31 July 2014

Grabble x Andrew Barton #GrabAMakeover event

The lovely thing about blogging is that you meet some awesome people. And the Grabble lot are some of those people! They never fail to make me laugh and I look forward to every email I get from them! An email from Katie makes me smile every time ;) I recently had the honour of being invited to their Andrew Barton #GrabAMakeover event as a thank you for the support us bloggers have given them over this year. So fedora in hand (which I didn’t end up wearing that much as it was so hot!), I trundled down to Andrew’s salon in Covent Garden.

The lovely Andrew! Go on Katie, you eat that pizza! ;)
As soon as we stepped in the door we were greeted with a much needed Mahiki LIC (alcoholic ice lollies, need I say more?) and the cutest d├ęcor I have ever seen in a salon! The furry dog wallpaper, bowl lights, and full mirror work stations had my brain working on how I could incorporate these into my bedroom!

While the pampering was underway, we were kept well fed with endless supplies of Basilico pizza and Schweppes! The chicken pizza was the favourite of the night, and made an appearance in a fair few photos!

There was a lot packed into the little salon; we were given the choice of hair appointments with Andrew and his team, nails and massages with Gina Conway Aveda Salon, makeup by celebrity makeup artist Ariane Pool, teeth tips from The Dental Surgery and fashion with John Lewis.

The Andrew Barton gang certainly know their stuff! I’m desperately trying to grow my hair back to the length I had it last year (see my Learn To Love Again post to see what I mean) and I know my hair is long now but it’s a bit of a contrast for me from what it was like. I got a new hairdresser who decided a ‘trim’ meant take my hair from waist length to shoulder length. So I’m hunting down my old hairdresser Charlotte whose gone private as she really ‘knew’ my hair, if that’s a thing! But the AB gang gave me some great tips to deal with my hair as it is at the moment, so I’ll definitely be using my discount from them to treat myself at their salon!

I also had a much needed massage from the gals at Gina Conway which left me relaxed and smelling delish for the rest of the evening! I had been to a musical theatre audition the day before with an hour dance call so I was aching so much, but they sorted out the knots in my back J I was so comfortable I almost fell asleep!

I was drawn over to the John Lewis personal stylists when I caught sight of their new collection! I’m a bit like a magpie- I see sparkly things and I’m off! The first thing that caught my eye was this sequin jacket that has the most beautiful texture! If you run your hand over it the sequins change direction, so you can create patterns in it if you’re feeling creative! The rest of the collection was beautiful, with cobalt blues (my favourite!) and pastel pinks covering basics such as shirts and leather jackets. Jewels adorn collars and digital prints are coming out to play, much to my delight!

I also had a colour-matching session, where you are shown what groups of colours suit your skin tone. I can’t remember exactly the name of each group, but I was put in the group for ‘English Roses’- us pale-skinned, interesting people! It was so interesting to see how different colours really altered the look of your skin- with some colours reflecting off your skin while some made you look ill! The colours that did this to me were ones that I don’t normally choose/like anyway, so I got lucky with that! 

These were the colours that matched my skin tone best! Good job blue's my favourite colour!

As well as spoiling us ridiculously, there was also a raffle to raise money for the COSMIC Charity. We raised over £500 in one night, so I think we did pretty well there, and for such a good cause too!

Now the goody bag. WHERE TO BEGIN!! In my year of blogging, Grabble do some of the best goody bags, filled with so many amazing treats! So here's what I got (I warn you, this will be a long list!):

New flavoured teabags from TeaPigs, £40 worth of Gina Conway Spa vouchers (!!!)...

Healthy snacks from Urban Fruits (my new obsession atm), hair-care samples from Redken, and Pureology, and skincare samples from Philosophy...

Tons of Aveda products, Carven perfume and some yummy microwave Miso Tasty soup...

Non-alcoholic mojitos from Laimon Fresh, Worcester sauce and sundried tomato flavoured Propercorn , Viktor & Rolf perfume, Clarins cleanser and John Lewis Nail polish! Phew!

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Super awesome bloggers from left to right (I'm hiding at the back):
Katie, Em, Monica, Beth, Sarah and Emsy!

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I try and find this at every Grabble event, It's becoming a thing now! For evidence, see Kristiana Vasarina's post from our last event

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Me and the lovely Jessica! And our pizza ;)
Are any of you on Grabble? My username is georgiemb 



  1. This was such a lovely event. Was great meeting you again!


    1. It was! It was great to see you again too!

  2. Glad you had a great time! Sign up to Grabble for more AWESOME events!
    Katie xxx

    1. Katie!!!!!! Thanks for having us! Still having issues logging into my account but I'll keep trying! xxx