You can only make one first impression!
Like most mothers-to-be nowadays, Alaha Majid posted a few pictures of herself in labor last week.
But the 27-year-old was shocked to find that her snaps went viral — because she did her makeup while in labor, and Instagram was obsessed (and jealous) over her glamorous look!
It may seem unorthodox, but the New York resident says doing her makeup was a way to distract her from the labor pains.
She told BuzzFeed News:
“I also love to read and during the first few hours that is exactly what I did. However, reading for a few hours started to give me a headache so I figured I’d pull out my makeup bag and get to ├óΓé¼╦£baking’.”
And bake she did! Alaha documented her makeup sesh from the hospital bed, and shortly after went viral! She added:
“I didn’t really think it was a big deal that I decided to do my makeup while in labor. My sister was awesome enough to take photos of the process and all I did was post them. Next thing I know, the pictures were an overnight internet sensation!”
Congrats on your new Internet fame, girl! Oh — and the baby, too!
Ch-ch-check out new momma’s laborious baking process (below)!
Three weeks ago at this time I was finishing up my makeup and getting ready for my princess to make her appearance. Yes, I was doing my makeup while I was in labor! ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇÜ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇÜ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇÜ I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed. I only packed some of my favorite products in my hospital bag… @morphebrushes 35O eyeshadow palette @marcbeauty remarcable foundation @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty lashes in “sophia” @anastasiabeverlyhills contour kit @mikasabeauty brushes and holder @royallangnickel MODA brushes @benefitcosmetics stay don’t stray eyeshadow palette @gerardcosmetics brow bar to go @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade @brian_champagne hydraplex @doseofcolors liquid lipsticks @jeffreestar @jeffreestarcosmetics velour liquid lipsticks And a few other products. I can’t believe how fast time flies! It’s already been three weeks! ├░┼╕╦£┬¡├░┼╕╦£┬¡├░┼╕╦£┬¡A photo posted by @makeupbyalaha on Mar 7, 2016 at 3:08pm PST
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We would like to take a second to welcome our precious angel, Sofia Alaya Karimi, into the world. Baby Sofia was born two nights ago, on February 15, 2016 at 6:19pm weighing 8lbs 13oz and a height of 21.5 inches. Mash’allah! Both of us are doing well Alhamdullilah. She has only been a part of our lives for two days and I can’t even remember what life was like before her. She has changed our lives in ways we never thought were possible and has given us the most beautiful outlook on life. How could a little human who we have only known for 48 hours, have so much impact on our lives? Both hubby and I are so in love with her that we stare at her for hours as our hearts fill with joy, and our eyes fill with tears trying to understand how we became so lucky to be chosen as her parents. Subhanallah, Mash’allah, Alhamdullilah, times a million for everything God has blessed us with! I know many people are asking for pics, and I’m sorry but her father and I have decided to keep her beautiful face private for some time to keep her all to ourselves a little while longer and keep her away from evil eyes or Nazar (it’s a cultural/religious thing and I hope you all understand). Family and friends are more than welcome to reach out and come visit once we are settled in and well-adjusted. Thank you to all those who sent flowers, texts, emails, calls, etc. I haven’t been able to get back to everyone individually but I will as soon as I can. Now many of you are probably wondering about this picture, LOL! It was taken the minute she was first handed to me after I delivered her, look at her little head in my palm. Yes, I went full glam lol and I’ll post more pics later of me doing my makeup DURING Labor and pausing for the severe contractions lol. And yes, I wore my @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty mink lashes in “SOPHIA” since it was appropriate lol. I had a natural birth alhamdullilah so it was tough, but I’m lucky enough to have been able to experience it firsthand and am so grateful. I prayed for all of the women who are trying to conceive to get to experience this beautiful feeling as well inshallah! Again, thank you all for the sweet messages, wishes, and love! God bless!A photo posted by @makeupbyalaha on Feb 17, 2016 at 7:49pm PST
[Image via Instagram.]