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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: Beano Plus Dairy Defense Challenge (And Giveaway!)

Posted by on 08.29.2014 in Food & Drink | 3 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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Who Needs a Ride? Anywhere, Everywhere, I’m Here For You!

Posted by on 08.29.2014 in Cool Sites | 0 comments

Who Needs a Ride? Anywhere, Everywhere, I’m Here For You!

I’m so excited. As the girl who doesn’t drive (it’s sad but true), and lives in the outer boroughs, I have always been grateful for the lift a kind friend can give me, especially on late tipsy nights that the subway doesn’t feel like the best idea ever. This week, with New York Fashion Week on the horizon and increased potential for said late nights, I have exciting news: I’ve partnered with Hailo, and I’m paying forward the favor to the masses! Starting right now, if you are a new user to Hailo and use my...

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Steal the Look: Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmy Awards

Posted by on 08.25.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmy Awards

If you are watching the red carpet of the Primetime Emmy Awards right now, you may just have caught a glimpse of the ageless Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in hair by David Gardner. “Julia’s dress, a classic silhouette, combined with her amazing cheekbones became the inspiration for her Emmys look,” said David Gardner. David created a shorter, choppy layered look for the actress to help exaggerate her beautiful bone structure and help achieve a clean, healthy and effortless style perfect for a strong, confident woman like Julia. Here’s how...

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Steal the Look: Katy Perry at the VMAs

Posted by on 08.25.2014 in Hair | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Katy Perry at the VMAs

 Katy Perry has been my chief girl crush for years, so it’s not a surprise that her look at the MTV Video Music Awards last night were among my favorites. She usually is! Her hair stylist, Clyde Haygood, created a glamorous yet, classic Katy style for the VMA winner. Here’s how to steal the look: To start, Clyde sprayed Katy’s hair with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroMist Blow-Out Spray before blow drying to give hair volume and some support. · He then worked with 2” sections and sprayed Paul Mitchell Hot Off The...

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Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the VMAs

Posted by on 08.25.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the VMAs

Chloe Grace Moretz looked adorable on the red carpet last night at the VMAs. Want to steal the look? Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh shares the intel. Chloe was wearing Louis Vuitton pink pants and lacy burgundy top with LV monogram accents. While Chloe typically favors a sophisticated bold lip, this time the emphasis is all on the eyes and skin for a final look that Mai described as simply creamy and pretty. Mai prepped skin with moisturizer containing cucumber for a cooling, calming effect. Then she tapped on TEMPTU’s Undereye Concealer...

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Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at the MTV Video Music Awards

Posted by on 08.24.2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at the MTV Video Music Awards

mark. Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale is hosting the MTV VMA pre show tonight, and looks absolutely gorgeous. Want to steal the look? Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan explains how! Face: “To start I applied La prairie Cellular Creme Platinum Rare Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream all over Lucy’s face followed by Armani luminous silk foundation in #6 for a flawless base. Next I set the base with mark. Great Finish Pressed Perfecting Powder in Light. After the face was set I applied mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Amped...

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Sponsored Post: Fiber Choice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge Update

Posted by on 08.24.2014 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Sponsored Post:  Fiber Choice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge Update

For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking the Fiber Choice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge. I’m in the final week or so, and I’m really feeling good about it. The sad truth is, I’ve always been really bad about getting the right nutrients in my diet. There’s days I’m traveling and eat a lot of crap – bread, fast food, caffeine. I’m not thinking about vitamins and minerals, I’m thinking about not being hungry as I run around. It’s why I gain weight, and it’s why I’m sick or run...

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I’m back (and new articles!)

Posted by on 08.23.2014 in Cool Sites | 0 comments

I’m back (and new articles!)

Hi friends! I’ve been everywhere but here the last few weeks — Nashville with Lexus, The Bahamas for Miss Teen USA, and then Australia and New Zealand for one of the most whirlwind trips I’ve been on in years. In the coming days, I’ll share stories of my lady love Bryce and myself, frolicking in middle earth, touring wineries for breakfast and chasing kangaroos by afternoon — there’s much more to come on that! — but for now, I just wanted to share some of my new articles that went live during my...

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True or false: This bike lock looks like handcuffs

Posted by on 08.23.2014 in Style & Fashion | 0 comments

True or false: This bike lock looks like handcuffs

Maybe I’m riddled with jet lag, but answer me this — does not this Master Lock Street Cuff Bike Lock I was just pitched look oddly like handcuffs?? Maybe it’s genius — someone is less likely to steal if they are reminded of the results of criminal behavior AS they are stealing. However, I have a naughty naughty mind…and right now I’m thinking of handcuffs in a whole other usage. I need a nap. And to read a lot less...

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Sponsored Post: Beano Dairy Defense Back on the Menu Challenge

Posted by on 08.16.2014 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Sponsored Post: Beano Dairy Defense Back on the Menu Challenge

A few weeks ago, I was challenged to take the Beano challenge — eat foods that are normally off limits to me, and see if the Beano Dairy Defense made  a difference. Prestige Brands, makers of Beano®, recently conducted a survey where they discovered the majority of women respondents (75 percent) said foods such as vegetables, beans, whole grains and dairy are an issue for them because they can cause digestive issues. Beano® + Dairy Defense™ gives you the freedom to eat the foods you want and those that are good for you, without...

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