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Every girl needs the right items in her bag to ensure she always looks her best, even after the most intense of workouts. With a plethora of wipes, spritzes and fragrances formulated to freshen you right up, the key is to finding the right products. 
Wipes: Baby wipes, like Pamper’s Natural Clean Wipes, are quite possibly the most versatile product on the planet. For those days where you feel especially funky after a workout, or when you just don’t have time to hit the showers these babies will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean immediately. I also keep facial towelettes in my bag at all times, too — Say Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Wipes wipe away sweat, grime and makeup in one easy swipe.
Spritzes: When you don’t have the time, or interest, in redoing your makeup after dripping in sweat, then you’ll want to pick up a facial spritzer. Most are formulated to restore a skin’s natural balance with moisturizer and freshening ingredients. When I’m looking for a freshening, pick-me-up, I always use Aveda Botanical Kinetics Skin Firming/Toning Agent. And when I’m looking for more of a moisturizer I turn to L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Face Mist.
Fragrances: While a nice, hot shower is is the best thing for soothing my muscles, a light spritzing of a body spray, or a little dab of perfume always has me feeling good as new. Bodycology’s Fragrance Mists come in some great scents and also come in the perfect travel size, just right for stashing in your already-full gym bag. Quite possibly the best thing to happen to fragrance was roll on perfumes. These little vials are perfectly portable and easy to apply to pressure points for just the right amount of scent. I recently  discovered Pacifica Roll-On Perfume at Target and became obsessed with their Indian Coconut Nectar.

And it goes without saying that the most important beauty item in your arsenal is water. Make sure you are properly hydrated, before, during, and after your workouts. While some people turn to fancy protein-packed beverages, or items like coconut water, the basic H2O will also do the trick just fine.
Glittery-Beauty-Products-Image.jpgHappy New Year, fellow beauty lovers! We’re excited to see what 2013 has in store. But we’re even more excited to break out the glittery goodness for New Year’s Eve! Check out four of our favorites.

Tweezerman Red Glitter Petite Tweeze Set
Take your pick from a pointed tweezer or a slanted one, both decorated with tons of glitter and presented in a cute leather case.
$30 at

Nails Inc. Special Effects Electric Lane Holographic Glitter Top Coat
We actually like to wear this on its own — two coats yield bold, in-your-face glittery fabulousness.
$10 at

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Grifter
Such an amazing pale purple, but with the added sparkle? Perfection.
$18 at

NARS Blush in Super Orgasm
Orgasm has always been a cult favorite, but Super Orgasm turns the glimmery, shimmery peachy tone up a glamorous notch.
$28 at
Korres-Quince-Lip-Butter.jpgOne of our long-time favorite products? Korres Quince Lip Butter. It’s really just as close to perfect as a lip balm could hope to be.

This balm really is like butter. It glides onto lips so smoothly and easily, keeping them moisturized and conditioned for hours on end. It’s formulated with natural oils and extracts that really help to soothe lips, while shea butter and rice wax hydrate and soften.

And, while Korres has a wide range of shades available in the Lip Butter, Quince has always stood out to us. It just leaves the prettiest hint of pink upon the pout—like you’ve been sucking on a popsicle or a lollipop.

Korres Quince Lip Butter retails for $12 at
Sephora-Sale-Image.jpgSomething miraculous happened yesterday. We received an email from Sephora that had us jumping up and down, doing cartwheels (okay, not in actuality, but in our minds) and generally feeling beyond merry. What was this email, you ask? Only the notice of a sale so huge, we dropped EVERYTHING to immediately check it out. 215 products are currently on sale only on Sephora’s website, and they’re going for as low as ONE DOLLAR. Yes, you read that right! Below, our must-haves.

Sephora by OPI Mash Up Nail Colour, $3
One of the colors from last year’s Glee collection—a gorgeous opalescent grey.

Sephora by OPI Betsey Johnson Nail Colour in It’s My Pink!, $5
Not only is this the prettiest shade of year-round hot pink, it’s scented with Betsey’s signature Too, Too fragrance! Too cool.

Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoo in Pink Glitterati, $7
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. A lip tattoo? Really? But trust us, this one is super fun. It comes in an oversized lip shape that you can custom cut to fit your pout, and it adds a ton of sparkle to your everyday look!

The Body Shop Mango Shower Gel, $5
Only $5 for our very favorite sweet-smelling scent from The Body Shop? That settles it, we’re buying out Sephora’s entire inventory.

Nails Inc. Wave Magnetic Polish in Whitehall Teal, $7
We really couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw this nail polish on sale. We were immediate fans of Nails Inc.’s magnetic polish in every color—it’s unique, it’s fun, it’s the easiest way to do nail art. Ever.

Philosophy The Gingerbread Man Scented Hot Salt Body Scrub, $15
Now, wait just a second. The cult favorite body scrub—which, yes, smells exactly like gingerbread—for only $15? Now this sale is just getting ridiculous. Ridiculously amazing, that is.

Dior Diorshow Mascara in Mitzah, $14.50
A cult favorite. Our favorite mascara ever (it thickens, it lengthens, it curls, it makes your lashes look spectacular.) And it’s in the most gorgeous shade of deep honey brown.

Find all of these products and more at
Waterproof-Makeup-Image.jpgThere’s nothing worse than sweating off your perfectly made up face. Whether you’re a full face makeup kind of girl or you just like a little lip or eye action, this is a roundup of the best waterproof makeup around.

Victoria’s Secret VS Voluptuous Volume Mascara
We love the chubby brush and the ease with which the product seems to glide right onto the lashes.
$12 at

NYX Incredible Waterproof Concealer
With 11 shades to choose from, ranging from light taupe to purple and even green, this concealer does everything from conceal blemishes to hide dark undereye circles.
$5.50 at

Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner
Gorgeous shades, hints of sparkle, a quick-drying formula and a thin tip to draw the most accurate line ever. What’s not to love?
$29 at

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm
Want lipcolor that won’t budge for a whole day? This marker-like stain will do it.
$8.99 at

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