We all like to look our best, but a 27-year-old luxury business consultant from New York, US, is going viral after being snapped applying makeup whilst in labor.

“I didn’t really think it was a big deal,” said Alaha Karimi, adding that it was her way of taking her mind off the pain.

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!

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But the rest of the Internet just about exploded when Alaha’s photos appeared on Instagram, with some desparate to know what products she used and others disgusted.

“[People] called me an idiot for ‘putting looks before the baby’”, said Alaha. “Anyone who has been through labor knows it’s a waiting game.”

“Of course I made sure my baby was well and healthy. What I was doing didn’t put my baby at risk [or] interfere with my labor one bit.”

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! 😂😂😂 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! 😭😭😭

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Alaha even recommends everyone get in on the action, saying, “I would actually advise other women to do the same! Don’t make yourself miserable during labor, do something that you love!”

“As long as your doctor is OK with it, cake that foundation on and enjoy your day!”

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! 😂😂😂 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! 😭😭😭

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Much as we’d love to bring our baby into this world looking totally flawless, we might just be a little too preoccupied to start slapping on concealer…;

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