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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

 

Steal the Look: Felicity Jones at the Premiere of Theory of Everything

Posted by on 10.21.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Felicity Jones  at the Premiere of Theory of Everything

Celebrity makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani created the look for Felicity Jones for the red carpet premiere of The Theory of Everything. “Felicity is wearing a black gown with the top and bottom in lace, so we wanted to create a look that was more edgy with a strong smokey eye – not too romantic as to contrast the lace,” Bedrani says. Here’s how to steal the look: Bedrani started by applying the Orlane Absolute Skin Recovery Care Anti-Fatigue Serum to her skin.  “This serum was perfect for today because we’ve been doing...

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Don’t miss my #SuperGreen Twitter Party This Thursday!

Posted by on 10.14.2014 in Cool Sites | 0 comments

Don’t miss my #SuperGreen Twitter Party This Thursday!

Ever since visiting the Nutrex team in Hawaii a few months ago, they have become one of my very favorite brands. I’m very excited to be working with them again this week on a pretty spectacular twitter party. We’re going to be giving away a Vitamix, and so much more! Details below!

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Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the Hammer Museum Gala

Posted by on 10.13.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the Hammer Museum Gala

For any of you going through steal the look withdrawal, here’s a good one for you: Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg worked with Jordana Brewster this weekend for the Hammer Museum Gala in Los Angeles. “The inspiration for the look was mysterious fall. With the change in seasons, I wanted to move away from lighter and airier looks and incorporate fall shades. A darker eye was the perfect complement to Jordana’s dress,” Greenberg said. How to get the look from Jamie Greenberg: Eyes: Started with an eye primer as a base. Then...

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Giveaway: Vosges Chocolates and Scribd 3-Month Membership

Posted by on 10.2.2014 in Giveaways | 9 comments

Giveaway: Vosges Chocolates and Scribd 3-Month Membership

Every so often, a friend or colleague will ask me what I like to read. I think they assume I’m going to say something very different than the reality. I’m obsessed with naughty romances. In fact, always have been. When I was a teen, I would be at the library weekly, loading up on Harlequin novels. That paired with my love of soap operas is probably why I have such a distorted idea of sex and romance. Wait, you mean we didn’t get drenched in sweat and scream out in passion last night? WHY THE HELL NOT? When your first...

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AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate Serum

Posted by on 09.25.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate Serum

I actually came across AHAVA sort of backwards. Years ago, I was on a Birthright Israel trip and we spent one afternoon at the Dead Sea. It’s so funny how recent it feels when it was well over a decade ago. Anyway, I remember being blown away at how amazing my skin felt following our Dead Sea foray, and then — years before I was a beauty girl — I became obsessed with finding products that contain Dead Sea minerals, and came across AHAVA. Now, I’m a bit older, and have a bit more products in my arsenal, and I still love...

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Video: Learn How To Make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes! (And a giveaway!)

Posted by on 09.24.2014 in Food & Drink | 14 comments

Video: Learn How To Make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes! (And a giveaway!)

You know that saying about if you can, do, and if you can’t, teach? The following video is something of an illustration of such. I’m at my parents for Rosh Hashonah, and as my mother has something like 8 burners going, cooking — I was assigned BAKED POTATOES. In a desperate attempt to make it seem a lot more epic than it actually is, I have illustrated my cooking process in the below video. Believe it or not, you don’t have to use the oven to make baked potatoes – you can make rather fabulous ones IN A CROCK...

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My Rain Bonnet Has Gone Modern

Posted by on 09.21.2014 in Beauty | 1 comment

My Rain Bonnet Has Gone Modern

I don’t think it comes as any surprise that I’m immoderately obsessed with my hair. Blame my mom (my inspiration in most things), but I’ll risk life and limb to protect a blowout. True story: My mom once shattered an elbow running to beat out the rain. It’s her only broken bone ever. And while I’ve had many non-hair-related injuries, in the situation, I’d have done the same. Because of this — bones aren’t very easy to fix, you guys! — we’ve been trained to carry disposable shower caps...

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Sponsored Post: FiberChoice Challenge (and Giveaway)!

Posted by on 09.11.2014 in Giveaways | 0 comments

Sponsored Post: FiberChoice Challenge (and Giveaway)!

A few weeks ago, in the throes of a month that led to me having way too much travel in a short period of time, FiberChoice contacted me and asked me to take their 30-day challenge. They challenged me to “get picky” and switch to a Fiber Choice product for my daily fiber supplement. Most of us only get half the recommended daily amount of fiber, if that much. Even for the healthiest eaters, it can be a challenge to incorporate 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day to maintain one’s health and well being.  Add those of us who spend...

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Giveaway: Panasonic’s Fab Vintage-Style Monitor Stereo Headphones

Posted by on 09.8.2014 in Gadgets, Giveaways | 5 comments

Giveaway: Panasonic’s Fab Vintage-Style Monitor Stereo Headphones

I love people, but I also really love being alone with my music and my thoughts. You can say I just may be an introvert in a sociable world — and when I’m having those alone-with-my-music moments, it can very well be in a semi-public place. I spend many a Sunday in a local cafe with a latte and my laptop — and said great music, and this past weekend, I did so wearing a fun new pair of headphones. Panasonic has recently reintroduced their vintage-style Monitor Stereo Headphones into Urban Outfitters stores and online. These...

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Sponsored Post: Beano Plus Dairy Defense Challenge (And Giveaway!)

Posted by on 08.29.2014 in Food & Drink | 11 comments

Sponsored Post: Beano Plus Dairy Defense Challenge (And Giveaway!)

Throughout the month, I’ve been taking the Beano Plus Dairy Defense Challenge, and this week, it’s all coming to a conclusion. I have to say – I was hesitant to take the challenge at first. I write here about my exciting adventures and hair decisions — did I want to share the (not so sexy) realities of issues digesting the sugars in dairy? Not so much. But then again, I’m learning from your feedback that it’s far more common a difficulty than I realized. In fact, just last week, I was out to dinner with a...

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