I don’t use the word ‘boss’ lightly.
But 27-year-old Alaha Karimi, a New York woman who shared an image of herself applying impressive amounts of makeup while in labour, is a boss.
Karimi gave birth to a baby girl just over a month ago, and shared this image with her 94,000 followers on Instagram:
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!
I LOVE this woman. I just love her SO much. I love that she didn’t try to go for a natural look. I love that she’s wearing glittery eyeshadow. I love that she’s wearing fake eyelashes. But most of all I love how she just OWNS it.
“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,” she wrote. “And yes, I wore my @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty mink lashes in “SOPHIA” since it was appropriate lol.”
Predictably, some users weren’t too happy about Alaha’s priorities. “Damn she’s vain. Why would you want to put lipstick all on the baby, or did you even kiss him or her?,” asked one user, clearly very, very concerned for the wellbeing of the baby, and not being judgey AT ALL.