Monday, March 16, 2009

Bathing Beauty: Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss is the designer behind the wildly successful clothing line aply called, Shoshanna - a favorite among celebs including Katherine Heigl, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Kristen Bell and Rachel Weisz - known for its bustier fit. She's also a gorgeous New York City native with a love of all things beauty (like us!).

Recently, Shoshanna added beauty designer to her resume with the limited-edition beauty case exclusively for Loaded with deluxe and full sized products, you can receive the retro-inspired floral print case free with any $100 purchase by visiting .

“It is pretty, bright, and fun, with a 1960s Palm Beach vintage feeling. It’s what every girl on the go needs; a cute makeup bag to fit all of her beauty essentials,” says Shoshanna.

In this *exclusive* Beauty Banter interview, my friend, the fiercely talented and exceptionally fun Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, answers a few of our favorite beauty-related question.

Pay attention, ladies... Shoshanna is tres, tres in-the-know!

What are your top 5, can't-live-without products?
1- Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss
2- YSL Faux Cil Mascara
3- Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner
4- Magic Prescriptives Loose Powder in Bronze
5- Bobbi Brown Blush in Soft Pink

What is your all-time favorite product?
"YSL Faux Cil Mascara in black. I never leave the house without it on. It gives me the longest, most natural lashes, and it smells like roses (really!)."

What product do you buy in bulk?
"Body Shop Camomile eye makeup remover and Air kiss lip gloss. I like to have a lip gloss in every bag, at my desk, in my car, in the kitchen etc."

You moisturize your face with...
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.

Favorite body product?
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Scrub.

Favorite beauty secret you've picked up along the way?
Stick with the make up that works best for you, and then amp it up or down for day or night. You don't need a bunch of different looks. Always go with what is most flattering for you.

Beauty icon you admire?
My mother is the most stylish beauty I know.

To check out Shoshanna's clothing collection, click here. And to check out her beauty case, click here.

Perhaps a makeup line is in the near future???


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