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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

 

Aging is weird (that’s why I like to pretend I’m not)

Posted by on 10.17.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Aging is weird (that’s why I like to pretend I’m not)

I always thought I’d be a grownup by this age. Like, a real grownup. With a husband and a few kids and a dog and maybe a home with more than one closet. More than one room, even. But yet, here I am, halfway through my thirties, and I have none of those things (except the dog), and mentally/emotionally, I still feel really young. Way younger than I always thought mid-thirties would feel. Except I have a constant reminder I am in said mid-thirties: the mirror. I’ve noticed it especially the last year or two. Call it stress or just...

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Join me for the #BarkforBeneful Twitter Party 10/15 at 2pm ET!

Posted by on 10.9.2015 in Giveaways | 1 comment

Join me for the #BarkforBeneful Twitter Party 10/15 at 2pm ET!

This is a very busy travel month for me, and my favorite way to decompress when I’m home is by cuddling with my pups, most specifically the gorgeous Miss Lily. I’m sure a lot of you feel that way too! Attention all fellow puppy lovers: Join me on Thursday, October, 15 at 2pm ET for a fun twitter party, all about some of our favorite members of the family: our dogs!    The party will be to share lots of dog love, sponsored by Purina Beneful, who just may have the menu your dog has been waiting for. They have dry and wet dog food...

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Is ADDING Fat The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

Posted by on 09.30.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Is ADDING Fat The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

We all fantasize about sucking all the fat out of our body — personally, I want lipo more than I want to win the lottery or have perfect hair forever — but there’s a Brave New World out there, my friends. The ability now exists to take fat from one area and put it somewhere else. Consider it the beauty equivalent of trickle down economics, and it is GENIUS. Imagine if you could take the fat from those thighs and have better boobs? Or augment your butt with that stubborn belly fat? or maybe graft some fat to your cheeks to...

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Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the VMAs

Posted by on 08.31.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the VMAs

There was a lot of drama at last night’s VMAs, but the best kind was Selena Gomez’s sultry eyes. COVERGIRL makeup artist Jake Bailey shared how he created her look:  “I kept Selena’s makeup simple and sophisticated to not compete with her elegant Calvin Klein gown,” says Bailey, who began by prepping her skin with Ren “Ever Calm” day cream and a few drops of Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot Serum to create a smooth canvas. “While I let the product absorb I began working on the eyes, using...

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Buyer Beware: Think Twice Before That Botox Flash Sale

Posted by on 08.12.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Buyer Beware: Think Twice Before That Botox Flash Sale

Flash sale sites like Groupon are great for things like massages, especially if you are already familiar with the person offering the service, but for cosmetic procedures? “Very risky behavior!” says plastic surgeon Michael Olding MD. First one has to ask the question: Why would someone be offering a procedure at a deep discount?, says Olding. “In business terms, that service is referred to as a “loss leader”(i.e. a product is sold cheap or at a “loss”, to “lead” you to the business where you are likely to...

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Beauty secrets flight attendants swear by

Posted by on 07.23.2015 in Beauty | 1 comment

Beauty secrets flight attendants swear by

As a frequent traveler, I’m always finding ways to make travel as seamless as possible. This often involves packing smartly and eating right — both that I continue to struggle with — but it’s also in great part about protecting my skin from disastrous elements of flying as well as changes in climates. Recently, I came across an article on Yahoo about the  #1 Beauty Secret Weapon Flight Attendants Swear By for Perfect Skin (Spoiler alert: it’s skincare items that contain hyaluronic acid), and I realized...

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Steal the Look: Kristin Chenoweth at the TONY Awards

Posted by on 06.9.2015 in Hair | 1 comment

Steal the Look: Kristin Chenoweth at the TONY Awards

For this past weekend’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, Deborah Watson styled the always gorgeous Kristin Chenoweth in a Zac Posen gown that flowed like liquid silver. To complete her look for the red carpet, celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek created a flirty bob. Here’s how to steal the look: 1. Prep the hair with a few sprays of CHI Keratin Leave-in Conditioner. 2. Blow dry the hair using a medium round brush and the CHI Touch 2 Dryer on a low ionic setting to achieve maximum shine and volume 3. Using the CHI G2 Flat...

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Steal the Look: Lily Aldridge at the Met Ball

Posted by on 05.5.2015 in Beauty | 1 comment

Steal the Look: Lily Aldridge at the Met Ball

The Met Ball is one of the biggest red carpets of the year, sure to see some of the most spectacular (good and bad) looks on the boldest of faces and bodies. Model Lily Aldridge had her hair styled this year by Bryce Scarlett for Herbal Essences, who was inspired by the “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme and wanted to create a sleek, ornate bun to complement her classic, feminine Carolina Herrera gown. Bryce gave us a breakdown of how to recreate Lily’s structured style at home: Start by misting Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Dry...

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New articles this week

Posted by on 04.4.2015 in Cool Sites | 0 comments

New articles this week

Hello, friends! Happy spring! It’s been a whirlwind (with its fair share of wind and snow!) winter, and as April flowers are finally here, I’m hoping for a way more beautiful and serene spring. This last month or so has been pretty amazing in some other ways — I got to spend St. Patrick’s Day in DUBLIN! In fact, check out the photo attached to this post. I was IN the parade this year. Once in a lifetime moment, for sure! The trip to Ireland was as a guest of Jameson Whiskey, and it was an amazing experience I’ll...

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Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30

Posted by on 04.4.2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30

  As pale as I am, it’s always been really difficult to find product shading that really works for my complexion. This week, I was asked to try out a product from the Estee Lauder Double Wear line — I chose the Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup — and use it to keep me gorgeous for a key moment. It was a week that included me hardly leaving my apartment at all (cue post tax return mental meltdown), so my eventual re-entry to the world was this weekend, for the seder at my parents’ house. Happy holidays, to...

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