Morning Waffle – 1st of June

I have been feeling a morning waffle coming on for a few days now, time to give in. Here are some things that are on my mind this morning (please note the lack of depth, waffle is waffle).

1. Happy June! Where have the last 5 months gone I ask you? I seem to have misplaced some time. Quantum leap anyone?

2. Moaning about sunshine – Ok so we Irish always complain about the weather. When it’s cold we moan, when it’s damp we moan, when it’s sunny we moan. The latter is in reference to the sunny spell we were enjoying. If I heard one more person saying Jaysus it’s too warm I was going to chase them with a garden hose.

3. My driving test – I can’t tell you when it is because if I fail I will cry. I can feel the boo hoo’s coming… Please Mr. Driving Test Man, that roundabout came outa’ nowhere! Watch this space.

4. The Ministry of Sound Pump it Up Workout – Love this! I bought it online about 2 years ago but I couldn’t hack it back then. I like that there is no beginner bits, Follow Monica in the back for the easy version etc. It’s just hard core, tone up, burn those fat cells into oblivion. I’m actually not concerned with fat cells at the moment but it sure as hell toned me up in no time. I noticed the change in muscle tone after one workout, I have a muscular build though. I love the intensity of the workout, the take-no-prisoners approach. I find that incredibly motivating. Most of all I like that it’s so tough that I think I’m going to die 5 minutes before the end. Now that’s a workout worth doing.

5. Clearing out – I can’t stop clearing out. Getting rid of clutter is cleansing for the mind. My head was starting to feel like my wardrobe – chocker full of rubbish. Time to let go.

6. Eyeliner abandonment – I can’t believe I’m saying this but I haven’t touched eye liner in weeks. Time for a thermometer?

7. Neutral lip liner – I have been lusting after MAC Stripdown liner. At the moment I have been enjoying Du Wop in Switzerland. It’s the perfect neutral shade for  my lips and it’s moisturising. I have been using this all over my lips since it’s so sheer and then adding a little bit of lipper to the centre.

8. Flats – Who ever would have thought that Amy Dillon would have parted with heels three days in a row?!  I heart ballet flats.

9. TV Series’ – I’m not a big TV fan, in fact the only shows I watch are Criminal Minds and Cougar Town (and occasionally Glee). A few weeks ago I started watching some shows online; True Blood, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter…yes, all of them! Yipeeeee!!

10. The Book Depository – These lads are legends! An order that would have cost be €74 on Amazon only cost me €46 on this site and they have free shipping across Europe. I found them on Amazon and followed the links. Amazing value. The great thing about the free shipping is that they ship each book when it’s in their warehouse. I’m converted!

I think that’s the majority of the rubbish that’s on my mind today.

What’s on your mind?

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  • Saraj

    Ohh I hate it when people complain about th sunshine too…they”ll end up jinxing it!!

  • Elle

    Can’t believe it’s June already, I have no idea where the time has gone!

    I love heels, and spend most of my time in them, to the point that when I wear flats for more than a couple of hours, I get a pain in my shins, which is totally my own fault for living in heels. Do you ever find this when you wear flats?

  • Tricia

    I love Stripdown! Great neutral, I like it with Fulfilled Plushglass. Good luck on your driving test!

  • Laura J

    Good luck with your driving test Amy I passed my driving test 3 weeks ago (1st time lucky) I was so nervous its the longest 40 mins of your life!

  • annie

    you have such good taste in tv cougar town and criminal minds are my favourite too!! hehe

  • Mana Smith

    Oh my Criminal Minds, I love that show, it’s currently on Hiatus here in the states, but it’s my favorite show ever.

    I haven’t gotten into Vampire Diaries yet, but I’ve read the books. And I heart flats always especially Ballet Flats, I must have a bazillion pair

  • superficialgirl

    I know the months have flown by! crazy! Ohhh i bet you are loving vampire diaries! Its my fave cant wait for the next season, also finished watching cougar town and chuck! Watching glee now :)

    • Amy

      @superficialgirl Is Chuck worth watching? Love cougar town, it’s hilarious :)

  • Sinead

    if you like tv you need grey’s anatomy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Amy

      @Sinead I missed the first series and then never got into it. Will check it out online :) Thanks!

  • Aoife

    Oh & best of luck in your driving test. You’ll fly it. I had to do mine Feb 09 the week before I was going to the US for 6 months with work! So it was me learning in my Micra, driving on the left hand side of the road and then the week after driving on the right hand side in a massive jeep!! Fun! :-) You’ll be great!

  • Aoife

    I completely agree with arlene’s comments about flats. I have sensitive feet and I get fallen arches quite easily so pumps are pretty much a no no! I bought a pair of Fit Flops there recently and I have barely taken them off since! They’re so comfy. I didn’t buy them for the “Fit” part but just as a comfy pair of sandals for the walking I’ll be doing on hols. Love them! My feet are ready for NYC!

    Neutral lip liner is a must for me if I’m going to chance wearing a nude shade or a lighter shade than normal. They just don’t suit me without the liner. I use the no. 7 on in Nude – €7.50 vouchers make them work out at around €1.50

  • robyn (beaniesmalls)


    I started abondoning eyeliner around Christmas and I haven’t really looked back. I have occassionally put it on but I think i like my eyes better without it so go eyeliner free girlie! Also, how much do you love dexter?!? (i love vampire diaries-way better than expected) but dex…oh he melts my butter. its totally wrong but i find his controlled persona so hot.

  • LeanneOCD

    Oh btw, thank you and thank you Amy! I’m off to New York next week for pre birthday celebrations, so I HAVE to be well for that!!! x

  • LeanneOCD

    Ooooh just been reading the “secret” section of Company magazine which is about feet (weird topic I know!). Its talking about getting “pump bump” from ballet flats. So high heels are no good, neither are flats or flip flops, then what are we supposed to wear?!? ;o(

  • Dee

    I love Book Depository – they have free worldwide shipping! In Australia there are loads of taxes on books and they are RIDICULOUSLY expensive. An average novel is about $25AUD. I can books on Book Depository for about half that.

    • Amy

      @Dee Oh my god Dee that’s like penalising Australians for reading! Thank heavens for Book Depository haha

  • Marloes

    Excuse me, but are you my long lost Irish sister?

    1. I discovered Book Depository about a month ago and and I’m so happy I did. I’m more into ordering new books than make up right now!

    2. I – the Heel Queen – have been wearing flats this week.

    3. I hate TV, but love Criminal Minds.

    4. I – the Eyeliner Queen since 1995 – haven’t worn eyeliner in a week.

    5. And don’t even get me started about the Dutch moaning about the weather…

    • Amy

      @Marloes ha ha it appears I have a Dutch double :)

  • arlene

    Ooooh I’m so with you on the eyeliner. It just looks grubby on people in this lovely bright weather. Save it for nights out! :)

    As for the ballet flats, I hear you, so much less effort BUT beware, they offer zero support to your legs/ back most of the time, in fact you may as well walk barefoot, and they can be a lot more damaging than heels in some cases ESPEC if you are used to wearing heels. I try and wear flats now with even a slight wedge to them, M&S always come on trumps in that area. Defo worth spending slightly more, altho the Primarni specials are tempting sometimes! xxxx

    • Amy

      @arlene Your so right,I never thought about the support, or lack there of. Now that you say it I had pains in my shins yesterday! Will definitely check out M&S, never thought of looking in there :) x

  • LeanneOCD

    That I’m off work sick for the first time in about 3 years! Feel a bit shell shocked by that. lol, I agree about the Quantum Leap, cant believe its June already!! I’m just entering the last month of my twenties, so better make it a good one. Lots of luck for your driving test. Sure you’ll be great ;o) x

    • Amy

      @LeaneOCD Enjoy the last few weeks of 20’s, the only way is up! :) Hope you feel better soon x

  • Goo

    Ahh, i love criminal minds, Reids sexy :)
    also love gossip girl and vampire diaries,
    I KNOW you have a ton on your plate but you should try the new 90210 and SUPERNATURAL. i think you’d love supernatural, its like a horror/fantasy movie every episode with a ton of sexy brother angst thrown in :)

    • Amy

      @Goo Ooh nothin sexier than angst! Thanks a mil for the recommendation, I most definitely will be checking them out :)

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