A quick review of my Coronavirus beauty regime…

After a few enquiries, here's a quick look at my beauty essentials during lockdown - nothing very exciting, I'm afraid. I have been wearing precisely no makeup - until this week's Instagram takeovers. I'm not one of those people who gets a nice warm feeling when I've got my face on. If anything I'm a … Continue reading A quick review of my Coronavirus beauty regime…

It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

Originally published in 2018, I've updated this post about the iconic Boots Seventeen range at the end... Gutting for many of those 'of a certain age' is the news that Boot's Seventeen range of makeup is presently being pulled from the shelves. For so many girls and young women, it was our first access to … Continue reading It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

The Sophie’s Voice newsletter…

Until the inbox newsletter is up and running, Monday will involve a quick roundup of stuff we love - or hate - each week. Short and sweet is the name of the game so it's bullet points and brief. The weather is getting warmer and everything seems relatively tropical. I can't resist the urge to … Continue reading The Sophie’s Voice newsletter…

Review Tuesday: Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, Thermaliv Soin Nuit Night Cream and AfterSpa Magic Makeover Cloth…

I'm writing a review about products I actually want to check out this week. I needed the opportunity to treat myself and washing detergent is lovely but it doesn't feel much like retail therapy. I am getting older. "No!", you say, "she's like Peter Pan". Well even Nevermind gets forgotten, dear readers...or becomes the nightmarish … Continue reading Review Tuesday: Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, Thermaliv Soin Nuit Night Cream and AfterSpa Magic Makeover Cloth…

The sad truth about blogging…

Lots of things about blogging are wonderful - the invites, the freebies, the people you meet, for example. The image of the typical blogger is a cliché nowadays. Apparently we're all blonde, thin, young and live in lofts with bare or bright white walls that are full of furniture from a Scandinavian modern design classic … Continue reading The sad truth about blogging…

Review: Poundland smoky eye products

A while ago I wanted some new hair grips for the kids. And some apricot lightbulbs (super flattering). And some Pom Bears to go with cream of asparagus cup-a-soup - try it, it's better than you'd expect. Anyway I thought I'd buy some nail polish...then a little...you see where this is going. £13 down on … Continue reading Review: Poundland smoky eye products

Beauty Tuesday review: all the oils…

If you follow my Facebook feed, you may have been subjected to my recent video post during which I demonstrated my ability to talk crap and stroke my face. I apologise profusely. Happily, that dire event has resulted in me acquiring some wisdom - which I intend to share with you, my patient readers. I decided to … Continue reading Beauty Tuesday review: all the oils…

Monday morning tutorial #3 – the Sunday night bath

The art of a bearable Monday is survival. Don't expect more - you're not a Disney princess. However, you can make it less of a nightmare and more of a hiatus if you're careful. Thus I advise making Sunday evening a pleasure. Lay out your clothes for the next day and have a bath. Nothing … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #3 – the Sunday night bath

Beauty Tuesday review: Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish

After the success of the Aqua Mirabilis skincare review a fortnight ago I thought maybe I should really give Beauty Tuesday a bit more of a push. At the very least it would mean that I looked a bit spiffier. I gauge how I am by a few simple markers. After I had babies taking a shower … Continue reading Beauty Tuesday review: Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish

Roger et Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis skincare routine review…

Aura MIrabilis has a kind of cult beauty reputation in France. R&G publish a lot of blather about it - 'Nearly 300 years ago, monks created a powerful natural remedy called "Aura Mirabilis" that could be drunk or applied to the skin for numerous properties. At the heart of the remedy, 18 distilled officinal plants … Continue reading Roger et Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis skincare routine review…