About Me

Hi! I’m Sarah. Thanks for stopping by.IMG_20160806_204435

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:-

Active Subscriptions

Inactive Subscriptions

I aim to bring you, honest, unbiased reviews of beauty boxes along with skin care products and cosmetics. All boxes 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 skincare routine, you will have beautiful skin to begin with and won’t need to cover it up.

Recently I adopted the Korean skincare 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, makeup and beauty products. I am a mother of 5 children, the youngest being 14, the eldest being 24. I am also a Spoonie, ( Fibroosteoarthritis & 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.

In April 2017 I was also diagnosed with Horton’s Disease aka Giant Cell Arteritis.

My skin type is dry/sensitive, so the products I review will be suited to my skin type mostly.

Aside from loving beauty and skin care, I also am a little bit of a gamer. I used to play World of Warcraft but mainly play just Diablo 3 these days 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 7 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 most days.