Gym bag must have

Hello lovelies,

I’m back at the gym, I’m new a member at Virgin Active. Whilst I could spend my entire post about how awesome this gym is, I have something more important to blog about. GYM BAG MUST HAVES.

Now whilst everyone works out differently , when I go to the gym I also shower after so I need to pack and ensure I have everything ready to go. So this is my gym bag must have list. Some my say gym bag check list.

1. Earbuds – preferably Bluetooth

2. Water bottle – preferably resusable

3. Small Towel – if your gym doesn’t give out towe, please bring one

4.Deodorant – Everyone this is not a drill

5.Fitness tracker -helps keep you motivated

6. Spare Undies – you know why.

7. Spare socks – I always seem to forget to pack some, so I always keep a spare.

8. Hair ties – you can never have enough or find them when you need them

9. Makeup remover – clean those pore before your sweat it out

10. Feminine Products – because life happens

11. Hairbrush – for before and after grooming

12. Shampoo and condition or Dry shampoo – if your like me, you don’t want oily hair.

13. Body wash – whether or not you wash your hair, please wash your body

14. Any clothes you want to change into

15. And finally any makeup you want to apply.

ps. and your gym pass 🙂

Sunscreen

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Its almost summer and this is a serious topic ladies and gentlemen, Sunscreen. Scientific evidence supports the benefits of using sunscreen to minimize short-term and long-term damage to the skin from the sun’s rays. Here is a quick list of sunscreen you can buy


Anthelios XL Ultra-light SPF 50+

I use this one, I find it isn’t to oily or greasy. I find that I can easy add it to my beauty routine.  It’s extremely lightweight has fast absorbing formula. It doesn’t leave the white residue some sunscreens do and I can apply it under my makeup.

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Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+

To Save Face applies like moisturiser, I highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin.2293779


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+

I think this is the perfect way to incorporate sunscreen into your daily beauty routine. Having sunscreen in your CC cream you received all the benefits of a CC with the added bonus of sunscreen.zoom_f538ac997a5121b40159115a6b36f40c00c406c0_1462862533_it_cccream_fair_web


Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

Great light weight moisturizer adsorbs really quickly into the skin. Perfect for everyday wear as its not a heavy or oily on the skin however, it is the most expensive out of all my recommendations.dermalogica-age-smart-dynamic-skin-recovery-50ml

Reaching out

I wanted to touch on a topic very dear to my heart. Depression. I want to start bey saying it’s more than just sadness. Any one who knows me knows that I’m bubbly and high energy however being a bubbly person doesn’t mean you don’t experience depression and anxiety. Mental health issues don’t discriminate, even for people who appear happy and cheery get depression.   I hate that this topic is taboo, we need to discuss mental health more. I hate that people say that “X” person died of suicide, no they die of depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle.  When people just tell you to be happy, you can’t, not when you have depression, it doesn’t work like that. If someone you know just died and I told you to be happy, could you? Probably not.

I’ve come along away from the person I used to be, however certain feelings they never leave and really my point here today isn’t to tell you to be happy, but rather to say there are people out there who support you. You are never alone. You may feel alone however there are so many people out there who are here for you. The other point is if you are lucky enough to not experience depression or anxiety please be there for someone else. Some times just the simple gesture of making small talk makes all the difference in someones day.

Everyone is different, there isn’t a basic 10 steps to not be depressed. I wish there was but there isn’t, it’s just something we need to work at.  Something that the first step is the hardest, the step to reach out and say something, to say I need help, but for some depression takes you voice away from you. The only real advice that I can say is seek help sooner rather than later, I feel like every day just guess harder and harder if you don’t.


I leave you with some important details and links

eheadspace

Age: 12-25
To talk to someone and get advice about tough issues
1800 650 890
www.eheadspace.org.au


Lifeline

For support and advice in a personal crisis. Phone counselling 24/7 and online web chat available 8pm-4am AEST.
13 11 14
Online text chat
www.lifeline.org.au


Please visit Get immediate support to contact the beyondblue Support Service and for details of other national crisis and help lines.

The beyondblue Support Service provides advice and support via telephone 24/7 (just call 1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours).


 


 


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