Fashion Friday

Workout Apparel Edition

Even though we are wrapped up in layers all winter we still want to know we look and feel good!
Whether you are going to the gym, to a spin class or barre class the right outfit will
give you all the confidence in the world!
Here are our four favourite workout outfits!

Have you heard of the amazing new workout line from Kate Hudson? If not go to Fabletics and see all the cute workout outfits they carry! This one is bold and makes a statement. The high-impact bra top is paired with the PowerHold leggings. If you didn't know PowerHold is a compression fabric designed to hold you in without holding you back!

Meet me at the Barre in this Ballet inspired Chakra Bodysuit. Be able to stretch, flex and plié in this barely-there performance bodysuit featuring a strappy back. Pair with your favourite barre socks and sweat through your toughest workout while bringing out your inner prima ballerina.

We all know Lululemon is a staple when it comes to working out. We have pulled this look from their SoulCycle Collection. These amazing leggings are made from Everlux, to allow your legs to breathe and will stay dry throughout your workout, paired with the Ride & Reflect Bra. This high coverage bra has a four-way stretch, and is made not to shrink. The perfect outfit for your sweaty cycle sessions!

Are you ready to experience a runners high? Sprint into fitness with these Train Time Shorts. They are versatile with a reinforced waistband that lies flat and won't dig into your waist paired with this racer back metallic tank top. Remember a good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything!


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What's Happening Wednesday

Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's day let us play cupid!
Whether this special day is about self love or you are picking up a treat for the special lady in your life we've got you covered! 
Not sure what she will like? Not sure what colors suit best? Not sure what formula is the best for you?
We have created the perfect AW03 maquillage beauty gift sets to take away the guess work. From natural to punches of color we have it all!
If you can't decide, why not pick up an AW03 maquillage gift card that can be used online.
Make this a day she or you will never forget!

Do you have a makeup lover in your life but are not sure what they will like? Well an AW03 maquillage gift card is the best gift ever!

Crazy about Martini’s! We adore our new ‘Martini’ Platinum Lip Glaze collection! The most beautiful shades of sheer colour from your perfect nude to pops of colour. The only collection you will need we guarantee!

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The 61st Grammy Awards

Last night the Staples Centre in Los Angeles hosted Music’s Biggest Night, The 61st annual Grammy Awards. The show started off with a bang as Camila Cabello opened the show with her hit song “Havana” She was then joined on stage by non other then Ricky Martin as they danced and sang together to “Pégate!” Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted the 3hr event and of course dawned her signature no makeup makeup look. However when she opened the show, she was not alone. Alicia had her girl squad by her side and this included non other then Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez and a very special appearance from Michelle Obama. All five women gave powerful speeches as to why women belong in music and what influences the live of women!

Later on in the show Alicia showed us just how talented of an artist she really is….as if we didn’t know already! She had the stage set as her own “Club Keys” and performed clips of songs in a jazz soulful version, but to top it off she was, playing on two pianos!!! Through out the night awards were handed out and songs were sang but it was a women dominated show by far. Album of the Year was given to Country singer Kacey Musgraves she also won 3 others, Cardi B won best rap album, Lady Gaga won 3 Grammys. I think my favourite part of the night was the Motown tribute with Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson and Ne Yo. As well as the performance from Janelle Monáe, she performed her single “Make Me Feel”

Whats Happening Wednesday

'Our Online Master Makeup Academy Babe!'
Student Spotlight - Savannah Hughes

Savannah graduated from our 'Online Master Makeup' program in 2017. Being a mom, Savannah needed a career where she could be her own boss, and also be able to express her creativity which is why she chose the online academy.

"I get to do what I love every single day!"

Since graduating from the program Savannah has followed her dreams of having her own business in her hometown.

With her experience and knowledge Savannah has been able to start her career working with clients that are looking for date night looks, working on photoshoot sets, or is booking bridal parties of 10+ clients!
 

"I am so thankful Artists Within offers such a flexible course for students who live hundreds of miles away! 
Now I have the freedom I was always looking for in my career."

We can not wait to see what the future holds for this amazingly talented
Boss Babe! Congratulations Savannah on making your dreams reality!

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Do you have dry hair?

Tuesday Tutorial - Dry Hair Edition

At his point we are all suffering the from the winter vortex, but that
doesn't mean our hair has to!
During winter our hair normally gets dry but when the temperature drops to -40, we have a whole new problem! We have put together the best tips to keep your hair hydrated and healthy this winter. 

Go from frizzy hair to beautiful locks with the
Hydrate collection by Kevin Murphy.

Step 1: Lather, rinse, repeat! Apply the Hydrate-Me.Wash to wet hair, massage through to the scalp and make sure to thoroughly rinse. Ideal for hair that is dry, or exposed to harsh dry climates. It is packed with antioxidants such as Vitamins A and C as well as Shea Butter. 


Step 2: Apply, absorb, rinse.Apply the Hydrate-Me.Masque to freshly washed hair and massage into your hair and scalp for 5 to 10 minutes allowing the benefits to absorb, before rinsing clean. The unique formula features vitamin-charged, micro-capsules the explode upon contact to deliver hydration and moisture, leaving the hair deeply conditioned from root to tip!


Step 3: Next apply the Hydrate-Me.Rinse and allow to absorb into your hair for 1 to 2 minutes, followed by a refreshing rinse. The Hydrate-Me.Rinse provides an essential moisture boost to nourish dry, parched locks and transforms the look and feel of split ends. Tour hair will be left with a nourished and healthy-looking glow. 


Step 4: Once you have dried and styled your hair as desired spray the Shimmer.Shine Spray. No rinsing required. This will add a little shimmer to your shine. Shimmer.Shine has a specially selected blend of ingredients from the Australian Rainforest. They are chosen for their ability to flourish in harsh climates by adding elasticity and able to revive hair. Packed with Vitamins C and E, Baobab, Immortelle and Bamboo its a spritz of goodness for the hair.

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Make Everyday Fashion Friday

Makeup & Styling go together like Dolce & Gabbana!
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Tuesday Tutorial

It might still be winter but that doesn't mean you cant be bold! 
Purple lipstick can be intimidating. It's just so....purple, a colour that demands attention.
You can make it as bold or as subtle as you want.
We have put together a step by step tutorial for a bold lip with a flawless nude face. 

Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation . Pressed Illuminator Powder . Liquid Eyeshadow in Eclipse . Black Volumizing Mascara . Liquid to Matte Lipstick in Cosmo

Step 1. Apply the liquid mineral powder foundation over the face and neck. Apply to large areas such as the cheeks and forehead first which will prevent a large build up of product in areas that are not easy to work around, such as the nose. Work across the the face and down onto the neck until the product is blended with no streaky areas. We recommend the foundation brush for this.

Step 2. Using the pressed illuminator powder, apply to the cheekbones, brow bones as well as the bridge of the nose using the large powder brush.

Step 3. Apply a wash of colour from your eyelid up to your brow bone using the liquid eyeshadow in eclipse. 

Step 4. Using a wiggle motion when applying the volumizing mascara to create both volume and length in your lashes. 

Step 5. Finally apply the liquid to matte lipstick in Cosmo on the bottom lip first. Put your lips together and fill any spots that were missed.

Voila, beautiful soft sheeny skin with a pop of colour to take you from dusk till dawn!


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Makeup Monday - Couture Edition

As always there are some jaw dropping makeup looks on the runways during Couture Fashion Week!
We have put together a collection of these stunning makeup looks, that are our favourites that you must see from the haute couture shows!

We can not stop staring at these lashes! Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath adorned models lashes with delicate feather extensions at the Valentino show. Glam and oh so gorgeous!

Elegant, expensive glamour was on the menu for the Givenchy runway. The models dawned perfectly polished skin which was the focus of the look, and finished with beautiful lashes.

The hottest spring 2019 makeup trend will be the bright or neon washes of colour. This look made an appearance at Alexis Mabille, where models wore stunning eye catching colours.

Another trend you will see in SS19 will be the bold black liner! This exaggerated eyeliner stole the show at Giambattista Valli, where the models wore jet black winged liner and little else in the way of makeup.


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Fashion Friday - The Best of Couture Fashion Week

From breathtaking gowns to the striking out of this world creations.
When it comes to couture there are just a few of our top favourite looks that graced this years runway. 

A show so beautiful that it moved Celine Dion and many others in attendance to tears. Not many runway collections can claim that. Pierpaolo Piccioli took 'Florals for Spring' to a new level for Valentino Couture, and is showing no signs of slowing down! This collection was all about magical, fairytale fashion, tiered gowns and intricate embroidery.

After a 16 year hiatus from the Couture world, Olivier Rousteing brought Balmain back with a vengeance, using the sexy aesthetic Balmain has become known for, but amping it up more to an aspirational look with Couture clients in mind. Feathers, tule, pearls, beading and oversized taffeta come strutting down the runway in an impressive fashion.

The latest Haute Couture collection Armani was inspired by the glamours Jazz Age, resulting in flapper hats, fringing galore and plenty of Art Deco touches. Vibrant bolts of blues, reds and purples appeared throughout the runway. This definitely put a fun spin on the always so elegant Armani. 

Viktor & Rold's playful SS19 Couture collection was inspired by the plentiful Instagram captions and slogans. All phrases were sewn onto the prettiest of dresses. A comment on the internet yes, but such a clever move to get the collection seen everywhere! 

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but either have a career, kids or live to far to go to school? 
We have a solution!
We have put our 'Makeup Diploma' program online which upon
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You do everything from the comfort of your home, set your own schedule and work when it suits you!
Our online academy is available WORLDWIDE.

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Fashion Friday

Welcome back to a new year and Fashion Friday!

Just because it's officially winter doesn't mean you can't look fabulous while being bundled up!
Here are out top picks for winter coats.

Channel your inner Scandi street style with Bimba & Lola's oversized coat. This longline coat has an elegant fluidity with having a raised collar give it an extra bit of flare. A classic that is great worn casually with jeans and flats or glam it up with leather pants and high booties.

The Nutana Jacket from Moose Knuckles has you covered, whether you are going on a walk in Banff or to your local Starbucks. With it's distressed lamb body and shearling sleeves, you will be prepared for anything Jack Frost throws at you.

Step back in time to the 1950's and glam it up with Danish brand Saks Potts. This gorgeous Yvonne powder-blue wool coat features soft detachable trim around the collar and cuffs allowing you to dress it up or down. The large tortoiseshell buttons are such a great finish to this beauty! 

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Fashion Friday CMA Awards

The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in country music's state Nashville, Tennessee.

Longtime CMA Awards co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returned to the Nashville stage for the 11th time. Luke Bryan opened the show with some help from special guests. He opened with his title track of his newest album "What Makes you Country." To finish off the evening the biggest award of the night went to non other then Keith Urban, winning 'Entertainer of the Year'!

Winners aside, we need to talk about the most important part of the evening, the Red Carpet!
Here are our top 6 best and worst dressed of the CMA Awards.
Some had feathers, some had ruffles, and some just need a new stylist!
No matter who wore what, country music queens were rocking their
country chic on the red carpet!

Top 6 Best Dressed:

1. Carrie Underwood in Uel Camilo
2. Danielle Bradbery in Jovani
3. Kelsea Bellerini in Zac Posen
4. Kavey Musgraves in Versace
5. Jennifer Nettles in Uel Camilo
6. Kimberly Williams-Paisley in Ramona Keveža

Top 6 Worst Dressed:

1. Meghan Linsey in Lily Guilder
2. Raelyn
3. Cassadee Pope
4. Kellie Pickler in Anne Barge
5. Andrea Boehlke
6. Katie Stevens in Hayley Paige


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Victoria Beckham Fashion Icon 2018

If you grew up in the 1990's Victoria Beckham nee Adams was a household name. While we were singing in the bathroom with our hairbrush microphone, this Posh Spice was transforming herself from Spice Girl to Fashion Style Icon.

For Victoria the rise to fashion's highest mention has been a long journey with many memorable outfits and style reinventions. From the days of Spice Girls where monochrome palettes and sleek hair ruled, she had even then made a statement. From the film "Spice World" the most famous line from that movie was Mel C telling Victoria to wear  "the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, Or- the little Gucci dress" We knew at that moment Victoria was bound for fashion greatness.

Beckham made a guest appearance on the catwalk for Maria Grachvogle on February 17, 2000, making her debut as a model at London Fashion Week. She also acted as a British ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana and was briefly the face of Rocawear. She first designed a limited-edition fashion line for Rock & Republic called VB Rocks in 2004, consisting mainly of jeans. In 2006, Victoria walked the runway for Roberto Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week, and was for a period exclusively dressed by him for red-carpet and social events. 

Beckham has graced countless fashion magazine covers during her career. Her first Vogue appearance was February 2004 for her solo Vogue cover for the Spanish edition. This was followed by Vogue India, Vogue Paris as well as the British, German, Russian, Australian, Turkish, Taiwanese & Chinese editions. She has also graced various international Harper's Bazaar and Elle. Here is her very first solo Vogue cover and her most recent October 2018 edition.

Beckham's label was launched in September 2008 in a low-key presentation. By 2011, it had grown into a fixture of New York Fashion Week! Known initially for its dresses, the line expanded into separates and luxury handbags. Alongside the main fashion line, the Victoria Beckham brand still includes separate denim, eyeware and fragrance lines. This line would not be complete without a line of eyeware, in 2006 Harper's Bazaar Victoria admitted to a personal love of sunglasses, saying "I'm quite obsessed with sunglasses. I collect vintage Guccis and Carreras. They can make virtually any outfit look cool." Nowadays, when Beckham steps out you hardly ever see her without a pair of sunny's. 

Victoria Beckham had made the transition from novelty to respected designer, citing her editorship of French Vogue and her participation in a panel discussion with the dean of Parsons design school in New York. In 2018 her collection was presented at London Fashion Week instead of at New York Fashion Week as normal.  

Sunday November 11, 2018 Victoria was honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the People Choice Awards and accepted her prize in true Beckham fashion, wearing a chic all-white blazer - and - trouser ensemble. 
During her acceptance speech, she thanked the firefighters who were working tirelessly to help battle the devastating California wildfires, and gave a call to all others like her who dream big - referencing a lyric from the Spice Girls "Wannabe". "I always told myself, 'Dream big and then dream even bigger.' I wanted to show that if i can do it, anyone can do it. And what you can achieve really can be limitless," said the singer and fashion designer, 44, adding with a signature Girl-Power peace-sign hand gesture, "I can't help it - if you really, really want it, okay?"

Congratulations Victoria Beckham on being the 2018 Fashion Icon!

Running on Coffee & Dry Shampoo

We just restocked our favourite Kevin Murphy product, we are talking about Fresh.Hair!
Give fine, limp hair a boost while soaking up any excess dirt and oils along with all your sins from the night before. This amazing dry shampoo, instantly freshens and deodorises to transform your hair back to fresh, bouncy looks. 

This is the perfect product for your mid afternoon hair pick me up or after that hard Barre work out before you need to run back to office.
This is must have essential for every girl on the go!

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Best & Worst dressed AMA edition

Last night’s AMA awards celebrated all genre’s of music, but before we get into that we must talk about the Fashion!

Stars were on full display as they walked the Red Carpet at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Even though most Artists were on point, there were a few that missed the mark completely. Here is Artists Within’s picks for Best & Worst dressed!

Top 6 Best Dressed:

  1. Carrie Underwood - Steven Khalil

  2. J.Lo - Georges Chakra

  3. Mariah Carey

  4. Taylor Swift - Balmain

  5. Kelsey Ballerini - Nicolas Jebran

  6. Vanessa Hudgens - Cushnie

Top 6 Worst Dressed

  1. Heidi Klum

  2. Patrick Starrr

  3. Poppy

  4. Qveen Herbie

  5. Tyra Banks

  6. Bad Bunny

AMAs 2018

The 46th annual American Music Awards took place last night October 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show opened with a bang as Taylor Swift performed "I Did Something Bad" making it clear she was back, and she did not come to play!
For the second year in a row the show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, best known for her role in the comedy series Black-ish. Tracee is known to not hold back on anything and  her opening number proved just that! She performed choreography as well as vocals during her musical medley. Featuring music from Queen B Beyonce, Childish, Gambino, Cardi B and many more.

It was definitely made clear that women ran the night, as Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello led the night with four awards each! Taylor broke her own record for most wins by a female artist. 
Camila Cabello won 4 out of the 5 categories she was nominated in: New Artist of the Year, Best song in Pop/Rock,Best Collaboration
and Best Video of the Year!
Cardi B also was another big name to take over the winners circle last night. Winning 3 out of the 8 categories she was nominated in: Rap/Hip-hop Artist, Best Rap/Hip-hop Song of the Year and Best Soul/R&B Song of the Year.

To close the show, the AMAs did the most amazing tribute to the iconic Queen of Soul and Gospel Aretha Franklin. Aretha passed away this August leaving her legacy to be loved and shared by millions!
Last night Gladys Knight performed a touching rendition of Amazing Grace. Following Knight minister and gospel singer McClurkin belted out "Climb a Higher Mountain". From there gospel singer Winans sang a very touching version of "Mary Don't You Weep" Finally Mary Mary took the stage with their rendition of "Old Landmark"