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Newsletter: May’s Big Announcement

Magda’s Designs is now offering on location spa treatments and parties for you, corporate events, bridal parties, and relaxing days with your best guys and gals.

We understand your lives get packed with obligations. You lose time, gain stress, and become overwhelmed with exhaustion. Just remember, you can only be as productive as your mind and body will allow, so don’t forget to pamper and take care of yourself every once in a while. Let Magda’s Designs work around your time and come to you.

All you’ll provide is the location. We’ll bring the snacks, champagne, and a list of spa treatments that will leave you looking and feeling your best.

Spa Treatments:

Facials: Your skin will be in excellent hands with Magda’s Designs. Magda has over 15 years of experience as an esthetician and knows the ins and outs of skin care. For your facial, she’ll be using Dr. Grandel products. These products are gentle on their skin and provide a thorough yet mild cleansing.

  • Hydrating
  • Anti-Aging
  • Clarifying

Add on’s if applies to clients skin:

  • Dermaplane
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Salisylic Peel


  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Aromathherapy
  • Reflexology


  • Basic Mani
  • Spa Mani
  • Pedicure
  • Spa Pedi
  • Aromatherapy Pedi


  • Body Exfoliation
  • Buffing ( very popular among brides)
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The Hot Dresses for Spring 2016

Our most anticipated moment of a wedding is seeing the gown for the first time. We’re excited for the marriage and everything too, but we’re really excited to see the dress. And in spring 2016, we have a lot to look forward to. Below we listed 4 of the trends we’re most eager to see.

1. 3D Florals

This is a style that has become increasingly popular over the seasons and was all over the runway during the 2016 bridal shows. The 3D florals add depth and texture to the dress and look absolutely amazing. This is a Pronovias gown.


2. Feathers

Feathers seem to add an airy softness that we love. This feather dress was designed by Lela Rose.

Lela Rose

3. Plunging Neckline

There is something extremely classy about this look that, to us, screams Hollywood glam. This is a Reem Acra dress.


4. Illusion Bodices

Illusion bodices are stunning and create mystique. When you see this walking down the aisle, there is no looking away. This illusion bodice dress was also designed by Reem Acra.



“POPSUGAR Celebrity.” RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
“The Top Wedding Dress Trends From Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week.” N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
Borresen, Kelsey. “8 Wedding Dress Trends Hot Off The Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Runways.” The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

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Nanina’s In The Park

Annie was our natural beauty.  She doesn’t typically wear a lot of makeup, so we kept it very soft and natural.

Products: Face Stolkholm, Mac, Temptu

Her hair was set and pinned so that her curls cascaded down to the side.

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Photographer: Millie B Photography 
Location: Nanina’s In The Park 



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The Castle at Skylands Manor

Jessica’s wedding was set in between the pages of a fairytale. Birds filled the air with song, budding trees brought color back to the skyline, and the cold air just began to break. Abreast the landscape of the fresh season stood Jessica; tall, regal, happy.

Her dark brown hair was styled into a chignon and set high to accentuate neck and bone structure. We kept the look soft by using sections of her hair, placing them over the original twist, and pinning the pieces into place.

The simplicity of Jessica’s hairdo drew eyes to the details of her Pronovias mermaid gown. It fashioned a v-neckline front and back with buttons on the back. She decorated the dress with a crystalized belt to match her big beautiful earrings; stunning.

Jessica’s makeup was done using Face Atelier, Smashbox, Make Up For Ever, and Nars. She was made to look classic, natural.


  • Shadows: Full Exposure Palette by Smashbox m1, m2, m3, m4. Under the brow bone, we used Shroom by Mac.
  • Liner: Make Up For Ever Aqua black on top, under the eye we used m1 of Smashbox and Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic waterproof glide-on eyeshadow in d-12
  • Lashes: Single, false lashes were added on the lash line and were colored with black, waterproof mascara.


Venue: Skylands Manor in Ringwood NJ 

Photographer: Millie B Photography

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April’s DIY Newsletter

On your wedding day, you’ll want the music to make you dance and the photos to capture the right moments. It’s a day to remember, and it should be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Just don’t wake up from this dream to realize you’ve spent all your money on the wedding. The outfit, entertainment, and food add up quickly. Figure out what’s most important to you and splurge on that. For everything else, see what you can do yourself. To give you some ideas I’ve listed 3 easy DIY projects that will save you hundreds.

Two-Tiered Cake:

Believe me, I’m no baker. I’m the type of person who burns a tray of brownies, so if I did it so can you.

What I Bought (assuming you have cake pans)

  • 2 boxes of cake mix
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 containers of butter cream frosting
  • Eggs
  • Decorating icing
  • Writing icing
  • 2 boxes of Marzipan

Marzipan Flowers:
Helpful Video
Step 1: Color the dough (I used writing icing)
Step 2: roll the dough out until it’s about an 1/8 of an inch thick
Step 3: Cut out 5 circles for your petals (rose size will depend on circle size)
Step 4: Thin the edges of each circle
Step 5: Roll the first circle into a tube and flare out edges
Step 6: Wrap each circle around the tube and flare out edges

Marzipan Leaves:
Step 1: color the dough
Step 2: roll out the dough until it’s about an 1/8 of an inch thick
Step 3: cut out leaves
Step 4: attach the leaves to the roses
*I used decorating icing to keep some of the flowers in place.


Cost: $35.24

What I Bought:

  • 1/2 dozen color roses
  • Greens
  • Orchids
  • Larkspur
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Ribbon

Making the bouquet was surprisingly easy. However, just like the cake, you’ll want the flowers to be fresh, so this will have to be done a day, or so, before the wedding. Shop around beforehand to find the best deals, or to avoid running around, order from an online wholesaler who will deliver the flowers to your house. I got mine from a farmer’s market.

  • Separate each flower and lay them out on the table
  • Cut off excess leaves from each stem
  • Choose a few flowers to center your piece around
  • Organize your other flowers around the center until your arrangement looks soft and elegant
  • Use floral tape or rubber bands to keep your flowers together (I tied one rubber band to the top of the stems and one to the bottom)
  • Wrap the ribbon around your stems and tape it together


Cost: $33.85.

There are so many examples on Pinterest and Etsy of people who make their own headpieces. I’ve looked through them, and for the most part, they’re really cute. It turns out, they’re easy to make too.

Instead of dropping a lot of money on a designer headpiece or buying someone else’s homemade piece, why not make your own? You can tailor the design to your wedding style or theme, and it would be 100% unique. I’ll tell you how I made mine…


What I Bought: (everything came from Michaels)

  • Stem Pearl Dogwood Flowers (fake)
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Tight weave burlap
  • Round wire
  • Headband
  • Cut 5 teardrop shaped pieces (3 large, 2 medium) from the burlap
  • At the midpoint of your headband, glue the edge of a large teardrop, leaving most of it hanging over the front
  • Descending down one side, glue the second and third, large teardrop in the same fashion (the bottom point of the final teardrop should be about 21/2 inches from the bottom of the headband)
  • On top of those, glue the two smaller teardrops (place one in between the first and second teardrop and one in between the second and third teardrop)
  • Pull the flowers off their stems and take out the middle jewel. Then cut each petal from the flower
  • Towards the bottom of your third teardrop glue each petal individually, adding three layers in the same fashion
  • Glue all 3 jewels to the middle of your flower
  • On the bottom 21/2 inches of your headband, glue 2 leaves
  • Starting at the end of the burlap, down the side, opposite, the flower, wrap your wire 


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