“At Twiink Studio, we enhance your natural lashes to create striking definition and beauty. We are passionate about making you feel special and oh so gorgeous!” Twiink Studio
Twiink, a charming new pink fronted beauty studio dedicated to perfecting brows and lashes, has opened in Al Muneera Beach Plaza. The concept of Indonesian expat Miko Su, the studio was set up here in the capital after extensive product testing and customer feedback.
The bijou reception space is appealing with its pink interior and lash related accessories, this area leads through to a relaxation area with on trend jade green accents and a beauty bar for make-up. The scent of Jo Malone fills the air and a twinkling fairy light filled corridor, inspired by Singapore’s ArtScience museum, leads you to the curtained lash treatment bays. The brow area is a private area with two high directors chairs at one end of the space.
With lash lifts are so popular nowadays, Twiink offers variety of lash extensions to suit all customers requirements. Choose from the signature Classic set, Natural Volume (for fullness and texture), Russian volume (for a luscious look) and Mega Volume & Customise Lash Map which requires a consultation and takes a hefty three hours to apply.
Other lash treatments include lower lash extensions and the bubble treatment for lash cleaning. The Yumi Las Lift, an alternative to lash extensions, where lashes are curled using a keratin treatment, can be combined with an eyelash tint for the perfect look. Microblading and embroidery are also available for semi-permanent fuller, natural looking brows (price upon consultation) and a range of waxing services.
Professional make-up services are offered using MCollections-MSkin Mineral make-up. The mineral based products from New Zealand are made with natural oils and antioxidants that make them ideal for UAE weather conditions and they are also totally paraben-free.
The Experience ~ I was booked in for two treatments, a lash extension and eyebrow shaping and tinting. My lash artist Lena and I briefly discussed options and it was decided that a classic set with lash length 10 would fill my ‘natural look’ requirement. Individual lashes were glued to my natural ones to achieve a fuller lash, even though it’s an alien sensation to have your lashes touched and keep your eyes closed for so long it’s surprisingly easy to relax and there’s minimal discomfort.
I wanted more defined brows with the sparser areas filled in, I was advised by therapist Dinara to go for the henna treatment instead of the regular brow tint to achieve the desired effect. The henna dyed the hair well but the downside was my skin above the browline was orange and it didn’t fill in the gaps as I had hoped (I really need to have microblading to achieve this).
Pros ~ The lash nap at Twiink is great, the posturepedic treatment bed is so comfortable it’s nearly impossible not to fall asleep! Eyelash extensions definitely accentuate your eyes and give your face a lift (always a perk). They do not weigh your eye lids down like temporary false sets, in fact you totally forget you even have them. There’s also the added bonus of not having to apply mascara on your upper lashes and there’s no damage to your natural lashes as long as you let them fall out naturally.
Cons ~ I would have liked a more detailed explanation of the different lash options or even photos so I could envisage the effect. Lashes need to be refilled after 2-3 weeks depending on how diligent you are with aftercare. I was surprised there wasn’t patch test for the glue but I was assured that wasn’t necessary as the glue doesn’t come in contact with skin. I didn’t like the two tone colour of my brows so I had the part above the brow line removed immediately.
The overall experience – It was a good experience, my lash artist was very confident and the process took just over one and a half hours. After care is important and she gave me the spoolie (brush) and told how to brush my lashes for longevity. I wanted a fuller, natural look that fills the eye and is not overly dramatic which was the overall effect, they do however look less noticeable than previous sets I’ve had elsewhere. My brows looked groomed and once the colour was evened out I was happy with the overall look but think I will consider shelling out for microblading.
The salon is very professional and it was great to meet Miko herself, a very personable and enthusiastic lady with great vision. Whether you are a regular lash extension wearer or a newbie definitely visit Twiink and give it a try, but beware lash extensions are addictive.
Location: Level B, B1-11, Al Muneera Beach Plaza, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 058 589 4465 (0585 TWIINK)
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm
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Thank you to Twiink Studio for the opportunity to experience and review the lash extension treatment. The brow treatment was a paid for service. The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2019. All rights reserved.