Inspired by… "The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender"
Before I fell in love with Leslye Walton's writing, I was swept off my feet by this cover of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I love the combination of blue and copper, and the single beautiful feather makes this cover simple, yet magical. The book is a magical realism story about a girl who was born with wings, and it tells you a fascinating history of Ava's family as well. There is love, heartbreak, obsession, and all of this is told in the most beautiful way. I think the cover illustrates the mood of this book perfectly!
After resisting the urge to grab everything blue and gold that I owned, I decided to settle on a very easy to do manicure that involves blue nail polish and gold glitter. I used Essie's Avenue Maintain, which is a perfect Parisian blue, covering my nails with two coats of it. After that I went in with Julep's Diamond Theory, which is a beautiful glitter top coat that looks more gold in direct sunlight and more copper in the shade. I created a bit of an ombré effect by applying more glitter towards the tips of the nails, and dabbing what's left on the brush lightly towards the middle of the nails. I think blue nail polish and gold glitter look very pretty together, and you don't need any fancy nail art tools to do this!
Have you read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender?
Is there a book cover that inspires you?
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