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Free Comic Book Day on Long Island

Free Comic Book Day will take place on

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Attention LI comic book fans: your weekend just got a lot more exciting.

This Saturday (May 3) marks the 12th annual celebration of  Free Comic Book Day, which is held each year on the first Saturday in May. Over 2,000 comic book shops are participating around the world and it is estimated that over 4.6 million comics will be given away.

From superhero adventures to kid-friendly...

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Spring cosmetics runway show, NYC sample sales

MCM totes and handbags are on sale April

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April 29 - May 4

Bridal Reflections is hosting a GALIA LAHAV bridal and eveningwear trunk show with the designer, at 260 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. This event is by appointment only; 212-764-3040.

May 1-2, 4

BLOOMINGDALE'S at Walt Whitman Shops has Marco Bicego's limited edition jewelry trunk show, noon-5 p.m. May 1. On May 2, shop Roberto Coin's "The Art of the Cocktail Party" fine...

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Lysse launches ready-to-wear shapewear collection

Lysse, the popular, slimming legging brand, has branched

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Say so long to the pinching and compression (ow!) of traditional shapewear worn under your clothes. Lysse, (which means smooth in French), whose popular, slimming high-waisted leggings have been a godsend to many of us gals with a bit a bulge or a mega-muffin top, has launched its first ready-to-wear collection that goes w-a-y beyond leggings potentially making those killer tight body shapers a...

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4 new concealers to try

Iman Cosmetics has launched CC Correct and Cover

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There's always a little something you want to hide, and these new concealers will do the trick:

1. Laura Mercier's High Coverage Concealer will de-puff under the eyes and hide circles. Honey, vitamin E and fruit acids nourish and smooth in 12 shades, $28; at Mercier counters and lauramercier.com.

2. Iman Cosmetics has launched CC Correct & Cover Powder to Crème Concealer. The product...

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Ooh La La Boutiques announces fourth annual charity fashion show

Ooh La La Boutiques will host their fourth

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There's nothing quite as fun as fashion that gives back.

Long Island-based Ooh la la Boutiques announced they'll be hosting their fourth annual Glitz, Glamour, Groove, Give Fashion Show benefiting Habitat for Humanity on Friday, May 16 in Island Park.

Tickets for the show, which will feature food, an open bar and a chic runway show, are $75, or $100 at the door.

In the past, celebs...

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Smithtown spa deal, NYC sample sales

Lauren Merkin handbags, clutches and accessories are on

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April 22

SPATIQUE MEDICAL SPA in Smithtown holds an informational session on CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical body contouring treatment, 7:30 p.m., at 260 Middle Country Rd., Suite 208. One guest will receive a free treatment; bring a friend and get a complimentary gift. Reservations required; 631-724-7720.

April 24

See a spring fashion and style show by OOH LA LA BOUTIQUE and BEE...

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Kat Grandazza is this year’s Project Prom girl

Kat Grandazza from South Side High School in

We’re positively flipping over this year’s Project Prom girl, gymnast Katherine Grandazza, 18, from South Side High School in Rockville Centre. The senior, whose friends call her Kat, has, “been so busy all her life in gymnastics, that I would like her to take a break and enjoy the prom. A lot of her friends have already purchased a dress and Katherine has not thought about it yet,” wrote her mom...

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4 lip products to try this spring

The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Collection includes SPF

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With winter weather gone, renew your lips for spring with simple treatments and fun colors:

1. Most lip colors seen on celebs are custom- blended by makeup artists. Try that one-of-a-kind mixing at home with Mally Beauty Pro Tricks Lip Palette, with nine shades plus pearlizer and white and black shade modifier, $45; at mallybeauty.com.

2. Lipstick goes on more smoothly -- no flakes or...

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See Zooey Deschanel at clothing line launch in NYC

Zooey Deschanel attends the Zooey Deschanel for Tommy

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April 14

Join actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL and designer TOMMY HILFIGER at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan at 5 p.m. for the launch of To Tommy, From Zooey, a capsule collection of '60s-inspired dresses and accessories, and a Q&A session hosted by celebrity stylist Mary Alice Stephenson; 151 W. 34th St.; 212-695-4400.

April 16

BLOOMINDALE'S has a spring 2014 fashion show at 3 p.m....

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Alexander Wang reveals collaboration with H&M

Alexander Wang arrives at the Alexander Wang X

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New York-based fashion designer Alexander Wang has revealed that he will be partnering with H&M to release a new collection.

Wang made the announcement via Instagram, posting a video featuring a scoreboard clock counting down to the line's release date. He then celebrated with a party at Coachella.

“I am honored to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their...

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