The Week When I Learned How to Make Cake Pops
Sandra Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Last week I was planning to film lots of videos so that you would have something to watch while I'm trying to figure out my new life in England, but the mysterious cold that's been chasing me since last month decided to pay me a visit again and I spent most of the week in bed. Yay! On Friday, though, I went to Ljubljana (our capital) and had a blast. I spent the day with my friend I haven't seen since we finished makeup school and then went to Click2Chic's Yummy event I was invited to. I loved the concept of it, because it wasn't just a regular presentation of beauty product. We were actually learning how to make cake pops! And then also ate them all, haha. They were delish! I can't wait to try to make some all by myself. Maybe for Halloween? I would love to make ghost or mummy cake pops. If I do, I'll definitely share the recipe on here as well.
Then on Saturday, I had a few lovely ladies come over to have their makeup done for a party they were going to, and in the evening, I finally sat down to watch Boyhood. I was really excited to watch the movie because it had been filmed over the period of twelve years with the same cast. How crazy is that? I loved seeing everyone 'growing up' during the movie, which by the way, is a coming of age story. It was refreshing to see a movie with a totally different concept, having said that, I did find it a little long - it runs for 165 minutes. Short attention span alert! The soundtrack is great, though.
WEB FIND OF THE WEEK
I feel like last week was a girl power week thanks to Emma Watson brilliant UN speech, and due to something far from great that happened on youtube. But let's start with the speech. It's no secret that us women are still considered inferior to men, even in developed countries. It might not seem like it at first glance, but when it comes down to business, women are often considered to be too 'soft' to hold higher positions, earn less and are less likely to be promoted or even hired, just because they might get pregnant at some point in their lives. It's disgusting and just plain wrong. Discrimination and inequality (not just with regards to sexes) make my blood boil, and I can only hope things will start moving in the right direction with the help of HeForShe campaign. After Emma's speech I am proud to call myself a feminist, a word I have been avoiding to identify with for as long as I can remember, because it sadly comes with loads of negative connotations. So, just to make things clear once and for all, being a feminist doesn not mean you are a man hater, a lesbian, not feminine, or that you hate the idea of marriage and having children. It simply means that you support political, economic, cultural and social equality of the sexes.
Moving on to the youtube topic. If you are a part of the youtube community, you already know what I'm going to address, but if you have no clue what the hell I'm about to say right now, just hear me up. Long story short, this
youtuber scumbag called Sam Pepper uploaded a 'prank' video in which he squeezed random women's butts on the streets of Los Angeles without their consent, which is obviously sexual harassment. The youtube community reacted very quickly and demanded the video to be taken down right away, which eventually it was. But that's not everything. A day later, Sam Pepper uploaded another video (now all of a sudden named part 2 of 3), in which a girl was squeezing men's butts. Understandingly, this caused an even bigger outlash in the community. But wait, there's more! He then uploaded the third video, in which he tried to save his ass, saying all of that was just a social experiment and tried to make himself be seen as the good guy, trying to raise awareness. Ridiculous! This was not the first time he published videos like that either. But the point of me telling you this is that I just wanted to say how proud I am of the youtube community stepping together, accusing sexual harassment, and acting upon the issue. People underestimate the power of social media sometimes, and this situation clearly proves how we can change things by joining our forces to raise awareness, educate and make a change in society. Thanks to all the support, many girls stepped forward and told their stories about being sexually harrased or even raped by Sam (or other youtubers), causing him being banned from youtube gatherings and dropped by his network. I hope this is only the beginning of his journey to hell, and I also hope that we can get rid of all the people who use their youtube fame to take advantage of their poor little fans. Ok, I'm done now.
YOUTUBER OF THE WEEK
Today's post is very 'opinion based', so I thought I would stick to the topic and introduce you to a youtuber who regularly talks about controversial or taboo subjects such as religion, mental ilnesses, sexuality, youtube drama, etc. I have no idea how I stumbled upon his channel, but I'm glad I did, because he makes some really great, intelligent points. His channel is called MrRepzion, and I would highly recommend you to take a look at some of his content if you like watching ranty or opinion based videos.
SONG OF THE WEEK