Tuesday, 31 March 2015

1920's Flapper Girls - Art Project Catchup!

Hey guys!

I hope you're all enjoying your Easter/Spring holidays so far, I know I am! 
It's nice to relax and have lie-ins in the mornings, but I have got quite a bit of homework to complete. 
Talking of homework (nice segway Fran), I've been completing an art project recently. I struggle sometimes to just sit down and do some art, so I really need to get on with this project now!

I thought I would share some of the work I've recently done. 
For my project, I am focusing on '1920's American Culture'. I've always been intrigued by this time period, so I wanted this to be reflected in my work.

A section of my work is focused on 'Women and their roles in the 1920's'. I wanted to do a couple of pages on the importance of Flapper Girls and how they changed women's roles.

Ethlyn Clair - American Actress/Flapper

1920's Vogue cover

Gilda Grey- American Actress/Flapper
What is your favourite time-period? Are you a fan of the 1920's like me?
Let me know in the comments!

I hope to share some more of my art project throughout the holiday,
Thanks for reading,
Fran ☺

Sunday, 22 March 2015


'Ello 'ello 'ello!

I went to LUSH during half term holidays in February and I picked up a few things. I thought I would share what I bought and my opinions on the products!
If you read my blog often, you'll recognise some of my favourite products featured below.
(Please excuse my spelling of the word *ballistic* in the edits, I only realised when putting this post together)


Avobath - Bath Ballistic - £3.35
I took a chance buying this product, because I had never really read a review of it before.
After attempting to split this bath bomb up (& failing miserably), I just decided to use it all in one go. It turned my bath a sort of pastel green, unlike the Fizzbanger bath bomb which turns the bathwater BRIGHT green. However, I think the colour slightly put me off buying the product.
I found  this bath bomb really moisturising and I really like the sherbet-type smell it has too!
I'd rate it a 3.5/5
Pop in the Bath - Bubble Bar - £2.95
I recieved this as a gift and it was the first time I had ever tried this bubble bar. BUT I LOVE IT!
The scent is very fresh and awakening, so it's perfect for a lazy morning. There was a flower on top of the bubble bar originally, but as you can see I had already started using it before I took this picture. I think you can get this bubble bar in different colours, but with the same scent. I think this a really good idea, because not everybody likes a certain colour! This particular one turns the bath like a light pink/white colour, which I personally love.
I'd rate this a 5/5

Space Girl - Bath Ballistic - £2.35
I LOVE the smell of this bath bomb, it literally smells like Parma Violets. I originally thought that this bath bomb would turn my bathwater a red-ish colour, which I wasn't so keen on. But when I actually used it, I discovered that it turns my bathwater a gorgeous light purple colour! I think one of the major disapointments for me was that this bath bomb was definitely a 'one-use only' one. I would have liked to have been able to split it up and used it in seperate baths!
I'd rate it 4/5

Think Pink - Bath Ballistic - £2.65
After recieving this in one of the giftsets for my birthday, I really wanted to repurchase this product. Again, this is definitely a one use product but I think it's well worth the money you spend. It turns the bath a sort of highlighter-esque pink and release tons of heart shaped confetti! I really love this bath bomb! I would love for it to be made in a bigger size, because it would be easier to use!
I'd rate it a 4/5

Twilight - Bath Ballistic - £3.35
I really love this bath bomb and I like to reserve it for relaxing times. The blue speckles in the product look really cute when released into the bath water too! This bath bomb helps me to sleep as it contains Lavender, so I don't think I would use this in the morning. It has the same scent as the 'Lush Luxury Pud'  that is released in the Christmas collection. I should really mention that this product is massive! If I'm lucky, I'll be able to get about 3-4 uses from this, so it's very purse-friendly!
I'd rate this 4.5/5

Before I end this post I want to mention that I've recently made a twitter account for my blog.
The username is @elevator_brain , so make sure to follow me!

Thank you very much for reading,
I hope you all have a great week,
Fran ♥

Sunday, 15 March 2015


Hi guys!

Not a big post today, since it's Mother's day! 
I recently created a playlist for March (2 weeks late I know),  so I decided that I should share it with you.

Listen on Spotify - March - Blog Playlist

I hope you all have a lovely week,
Fran ♥

Sunday, 8 March 2015

February Favourites (kinda)

Hey you!
I kinda feel as if I haven't sat down and just wrote in a while. 
All my recent posts have been quite short and sweet, so go grab a cup of tea and prepare for a chatty post!

These are supposed to be my 'February Favourites', but they are basically things I've been loving since the end of 2014 and the start of 2015.
Here we go!

Lush - You guys know that I love a good bath bomb, I'm always talking about Lush! I bought 3 bath bombs when I went shopping there the other day, they're called 'Think Pink', 'Avobath' and 'Space Girl'. My Mam's friend also sent me 'Pop in the Bath' and 'Twilight', which smell sooo good! (Thanks Auntie Sue!) I'm also really excited for the Easter collection in Lush, I've heard so many good things. I have my eye on the carrot bubble bars, so I think I need to pop to the shops once again. (I really need to limit the amount of money I spend in Lush, don't ya think?!)

Guides - I'm a part of my local guiding unit and we recently went on indoor camp. It was fun to spend a weekend with all my friends and I really enjoyed it. The camp was 'Around the World' themed, so all the activities were based in different countries. For example, we designed dresses for 'Paris Fashion Week' and made chocolates when we visited Belgium.
Some of you may have gone to Brownies when you were younger, but I think that Guides is really different! In my opinion, I think that Guides is a mid-week excuse for me just to relax and have some fun. If you're a Guide, let me know in the comments. ☺

Rookie - Recently I've really gotten into reading the posts on  Rookie and I just like reading them in my spare time. They're written (mostly) by teenage girls, so each post is different and interesting in it's own way. I have all three 'Rookie Yearbooks' and they're really awesome! One of my favourite Rookie articles is this Lena Dunham interview by Maude Apatow. I like it because it doesn't seem like an interview to me, it just seems like a friendly chat.

Frankie Magazine - I saw this  in a WHSmiths near me and I immediately picked it up. I've seen Frankie Magazine featured on some of my favourite blogs like Freshly Pickked and India Kitty. It's an Australian magazine, so I've never seen it in the UK before and I was suprised to see it being sold.
I think this is the Dec/Jan edition, but it's still really cool. I loved reading all the quirky articles and interviews,  I would definitely recommend you picking it up if you see it!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - I saw this book being promoted when I went to 'Summer in the City', but I didn't think much of it until I saw all the reviews being posted. There were loads of people voicing their opinions on this book, so I was chuffed when I got it for Christmas. I read it about a month ago and I can't say that it's the best book I've ever read, but the plot twists did leave me in shock. This book was good, but I found it a bit confusing at times. Overall, I think the characters were developed so successfully! I am recommending this book to you all, but you will either love it or hate it!

What were your February favourites?
Are you a fan of magazines or do you prefer blogs?
Let me know in the comments! 

Have a good week,
Fran ♥

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Art Project in Progress...

Art project in progress...
I will report back soon!

Have a great week,
Fran ♥