I recently had the great pleasure of speaking with the one and only, Giuliana Rancic of E! News and creator of my guilty pleasure, FabFitFun on Hollywood's favorite fitness, fashion and beauty tips!
Giuliana Rancic - Twitter.com/Giuliana Rancic
Candace Rose: I am a huge fan of FabFitFun, it's my daily inspiration, thank you so much!
Giuliana Rancic: "You're so sweet, read the one today (March 2nd)- I talk about my favorite jeans and the first pair I talk about, BleuLab are amazing. I discovered them recently, they're reversible and I know that sounds crazy but it works. One side is lighter than the other, so you could just basically wear those all week – just keep alternating sides!" [laughing]
BLEULAB – Reversible Five Pocket Straight Jeans (Oxide Bleu) – Revolve Clothing
CR: What are some fitness tips Hollywood is buzzing about?
GR: "I'll tell you, at the Oscars this past weekend we saw some beautiful bodies on that Red Carpet. It's really about just getting to the gym and getting long and lean, not so pumped up and muscular. That look's not really in right now, it's more about being long and lean and really the way you're going to achieve that is through the rubber bands, even kettlebells – they're those funny looking weights you see now at the gym, that have the grasp on them and use those. Go google "kettlebell workout", look at different workouts, really get familiar or print them out and bring them to the gym with you and get familiar with that workout. A lot of women in Hollywood are starting to do that workout and just using them at the gym instead of just your standard weights. They've been seeing amazing results with them."
Jillian Michaels Ultimate Kettle Bell Set - Amazon
CR: Do you have any secrets on getting flat abs?
GR: "Oh gosh, you know I wish there was a secret pill, but there isn't some sort of a magic pill. I do a lot of ab work. You know it's funny, I thought I did a lot of ab work, I would do 100 crunches and then a couple of other things, then I read Marisa Miller, that gorgeous Victoria's Secret model does something like four sets of 100 crunches and I'm like whoa! You've got to step it up if you want those amazing Victoria's Secret abs, you really have to do an abnormal amount of crunches and different stomach exercises. I like to use the big ball, you know the rubber ball at the gym. Those are great, you take weights on that and you do sit-ups on those balls with a little weight on you and your abs will get flat in no time."
Fitter Classic 75cm Exercise Ball – Amazon
CR: How about in the world of fashion – what are the biggest trends we'll be seeing for spring?
GR: "Well a trend right now is less is more. On the Oscar Red Carpet you saw that from Halle Berry to Gwyneth Paltrow, Celine Dion, Mila Kunis. It wasn't about the smokey eye or the rich, rich lip. It was actually a much more natural lip and you're seeing that in fashion as well. It's a very simple look. There are a lot of nudes, very clean. It's not really about the bold colors, it's about a very nude look and also with makeup too. It's about wearing very minimal makeup, keeping it very fresh – au naturel, that's what all the actresses are doing but really the way to get that skin or that look is to get good skin. You got to take care of your skin and use the tools that people in Hollywood are using to get their skin beautiful."
Halle Berry – Oscar Red Carpet 2011- Just Jared
CR: What are some of the makeup must haves?
GR: "Well, my favorite beauty tool right now is the DDF Revolve 400X. I have one right here with me, basically it's got this great foam cleanser and what it does is you get a mirodermabrasian at home twice a week and it's wonderful! It exfoliates your skin, it has gotten rid of my imperfections on my face over the past five or sixe months I've been using it, so much so that I did not use foundation at this past weekend's Oscars because my skin looked so good. And what's so fabulous about it is you can pop out the foam head and use the cleansing brush every day or every night with your regular cleanser to really give yourself a good cleanse and to get that makeup off your face that you've had on all day and before you know it you're going to have beautiful skin, that's really important."
Doctor's Dermatologic Formula – DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System – Sephora
CR: I actually read about it in your email yesterday and was really intrigued about it but I have acne-prone, sensitive skin. Is it safe for someone like me?
GR: "It is. I turned my niece onto it, she had pretty bad skin, that's the thing, there are two settings, so you would do the lower setting that's a little more gentle and maybe you would do it at the beginning, once a week. What else is important too is a lot of people do feel like because they have the acne-prone skin, 'I don't want to do too much' but this cleansing head for instance is very, very soft and sensitive. If you just do it once again at the slow speed, it'll really clean out your skin and clean out your pores so that your skin will get better quickly."
CR: What were some of your favorite Oscar looks?
GR: "I loved Halle Berry in Marchesa, I thought she looked beautiful. I loved Gwyneth Paltrow looking so sleek and modern in Calvin Klein Collection, she looked stunning. I loved Celine Dion, she had a baby…twins four months ago and she came out, she debuted that gorgeous body. I couldn't believe it and I love them because they look very fresh, they looked so clean. I just love that, love that. They were definitely three of my favorite looks and of course Mila Kunis in lavender looked so soft and romantic. That shade of lavender was off the charts."
Celine Dion – Oscars Red Carpet - Just Jared
Gwyneth Paltrow – Oscar Red Carpet – Just Jared
Mila Kunis – Oscar Red Carpet – Just Jared
CR: Where can we go for more information?
GR: "Well, as you mentioned my website – fabfitfun.com is a daily newsletter, you just sign up on the website for free and every day you'll get a daily email from me that's personalized that gives you great tips about beauty, health and fitness every single day as well as fashion. And for more on my favorite beauty tools, be sure to go to ddfskincare.com or also buy it at sephora.com."