You may have read this title, seen the words, “mineral-based SPF” and immediately thought of a white overcast on your face-well, think again! I live in the golden state, aka California, in the city of the Angeles, aka Los Angeles, CA. Living in Los Angeles means that wearing is as essential as Instagramming your morning iced-matcha latte. I know a lot of people have reservations with wearing mineral-based sunscreens.
My relationship with sunscreen is decades strong, like I have baby pictures of my mom applying some on my skin, and in this time, I’ve tested dozens of chemical and physicals SPFS. I am an advocate for mineral-based sunscreens because of expert's advice and recommendations. My reasonings for choosing mineral-based sunscreens are outlined in this article by Shape. The main reasons I chose mineral-based products is because of how they block both UVA and UVB rays. After doing some research I learned that whether you’re indoors or outside, you could still be exposed to both types of UV radiation.
In a video by Allure Magazine titled “A Dermatologist's Entire Routine, from Waking Up to Skincare | Work It | Allure” I learned about your exposure to screens and longer time spent by windows could be potentially damaging to your skin. These two points raised by Dr. Idriss (@ShereeneIdriss) resonated with me as I looked at my daily routine. On a normal day working from home, I work by windows a lot or even under shade around my house. I also sit in front of my computer and phone a lot more than usual since I’m on Zoom meetings or calls all day for my job in communications and marketing.
With this essential information now on the table let’s actually talk about the best mineral-based sunscreens I’ve found. Here are my top mineral-based sunscreens for summer, whether you’re sitting by the beach or sitting in front of you laptop watching Netflix.
Top Mineral-Based Sunscreens for Summer 2020
Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 by Drunk Elephant
Since my first major Drunk Elephant haul, I have been obsessed with the Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30! Drunk Elephant’s mineral-based SPF was actually my introduction into the world of physical sunscreens when I first moved back to Los Angeles. Besides nostalgia, I’m always stocked up on this product because it works so well!
The formula includes Drunk Elephant’s signature marula oils. Not only does my skin feel hydrated all day, but it looks plump and fresh too. Definitely a perfect mineral-based sunscreen to wear around when passing the day on Zoom meetings, to running to the store, or lounging around outside. This mineral-based sunscreen has traveled with me and endured the craziest of scenarios: the elements of Utah at Sundance; the chaos of running up and down the Oscar's red carpet; and recently the runs and hikes I've taken around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
I’ve let my family and friends use it and not only is never a white cast, because of the tint, but it’s always flattering! Drunk Elephant delivers on its promise (as always), “This unique formulation is ideal for daily use without any white residue or greasiness. With a universally flattering tint it leaves the complexion gorgeous and glowy.
Mattescreen Sunscreen SPF 40 by Supergoop!
I’m never shy of stocking up on samples from Sephora and this was a mineral-based sunscreen that I had been waiting to get a sample of! The MatteScreen Sunscreen SPF 40 by Supergoop! is the latest addition to my skincare routine, but it’s quickly made the list of my top mineral-based sunscreens for summer.
According to Supergoop.com, "This formula smooths your skin's appearance and minimizes the look of pores, all with broad spectrum SPF 40. Apply generously to your face for a natural look with shine control." On days when I want a nice matte look, this top mineral-based sunscreen by Supergoop delivers. I haven’t used this sunscreen extensively; my sample was a pea sized tube. It's a great lightweight physical sunscreen that actually blurs the size of my pores! As someone with oily-combination skin I'm always trying to find formulas that are both matte but not over-drying.
However, after the week I used it I quickly put in my order from Sephora! I wasn't even done and I knew I wanted more. As always, when it’s Will it has to be extra.
I'm a person that likes to cut to the chase - these sunscreens are my all-time favorite and best mineral-based sunscreens for summer 2020. Instead of listing several physical sunscreens that could work, I wanted to list the two that do work. These are SPFs that I #stan and that have survived the Hollywood trenches with me and daily use while living in Katy Perry's California.
I hope that you too have been inspired to explore the world of mineral-based sunscreens after reading this post! Because whether you're sitting in the sand, poolside, or on Zoom meetings all day, it's important to protect your skin. And you might as well look good, and feel better doing it!
Let me know what's your current favorite sunscreen for summer 2020. Do you think you'll be trying a mineral-based one anytime soon? Let me know if you try these by sharing a pic on social and tagging me @Willsshowem
I hope you enjoyed these Words by Will, make sure to share the blog, and stay tuned for more!
RESULTS AFTER 1 WEEK OF SOCIALLY DISTANT ORANGETHEORY FITNESS HOME WORKOUTS
I had been a longtime fan of the brand and idea of Orangetheory Fitness before I had ever even stepped in one. There was a lot of hype across socials talking about the results and notable stars devoted to this boutique fitness studio. While I heard of Orangetheory for several years, it wasn’t until I moved back to Los Angeles, CA after college that I could finally visit a studio. (If you’re wondering why it took me so long, I went to college in Upstate NY. It didn’t help that I didn’t have a car in college.)
The first Orangetheory I ever visited was located in Burbank, CA and I went after hearing about its existence through some old work friends. In general Burbank has a special place in my heart because I started my career in entertainment at one of the studios there (which is like almost all of them). When I learned of an Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) in my old stomping grounds I knew I had to try it out. Before I became a member, I was a fan of OTF. After joining I’m a fanatic of Orangetheory Fitness!
In doing my part to socially distant and stay committed to my fitness journey I did a fun challenge at home. I thought why not do Orangetheory Fitness online home workouts for 1 week and record my results!
Disclaimer – I won’t be listing the workouts because the Orangetheory Fitness community and coaches works so hard to make these - plus they’re free on Instagram and YouTube so check them out there!
Sunday – Day 1 of Orangetheory Fitness @ Home
Working out on a Sunday truly is part of my weekend rest and relaxation routine. Before our socially distant world when gyms and clubs were open, a Sunday trip to OTF was a treat to me. With this being day 1 of my 7-day journey I thought it be fitting to do a primary weigh in.
Note: Weight is not the only factor or metric to evaluate your health. As part of my health journey, I personally track my metrics including my heart rate, active calories, and average steps.
Like all OTF classes in person, the online classes begin with a dynamic warm up. Honestly, I have never been the best about properly warming up even though I know it’s so important! Having one of the OTF coaches lead you through one at the top of the class, and then through a stretching block at the end of the workout is a huge factor why I tune into OTF at home workouts as often as I do. You really get everything you need in just 1 video! On day 1, the workout was a full body one and these are my favorite! The first block hit legs, then block 2 got my heart rate up and incorporated some arms, and the last 2 blocks got in some good core and arm pumps going,
Today’s #s included a starting weight at 167 pounds and during my workout I reached about 700 active calories burned in the span of roughly 50 minutes. Orangetheory takes on a HIIT style, high intensity interval training system, and on average these stats match what I’d actually be having in an in-person session with a class and trainer.
Monday- Day 2 of OTF @ Home: Active Recovery
As important as breaking a sweat is in a health and fitness journey, listening to your body and taking a break is paramount to your progress. One of my go-to fitness trainers at OTF, Coach Maya (@fitnessbymaya) always reminds us to listen to push ourselves and also listen to our bodies.
Having a day off is different from an active recovery. On Monday, day 2 of my #Orangetheoryathome challenge, I opted in for an active recovery. I had a pretty busy schedule working from home that didn’t really offer me the time for a good home workout. Instead of jumping into the action I took a walk around my local park, face covering on of course, and I tried to walk at least 3 miles this day.
Sunday night, I knew I was probably going to skip an OTF workout. Knowing this ahead of time let me prepare some meal ideas that were fresh and clean. Food is fuel and you should never feel like you work out as a punishment for what you eat! (Another one of Maya’s amazing sayings) Thus, I made sure I was eating meals that were delicious and that prepared me for the next day.
Tuesday – Day 3 of OTF @ Home: Cardio, Core, and Upper Body
On day 3 I was left with noodle arms and what a good feeling to have again! Since starting my health journey roughly, a year ago, I’ll soon celebrate 1 year at OTF in September, one goal I have is to build muscle. Visiting Orangetheory and seeing the weights I picked up progress gave me a real sense of pride. Like I was seeing real progress in how my body felt as I picked up dumbbells that once intimated me.
With social distancing closing most fitness centers, I was unsure how I’d even maintain the progress I made. Workouts like today’s OTF at home taught me that my body was the only tool I needed to maintain and even grow my strength. Powering through push-ups and repeating motions with proper form were all I needed to reach that orange zone today. (In case you didn’t know, Orangetheory Fitness is built around a model of having you work out in 5 different heart rate zones. You can learn more about that here.)
On day 3 I felt great and I really felt like I earned my breakfast power bowl after that. (You can find that recipe here.)
Wednesday – Day 4 of OTF @ Home: Full Body Workout Home Edition
On day 4 of this 1-week home workout challenge I did another full body workout and this one was led by coaches from different cities across the country. Another reason I’ve enjoyed being an OTF member is because of the studio’s reach worldwide.
Way back in January at the top of the year I was doing a lot of traveling for work. In the span of 8 days I bounced from Park City, UT, back home to L.A., and then to New York City. In all of these cities I was jam packed with work, catching up with friends, but I always managed to find some “me time.” What I did to both destress and get some endorphins going was hop into an OTF class whenever I could. And that’s one of the reasons I loved being a member of this fitness studio because I knew of its reach. No matter where I was, I just needed 1 hour to go from feeling good to feeling great.
The benefits of today came in doing all kinds of movements from planks to burpees. Today’s workout focused on a lot of compound movements, like squats to overhead presses. These types of movements challenge me and definitely keep things interesting.
Thursday – Day 4 of OTF @ Home: Feel the Burn, Even on Zoom
Day 4 was a funny one alright. I like to do my workouts early in the day before I start work. In the world of public relations there’s no real schedule and things can happen anytime. On Thursday, I had to jump on a call. However, I was midway through my home workout and I had a decent pump going on. On top of not wanting to lose my vibe my pre workout was in full effect, trying to simply sit down was not an option.
I spit my screen and managed to finish my set of squat jacks and high knees all while listening into my Zoom meeting. That’s the thing about working from home especially in today’s world, you’re always at home so you really can’t say you’re busy.
It was still a great workout, and I averaged burning about 630 active calories in a 50 minute window. Great stats in my opinion !
Friday Day 5 of OTF – Full force & All Out
Friday, I had a day off! Again, when working in public relations it’s hard to fully be, “offline.” But an important part of my life is learning to make time for myself and my wellbeing. I am worth more than my work and that’s a lesson that I wish I would have known sooner. Like a lot of fitness studio and personal training sessions, the coaches at OTF deliverer lines that sometimes hit deep.
For me, that idea of taking just 1-hour for a workout is 1-hour that puts you ahead of where you want to be. On day 5, we hit cardio, core, and upper body again and I was more than pumped. Thanks to some luck and rapid-fire fingers, I ordered some dumb bells that I pulled out for this day. The results of day 5 are below and wow was it a good day. On this day, I also weighed in at 164 pounds, it’s worth noting that I mostly workout first thing in the morning with only a small snack. You don’t need to do fasted workouts, just thought it’s worth noting.
Saturday – Day Off
Saturday was a real day off! I kind of just walked around the mall and posted a vlog, which you can see here.
Sunday – Results 1 Week of Orangetheory Fitness @ Home Workouts
Alright here is the final verdict! After doing 1 week of Orangetheory Fitness home workouts I must say I am very happy, and slightly surprised by the results. In the week that I did these home workouts consistently I burned an average of 481 active calories, compared to 391 the week prior.
My weight slightly changed as well. On day 1, I weighed in at 167 and at the end of this week I was floating between 161 and 163 pounds. Not a huge difference, but just so amazing to see! There were no other differences I made in terms of my diet or lifestyle. However, I did notice that I was going to bed earlier and in the mornings I felt more awake.
My body was naturally tired from working out and it was good to see that in the mornings I had more of a drive to get moving. Of course, when I needed a boost I always reached for a Celsius to get going. Because who doesn't love a good pre workout?! And after a good workout nothing was better than a great post-home workout meal, because food is a friend!
At the end of this challenge I admit that I feel great and had fun, and that's what matters! Again, I did this because my health journey is something that's important to me. I've seen friends and colleagues a like notice more than my physical changes but also the changes in my confidence overall.
I believe that fitness and heath looks different for every single person. I wrote this as more of a fun piece on doing something different while maintaining social distancing. Remember to always do what feels right and trust the process! Thank you so much for reading these Words by Will! I'll see you in the next post, and also check out below for some shoutouts to some amazing people!
I want to give a quick shoutout to the OTF community and OTF LA Instagram (@orangetheoryLA) that really helped me stay inspired when I first joined and when I was also going through recovering from a major accident.
Thank you to Coaches Maya and D'Artagnan (@the_woods64) in particular for being the 2 coaches who I completed my challenge and earned my OTF socks from! And shoutout to OTF SA associate Melissa (@melissa_leighhh) who helped me sign up for Orangetheory Fitness in the Burbank Studio.
More shoutouts! SAs Justice @Justice_Shank, Casey @caseless, Elise (@elisemari3), Coaches Halima (@halimakhannn), Celina (@celinavitocruz), Travis (@Travvtv), Kristina (@Kristinatheresa)
(If I missed anyone I'm so sorry, lmk and I'll make sure you to include you!)
5 Time Management Tips for Staying Productive and Working From Home Tools – Advice From Someone Working in Public Relations
I work in public relations and that means that my job is the pinnacle of not being a 9-to-5. Long before working from home became a normal, my agency had let us opt-into working remotely full-time. The reasoning for trading in a traditional office for remote work made sense actually. As an entertainment PR firm with a specialty in award campaigns and film festivals, our team was always traveling. (Ugh, do you remember the pleasure and pain of work trips?) With a model of working from home a lot of the time I had to learn how to develop a robust time management system.
Between living on the west coast and trying to wake up to catch up with my ET associates, to long days of meetings and even longer press days, I will never not say that time management is a real skill. I’m sure it’s true with most jobs, but PR is not like most jobs. When you work in public relations or any field of communications and marketing you need to have almost every minute planned out. As you may know, there’s hundreds upon hundreds of aesthetically pleasing videos on how to plan your day and all of that. Well if you’re like me, then you don’t have the time or patience to sit down for several hours hand drawing a bullet journal.
Sorry, but I’m trying to save time not spend more of it trying to master my cursive, or as my friends used to call it my, “wizard writing”. That being said, you know I’m getting old because I got excited on a recent trip to the mall because I found great home office supplies! Like I actually skipped a normal stroll in my favorite luxury boutiques for stationary.
The time management tools I picked up were all from Anthropologie. In case you haven’t heard of it, Anthropologie is primarily a retail clothing company, but they’re also known for their amazing scents and oh-so aesthetic gifts in different lifestyle categories. In both an effort to share some time management tips I also want to offer some real-life products and examples of how to use them to effectively manage your time.
1. Find a scent for your work from home space
1.Have you ever walked into a store or office and just whiffed a scent that makes you feel calm or happy? Well, after working from home for almost a year now I realized that along with having a good desk and chair, having a good scent is a productivity essential. A key to being great at time management is being able to create a space that invites productivity.
If you’re uncomfortable in any way, even by the smells around you, then you mind cannot focus on the tasks at hand. My current favorite is the Capri Blue Volcano Room Spray – a great citrus and tropical inspired scent. Maybe you’re more into vanilla or you’re a lavender type of person, whatever your scent is find it and spritz a bit before you get to work.
2. always have open notes and a pen at hand to stay productive
1.I mentioned this in another blog, but always always always have a notebook or pad nearby. Whether you hear something in a meeting, or an urgent task comes in, you want a way of recording important information. Being able to hand write notes makes you feel like you’re more productive. And once you think you’re working hard you’ll really start working! In my job, I always write out speaking points before meetings with clients. I have to be ready to answer any question that comes my way on current brand partnerships, marketing campaign updates, and of course, things coming up in awards season.
Again, don't stick to sticky notes. Have a real notebook or notepad nearby and you'll see that your work from home setup will feel more legit!
3. create a to-do list the night before, the morning of, and for the next day to manage time
1.When I first saw this gold mine in time management and productivity tools, I had to get not one, but two of these Ramona and Ruth Daily Overview Notepads! I think that to-do lists are one of the most talked about but underrated tools in talking about time management tips. Every Fortune 500 CEO makes them, Oprah swears by them, so why aren’t you making a to-do list?! Since my first PR internship, I saw that a good to-do list separates an okay associate from a great executive.
If you want to master time management, make a to-do list for the day. Make this list the night before, check it again the day-of, and if you don’t finish it bring it into the next day. Keeping track of your tasks instead of swearing you’ll remember them is a time management golden rule.
4. take breaks, not naps to stay productive working from home
In a world working from home, the comforts of home sometimes offer a great escape from work. I totally advocate for taking breaks. Because ultimately you are worth more than your work. However, you cannot slack especially if you want to build a career. Consider taking timed breaks throughout the day. Maybe at the top of every hour you give yourself a 10-minute break. But make sure to actually set a timer for yourself!
5. Don't be afraid to change up the scenery
When I started working from home I had a desk in my room, but eventually that became boring. I was feeling uninspired and mostly unproductive. It took physically moving around the space and myself to feel refreshed. Time management is about more than cranking out tasks like a machine. As people, we need breaks and we sometimes need to switch things up.
As I started getting up early I found myself working in the kitchen in the morning. As I made my morning coffee and caught up on emails I also made my to-do list. Other mornings, I'd work outside in my front yard. I grabbed my lap desk and sat in the grass before the sun beamed down giving me too many of those magical California rays. How ever you do it, try to sometimes mix up your home office space to keep up your time management routine.
Let me know, which of these tips was the most useful? Did any surprise you?
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and show me what time management tips you practiced!
Also, check out my video below for Zoom meeting tips!
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HOW I Made the decision to study abroad in england
In these difficult times that we’re living through I often reach for a journal full of pages and photos that captured one of the happiest times of my life. This journal is from my experience studying abroad. The polaroids and ticket stubs taped in these pages remind me that my time abroad will always be with me. I will forever be grateful for the forces that helped me find both Norwich, England and the University of East Anglia (UEA). Because while my time in Norwich was short, a piece of my heart will always be in England.
From the seminars taught by leading scholars to the nights getting ready for a Damn Good Tuesday, I cannot write enough about why UEA was perfect for me. While the educational and extracurricular opportunities at UEA ended up enhancing all aspects of my life, I went there almost by accident. Honestly, I studied abroad on a whim!
1. How Study Abroad Benefited Me – Teaching Me to Be a Better Listener
Before I even studied abroad, one of the benefits that became clear is that I became a better listener thanks to anticipating my international experience. Of all the spontaneous decisions I could make in my life, perhaps the best I ever did was deciding to leave the country! So extra, and so very on brand for Will Samayoa. My second year of college, a private liberal art in Upstate NY, I was eligible to study abroad. I attended a 1-on-1 meeting with my college’s study abroad officer to find out what program would suit me. Obviously, the meeting was very productive because I not only applied to UEA, but it was my only option.
Again, before I even studied abroad, I was becoming a better listener. In meeting with the study abroad officer I did come in with points, but I also heard her advice clearly. She told me about the unique character of not only the international partners but also of the cities we’d be living in. “Big but not too big,” she said when talking about Norwich. “Great media programs and renowned professors.” I did more than just research the numbers and sites, I heard from her testimonials of students who had ventured before I did.
In case you may not know, I went to college with a clear vision of working in the entertainment industry. I never wavered in my passion to work in media and I even meticulously designed a master plan to on how to major in writing & rhetoric with a media minor. The study abroad officer knew this, she admired my focus, and she said, “You need to go to Norwich!” I left this meeting and then went to meet with my professors and advisors. I wanted to genuinely hear them. And when I told both my writing and media faculty that I wanted to study abroad at UEA it was resounding, “Yes, Will!”
2. Study Abroad Benefits - Teaching Me How to live in the moment
Since my semester abroad, I stay living in the moment! Before I studied in Norwich, England I had no international experience. While I studied abroad, I learned how to live in the moment meaningfully. Whether my flat mate invited me to go grocery shopping or I was just invited to join a study group, my time at UEA helped me learn how to say, “yes” to new experiences. Little did I know that in my full-time job after college traveling and having those, “OMG” moments would become my new normal.
Studying abroad benefited me in that I learned how to be present in the most spontaneous and amazing moments ever. I can vividly remember every detail of the Oscars red carpet (oh yes, I was at the 90th Academy Awards, more on that later) because I learned how to live in the moment in Norwich. Without studying abroad, I don’t know that I would even have this blog! Yes, that’s right. This blog and my love for social media flourished while I studied abroad.
Part of how I learned to capture the moment was by starting to play with writing and media. The details in my daily walks from the Ziggs to my seminars in places like the Enterprise Centre stay with me. As many moments as I could capture in words or pics I did. This helped me remember the name and pronunciation of every classmate I met. My time abroad pushed me into the unknown, but the city and people of Norwich welcomed me. My best advice is that if you travel abroad worry less and celebrate more. Celebrate yourself, your work to get there, and the moment.
3. Study Abroad Taught Me How to Embrace and Appreciate Different Cultures
I wish that everyone could study abroad because I think it could help people learn acceptance and tolerance. While I was at UEA I listened to voices from people all over the world. From classmates to strangers I met through everyday tasks, I learned how to listen, embrace, and truly celebrate diversity.
In my case, I was an American student studying British media. I figured that I was not an expert in not only these programs, and I was fine with that. Much like my point of learning to listen, I learned how to listen to voices different from anything I ever heard. What I read and saw was unlike anything my studies in America had shown me. In these seminars I had peers from different countries, different ages, and beyond different life experiences from my own.
Needless to say, my study abroad experience benefits include learning how to embrace and celebrate different cultures. I truly became a global connoisseur of media. My latest work trip included working on world premieres at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The films and storytellers I met came from places like South Africa, the Philippines, China, Canada just to name a few. Thank you UEA for teaching me how to respect and cherish different cultures! I’m a better person and storyteller for it.
4. Everyone Should Study Abroad and To Know Why International Students Matter
When I was in college, I remember an established discourse about international students. Candidly, it's not always a fair one too. But being in the U.K., I was considered an international student. I found this super interesting because I consider myself the "norm" and here the norm has nuance things that made me stick out. "Oh, you're so American," I heard.
What does this even mean?! What do you mean I have an accent?! Wait why is everyone driving on the other side?! There are dozens of questions I asked myself. Learning how to embrace different is important. But actually, feeling different is an even better learning experience. At UEA I stood out and I learned how to honor my identities, as an American, as a Latino, and as a son of an immigrant family. I saw how my friends and faculty made my voice matter.
That’s why I came back to the States knowing that international students’ matter. Students from abroad at universities and colleges bring their own insights and experiences that can enrich us. And this is a dialectic relationship.
5. Study Abroad Taught Me to How to Be Okay Being Alone
As much as I write and talk about how my study abroad experience helped me develop friendships, I’m grateful for the personal growth as well. A lot of my fear in studying abroad came from how I went alone at first. In my study abroad program there were a total of 4 of us from my home college. Granted these 4 people would grow to be some of my lifelong friends, there was a 48-hour period where I was alone in Norwich. No one lived on my flat yet and there was no one I knew yet.
I was lucky that UEA lead some mixers for international students. Because in attending these mixers I met more people who would become travel companies and confidants abroad. But I couldn’t always be around people. My flat mates had their commitments and I had to also find a daily rhythm. My days outside of class were long and I found how to fill them with my own company. Whether I went to the gym, read outside, or wrote my blog at a coffee shop, I was as happy being alone as I was in a crowd.
Studying abroad taught me how to be alone but not be lonely. What I believe is that studying abroad in Norwich, England changed my life for the better. I'm proud to write this blog and reflect on my time at UEA, the friends I made, and the experiences that have defined my life.
I'm curious to know, did you study abroad? Or have you traveled abroad?
Let me know on social media where you went! Share this post and tag me with your answer on Instagram/Twitter @ Willsshowem
Here's to #UEADoesStudyAbroad and #VisitingUEA
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Alright we have another Twitter trend that I cannot wait to cut to the chase about. Did you see what I did there? Ahh, sweet puns, the icing on the cake of language. Okay, enough of that! Let's get to today's topic.
The recent, "everything is cake" meme popped up almost out of nowhere. In trying to do some research I could not exactly pinpoint how this meme started. What I do know is that the video screenshot below has been one of the most circulated posts under the trend. With almost 30 million views it's safe to say you may have seen this on your feed under the hashtag #cake.
The responses to this meme have been hilarious to say the least. From people breaking their electronics saying, "not everything is cake" to others joking about our planet being a hyper-real cake, Twitter is having a field day.
This post is dedicated to the recents meme about, "everything is a cake." It's a meme where people joke about how objects that don't look anything like care are actually a pastry. Again, I cannot track where the trend started but I'm sure there was some kind of visual element. I can see the allure of this trend because who doesn't love a good baking show? Whether it's The Great British Bakeoff or Cake Boss we're inherently fascinated by the artistry that goes into making cakes.
This trend takes that interest and just hyperbolizes it by focusing again on hyper real images. Like that cake actually did look like toilet paper! And that flower pot, wow, who knew you could do that with cake?!
However, things have gone somewhat dark in the everything is cake fun. There have been posts ranging from people questioning if they're just cake to cutting their friends to see if they're cake. Below are some screenshots on some of these reactions and responses that kind of went the dark humor route.
I think that trends on Twitter are special in that the most random things can be sensational. The cake meme on Twitter blew up, but for the most part I've seen it stay in the realm of Twitter. Currently I'm following some trends to write about but this one did deserve it's own sweet post.
Let me know have you seen or heard of this trend? And what's your favorite #cake? If you come across a trend or meme you'd like me to react to tag me! @Willsshowem
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