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Alison Bernicker

Alison Bernicker is the shopping/lifestyle manager for newsday.com and exploreli.com. From the newest style and beauty trends, to the latest sales and store openings right here on Long Island, she'll keep you updated on all things shopping. She has a B.A. in journalism from Stony Brook University and was born and raised in Suffolk County. When she's not updating the site, Alison loves catching up on celebrity gossip, scrolling through social media and (unsurprisingly) hitting the mall.

3 new ways to cleanse your skin

Spa Sonics's Face and Body Polisher is available

(Credit: Spa Sonic)

Cosmetics giant Clinique has jumped into the cleansing system market with its new Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, featuring two distinct bristles: The white side is gentle for large areas like the cheeks, the smaller green side is stiffer for areas that tend to clog. It's battery-operated and can be used in shower or tub, $89.50; at clinique.com.

Spa Sonic's Face and Body Polisher...

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Mo Cassara, Elisa DiStefano to host Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball benefiting Long Island Cares

Elisa DiStefano and Mo Cassara at last year's

(Credit: Sneakers and Sandals Beach Ball via Facebook)

If you're into fashion, fun and giving back, The Buoy Bar in Point Lookout is the perfect place to be Tuesday night.

News 12 anchor Elisa DiStefano and former Hofstra basketball head coach Mo Cassara are set to host the Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball on July 22 at the summer hot spot.

The event will benefit Long Island Cares, an organization that helps to feed more than 320,000 Long...

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