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Gabourey Sidibe was living it up on her recent vacation with her girls—and we are living for her pictures!

The 34-year-old Oscar-nominated actress and author took to social media to share what a great time she and her friends had on their trip to Barbados.

Here she is soaking up the rays and enjoying the water.

She also got her snorkle on:

She whips her hair back and forth:

Giving you a snatched waist:

Slaying in this red two-piece:

Dress by @eloquii , bathing suit by @gabifresh , wind and grace by GAWD!! 📸: @kperryjr

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Let them eat cake:

I asked @billionare_chef to make a strawberry cake and he smooth delivered it! I just want to look at it tho. Don't @ me.

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Basking in the glory of the sun:

No fears of getting a tan found round here. 👸🏿🌞☀️🌈 Skirt by @grass_fields

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Leaving paradise:

Goodbye #barbados🇧🇧 . I have a lot of favorite places but you are my favorite, of the favorite!

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Between the grueling hours of being on set for Fox’s Empire and promoting her new book This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, it’s clear that this was a much-needed and deserved break for Sibide.

Here’s to working hard and playing hard too!


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