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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

 

Sponsored Post: FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge

Posted by on 08.12.2014 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Sponsored Post: FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge

Greetings from Down Under! I’ve been traveling for just about all of this month — and will be for much of the remainder, and sad to say, eating healthy not going very well. The thing about travel journalism is that we get to experience the best of the places we visit — and that includes the food. You can’t help but indulge, because you are somewhere for a few days, and may not be in that place again for a very long time. But if you are in that sort of situation in different regions back to back? It’s a war of...

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Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Posted by on 08.11.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

At last night’s Teen Choice Awards, Chloe Grace Moretz was wearing Valentino, and it was a pretty daring, baroque-inspired choice. “Her hair is down and natural so we went with a semi-smokey eye and light lips to play off of the dark colors that she’s wearing,” said celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh, who created the look for Chloe for last night’s Teen Choice Awards using Votre Vu cosmetics. Eyes “After prepping her face with La Mer Moisturizing Cream, I started with her eyes.  I first smudged Votre Vu’s Le Joli...

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Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Posted by on 08.11.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

For this weekend’s Teen Choice Awards, Selena Gomez’s look was created by John Frieda Hair Care celebrity stylist Lona Vigi. Always adorable on the teen scene, this was a pretty grownup look for Selelan, one that, according to Vigi “weaves confident, youthful, sexy, a hint of bold, but still very sweet. To start, Vigi misted Selena’s hair with an Evian atomizer in order to prep her hair and keep it in the cleanest condition. Next, she applied a dime sized amount of the John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Six Effects Serum...

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Check Out My Vente-Privee Summer Beauty Twitter Giveaway!

Posted by on 07.29.2014 in Beauty | 5 comments

Check Out My Vente-Privee Summer Beauty Twitter Giveaway!

Great news! I’ve teamed up today with vente-privee USA to make your summer a bit more beautiful! We have these great summer beauty gift bags to give away courtesy of vente-privee. To win? o   Follow @ventepriveeusa  and @AlyWalansky on Twitter o   RT my tweet about the giveaway (be sure you include the hashtag #vpsummergiveaway) o   I’ll select three followers at random, and announce the winners at the end of the day! Winners will receive a prize pack worth over $350, which includes premium beauty products from Nuxe,...

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Sponsored Post: The Unsexy Side of Eating Out

Posted by on 07.26.2014 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Sponsored Post: The Unsexy Side of Eating Out

A few weeks ago, I was contacted about trying Beano Plus Dairy Defense. This new product is the first over-the-counter option that prevents both gas and dairy issues, giving those of us who have these issues the freedom to eat the foods they want without worrying about the uncomfortable consequences. At first, I was like “ew” — I’m not going to write about THAT in my blog – but at the time, I was reading the email from a family lunch at Olive Garden. I have a weakness for their unlimited soup and salad lunch ($7?...

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Giveaway: Join Philosophy (AND ME) at QVC This Weekend — and more!

Posted by on 07.23.2014 in Beauty | 1 comment

Giveaway: Join Philosophy (AND ME) at QVC This Weekend — and more!

This month, Philosophy and QVC celebrate 15 beautiful years on air together! They are all about throwing a party to mark the occasion (and I’m all about celebrating, always), and will have special offers,  a live show with amazing audience giveaways and limited-edition products and sizes! In extra fun, I’m helping spread the word in a few exciting ways! If you visit my Twitter right now, I’m having a few fun giveaways. I’m giving away exclusive products that are not available anywhere yet (and will be available...

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Falling in love with my new ComforPedic iQ mattress

Posted by on 07.17.2014 in The Single Life | 0 comments

Falling in love with my new ComforPedic iQ mattress

The upside of my life is that I have an adorable apartment on an adorable block in one of the “it” areas of New York City. The down side? It’s tiny. Stupid tiny. As in, adult woman sleeping on a twin-sized bed, tiny. When you are dealing with a complicated, small living space — the inclination is sometimes just to give up. You know it can’t be what you want it to be, so you sort of stop trying. (The same can be said for many a relationship, but I digress.) And so, even though I’ve lived in my apartment for a...

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Steal the Look: Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Posted by on 07.17.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 ESPY Awards

For last night’s ESPY awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created the always fabulous Chrissy Teigen’s look. Love her fierce edge? Here’s how to get Chrissy’s look: Lauren groomed Chrissy’s brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax, and then lined her eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black and smudged it out with Avon Eye Dimensions Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke. Because it’s summer and everyone is all about the natural sun-kissed glow, Lauren applied Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation and added Lorac...

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Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Posted by on 07.17.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Last night for the ESPY awards, mark Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg worked with the adorable Jordana Brewster. Jamie created a look that was clean and fresh  – perfect for a humid summer night! Here’s how to get the look: Jamie applied Tom Ford Traceless Foundation all over the face, then added warmth with Avon Glow Bronzing Powder. Next, Jamie dusted mark Touch & Glow Shimmering Cream Cubes on the apple of Jordana’s cheeks and set everything with a translucent powder. Next, Jamie mixed mark On the Dot...

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Get the Look: Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Posted by on 07.15.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Get the Look: Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

I confess I didn’t understand very much about the World Cup. I knew there were hot guys doing a lot of running and jumping and emoting. I knew said hot guys were prone to crying at the end of the match. And I knew that everyone in every bar I went to for seemingly weeks now was very excited about every last minute of everything that happened. But now it’s over, and I can discuss one thing I did understand — that Shakira, not shockingly, looked amazing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony as she performed La la la...

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