27 November 2016

20 Things to do when you're feeling bored

Don't you just hate it when you have the day off but have no idea what to do with it? 
If you're like me then you'll just tend to sit around for hours bored, and twiddling your thumbs trying to think of things to do. Well... stop twiddling those thumbs guys as I have came up with a list of 20 things to do when you too are feeling the boredom. 

1. Watch a film or some episodes of a TV show
2. Play a board game
3. Bring out your inner Mary Berry and bake some cakes 
4. Catch up on Youtube or some blogs
5. Have a pamper - who doesn't love a nice long soak in a lush bath?!
6. Buy a colouring book for adults, and go crazy!
7. Have a little nap
8. Read a book or magazine
9. Exercise
10. Have a clear out - clothes, makeup, emails; the possibilities are endless!
11. Wash your makeup brushes
12. Explore your local area - go out for a walk to the park or the shops.
13. Start a blog, or plan some blog posts/take photos if you have one already!
14. Wash your makeup brushes
15. Start a bullet journal or scrap book
16. Make last minute plans with friends to go out or have a night in.
17. Do some online shopping - you gotta treat yourself, am I right?
18. Learn a new language/how to play a musical instrument
19. Spend your entire day on pinterest making new boards (yep, i've done this and its quite theraputic tbh!)
20. Find some new music to listen to

I hope this list is useful during your time of need! 

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22 November 2016

Cohorted Beauty Box: November 2016





Beauty boxes have definitely became a little obsession of mine over the past couple of years. But as you can probably guess I had to cut down on the spending when we bought a house so i've sadly limited myself to just the one box per month now. As you may have guessed, my beauty box of choice was the 'Cohorted' beauty box which is priced at £35. This box has definitely proven to be great value for money with this months products costing a whopping £98.95 when bought individually.
I have to admit the only product I have actually previously used from this box is the Dr Paw Paw Original Balm (£6.95); it's definitely a must have for the autumn/winter season as its a multipurpose soothing balm that can be used on lips, nails and skin, and even used for hair and beauty finishing. A product that I will definitely be using is the Cargo All Around the World eyeshadow palette (£35), it has 12 beautiful eyeshadow shades perfect for almost every occasion.
. The products I'm not so keen on are the Vita Liberata Skin Respect repairing and rejuvenating night balm (£35), and the Evolve Beauty Hydroluronic Serum (£28) both of which aren't really what I would usually purchase - ie anti wrinkle products! Overall I have mixed thoughts about the box but will definitely be continuing my subscription with Cohorted, and can't wait to see what's featured in the December edition. 

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13 November 2016

My Reverse Bucket List

Making a bucket list is a great idea, setting out to achieve all those things you want from life and marking it off along the way. But instead of looking ahead, why not look back at all of those amazing things you have already achieved? Today's post is a reverse bucket list, looking back on all those things from my past that I am proud to have achieved.

1. Got a pet - two in fact!
2. Held a Koala and petted a Kangaroo
3. Licked a snail (it was cooked and in France!)
4. Saw Steve Irwin feed crocodiles at Australia Zoo
4. Passed by driving test
5. Got to the front row of standing at a Paramore concert
6. Became a Bachelor of Science with Honours with a First class degree
7. Got a full time job that I enjoy
8. Went on Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls
9. Explored the Grand Canyon
10. Took a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls
11. Swam 200 lengths for one of my honours awards at swimming club when I was a child (couldn't manage that now of course...)
12. Visited the Smithsonian Natural History, and Air and Space museums
13. Rode a gondola in the Venetian, Vegas
14. Crossed the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco
15. Created my blog - Sazbomb :)
16. Bought a house
17. Had traditional Italian Pizza and ice cream
18. Attempted to ice skate
19. Boogie boarded at the gold coast
20. Gambled in Vegas

What is an achievement that you are proud of?

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6 November 2016

My Tips for Staying Happy, Positive and Motivated...


Life has been a bit of a struggle lately. I'm not going to share all the negative things which have happened, but overcoming them has been hard. So I've decided to write this post not only to encourage happiness and positivity in myself, but hopefully within you guys too.  

I have to admit I'm a bit of a negative Nancy a lot of the time, which isn't great for my happiness, or the happiness of others around me, so I've managed to turn that frown upside down using the following three tips:
1) Surround yourself with positive people, and positive thoughts. If you're having a negative moment try to think of a positive outcome of the situation, whatever it may be.
2) Organise your life, it might help! I tend to do a lot of lists, but one thing which I have only just started doing is making weekly target lists including the things I want to complete within the week. I got a bit off track with my blog for quite a while, and was relying on scheduled posts which I had written weeks before to keep it going. As much as I love having posts scheduled its not great for motivation.
3) Do the things that make you happy, whether that's painting, baking, gaming or even dancing around in your underwear like Callie from Grey's anatomy. Relax a little and have some me time! 

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2 November 2016

Life Lessons

I guess everyone would love the opportunity to go back in time and tell their younger selves the right pathway to take when it comes to certain situations. Today's post features three points which I personally would love to have known during my teenage years..

Growing up is confusing. Even now at 24 years old I still don't know what it is I actually want to do. Yeah i've been to university, graduated, and i'm now working full time but I feel as though no thought went into it. When I was applying for university I had no idea of other academic routes that I could have taken instead, such as an apprenticeship. I find it ridiculous how going to university prevents you from doing an apprenticeship due to funding, but you are able do an apprenticeship then go to university.  Surely that would account for the same amount of funding? So my advice to any of you guys who are unsure of what you want to do in life, take a step back and explore every possible option out there, there's no rush to go to university as you can always apply later on (even in your 60's!)

Friends go their separate ways, no matter how long you have known eachother. This has happened to me plenty of times, sometimes people just drift apart due to different ambitions, interests or simply because you don't get along anymore. This isn't something to dwell on, fair enough at first it can be upsetting but don't forget that there are plenty of others out there who share the same interests as you, who would probably love to get to know you a bit better!

Junk food actually is bad for you. I agree with you that this point probably sounds a bit stupid as everyone knows junk foods bad for you right?! Wrong. I was 17 when I started my binge eating of all things sugary/cheesy, and I didn't have a care in the world. I went through a phase of having pizza pretty much every night for months, which resulted in me getting high cholesterol. Doctors seemed pretty horrified at the fact I had it at such a young age, and I was even more horrified when the marks appeared under my eyes. You may have seen my posts about covering up these marks before my whole blog revamp as this is still very much an issue for me even seven years later. Yes you can bring cholesterol levels down naturally which I have been doing for a while now, but there is no guarantee that the marks will disappear too. Obviously cholesterol problems aren't the only issues with eating junk food with other obvious conditions being diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity (amongst others). I'm not saying don't eat any junk food whatsoever because lets face it we all love a bit of grease every now and then, just don't go overboard with it like I did. After all like they say 'you are what you eat!'.

What do you wish you'd known 5 years ago?

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