Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wink Eyelashes

So, after my horrendous eyelash debacle back when my little cousin was married, I swore off gluing ANYTHING to my precious little wispy lashes. (The occasional temporary fake lashes found their way back to my eyes once or twice since.) But, I promised never to allow someone to tape my eyelids closed and individually glue on one hair at a time with some superglue that makes them all fall out when you WANT them there, and then holds on with superhuman strength when you're ready for these fuckers to come out.

And yet I found myself on 36th and 6th at Wink, waiting to get hair glued onto my inadequate lashes.

Well, the place looks like a dump from the outside and you need to walk up a flight of stairs to get to the actual suite. This is similar to Ebenezer, except I'm not assaulted by the rotting garbage smell coming off the sidewalks of K-Town where Ebenezer is located. I had my trepidations, but once inside all that went away.

It smelled good. DAMN good. Some sort of expensive aromatherapy good! The inside of the suite is huge. It's painted in bright, popping pinks and greens. I didn't go all guns blazing with the longest lashes available. I learned my lesson the last time with lashes too long for my own lash to hold. I opted with a thicker mascara looking lash just a little bit longer than mine.

I was tucked into the bed after they told me the shoes had to come off. That perturbed me since I know they don't do the foot massage thing like Ebenezer does and I had sandals on, but I complied and was a little put off by the stray lashes I saw in the bed. I guess that's to be expected. As to the cleanliness, I did come at the end of the day, and I saw new bedding coming out for them to change, I suppose when their last customer leaves.

Unlike K-Town, this lash tech had a feather-light touch. After 15 minutes of gluing at Ebenezer, I could feel my eyelashes straining and it was almost painful. I felt NOTHING at Wink. In fact, I knocked right out and awoke just as she was finishing.

Because of the reason I was there, I think the receptionist didn't give me as much info as I would have liked. I can't complain since I was walking out of there with a couple hundred dollars worth of work on my face with my wallet remaining firmly in my bag the entire time.

They are cheaper than Ebenezer- only about $95 for a basic set of lashes and $35 every two weeks if you want to keep them up. That's doable, if you break it down to $17.50 a week for your vanity. That's two days worth of lunches for me. (Since I'm dieting, that may actually work in my favor.)

For me, it's not fiscally responsible to do this on a regular basis, but since I am going away tomorrow and then again next month, I really do want to look my best and I guess I'll shell out the money to have it done so it's one less thing to worry about when I sashay my way out west.

The results were indeed spectacular but not gaudy or over-the-top, and  I was much happier with these lashes than I was with the first set I got at K-Town. These were more subtle, but a lot fuller which is what I was going for. I may go up a length next time around, but I am sticking to the mascara thickness because it finally gave me the full, flirty lashes I always dreamed of!

Wink Eyelash Extensions

128 W 36th St
2nd Fl

(between Broadway & 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10018
Neighborhood: Midtown West
(212) 594-9465


  1. Wow! Your eyelashes look great! I love it! I have long eyelashes but because of my allergies, I lose a lot through rubbing my itchy eyes. I would try them if I were working and had the extra cash to spend.

  2. She doesn't need them. She's pretty the way she is.