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Gym bag essentials: 5 must-haves for women

Going to the gym means a lot of sweating, panting, and generally looking like a mess, but no, you don’t actually have to leave beauty at the front door of the gym. And it’s as simple as what you put in your gym bag.

B&O Play makes listening to your favourite jam a high-fidelity affair at the gym with its wireless H5s, which now come in a saccharine-sweet shade of pink. Anya Hindmarch also has the cutest travelling pouch to put all your essentials in, which should include Eyeko’s sweat-resistant eyeliner.

At the end of a good workout session, reach into your gym bag to give your hair a little volume with Oribe‘s luxurious boar-bristled brush. After all, when you look good, you feel good.

Featured image: Transience gym bag 02 in Burgundy Neo Quilt (S$395, The Transience Co.)

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B&O H5 wireless earphones

We’re talking about B&O here so outstanding aural quality is a given, but these wireless H5s are also as pretty as earphones can get with their pastel pink colourway. With the ToneTouch interface, you can choose preset profiles according to your activity, such as working out, relaxing or even during your daily commute to work. The earbuds are tailored to resist sweat, moisture, and wear and tear, so ahead and blast your favourite tunes at the gym without a single worry.

S$375, B&O Play

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Oribe boar bristle round brush

Oribe’s products aren’t exactly known for being a bargain, and quite frankly, the price of this round brush made us scoff. But before you do as well, you should know that this isn’t a regular run-of-the-mill hair product. Handcrafted in Italy by a family-owned company, the brush uses boar bristles, which give a firm grip and more manoeuvrability for styling and drying. Also, its handle isn’t made of just any wood. Each beechwood handle is locally sourced from Europe, and honed and varnished by hand instead of being made off a factory line.

S$241, Oribe

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Anya Hindmarch Kawaii leather-trimmed travel case

We know it’s what’s inside that counts, but this Anya Hindmarch’s travel case is too adorable to resist. Crafted from PVC, its contents can be easily seen, and on its outside is a “kawaii” motif that will make you smile, even after a trying gym session. Leather-trimmed on the outside in a candy-hued pink, this nifty pouch is perfect for the ladies who aren’t afraid to have a bit of fun.

S$430, Anya Hindmarch

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Eyeko Sport waterproof eyeliner

Looking pretty and sweating it out at the gym don’t usually go hand in hand, but it looks like Eyeko is going to change that. Designed specially for extreme sport conditions, the multipurpose waterproof gel eyeliner promises to glide on and stay put even as you power through that HIIT session, so you don’t end up looking like a bigger mess after.

S$31, Eyeko

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Bodyism metallic yoga mat

If you want to stand out at that gym session, this yoga mat will surely do the trick. The metallic cushioned rose gold surface is also textured and slip-proof to keep you going during those back-bending stretches and poses. Besides, good-looking products never fail to motivate during a workout. Carry yours in style using the black canvas strap.

S$156, Net-A-Porter

Shatricia Nair
Managing Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.