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The actress and first time author had the time of her life in Barbados and she has the pictures to prove it.

Charli Penn
May, 31, 2017

Shining. Shining. Shining.

Actress Gabourey Sidibe just wrapped a girls trip to Barbados with friends and judging from her vacation photos, it was a real winner.

In between countless hours of basking in the sun and frolicking on the shores, the This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare author, 34, found time to share her many adventures with fans on Twitter and Instagram.

And so, to recap, Sidibe did it all.

She swam like a goddess...

 

Made new friends...

In her memoir, Oscar-winner Sidibe opened up about the many obstacles she faced during her rise to fame – which included battles with depression, her weight and bulimia. All of which make the Empire star’s body positivity and confidence all the more welcome and moving.

Lived her best life...

Sunnndaźè

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She slayed...

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

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She ate well...

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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Shining shining shining shining.

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

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

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Earlier this month Sidibe celebrated her 34th birthday. Here's to making the very best out of your entire birthday month!