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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

 

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 | 23 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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Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at CMA Awards

Posted by on 11.5.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at CMA Awards

If I ever escaped New York City — it’d be for Nashville, my other favorite city (in America, at least) – and while Nashville is amazing for myriad reasons, it is most known for being the heartbeat of the country music scene. Obviously, it’d also be where the CMA awards take place, and makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan worked with mark. Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale for the Country Music Awards in Nashville tonight. “Last year at the I created a soft, ethereal look for Lucy Hale so this year we wanted to keep it classic with...

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Celebrate Day of the Dead With My Cranberry Basil Margarita

Posted by on 11.1.2014 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Celebrate Day of the Dead With My Cranberry Basil Margarita

I’m not big on Halloween these days — or trick or treaters. But I find Day of the Dead a lot more interesting. This year leave the goblins and ghosts behind. Forget about the infused candy corn vodka. I’ve taken it up a notch and partnered with Casa Noble Tequila to celebrate Day of the Dead with a homegrown cocktail. This holiday is a time in Mexico to connect with the past, remember those who were near and Toast! And…I’m all about toasting. For Dia de los Muertos, I’ve created the following special twist...

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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 | 16 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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