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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

 

Steal the Look: Julie Bowen at the SAG Awards

Posted by on 01.26.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

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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This week in my world (and some new articles!)

Posted by on 12.8.2014 in Cool Sites | 2 comments

This week in my world (and some new articles!)

A Little Alytude was my first baby — eight years ago! — and sometimes I worry I have been giving it decreased attention as I get busier and busier with new projects! As we’re counting down to (yet another!) birthday, I’m having a lot of my seasonal existentialism. It’s hard to see yourself getting older and so many areas of your life are not where you want them to be. But it has been a pretty exciting few months, both travel- and work- wise, and this week alone has seen some fun developments. This crazy thing...

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Giveaway: A Holiday Tree and Manicure Delivered to Your Home!

Posted by on 12.8.2014 in Beauty | 1 comment

Giveaway: A Holiday Tree and Manicure Delivered to Your Home!

This weekend, I had a few devoted friends who trudged out in a BIBLICAL RAIN in order to drag home their Christmas tree. That’s devotion. But there’s an easier way. PRIV and Tyler’s Trees are teaming up today to offer a unique holiday service. Only in New York can you get a fresh Christmas tree delivered to your home and installed by pros while also getting some holiday pampering! PRIV is a beauty and wellness on demand app that sends vetted personal trainers, yoga instructors, masseuses, spray-tanning specialists, hairstylists,...

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We’re Having A Shopping Party in New York City December 11: You Are Invited!

Posted by on 12.7.2014 in Style & Fashion | 0 comments

We’re Having A Shopping Party in New York City December 11:  You Are Invited!

Personally, I shop best when there’s a sale. Or when I’m among friends. Or, under the influence of Champagne. Obviously then, when I engage in a shopping party — which I’m co-hosting with my sister-friend Bryce Gruber — all of the above will be involved! If you live in or near New York City and need a jump on your holiday shopping (Hanukkah is but a week away!) – come join us this Thursday. All the details are below! Feel free to bring friends, all are...

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Steal the Look: Becky G at the 2014 American Music Awards

Posted by on 11.23.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Becky G at the 2014 American Music Awards

For anyone watching the American Music Awards tonight, you couldn’t miss Becky G’s look,  inspired by her recent Can’t Stop Dancin’ music video. Steal the look created by Becky’s makeup artist Tonya with these steps below! Tonya made Becky’s skin glow with COVERGIRL’s truBLEND Liquid Makeup. “Both Becky and I are obsessed with this water based foundation, not only does it give you natural, seamless coverage, it is also oil free, so no need to worry about it clogging your pores,” says Tonya.  She...

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Attention NYC Area: I’m Speaking at NYU This Saturday!

Posted by on 11.19.2014 in Cool Sites | 0 comments

Attention NYC Area: I’m Speaking at NYU This Saturday!

For anyone in the New York area (or those who feel like a fun winter weekend road trip!), take note: I’ll be speaking at NYU this weekend, and I’d love if you’d stop by. New York Women in Communications Foundation will host the 2014 Student Career Conference this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the NYU’s Kimmel Center in New York City. The conference is for students and young professionals seeking advice and tips about pursuing a career in the rapidly evolving communications industry. The full day event will include...

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Boston Market Catered My Friendsgiving (And An Amazing Giveaway!)

Posted by on 11.16.2014 in Giveaways | 24 comments

Boston Market Catered My Friendsgiving (And An Amazing Giveaway!)

In recent years, the concept of Friendsgiving has become more and more popular, especially for those who live far away from their loved ones and can’t get away to make the traditional Thanksgiving happen from year to year. Whether you are celebrating Friendsgiving, a more traditional Thanksgiving, or both — it can be a really intimidating undertaking. Especially if you aren’t very comfortable in the kitchen — or live in a typical NYC small apartment and don’t have a lot of kitchen space to go around! This weekend,...

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