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I spent £300 on my hair to work, put on false eyelashes and attach my nails

PASSING and gasping, Raven Dixon-Biggs took a deep breath as contractions swept through her.

Then – at 40 weeks pregnant and in active labor – she found her secret weapon… her favorite Revolution lipstick and Nars foundation.

Raven didn't let pregnancy or labor stop her from looking as glamorous as possible

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Raven didn’t let pregnancy or labor stop her from looking as glamorous as possibleCredits: Raven Dixon-Biggs
Knowing her baby would see her for the first time, looking her best, gave her the confidence she needed during labor.

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Knowing her baby would see her for the first time, looking her best, gave her the confidence she needed during labor.Credits: Raven Dixon-Biggs

She said: “It gives me a sense of peace as I wait for my first child, my first child, to arrive.

“Even at 6cm dilation, when other women were screaming in pain, I put the powder on.

“And while other moms pack hospital bags full of muslims, growing babies and nipple creams, I fill my makeup bag with my favorite brands. mine.

“I carefully put it on the nightstand next to me and seeing it there – and possibly updating my pictures in labor – makes me feel deeply calm.

“Meanwhile, knowing that my baby will look great from the first meeting has given me the confidence to enjoy labor.”

Client account manager Raven, from Birmingham, spoke as Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure revealed she’s given up makeup altogether.

That’s not something the 27-year-old, now single mother of 13-month-old Remington, arrived at Birmingham City Hospital weighing 7Ib 11oz after an active labor that lasted five and a half hours after launch on December 1, 2020, conceivably do.

She said: “When he came into the world, I was wearing false eyelashes, a £300 weave and extension, mascara and nail stickers.

“It gave me strength during the birthing process. It gives me something to think about beyond the pain.

“My face full of makeup is my secret birthing weapon. I’m proud of myself and I won’t be criticized – even though I’ve been looked at by other moms as weird. ”

Raven planned her ‘wellness’ in the months before Remington arrived, saving up to buy her textiles, manicure, pedicure and brows before going into labor.

For the delivery room, she packed a glittery pink super-sized suitcase with enough makeup, beauty products, masks, curlers, tongs, and clothes for a two-week holiday.

And she thinks many mothers should strive to look glamorous for their newborns.

She said: ‘Full makeup and looking gorgeous to welcome the baby was part of my birth plan and I’m not ashamed.

“I think more mothers should make an effort to look good in the delivery room because it has power.

She said: ‘It’s wrong to embarrass a new mother about how she looks or to choose her look during childbirth.

Raven Dixon-Biggs

“I want my son to meet his mother while she looks like a queen, not a servant.

“That’s what happened and there hasn’t been a day where I haven’t found time to put on my glamorous face makeup, put on false lashes, get my nails done and dress up.

“Makeup has always been my go-to and having a baby is a once or twice in a lifetime experience. I want to look great as I welcome my first child.

“I realize people will troll me and enjoy when they read this story, but I don’t care because my advice makes sense.

“I also know some moms in baby groups who can get upset if you look good and dress well. I stand my ground and complain when I feel unwelcome because of my appearance. You should not be criticized if you dress loosely. I dress to feel good. Mothers should judge the same. I accept everyone.

“I can’t believe how bad some can be and I want to learn from my experience.”

She said anyone trolling her was ‘ruining a fight’.

She said: ‘It’s wrong to embarrass a new mother about how she looks or to choose her look during childbirth.

“Some moms have a soundtrack, others want a room filled with flowers or special lighting. I want a full makeup and makeup kit nearby when I have my son. “

However, the birth was not without stress.

She said: ‘I was worried my weave would slip or lose my false lashes but in the end they just didn’t move.

“It’s the real test of makeup. I recommend Revolution for Labor”.

VIEW RAVEN’S HOSPITAL

  • Hair curling machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Hairclip
  • Mask (cosmetic)
  • Hairdryer
  • establish
  • Rim
  • Concealer
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow (Nars, Maybelline and Revolution)
  • Cleaning kit
  • Highlighter
  • Add stick on nails, various colors
  • Fake eyelashes
  • High heels to wear at home
  • Special clothes after giving birth
  • Outfits for two weeks.

And after Remington arrives, she takes a nap before showering, changing into her postpartum outfit — a new River Island glorified cardigan and Misguided leggings and makeup — and redoing her makeover.

“I want to make sure I look great after he wakes up,” she said. “I feel like Kate Middleton – she looked so radiant as she left the hospital after giving birth.

“This photo of me and Remington a few hours after I gave birth as I put my makeup back on and get dressed is one of my favorites.

“Some mothers in the hospital looked at me with evil eyes while the nurses complimented me on my postpartum radiance.

“But a few moms asked to borrow my lashes and mascara. I think they were inspired by me.”

Even now Raven won’t let the standards slip.

“I never leave the house or even leave the crates without my aura,” she said.

“I even learned how to breastfeed while putting on makeup. Now I wake up at 4am every day to feed Remington its first time.

“While he slept, I took a shower and did a full face, including false lashes, contouring, and choosing my outfit for the day.

“Remington has breakfast Monday and then we’re ready to go to the park or the moms’ group.”

Raven admits she looks uncomfortable and is mocked for being too sexy. “People think I’m silly or a threat,” she said. “But I would never appear in the teenage playgroup and the runners. However, I do not judge mothers who do so. “

Raven says her daily makeup and beauty routine means she gets less sleep but is important to her self-esteem. “My son is my focus and if I have to get up half an hour earlier, I do,” she said. “The effort has helped me deal with the stress of being a single mother. I spend around £30 a month on makeup and that’s usually Poundland sets, bargains I find online, eBay and samples.

“I still make time to do my nails and do my eyebrows. It’s mummy time, and Remington sleeps soundly while that happens.

“If people don’t like it, they can go bankrupt.”

Raven with her son, Remington, says she usually wakes up earlier when she needs a full make-up

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Raven with her son, Remington, says she usually wakes up earlier when she needs a full make-upCredits: Raven Dixon-Biggs
Raven admits she looks uncomfortable because she's too sexy but says moms should support each other

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Raven admits she looks uncomfortable because she’s too sexy but says moms should support each otherCredits: Raven Dixon-Biggs

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