Thursday, August 21, 2014

PLL - No One Here Can Love Or Understand Me (S5 Ep. 11)

I really enjoyed this week's episode! So many questions where answered and things were said that all make sense now. I was especially happy to learn what happened at the end of Ravenswood but, I was totally creeped out.  I think the spirit that came through the Ouija board was Miranda's spirit finally leaving Caleb.  

I'm ecstatic that Melissa finally spilled the beans about what happened the night that Ali went missing. I still don't trust her but, I do think that she loves Spencer enough to want to protect her. It finally all makes sense, but I now what to know who Mrs. D saw out her window that night [I thought it was Melissa that hit her with the rock]. According to Little Miss Liar Ali, her mom buried her alive but I don't know how plausible that is because she obviously can not be trusted. I'm patiently waiting for the day when the viewers finally find out what REALLY happened that night because it seems like that night lasted 26 hours if she did everything she claims she did.

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As much as I hate Mona, I'm so happy that her and the liars are finally joining forces. In this episode we saw such a different side her that we don't get to see very often and it was kind of refreshing. After Mona and Aria's conversation in the bathroom I want to know exactly what Mona knows about what happened to the girls in New York because that could definitely be a game changer.

Sorry to go off in a tangent but, do you think that the person speaking to Cyrus at the end of last week's episode was Ali's twin ?? I'm fairly certain it is just for the fact that he knows Ali's a blonde so why would she wear a brown wig to meet him ?

I'm literally counting down the days till next week's finale but my question to you is...who do you think is going to die ? I'm 75% certain that is going to be Mona and 25% of me thinks its going to be Caleb because in the promo you see Hanna crying and those are the only two people I can think of that she would cry about.

Who do you think is going to die ? Let me know in the comments :D

Thanks for reading !

Monday, August 11, 2014


I'm currently in the lovely island of Puerto Rico enjoying sometime with my family! But it is hot as hell here, today I was literally sitting in front of the fan and I was sweating. Good Lawd, I had to sit in the car with the AC blasting for at least an hour. 

I know I've been posting less frequency and I apologize profusely, I'm going to try to post on Wednesday with my thoughts on PLL. It's not for sure because I don't now what my wifi situation will be, I promise I will try! 

I'll also try to take pictures depicting my time here, I spend a lot of time doing non-touristy things here. I don't spend a lot of time in San Juan, actually the only time I'm in San Juan is when I arrive at the airport. When I get back to my beloved computer I'll post them to show you all! 

It was also The Amanda's Diaries birthday last week, and I'm so happy I started blogging. It has been such a great experience to get my thoughts out in the open for you all to read. To those that have been with me in the beginning I want to thank you for sticking with me since then. I really really appreciate all of you. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for TAD! 

Once again thanks for reading! 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review

Happy Wednesday !

I know I haven't done a "Manis with Mandie" post  in a very very long time...but, I found something that might just change your nail game.

I was at CVS two weeks ago and stumbled up the new line of Miracle Gel polishes by Sally Hansen and was very amazed, I mean who wouldn't be ?! A gel polish that doesn't require a UV light AND can be removed with regular nail polish remover ?! It was definitely a win-win for me, but the part that killed me a little in the inside was that it was $10 for the polish and another $10 for the top coat that goes with. Don't get me wrong I would dish out money on a more expensive nail polish, like Deborah Lippmann or something but for Sally Hansen, I refused.

The next day, I got a coupon in my inbox for 30% off my purchase at CVS [fyi: if you shop at CVS a lot, I definitely recommend signing up for their emails!]. I ran to CVS with my coupon and purchased the nail polish and I am so happy I did !

This is a 2-step gel polish process so, I highly recommend getting the top coat for the polish. I know other people that have tried the Miracle Gel line and have been extremely disappointed in it. I was disappointed in the polish when my thumb had these little bubbles on it, but other than that the polish lasted me SIX days with minor chipping. Do you know how great that is, especially when you don't want to get actual gel on your nails so they don't get damaged ?!?!?!?!? Its a HUGE deal ! I was so impressed!

I'm leaving to Puerto Rico tomorrow and was super concern because I didn't want to get a gel mani and have the nail tech file down my nails, so this is definitely the perfect solution! I went out this weekend and purchased two more colors from the line in "Get Mod" & "Game of Chromes".

If you have tried this line and have been disappointed, I'd suggest using a base coat & see if you get different results ! 

Till next time. . .