Today’s favourite recipe – Day 19 of the Blogtober Challenge

For Throwback Thursday, I’m reblogging the recipe that I always seem to want to bake when it feels like summer has decided to stop showing up….apparently that was yesterday.
This time I cooked 3 batches – one with walnut pieces, one with chia seeds and one with both. In all honesty, I think I’ll leave the chia seeds next time. I prefer them in porridge.

Sophie's Voice

I love food – I spent a large part of my adult life feeling hungry and I can cook. There’s not much more depressing than loving the taste of canapes but having to turn them down at every party you attend. Well, not having to – except in my mind.

I found out I was pregnant in December of 2010. Then it was open season on food. I’d had a body like tits on a stick before then. A boy scout with boobs…well, not any more. I still have the boobs but now I have hips, thighs, rolling shoulders, apple cheeks and pouty lips. No arse – that’s still a glorified hinge but there’s a lot of rounded edges there. I’m never sure if I’m happy with it or not – it’s a mixed bag really. I touch on that occasionally but it’s actually quite a raw place for me.

I cook less than Mr Sophie’s Voice…

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Product Review: Angela Langford Skincare

Throwback Thursday:
It’s been a long time since I introduced beauty reviews to the blog but here’s my first.
Angela Langford Skincare is still offering their tailored product samples for the price of the postage. They still cater to the individual and the products themselves are still excellent.
Sophie x

Sophie's Voice

Ah, product reviews, I hear you say, that’s why bloggers exist. Along with the freebies, the exclusives, the bar launches, the free tickets for opening nights and gallery previews. Except that I never do the reviews. In fact, the last time I wrote about a beauty product was back in October 2015.

The trouble is that I’m jaded. I myself have used the same products for about 2 years and I don’t want to change anything unless it’s in favour of a product that does the same thing for less money or something better for a similar amount. I’m on a budget and I can’t see it changing for the forseeable future. I don’t expect miracles in a pot. I know the beauty industry. I know that there are big brands who charge less because they produce bulk quantities. I know that packaging isn’t important. I know that a beauty…

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International Cat Day

It’s International Cat Day! Over on my Facebook page you can read all about my cat but it’s beauty Tuesday here on the blog page proper and I’m so lucky that I know the cleverest make up artist around.
Hazy Shade of Glitter is one of the funnest, most imaginative resources for cosmetics fans. It’s experimental and bright.
We get lots of makeup page suggestions at Sophie’s Voice but this is the one that makes me smile every time.
Happy gawping, dear readers!

hazy shade of glitter

Here it is, everyone. The internet’s favourite day! (“Isn’t that every day?”, cat lovers cry). Luminaries such as the Guardian have been joining in the celebrations, with this call for underwhelming photos of “average cats” (as if such a thing exists), The Pool have chosen some “feline-themed” tracks, whereas the Metro has gone for the evergreen “What your favourite cat says about you?“.

So of course, I must join in, with the only skill I possess – propensity to wield an eyeliner brush for some, at times, frankly bizarre designs.


Today’s is no different. Due to feeling a little lazy about sketching an entire cat on my eyelid, I thought, why not just use my pupil as the albeit slightly more rotund body of a cat? Decision made, I whacked on a bit of pink over and above the lid, from the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid…

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Women In Tech

Women in STEAM is something that I’m really passionate about.
There’s an event coming up on Friday for those in the Liverpool who are interested in finding out more.


This year Liverpool MakeFest introduce a “Women in Tech” showcase. Held in the ground floor Atrium of Liverpool Central Library we will have a collection of cool women currently working in tech through many different mediums. Some will be showcasing their talents and sharing insights in to how they came to be in their chosen profession. Others will be demonstrating to the public so you can learn all about why they do what they do.

“Women in Tech” is important as we go forward in to the future of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). These disciplines have significantly lower percentages of woman than men. It is known that so many women and young girls do not necessarily have access to information of what women are doing in the world that isn’t what society tells them. We at Liverpool MakeFest want to help break the gender stereotype and inspire…

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Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

This post comes from the March 18th, 2015. I was shedding the mantle of It Took Two and becoming the Sophie you kindly listen to. I didn't want to call the blog 'Sophie's Voice' at first. I was too shy and unsure of myself. Too many things had happened that persuaded me that nobody cared … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

Throwback Thursday – all the way from December 27th, 2014 – on the censorship of women’s bodies on social media…

​This post originally went live on the 30th of January 2014. It went viral and the result was a spike in the number of people signing the petition to stop the censorship of images of women's bodies by Facebook and Instagram.  As I continue to work towards heightening awareness of the importance of positive body … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – all the way from December 27th, 2014 – on the censorship of women’s bodies on social media…

My annual achievement – the December FMS Instagram challenge 

Every year I manage one thing - I complete one December Instagram challenge. Sophie's Voice is multimedia but I especially love Instagram. Unfortunately nobody especially loves the Sophie's Voice Instagram account. Not to worry, though - it means I have it all to myself.  Day 1 of the December Instagram Challenge - 'lunch': prawns cooked in … Continue reading My annual achievement – the December FMS Instagram challenge 

End of year review – my blogmas likes and dislikes…

When somebody asks you to write a post about five likes and / or dislikes, you think 'easy'. Then you sit back and... Seriously, I know that I overthink everything but this has really taught me about myself. Specifically that I'm quite possibly completely crazy. Likes Pomeranian dogs - I'm not going to apologise for … Continue reading End of year review – my blogmas likes and dislikes…