I have to admit, I do not often ‘spoil’ myself beauty wise. I have literally had one professional massage in my entire life, one manicure, never went to get a pedicure and only got a facial once. Oh, and forgive me for trying that fishy thing for your feet once (I was just too curious not to try, though I can not handle thinking about it now).

A little while back my friend Anna got lash extensions (even though she has some serious natural lashes going on already) and the idea of waking up like you just had your make-up done – just the eye part, but still – and not having to put on mascara any longer, as well as rubbing it off before going to sleep at night really convinced me of trying it out myself.

And so I went to Beauty by Lisa in The Hague last Tuesday, a salon that is specialized in these mink lashes called Blink. There are different lengths and different curls and since I am not really good at making decisions with these kind of things, Lisa helped me pick what would suit me best.

It takes about two hours with your eyes closed to attach a longer lash to each and every natural lash, I had about 120-140 of my own, so that is a whole lot of lashes to attach. Since your own lashes fall out every eight weeks and these are attached to your own, it lasts for about two months. However, Lisa advices to get a refill every three to four weeks.

It took me three mornings to get used to waking up to them and if I am completely honest I think I will go for a tiny bit shorter version next time – to make the difference between my own lashes and the Blink ones a tiny bit smaller – but being able to stay in bed for an extra 10 minutes in the morning is definitely something I could get used to.

More info (in Dutch) on lash extensions here.


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  1. You look nice, I had my lashes extended once, before a holiday. It saves a lot of time and you look great even in the swimming pool , but I had the feeling that condition of my natural ones worsen once the artificial ones were gone :)))

    1. @Honorata: I was scared of that too, but Lisa told me your own lashes fall out every 8 weeks so there’s no damage at all. She had them for 2 years non-stop herself and took a break just to show her customers her own natural lashes were still perfectly in tact.

      1. Wat mooi! Ben ik even blij dat ik Den Haag woon. Goed van Lisa dat ze een pauze heeft genomen om klanten het lange termijn effect te laten zien. Bedankt voor de tip.

  2. That’s really pretty! How much does it cost? (first + refills?)

    1. @Ine: A new set is 120 euros, a refill 45. It is quite expensive, but I have visited cheaper salons to weigh my options and I have friends who actually went for those cheaper options and trust me, they did not come out satisfied at all.

  3. the result is great, but the service is not it too cumber ?
    Des bisous :)

  4. Prachtig! Ik ben verslaafd aan mijn nepwimpers die ik er iedere ochtend opplak, duurt niet lang, maar dit zou wel een goede uitkomst zijn :)
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  5. you’re so beautyful!

    xoxo from rome

  6. The first pictures is so nice I like the lashes a lot and you have really beautiful eyes!

  7. Wauw, wat is dat mooi geworden zeg! Lijkt me heerlijk als je niet elke dag meer mascara op hoeft te doen!

  8. Looks absolutely great and if I had the money, I would also go for lash extensions – but it says that these are made of mink, as in mink fur?! That’s scary. I wouldn’t want to wear real fur on my lashes.

    1. i was thinking about the minks and the fur issue, too. it looks really great on you, sabrina – but is it animal friendly? in my naivity, i’m imagining the minks getting a full body wax… giggles aside, how does it work, do you know?

      1. @the golden oyster.: To be honest, I am not sure…

  9. You look so beautiful!

  10. Beautiful result I’d love to try !
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  11. vind het echt prachtig!

  12. what a strange thing…I didn’t know this is possible but look natural and beautiful on you!

    lens & anything else

  13. The lashes look amazing on you! But I am a little afraid of it because of the glue they use- I know a woman that was getting her lashes done for years and then the salon changed the glue brand, she got an allergic reaction and her eyes were just constantly tearing.
    Also you have great brows, very subtle and natural.

  14. Sooo pretty!
    I kinda like this length on you. :)

    x Krizia

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  15. Wow that’s so nice that really ‘suits’ you good it changes your eye !! I wonder what the bf thinks of it as they’re always the most difficult ones to convince haha !

    x Selma –

  16. Ohh je wimpers zijn zo mooi!! Ik zou het ook wel willen, maar heb van mezelf hele steile wimpers (aziatische ogen) dus weet niet of het dan ook kan, want waarschijnlijk moet ik ze dan alsnog iedere dag krullen, maar ik ga die salon weleens bellen!!

  17. You look beautiful! :)

  18. I’ve only ever tried an eyelash tint before but I really like the effect of these. I actually think that the length you have now really suits you :)

  19. You look amazing! You are alredy pretty but those eye lashes make your eyes even prettier!!!

  20. You look soooooooooooooo beautiful!
    I want those lashes too!

  21. They are amazing! You look gorgeous! I’m tempted now.

    Emily Jayne Lewis

  22. Oh my god, your lashes look gorgeous!
    I was considering doing lash extensions, but I’ve heard some people complain of them hurting their natural lashes. It would be great if you could do a review on them after the two-month period.



  23. Sorry, i’ll be the only one to question everyone’s enthusisam …
    I don’t think it looks natural ! But at least you tried it !

  24. Wauw staat geweldig!

  25. de behandeling lijkt me niet zo aangenaam, maar het resultaat is echt wel mooi !
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  26. ok, just got convinced on doing that. it’s just too awesome.

  27. You have a gorgious skin, these lashes are beautiful!

  28. Wauw, echt prachtig! Heb er ook wel eens aan gedacht, maar vind het zo duur…xx

  29. Wow, they look so good. Might consider getting some done. In awe!

  30. gorgeous!!! love love love, I had it done in Singapore once and it was funny since there were 2 Dutch ladies and one told me she had a salon in the Nl and she wanted to start doing it like in Singa!!! Wonder if it was the one you went to…

  31. Gorgeous, love the concept of lash extensions, definitely something I’ll look into, thanks for the post!

  32. I think it looks great , you’re such a pretty face and I totally understand that putting Mascara every day is annoying but Is it any safe with the glue that they used ? And What about when your lashes grow ? x d

  33. You look so pretty :)

  34. wow, amazing…which makeup did you wear on that pictures? looks great and so natural :)

  35. Oh my god, love it!! So perfect!

  36. Wow looks beautiful! But i have to agree (well in general) that I prefer shorter ones too :) only because they look more natural to me… And I think a lot can be done by just the volume and curlness :)

  37. That looks pretty awesome. I’d love to have lashes like that fake or real. (*ps I was really curious about the fishy thing too but at least you can say you did it lol )

    Maggie A
    Love Mavin

  38. They look great on you. If I could afford it, I would definitely try it out too!

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