Hi! I’m Sarah. Thanks for stopping by.
I discovered the world of beauty box subscriptions in 2015 and you could say they became my ‘catnip’, hence the title of my blog, ‘Boxnip‘.
I am truly addicted to beauty boxes, and subscribe to quite a few and will hopefully be trying out more in the future. At the moment I subscribe to:-
- DegustaboxUK – Review Box
- Joah Box
- Little Bit Lavish – Review Box
- Paperhaul – Review Box
- Pink Parcel
- Sherbet Box
- Birchbox – inactive
- Bomibox – inactive
- Box Me Up – inactive
- Look Fantastic – inactive
- YouBeauty Box – inactive
- Dollibox – inactive
- Glossybox – inactive
- Kawaii Panda Box – inactive
- Kawaii Panda Mask Box – subscription no longer available
- LoveLula – inactive
- Mishibox – inactive
- Look Incredible – inactive
- Little-known Box – inactive
- Scentpick – inactive
- Secret Scent Box – inactive
- Sheet Mask Squad – no longer available
I aim to bring you, honest, unbiased reviews of beauty boxes along with skin care products and cosmetics. All boxes & products I review are paid for by myself unless otherwise stated by an asterisk (*).
For me, beauty should start from the base, skin deep and therefore skin care is a big priority for me. Why buy expensive cosmetic products to cover up minor flaws & blemishes etc. If you have a good skin care routine, you will have beautiful skin to begin with and won’t need to cover it up.
Recently I adopted the Korean skin care routine, so I will also aim to bring reviews on a lot of Korean beauty & skin care products.
And as for me? Well, I am just your average forty-something woman with a love for skin care, make up and beauty products. I am a mother to 5 children, the youngest being 13, the eldest being 22. I am also a Spoonie, ( Fibro, osteoarthritis & Degenerative Disc Disease) and I have Type 2 Diabetes, PCOS and Pressure Urticaria , which means I take an awful lot of medication on a daily basis. Nearly 30 tablets a day to be more precise.
My skin type is dry/sensitive, so the products I review will be suited to my skin type mostly.
Aside from beauty and skin care, I also am a little bit of a gamer. I mostly play World of Warcraft & Diablo 3 but I have over 240 games on my Steam account too. I’m not saying I am any good at gaming lol but it’s something that I enjoy and it’s a bit of escapism for me and takes my mind off the chronic pain I suffer with.
Due to my illnesses, mainly my DDD, I have been housebound for the last 6 years and I am bed bound too. My life is spent 24/7 in my bedroom. It takes a toll on you mentally living with chronic pain and being confined to bed. That is another reason why I started blogging; to give me something to focus on other than my chronic illness & other health issues. I feel like I have some purpose again, and I hope to make new friends. I get to talk about things I love with like-minded people. It’s kind of perfect.
I really hope you enjoy your stay here and will drop by again real soon. Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin‘ and my other social media to be kept updated! I tweet regularly, post on my Facebook page and Instagram every day.