A wakened by birdsong, her incandescent eyes flutter open to behold the verdant forest, lush and damp with newly fallen rains. Sweetly scented moss tickles her nose as the welcoming rustle of branches beckon her away from the seclusion...
"Hold thou thy heart against her shining hair, If, by thy fate, she spread it once for thee; For, when she nets a young man in that snare, So twines she him he never may be free." “Lilith” from Goethe,...
With loquacious Gemini winds all around, June tends toward a vibration of lightness not unlike a chatty flock of magpies. This famously talkative bird shares no idle gossip, however – it is largely considered to be one of the...
Adages and weather aside, the transitional month of March, in fact, comes in like a fish and goes out on fire. Indeed, the spell that holds the rebirth of our beloved Spring is presided over by dreamy Piscean intuition...
Photography by Marita Tathariel The elves are known for having beautiful, long hair, often with intricate braids. Follow along as I teach you how to create your own elven hairdo, step by step. At the end, you’ll look as if...
Let's talk mermaid hair! Melissa Lynn Herold has a few tips for us....   Caring for Mermaid Hair There are few images more iconic than a mermaid combing her hair by the sea. But glamorous swimming makes for unseemly tangles and hair is...
Artist and model Miranda Hedman shows us how to make a simple version of the more intricate braid seen here. Dragon Queen Braid Difficulty: Medium Brush through hair. Grab three thin strands of hair on one side and begin making a...

Bohemian Beauty

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She enters her private quarters hurriedly, whirling in full-skirted layers to fasten shut the oaken door as silently as its brass fastenings will allow. With a firm and final turn of an iron key, her secrets are now locked...
You may remember the glamorous Melissa Lynn Herold from our interview with her last fall in which she unveiled her debut fantasy novel Heaven’s Silhouette: Iyarri Chronicles Book 1. As it happens, Melissa also has more than fifteen years of experience using herbs...

Bountiful Beauty

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Inside woven baskets brimming with the abundance of autumn, so ample with lusciousness that you can barely carry them, ancient beauty secrets live and love. Lusty apples, exuberant sunflowers, succulent grapes, flirtatious pomegranates, and woodsy hazelnuts gather in an...