Beauty // Grabble #GrabAMakeover blogger event

July 25, 2014

I love a good blogging event and last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Grabble #GrabAMakeover event at celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton’s Salon in Covent Garden eeee exciting! I had such an amazing night  and thought I’d share with you what I got up to….

photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page
photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page

First up if you haven’t heard of Grabble – stand by, and get ready to become OBSESSED!! Their nifty website is a mix of Pinterest and online shopping – I know!!! It allows you to Grab items that you want and keep them safe in your online Grab collections (so you never forget about that amazing dress / top / handbag / lipstick etc etc) and also let’s you click and buy items directly from the retailer, AND they let you know if an item you’ve Grabbed goes down in price! Told you it was good! You can follow other Grabbers and check out their collections and wish lists too. So so good!!! Go sign up now at

photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page

Grabble invited a bunch of us bloggers down to Andrew Barton’s salon for an evening of pampering and fun, as well as some delicious food and drinks. The salon was really nice and had THE MOST AMAZING WALLPAPER EVER – gorgeous black and white dog print, and the pups were actually fuzzy to touch! I need this for my house!!!! 

We kick started the event with alcoholic ice lollies from Mahiki Lic which were amazing! I went for a mojito one and woah nelly were they strong! They tasted just like my favourite cocktail with the added bonus of completely cooling me down on what was such a hot evening! There was also pizza galore from Basilico which looked delicious, and some scrumptious gin and bitter lemon cocktails too, which is definitely becoming my new go-to mixer! (The bitter lemon anyway, gin would not be a good mixer!!)

photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page

As well as lots of yummy things (the Grabble gang sure know the way to my heart!) there were also mini manicures and massages by the Gina Conway Spa team, celebrity make up artist Ariane Poole giving makeovers and also some of the team from John Lewis on hand to give you colour draping consultations and show off some of their amazing new collections (including a gorgeous Ted Baker baby pink leather jacket with rose gold hardware). There really was everything you need to #GrabAMakeover! I have never had a massage before so jumped at the chance to have a 10 minute neck and shoulder rub and it really was amazing! I felt so relaxed I almost fell asleep! I am a bit of an insomniac so very rarely have a full night of deep sleep but that evening I had the best nights sleep I’ve had in weeks and I think it was all down to the relaxation, and soothing peppermint oil used during the massage. Bliss! 

photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page

I also had a hair consultation with one of Andrew’s stylists Kaysha, who was fab and gave me some great ideas on how to next cut my hair to increase it’s volume and body. Kaysha also gave my hair a bit of an oomph by tonging in some loose waves and adding some Redken Texturising Hair Powder which I loved. 

As well as giving us bloggers lots of fun, Grabble also held a raffle which raised over £500 for the charity COSMIC which supports the Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s Hospital. Amazing! 

Andrew was lovely and as well as giving us a fab speech was also tons of fun and posed for lots of silly photos with us all.

photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page

I had such a fun evening and got to meet so many lovely bloggers, many of whom I’ve been chatting to on Twitter for months so it was so nice to finally meet them in person. I’ve put their Twitter links and blogs below so definitely go and check them all out!

photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page
photo taken from the Grabble Facebook page


Katie from Kalanchoe // Em from My Pale Skin // (behind) Georgie from Away With The Fairies // Monica from MothLoves // Beth from Beauty in Beta // Sarah from Loved By Sarah // Me (duh!)
Also not in the picture is the fabulous April from Beautiface and Jess from Look What I Got

The Grabble Gang completed an amazing evening with a ridiculously generous goodie bag filled with all sorts of treats from Laimon Fresh, Propercorn, Urban Fruit, Tea Pigs, Miso Tasty, Gina Conway, Aveda and John Lewis. Thank you everyone!!!

I had such a fab night – trying new treatments, discovering new brands and making some great new friends. Thanks so much for having me Grabble and putting on a brilliant event, you really spoiled us all!

Do you use Grabble? Let me know your usernames so I can follow you and feed my shopping addiction! (My username is Emsypickle)

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4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Beauty // Grabble #GrabAMakeover blogger event”

  1. Lemon Tierres says:

    Looks like you had a lovely time!

  2. daisy walters says:

    How exciting! Hope you had an amazing time!! xxx | daisydaisyxxoEnter my giveaway here!!

  3. Katie says:

    Lovely post. Was great to meet you! Hopefully won't be too long until the next! Katie <3

  4. jasmine turner says:

    How lovely, you all look amazing and it sounds like you had an wonderful time!xprincessjas | ♥

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I’m Emma – or Emsypickle!


I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.

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