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Shop Memphis - The Avenue Carriage Crossing

In my last post about shopping in Memphis (here) I talked about finding the perfect gift; while you can certainty find a lovely gift at The Avenue Carriage Crossing I think it's the perfect place to get ready for your gift giving occasion.

For your skin care and beauty needs head to Astoria. I recently wrote about my medical grade facial experience but that is just of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ashtoria's offerings. One unique offering is the year of beauty package - it's $3,600 for six laser treatments and 6 facials throughout the year - I know that's a great price and it's certainty on my radar as I age into my 30s. Of course, you don't have to make such a big commitment and can try individual laser treatments. Ashtoria also offers injectables such as botox and a wide variety of professional grade products.

 Memphis bloggers learning about Ashtoria's offerings

 Just a small sampling of Ashtoria's products

Treatment room at Ashtoria

Of course, while facials, lasers and injections make for great "I woke up like this" beauty most ladies want to wear a little makeup and add some glam when heading to a big event and Sephora is the perfect place for this. Insider tip here- makeovers at the beauty studio are complimentary with a $50 purchase. Whenever I need to restock on foundation or want to buy some new makeup I book an appointment and get glammed up for a date night or event. You can also get quick mini makeovers in store without a minimum purchase such as bronze and highlight.
 
Selecting bronzers at the Beauty Studio

 Kim of kpfusion.com getting some glow added to her look

Before heading out to your event, or just to wind down at the end of a day of shopping Bonefish Grille is the perfect place to stop by for a cocktail. Bonefish offers a nice variety of delicious and fun martinis and of course, you can't leave without getting an order of the bang-bang shrimp.
 
 
Bonefish Grille summer Martinis
 
 Beautiful and yummy Hawaiian Martini
 





***This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. The Avenue Carriage Crossing recently hosted a blogger event where samples of food and beauty products were provided at each location featured in this post, I have also spent my own money at each location***

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