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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 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 alywalansky@gmail.com

 

Steal the Look: Kate Upton at the MTV Movie Awards

Posted by on 04.14.2014 in Hair | 1 comment

Steal the Look: Kate Upton at the MTV Movie Awards

Always a bombshell (couldn’t resist!), Kate Upton looked hot last night at the MTV Movie Awards, in a style created by Peter Butler for Moroccanoil. “When envisioning the hair look that I wanted to create to compliment Kate’s Versace mini-dress, I was inspired by the works of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin as well as the strong and powerful 80’s woman a la Cindy Crawford and Jerry Hall— I wanted big, polished hair,” Butler says.  ”To create lots of volume, hold and lift, I began by applying Moroccanoil Root...

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Get The Look: Jessica Alba at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Posted by on 04.13.2014 in Hair | 0 comments

Get The Look: Jessica Alba at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Always gorgeous, Jessica Alba did not disappoint with her look created by celebrity hairstylist Davy Newkirk for tonight’s 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The look was what Newkirk called a playful, modern twist on Hollywood glam — full of glossy, simple loose waves. So perfect for one of her first appearances of spring! In order to recreate this look, follow these steps from Newkirk using products from John Frieda: Newkirk started by applying John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray all over Jessica’s wet hair. Then...

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Steal the Look: Jenna Dewan-Tatum at MTV Movie Awards

Posted by on 04.13.2014 in Hair | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Jenna Dewan-Tatum at MTV Movie Awards

One of the more fun red carpets of the season is the MTV Movie Awards, and tonight, CLEAR Scalp & Hair celebrity stylist Jen Atkin styled Jenna Dewan-Tatum for the red carpet. Love the look? Here’s how to steal it! How-to: 1.       Spray roots with Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Volumizing spray and work Leanor Greyl Mousse through from roots to ends. 2.       Rough dry your hair to remove about 80% of the moisture. 3.       Using a medium size round brush, brush your hair and set with large Velcro rollers on top of...

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Steal the Look: Mila Kunis’ Hair at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Posted by on 04.13.2014 in Hair | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Mila Kunis’ Hair at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

If you are keeping up with the MTV Movie Awards, you know Mila Kunis won the award for Best Villain! But she also had pretty “best” hair, celebrity stylist Renato Campora got Mila ready for her moment in the spotlight and shared how to steal the look on your own. Renato was inspired by Mila’s past “That 70’s Show”  days and opted for a dramatic look that framed her face while still feeling soft and effortless. Here’s how to steal the look: ·         Apply a bit of Herbal Essences Moroccan Me a Miracle...

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Steal the Look: Kate Mara at the Transcedence premiere

Posted by on 04.13.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Kate Mara at the Transcedence premiere

Celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell used Orlane products to create Kate Mara’s  look for last week’s red carpet premiere of Transcendence. “For Kate’s look, she wore a gorgeous, gold Valentino dress with swept-up hair, so we decided to do bold and metallic shadows on her eyes with a pop of color and luminous, radiant skin,” Campbell-Olwell said, who started by massaging in Orlane’s Super-Moisturizing Light Cream for extra hydration. ” This product is a staple in my kit!  It really preps the skin so...

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Wishing I could unsee the unseen acne I’ve now seen!

Posted by on 04.13.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Wishing I could unsee the unseen acne I’ve now seen!

There’s few things more annoying than a major breakout just before a big event. But what if you could see that breakout weeks or even months in advance? Then, you might be about to take preventive steps to ward it off before it occurs! A few weeks ago, I was excited to fly out to Manhattan Beach, California for Neutrogena’s Skin Health Summit. I learned so much there that I’m absolutely going to be sharing in the days and weeks to come, but first I had to share this crazy photo. At Neutrogena’s corporate headquarters,...

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New articles this week

Posted by on 04.7.2014 in Cool Sites | 0 comments

New articles this week

I spent most of the last week in Memphis, celebrating 60 years of rock music and enjoying way too much comfort food. Check out Memphis pictures on my Instagram – full article to come! In between a lot of Elvis worship and exploring, here’s a sampling of my latest articles! Beauty High Tips to finally put an end to hair breakage Scary truths you need to know about manicures Are you wearing the wrong lip shade?  Get in shape for spring with these great Youtube fitness videos  Spring clean your makeup bag: Experts give their best...

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Steal the look: Sheryl Crow at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Posted by on 04.7.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the look: Sheryl Crow at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle created performer and nominee Sheryl Crow’s look at this weekend’s 49th Academy of Country Music Awards. “First I applied 29 by Lydia Mondavi Secret of the Vine Serum Extract ($24 at Target), creating a smooth and moisturized palette,” says Buckle who next used   Borghese Age-Defying Cellulare Complex CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($23 at Target) to even skin tone and brighten the complexion “To make eyes sparkle, I lined the inner eyes with the “Brighten” side...

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Giveaway: HERE’S LUCY Complete Box Set

Posted by on 04.7.2014 in Movies, TV & Music | 4 comments

Giveaway: HERE’S LUCY Complete Box Set

A top 10 hit throughout its 1968-1974 run, HERE’S LUCY was the I Love Lucy star’s fourth sitcom for CBS, and her first to air in color for its entire duration. The legendary queen of television comedy is joined by her real-life children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., as well as Gale Gordon, her co-star from the earlier Lucy Show. Ball plays Lucille Carter, widowed mother of teenagers Kim and Craig. Lucy works for her brother-in-law Harry (Gordon), who owns Carter’s Unique Employment Agency, leading Lucy into endless...

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Can we replace towels with a nifty new body drying gadget?

Posted by on 04.6.2014 in Gadgets | 0 comments

Can we replace towels with a nifty new body drying gadget?

I’ve been blogging a lot lately about feeling like I’ve outgrown my home, and everything in it. A furniture-sized exclamation mark was placed on this feeling tonight when I returned from a Memphis business trip (so fun!), retired to my tub to recover from a long, hard travel day — and then watched in horror as my towel rack fell right off my wall as I reached to towel off. Now, while I’d never suggest coping with such a random series of (albeit annoying) events by giving up on said towels and towel racks entirely, I do...

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