All About Aly
Aly Walansky created A Little Aly-tude on SheKnows.com in 2006, as one of the first well-known beauty and style blogs on the Internet. Over time, it became a foremost source for advice, tips, reviews, and commentary across the lifestyle genre.
Her writing can be seen across the Internet as well as in several print publications. She contributes regularly to SheKnows.com, xoJane, HowAboutWe, Life &Beauty, Latest Hairstyles, Celebuzz, DailyMakeover.com, The Fashion Spot, New Beauty Magazine, Bella NYC Magazine, and many more.
While she is well-known for her beauty and style writing — New Beauty Magazine rated her one of the top four beauty bloggers on the web in their Winter 2010 issue and Star Magazine rated her the hottest blogger on the Internet in 2011 — she’s rather diversified in the blogosphere — she’s been hired to live-blog from locations ranging from the Miss America pageant to the Emmy Awards. In 2013, Media Kitty featured her, declaring her among the best and brightest in travel and lifestyles journalists.
Aly’s roots exist — pun intended! — in the realm of beauty and style, and she is quoted in countless publications on a weekly basis, and has appeared as a beauty expert on the FOX network and various radio programming, but her focus is far wider. She’s a popular travel and food writer and has traveled across the globe in the name of culinary, historical, and spa journalism.
Aly currently resides in New York City.
Contact Aly at email@example.com
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have come across a pretty exciting moment Sunday night. Yes, Perez Hilton, tweeting me — about my thoughts on something Oscars-related. The Oscars being the Super Bowl of my industry, it’s kind of a big deal. This was all part of a red carpet Twitter event on Sunday night where some of my favorite people on (and off) the Internet, including Bryce Gruber and Vera Sweeney, but also PEREZ HILTON partnered with Chobani to give out awards of our own. Seriously. So, I was beside myself just...read more
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Last night while watching the red carpet of the Academy Awards, I was instantly in love with Amy Adams’ look. A conversation began — when we’re up for the big awards of the evening — such as Amy for best actress in a leading role — does it demand a distinct type of look? Should that actress win, her moment of acceptance will be looked back upon for decades. She needs to be classic, elegant, timelessly beautiful. Amy Adams achieved that last night, celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created a simple,...read more
For last night’s Oscars red carpet, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen gave the always-gorgeous Chrissy Teigen a bold lip and a soft, romantic face. Her dress was bold, gorgeous and floral, so keeping her face soft complimented the rest of her look perfectly. Here’s how to get the look. First, Lauren groomed Chrissy’s brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax. Next, Lauren applied the soft pink shade (#2) from Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Emerald Cut to Chrissy’s lids and then coated her lashes with Avon Mega Effects...read more
Tonight, at the Academy Awards, CLEAR Scalp & Hair celebrity stylist Jen Atkin (one of my major hair crushes, I won’t lie!), styled the gorgeous Jenna Dewan-Tatum for the red carpet. Want to steal the look? Here’s a step-by-step breakdown! “The Oscars are a great time for my clients to get glammed. Jenna’s dress had so much detail and texture that I wanted to make sure to show off the collar and neckline. With the dress being so pretty, I wanted the hair to stay off her face, but to still have soft movement. I...read more
Celebrity makeup artist Patrick de Fontbrune created Camila Alves’ look for the 2014 Oscars red carpet, and she looked lovely! “Our inspiration for tonight’s look on Camila is very old classic Hollywood with a modern twist featuring warm and golden tones. She’s wearing a beautiful soft flush pink/salmon Gabriella Cadena dress with an opening in the back and it is just stunning,” says Patrick. Patrick started by applying Votre Vu’s Champagne Kisses on Camila’s lips for hydration. ”Then, I began to moisturize...read more
Celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica gave Cate Blanchett a relaxed look to reflect the chill vibe of the Independent Spirit Awards. The decision to put her hair up was made based on the weather, Vetica says. We’ve so been there! “It was also important to use the right products to help keep the moisture out on a day like today.” As I’m a victim of constant days “like today” — his step by step breakdown is especially useful! Vetica explains how to steal the look: · Starting out with clean, wet hair,...read more
Julie Delpy had a natural glow about her at today’s was Independent Spirit Awards. Her look was created by celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson for Elizabeth Arden. “I wanted to create a look that was inspired by Julie’s natural, effortless beauty as well as the vibrant turquoise dress she wore this evening. Her makeup is very watercolor like for an overall fresh, youthful and natural look,” Beau said. Skin Prep “After Julie washed her face, I applied PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum. Once absorbed, I...read more
As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’m headed to SXSW next week, and I’m really excited — and anticipating being super busy. In my world, that means being wired (wirelessly!) from anywhere and everywhere I can be. For anyone who is all about being digitally connected, whether for work or play (or a combo of both!) — access to the Internet is the most essential travel item. Maybe even more essential than dry shampoo. (No, really. It probably is.) Whether you’re at an event like SXSW or on a road trip, at a temporary...read more
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