Reason No.7950 why we love Beyonce: she may have a crazy work ethic, but she knows when it's time to switch off. While in the midst of her Mrs Carter Show World Tour, which is currently winding it's way through the US states of Florida and Georgia, the 'Bow Down' singer took a couple of days out at the beach with her loved ones and by the looks of the photos that she shared on her I Am Beyonce tumblr, the family had a very relaxing holiday.
Shedding her tour costumes and makeup, an au naturel Beyonce embraced beachy waves, printed swimwear and this summer's must-have floral headband as she sat by the pool and soaked up the sunshine with her mum Tina Knowles, sister Solange, nephew Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. (Solange's son) and her own daughter Blue Ivy. Earlier pics feature Bey and her hubby Jay-Z driving in a vintage automobile, which would suggest he was also present.
While heat rash, sunburn and frizzy tresses are among the issues we contend with on vacay, Beyonce is picture perfect, even without her glam squad to hand. The family divided their time between sun loungers, the pool and a boat which they took turns to dive off the side of and little Daniel, who is already showing signs of possessing his mum's style skills, played football as Beyonce and her mini me Blue Ivy remained joined at the hip.
Here's the holiday tips we picked up from the Knowles-Carter family vacation:
- Don't forget your reading materials: Everyone loves a last minute airport dash in WHSmith and it looks like Solange and Beyonce came well prepared with stacks of magazines and books - but no Grazia. Error!
- One bather won't do: Mrs Carter currently favours a one-piece, but she certainly packed more than one. Her swimwear wardrobe rivals only Rihanna's, but glamour mama Beyonce's selection is certainly less risqué.
- Make a splash: Whether it's the pool or the sea, the Knowles-Carter clan are not afraid of getting their hair wet - even little Blue Ivy was keen to get involved.
Take a look through Beyonce's holiday album in the gallery above >>