably already knew that but I already forgot that I’ve told you. (Ba-dum-bum-tss.) This leaves me with an all too familiar feeling of missing something. Did I grab my keys? Phone? Socks for after my workout? Did I feed the dog? On any given day something will fall through the cracks and I’m left scrambling. Do you know that feeling?

That being said, I do also try my best to always improve myself in any ways I deem necessary. I love tools like calendars and list making apps. They really are game changers when you have a busy life like we all do!

On any given day something will fall through the cracks and I’m left scrambling.

The other day I was running late and threw my gym bag together in a rush. Mistake. Yes, I could have planned the night before but I didn’t. I never do. Who even has time for that? Sometimes I’m home with little time to wash my face and put some PJ’s on just so that I can get 5 hours of sleep, only to rush off and do it all over again. That is my real life and my days only contain 24 hours, some of which I need to use for sleep. So, I was rushing and shockingly, forgot a few (okay most of) my beauty essentials to look presentable for the day. In all honesty, I had 8 lipsticks and a tube of mascara with me. Now, I may just be the MacGyver of makeup because I did pull it off but it’s certainly not a look I would recreate.


In that moment, I devised a plan so that I may never be in that silly predicament again. I know you can wear lipstick on your cheeks as a blush but that doesn’t mean it’s ideal. So, here’s what I do now… you know all of those travel sized items that your favorite makeup and hair brands sell? Well, I started buying the minis in the same items I have in my regular sizes but, I don’t exactly use them for travel. I created a gym makeup bag with my staples for getting ready. So, now I’ve got hairspray, foundation, mascara and even concealer at the ready, in my bag. I even threw in my favorite day fragrance roller ball so that I will smell great too.

It’s a really nice feeling to know that I have everything I need and I can stop worrying about forgetting something important.  I may still forget my socks but it’s progress. I still have all of my full sizes at home. I’m left with one less thing to do in the mornings and no longer do I need to lug a heavy overstuffed bag of products to the gym.

Why didn’t I think of this sooner?  🙂


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