By Brandi Fowler
Updated Sep 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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When Gwyneth Paltrow wasn't sharing makeup free selfies on her 44th birthday, the Oscar winner made sure to soak up the sun (even in her sleep).

The Iron Man star shared a snap of herself on Instagram Thursday enjoying what looked like the best nap ever, as she curled up in a blue string bikini on top of a plush day bed on the sand. "#tbt Monday when @jcvn40 caught me in an epic nap on the beach," Paltrow captioned the photo.

A picturesque view of the ocean can be seen in front of the mom of two as she sleeps soundly with her hand resting on her wet, wavy locks. The post comes just a day after Paltrow shared a gorgeous makeup free selfie on the 'gram in honor of her big 4-4.

"#nomakeup for my 44th birthday, embracing my past and future," she wrote alongside the snap. "Thank you for the instalove #goopgoesmakeupfree." In the photo, she flashes a smile in a blue and white printed top.

It's clear Paltrow made the most of her beach vacation and her celebration.