A strange thing happened these past few weeks: I wanted to go outside and soak up some sun. For as long as I remember I would always cower under a beach umbrella and my close friends will know how adamant I am about applying sunscreen. I have never gotten a sunburn even in my carefree childhood days when I would spend entire afternoons playing outdoors. I tan easily and even one day out in the sun can drastically change my appearance. Nonetheless something came over me and I had a strong desire to go to the beach and tan my winter pallor away.
I easily convinced my boyfriend to take the hour and a half trip to Coney Island, a place I haven't been since I was two years old. We lunched at
the original Nathan's where they have the hot dog eating contest every fourth of July.
I had the plain hot dog (I rarely use sauces or condiments on my food and I hate ketchup.) and my boyfriend had the chili dog. The meat was a bit on the salty side but it was juicy and the casing had just the right amount of elasticity. The fries were edible but not amazing by any means.
I brought along the Supergoop! sunscreen wipe from the
Sephora Sun Safety Sit (more pictures of that HERE) as I thought it'd be great for touching up my sunscreen. Good thing I brought a bottle of sunscreen because this wipe was extremely disappointing. The wipe was about the same size as a makeup remover wipe and was slightly damp with thick, white lotion. The wipe was way too dry to do much of anything and the lotion was thick and hard to smooth over the skin.
Although the sun was hidden by clouds for most of the afternoon, spending the first day of summer at the beach felt right. I didn't get much of a summer glow (which is a work in progress anyway) but relaxing by the seashore wasn't too shabby either.
How did you spend the first day of summer? Do you like to tan or are you paranoid of skin cancer like me? :P Let me know in the comments!