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Check Out My Vente-Privee Summer Beauty Twitter Giveaway!

Check Out My Vente-Privee Summer Beauty Twitter Giveaway!

Great news! I’ve teamed up today with vente-privee USA to make your summer a bit more beautiful! We have these great summer beauty gift bags to give away courtesy of vente-privee. To win? o   Follow @ventepriveeusa  and @AlyWalansky on Twitter o   RT my tweet about the giveaway (be sure you include the hashtag #vpsummergiveaway) o   I’ll select three followers at random, and announce the winners at the end of the day! Winners will receive a prize pack worth over $350, which includes premium beauty products from Nuxe, Institut de Karite and Lierac plus a stylish Carlos Falchi summer beach tote. Good luck! Terms and Conditions: I will select winners (3) at random from all retweets of initial tweet on the same day of the initial...

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Sponsored Post: The Unsexy Side of Eating Out

Sponsored Post: The Unsexy Side of Eating Out

A few weeks ago, I was contacted about trying Beano Plus Dairy Defense. This new product is the first over-the-counter option that prevents both gas and dairy issues, giving those of us who have these issues the freedom to eat the foods they want without worrying about the uncomfortable consequences. At first, I was like “ew” — I’m not going to write about THAT in my blog – but at the time, I was reading the email from a family lunch at Olive Garden. I have a weakness for their unlimited soup and salad lunch ($7? In NYC? Can’t lose!) – and I had indulged in the chicken gnocchi soup. The result? The soup was delicious, but I got violently ill — the cream-based soup was the achilles heel to my system. And even more so?...

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Giveaway: Join Philosophy (AND ME) at QVC This Weekend — and more!

Giveaway: Join Philosophy (AND ME) at QVC This Weekend — and more!

This month, Philosophy and QVC celebrate 15 beautiful years on air together! They are all about throwing a party to mark the occasion (and I’m all about celebrating, always), and will have special offers,  a live show with amazing audience giveaways and limited-edition products and sizes! In extra fun, I’m helping spread the word in a few exciting ways! If you visit my Twitter right now, I’m having a few fun giveaways. I’m giving away exclusive products that are not available anywhere yet (and will be available exclusively on QVC very soon), and also an opportunity to come with me to the big 15th-anniversary celebration at QVC headquarters in PA this weekend, Sunday, July 27! Philosophy is the #1 best-selling beauty brand on QVC —...

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Falling in love with my new ComforPedic iQ mattress

Falling in love with my new ComforPedic iQ mattress

The upside of my life is that I have an adorable apartment on an adorable block in one of the “it” areas of New York City. The down side? It’s tiny. Stupid tiny. As in, adult woman sleeping on a twin-sized bed, tiny. When you are dealing with a complicated, small living space — the inclination is sometimes just to give up. You know it can’t be what you want it to be, so you sort of stop trying. (The same can be said for many a relationship, but I digress.) And so, even though I’ve lived in my apartment for a good stretch now, I’ve done very little with it. I have storage boxes and bags and piles everywhere. And I’ve been sleeping on the same mattress for well over a decade. It’s sad. Very sad. Well, until about...

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Steal the Look: Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Steal the Look: Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 ESPY Awards

For last night’s ESPY awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created the always fabulous Chrissy Teigen’s look. Love her fierce edge? Here’s how to get Chrissy’s look: Lauren groomed Chrissy’s brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax, and then lined her eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black and smudged it out with Avon Eye Dimensions Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke. Because it’s summer and everyone is all about the natural sun-kissed glow, Lauren applied Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation and added Lorac Baked Bronzer to her cheeks. To complete the look, Lauren gave Chrissy a nude lip with Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel...

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Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Last night for the ESPY awards, mark Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg worked with the adorable Jordana Brewster. Jamie created a look that was clean and fresh  – perfect for a humid summer night! Here’s how to get the look: Jamie applied Tom Ford Traceless Foundation all over the face, then added warmth with Avon Glow Bronzing Powder. Next, Jamie dusted mark Touch & Glow Shimmering Cream Cubes on the apple of Jordana’s cheeks and set everything with a translucent powder. Next, Jamie mixed mark On the Dot Neutral Color Compact shades together for a pink-taupe color and applied all over the eye, blending upwards into the crease of the eye. Jamie defined the eye by applying mark On the Edge Hook Up Liquid Eyeliner in Medusa along the...

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Get the Look: Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Get the Look: Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

I confess I didn’t understand very much about the World Cup. I knew there were hot guys doing a lot of running and jumping and emoting. I knew said hot guys were prone to crying at the end of the match. And I knew that everyone in every bar I went to for seemingly weeks now was very excited about every last minute of everything that happened. But now it’s over, and I can discuss one thing I did understand — that Shakira, not shockingly, looked amazing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony as she performed La la la (Brazil 2014). Check out how Pantene Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble created her look: Wash and condition hair with the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Nourishing Shampoo and Silkening Conditioner to lock in moisture for smooth...

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