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 firstname.lastname@example.org
While engaging in my morning procrastination, I came across a really cool run down of all the secret Starbucks recipes. If my season wasn’t already holiday beverage-centric, it certainly went up a notch. Nutella frappuccino? Really?! Actually, one of the most important part of the Christmas season (for me!) is the introduction of the Starbucks red cup, and the yumminess inside is a fabulous bonus. It’s here — but that’s not all. So is Starbucks Christmas Blend. I have always loved it because it’s everything I love...read more
I just came across this BCBGMAXAZRIA Winter Veil Beanie ($68)…and I find myself oddly captivated. I’ve always had a thing for a bit of pompom…but in this crazy combo of knit hat and birdcage veil? I don’t know. It sort of feels virtually Victorian in its elegance, right? And if I’m going to risk hat hair, the hat should at least be...read more
I’m trying to get a hold on my health and fitness again — in fact, I’m proud to share I’ve been to the gym 2 days in a row! Hardly an accomplishment — most of my friends make a habit of such and don’t ask for a pat on the back — but, baby steps, right? We all do what we can, and motivation along the way makes a big difference. For instance, Running through December 13, we can enter on Slimfast’s Facebook to win each day by completing fun challenges. One lucky person will win a holiday bash with...read more
Happy Holidays!!! My fusion of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah yesterday was quite intense — it involved a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN. Holidays are sort of about the indulgence, but the idea is to try to stay on the straight and narrow (no pun intended) on the every day so you can have some fun on the special ones. I’m obsessed with my George Foreman grill, and they recently shared their holiday-geared weight loss program. The George Foreman Grills Weight Loss Challenge, a free 12-week program that offers everyone the tools needed to lose and...read more
…And just like that, we were thrust into the HEIGHT of holiday shopping. I just discovered tha b-glowing.com, will be the first place to grab the Mia First limited edition Clarisonic Mia. For all of you not embracing the Clarisonic — you need it, desperately — and this one, at $99, is perfectly priced for a gift for yourself in the midst of buying everyone else presents. (Which, I think, is what makes the holidays survivable). We all can use a wee bit of self-indulgence around now, but it’s also great for gifting,...read more
What’s not to love about Katy Perry? Both her looks last night were among the highlights of the evening for me. Her makeup was done by celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, who says the moment he saw Katy’s beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown he knew last night was going to be a classic Katy look — red lip, black liner and lots of lashes. I’m all about that! Jake started with a sheer application of COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Buff Beige #825. “This foundation is perfect for the red carpet...read more
The holidays are here! Well, sorta. Growing up, I feel like in my day-to-day holiday festivities, Hanukkah and Christmas and my birthday were all wrapped up into one celebration. But what happens the year that Hanukkah is a month before Christmas??? And, in fact, on Thanksgiving Day? A whole lot of unprepared, that’s what. So, here I am, with a few days until Hanukkah, and no one has their gifts yet. In fact, I’m not even sure what I’m getting anyone yet — or even what I want, myself. (Outside of blowouts for life, but...read more
One of my favorite people, celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, did Katy Perry’s makeup for her latest video, Unconditionally, (it’s awesome, you need to check it out) and she looked fantabulous. For this video, Katy and Jake wanted to create something romantic yet dramatic to reflect the style and lighting of the video. As Katy is the queen of romantically dramatic, I’m a huge fan. ”For this set up I chose to go with alabaster skin, ethereal pink cheeks and a deep matte lip for dramatic impact. I kept the eyes...read more
I was super excited to get the opportunity to interview Julie Benz earlier this week. I’ve been a massive fan since her days on Buffy and Angel, and I love that she took some time to talk to me about ANOTHER of my favorite topics — food! I’m OBSESSED with your butternut sage mashed potatoes recipe — will def be including them in my own Thanksgiving. What are some of your own favorite Thanksgiving staples? It’s not Thanksgiving to me without mashed potatoes, corn soufflé, apple walnut cranberry stuffing and...read more
Would it be counted as a crisis of faith to say that I feel like I got a bum rap? Hanukkah is great and all, but we don’t have NEARLY as fun decorations abounding as Christmas. For instance, I really would love a sequin stocking like these at Harrods. I mean, just check out the faux-fur trim. It’s so me! You can find them here on harrods.com. (And, yes, I’m still considering the gold one — that totally goes with blue and white, right?) Photo:...read more