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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

Last night was the long awaited Cosmo Blog Awards in which I was shortlisted from 160,000 applications to the final 6 in the ‘Best Celeb Blog’ category. As any girl would (and should!) I took this opportunity to divulge myself in an overdue pampering. I found myself in Compton Hair Salon, Covent Garden where Kalin the style director advised that I should cut in a few layers to give my hair some shape.

It took me a long time to grow my hair. But to keep the condition in top form Kalin advised that layering it really was the best way to go. A bit shorter than initially desired, I walked away with the added volume charming Kalin promised. At £61 for a cut and blow dry this is an expensive yet friendly little salon in the heart of London.

Next up! Make up!

For £25 you can have an hour with a make up artist at the MAC store, also based in Covent Garden. Make up artist Chloe (pictured right) was amazing at applying the make up. With extreme care, she talked me through each product at a pace which was not overwhelming. TIP: Apparently using a foundation brush to apply the base wastes less (recession proof!) and gives the face a more even coverage. I opted for a 50’s style which I’m told Adele the singer also wears – light eyes with a bright red lip. If you can afford it I would definitely recommend this service.

Unfortunately around this time disaster struck and my promised ASOS dress didn’t arrive (lost in the post argh!). Panic stricken and dressless Karen Millen stepped in to save my day! Having lost so much weight since January this year I had nothing in my wardrobe (I have indeed dropped 19 pounds by cutting out alcohol and eating right. I also go to the gym every other day and am doing a lot of Sadie Nardini‘s yoga who you can find on youtube).

So…this was my FINAL LOOK:

 

Unfortunately I didn’t win a Cosmo Award (cue the violins). But it was nice to be shortlisted and I did get to meet the lovely Hayley Merrick and the extremely glamourous Dawn from Dress Me Perfect

I didn’t film much and I’m trying to fix my FCP but this is the footage I managed to get which also features Friends Electric (who I love) who had their single launch at the Old Blue Last last night.. (I’m trying to figure out I-Movie…grrrr)

Next week SHINee is in town for the Korean Film Festival! I am SUPER excited by this – having lived in Korea for six months last year SHINee were one of my favourite K-Pop bands.. cannot WAIT! They will be at Odeon West End, 40 Leicester Square next Thursday (3rd Nov) at 4.30pm – put it in your diary fans!

http://shinee.smtown.com/

I’m also recommending this Durham-based band The Castells who are playing on Thursday, Nov 10 – The Old Queens Head – London – I am advised that this is one not to be missed! Check out their song ‘Young Lovers’ here:

Wow. What a week. And it’s only Thursday.

Have a great day,

Becki x

LINKS:
COMPTON HAIR SALON
MAC COSMETICS
KAREN MILLEN

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“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” Wayne Gretzky

Two AWESOME new videos for you: firstly from Friends Electric who have appeared many times on ohDearyme… one of my favourite bands – these boys deserve bright lights. No not torches shone in their faces.. I’m talking about people buying their album to keep them making music… so they can afford electricity. That sort of light. They have their single launch party next Weds (26th October) at The Old Blue Last, London.. which is the same night I will be winning/losing at the Cosmo Blog Awards.. but I might make the after show. If they buy me a coke. Keep up the good work boys! This is Puzzle Pieces:

I am also enjoying this from King Charles: BAM BAM or Bam Bam. Uppercase or lowercase it doesn’t really matter. This is a fun energetic video that will get you pumping your midrift. The debut single will be released on the 28th November followed by an as-yet-untitled album next February through Island Records.

Last night I had a very surreal night. I found myself at CH4 for part of their Generation C Debate. Here is a photo:

I met the lovely Jamal Edwards from SB:TV and sent him and the equally charming CH4 Talent Exec an idea this morning. It’s a bit secret right now… but if you would like to be involved and have a twitter account all you need to do is..tweet this:

‘Becki pitched you an idea if you do it… we’re in” #4TGenC #revolution

@Colin4Talent @ohdearyme @jamaledwards

Well you never know. I can’t start a revolution on my own can I 😉

After that I ended up in Gt Portland St to see a band called Sunday Girl. Unfortunately the band had been and gone by the time I turned up at the party. It was a very surreal experience.. there was a fashionable man wearing a dead fox round his neck. I have to say I have never used a dirty look before but this seemed to be a Gossip Girl sort of party. So I looked him up and down and he stared me out. It was once upon a time that a fizzy drink who was ‘sponsoring’ me asked me to wear a dead rabbit. I said no.

As Shakespeare said: ‘To thine own self be true’ and all that 😉

Peace.. Becki Bxx

LINKS:
King Charles Webspace
Friends Electric

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I went along to Wakestock Festival in Wales at the weekend as a guest of Cadbury. Here is a video of the adventure! Featuring Nero, Hervé, Friends Electric, Modestep and The Joy Formidable…oh and I tried a Zebra burger…and took part in the Spot V Stripes, Minute to Win it game which is a new TV show coming to the UK.. I hope you enjoy it!

 
Thanks to Dariush Rashidi for his support as Shooting AP, the bands and the lovely festival goers..

Peace out,

Becki Bx

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The Inspiration Series is a trail of virals aimed to inspire the struggling musician.. the hard working entrepreneur or the artist staring at a blank canvas. It hopes to bring brands and music together in a financially unstable market.. to push the concept that it really can be the little things in life that mean something and that if we all help each other just that little bit – we can all flourish in our chosen path. Well… that’s the plan anyway.

VLOG ONE: THE BEGINNING

I met up with the lovely Mette Lindberg of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour and half of electro pop act Friends Electric (or @friendzelectric on twitter). We had a chat about product placement/success and just the general hardships of being in a band. This video has been sponsored by ESHK Hair Salon – who were nice enough to give me a haircut as part of my new mini vlog viral entitled ‘The Inspiration Series’. It was actually the best hair cut I think I’ve ever had…it’s a big thumbs up for ESHK in Hoxton for having actual hairdressing talent and for being able to cut a straight fringe. Many have tried…and failed. See the before and after shots below.

A cut and blow dry starts from £45 for ladies and a semi permanent from £50 (which is the package I had). Tucked away in a side street – ESHK is a cool and funky salon that offers great advice if you don’t know what you want..! The hairdresser featured is called Polly and is very approachable.

Also thanks to Joe from The Welcome Committee… and Jake Taylor for the grueling job of cameraman.

Featured music: 

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: The Golden Age
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(Idea devised copyrighted and written in stone by Becki Burrows)

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