Tik Tok Trends in Quarantine

Tik Tok Trends in Quarantine

Lindley McEvoy

One positive outcome of Corona is that it has given people plenty of time to try new things that they otherwise may have never gotten around to. TikTok has become a platform for people to post new things they’re trying and review them for potentially millions of people to see. Several trends from TikTok have been raved about, so I decided to try some of the most popular ones. 

The first trend I tried was bleaching a sweat suit. An overwhelming number of people have been bleaching or tie dying a pair of sweatpants or a sweatshirt and their results have been great. I wanted to see if it was really as easy as they said, so I bought a pair of sweatpants and a crewneck sweatshirt for only $14 dollars at Walmart. When I got home, I tied them up in rubber bands and put them into the sink. Then, I combined bleach and water into a spray bottle. I sprayed both the sweatshirt and sweatpants thoroughly then put them in the wash. When I took them out of the dryer, I was shocked at how well they turned out. They were very evenly bleached and looked like they were professionally made. 

 

The next TikTok trend I tried was whipped coffee. I usually don’t like coffee so I was hesitant to try it, but several of my friends told me it was delicious. To make it you combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water and whisk it until it’s fluffy. Then, you pour it over a cup with milk and ice. It took a few times to get it right, especially because I didn’t use instant coffee the first time. When I finally got it right, my expectations were exceeded because it was amazing! It was so light and fluffy and tasted like coffee ice cream. It is definitely a must try. 

The final trend I tried out was Chloe Ting’s ab workout. During quarantine, many people have turned to fitness challenges to fill their free time. Chloe Ting’s workouts promise huge results which attracts excessive amounts of people. For a ten minute workout it was quite intense. The workout is composed of multiple 30- second workouts with breaks evenly dispersed in between them. Overall, it was definitely a good workout but not one of my favorites. I also tried Alexis Ren’s 10 minute ab workout, and, although there are no breaks, I found it to be better than Chloe Ting’s. However, if you have the time I would still give it a try.