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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 Beauty High, AskMen.com, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, The Daily MealxoJane,  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 alywalansky@gmail.com

 

Oscars Recap: Going #BehindtheGlow With Neutrogena

Posted by on 02.23.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Oscars Recap: Going #BehindtheGlow With Neutrogena

The average award show evening will find me in my pjs, bottle of wine at my side, snarking along with my friends on Twitter as we watch the red carpet starlets go by. This weekend was a special case in that I had the opportunity to spend the most important award evening of the year — the Academy Awards — at a party with some dear friends. My sister friend Bryce Gruber and I teamed up to host an intimate viewing party at our very favorite hotel in the city, Langham Place New York at Fifth Avenue — I love them so much I just...

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Steal the Look: Margot Robbie at the Academy Awards

Posted by on 02.23.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Margot Robbie at the Academy Awards

Blondes continue to just have more fun, and Margot Robbie looked hotter than ever on the  red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards. The Australian actress, a presenter last night, was gorgeous in a black Saint Laurent dress, a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace and fiery orange-red lips. “We were inspired by old Hollywood glamour and wanted to make a statement,” says makeup artist Tyron Macchausen. “It’s the Oscars after all.” Tyron began by prepping the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer to...

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Steal the Look: Gina Rodriguez at the Academy Awards

Posted by on 02.23.2015 in Beauty, Hair | 1 comment

Steal the Look: Gina Rodriguez at the Academy Awards

The stars were out full force last night for the Academy Awards, the biggest red carpet of the award season. Celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton gave Gina Rodriguez a sophisticated and timeless up do for the 2015 Academy Awards. “Gina’s hair is versatile, she can look great with any hairstyle but today we wanted to give her a glamorous look for the Oscars,” said Norton. Here’s how to steal the look: First, Norton prepped damp hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer to create a foundation for a frizz-free...

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Join Us For Drink Wine Day With Tandoor Chef!

Posted by on 02.10.2015 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Join Us For Drink Wine Day With Tandoor Chef!

There’s no gift I appreciate more than a really quality bottle of wine –and now there’s a great opportunity to win a $250 wine club gift card for Drink Wine Day  on February 18 with Tandoor Chef. Check out  the Rafflecopter giveaway here! Obviously, I’m entering my butt...

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Steal the Look: Beyonce at the Grammy Awards

Posted by on 02.9.2015 in Hair | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Beyonce at the Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards have always been my favorite of all the award show red carpets — the stars take more risks, show up a bit edgier, and crazy things are sure to happen as the night goes on. Last night’s festivities did not support, and one of the most gorgeous looks of the night was, not surprisingly, Queen Bey herself. Pantene Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble shares how to re-create Beyonce’s loose, edgy waves. 1. To achieve  Beyonce’s soft waves, start with clean hair using a lightweight regimen that won’t weigh hair down,...

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Steal the Look: Katy Perry at the Super Bowl Half Time Show

Posted by on 02.1.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Katy Perry at the Super Bowl Half Time Show

Whether you are into football or not — there’s no judgement here! – chances are you tuned in to see the half-time show, starring Katy Perry! Katy’s celeb makeup artist, the amazing Jake Bailey, created her look, and shares his beauty breakdown right here, so you can steal the look at home! “Today is one of the most exciting days of my career!” says Bailey.  “Knowing my work would be seen by millions and millions of people I’ve been understandably nervous. Katy’s performance had multiple...

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Steal the Look: Julie Bowen at the SAG Awards

Posted by on 01.26.2015 in Beauty | 1 comment

Steal the Look: Julie Bowen at the SAG Awards

Award season continues, and last night, the stars came out for the SAG Awards (good thing it wasn’t in snowy New York!). Makeup artist Heather Currie created the look for Neutrogena brand ambassador (and star of Modern Family!), Julie Bowen. “My makeup inspiration came from Julie Bowen’s gorgeous couture dress. I knew the palette was a soft beige and pink combination so I wanted Julie’s cheeks and lips to have a similar light hue,” says Currie. Currie started by applying Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, and then...

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Steal the Look: Gwyneth Paltrow at Los Angeles premiere of Mortdecai

Posted by on 01.22.2015 in Hair | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Gwyneth Paltrow at Los Angeles premiere of Mortdecai

The ageless Gwyneth Paltrow was styled by celebrity stylist David Babaii for the Los Angeles premiere of Mortdecai. The weather was uncharacteristically cold but humid for a winter LA night, so David used John Frieda Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Flexible Hold Hairspray to keep Gwyneth’s hair looking smooth and flawless all night. “It’s a dry spray—not wet or crunchy—so it maintained her style but always appeared effortless,” he explained. The look was clean and California – pretty classic for  Gwyneth. First, Babaii sectioned...

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Steal the Look: Emily Blunt at the Golden Globes

Posted by on 01.11.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Emily Blunt at the Golden Globes

Tonight for the Golden Globes, Emily Blunt’s look was created makeup artist Jenn Streicher for Kiehl’s and Dior Beauty. “Emily is wearing a gorgeous white Michael Kors dress with to-die-for jewels by Lorraine Schwartz – both the dress and jewels were custom made just for Emily. I can’t remember the last time Emily wore white on the red carpet! Because she just returned from a sunny get-away, her skin was perfectly bronzed for a white gown. And because we decided to have her hair loosely back I wanted her makeup to be soft and...

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Get the Look: Naomi Watts at the Golden Globes

Posted by on 01.11.2015 in Hair | 0 comments

Get the Look:  Naomi Watts at the Golden Globes

And, with a whisper (or maybe a loud anvil to our skulls), red carpet award season has begun. Tonight for the Golden Globes, Naomi Watts’ look was ceated by Cervando for Moroccanoil. “I created chic, modern, slightly-retro waves to perfectly compliment Naomi’s personality and style. I loved that the soft, face-framing look felt modern and effortless,” says  Cervando. Here’s how to steal the look: Beginning with damp hair, use fingers to rake a golf ball-sized amount of Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse from root to tip,...

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