Summer Vacay Tips from a Victoria’s Secret Angel

When your daily life includes starring in Justin Bieber music videos, strutting down catwalks and scoring major fashion campaigns, it’s easy to imagine that a well-deserved vacation is in order. For Portuguese supermodel Sara Sampaio, even a super-busy schedule won’t get in the way of some quality R&R as the temperature rises.

As a Victoria’s Secret model and avid beach goer (see her Instagram for proof), you can bet that a swimsuit is on her list of beach vacation must-haves. From sharing her summer beauty routine to how she likes to stay fit on vacation, we got the low-down on how Sara preps for a warm weather vacation.

Read on for our Q & A with Sara, and to shop her top vacation picks below.

What do you have planned for your summer vacation?

“Actually I haven’t planned anything yet! I have such a crazy schedule that I tend to do last minute trips instead of planned ones. But I’m sure I’ll be spending some time in Europe and hopefully I get to go somewhere I’ve never been before.”

What’s your dream destination?

“Definitely Maldives! It’s always been a dream of mine to go there. Actually my boyfriend owes me a trip there, as he once lost a big bet and that was my prize.”

Do you prefer the beach or pool?

“Hmm this one is tricky! Probably the beach, as long as the water is warm.”

Carry-on or checked luggage?

“Checked! I’m never able to pack lightly.”

Heels or flats?

“Flats. I like to be able to move around fast.”

What’s your summer fragrance?

“Very Sexy Now from Victoria’s Secret, it reminds me of an exotic island.”

How do you stay fit in the summer?

“I stay fit by doing a lot of activities outside, like swimming in the ocean, surfing, or running on the beach.”

How many swimsuits do you have?

“I don’t even know! Definitely over 100.”

What’s the best souvenir you’ve ever brought back from a trip?

“I never really buy anything when I travel, except for different magnets and mugs from all the places I’ve visited. It’s something me and my family started a while ago. We have quite the collection.”

What’s your beach beauty routine?

“Sunscreen and Moroccanoil Treatment for the hair! It’s all about keeping your skin protected and letting your summer tan shine.”

What’s your favourite ice-cream flavour?

“Strawberry!”

What are you packing for summer vacation?

“Bombshell fragrance and Matte Lip colours from Victoria’s Secret are my go to products when getting ready for nights out on vacation, lots of bikinis, Moroccanoil Sun Lotion and Moroccanoil Treatment, The Intent to Live by Larry Moss to read while relaxing on the beach, my phone with all my favourite songs, jean shorts as they go with everything and the Very Sexy Lace High Neck Bralette in white as you can wear it as a top.”