What does the most beautiful woman in the world do before giving birth? Beyonce told People magazine that she treated herself to a few beauty routines right around her due date. The singer wanted to look nice when she first met her daughter and admitted that pampering herself was one way to do it.
So, just what exactly did Beyonce's pre-delivery glam session consist of? Check it:
I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss.
Queen B went on to explain that, in the end, none of that really mattered. She says she didn't feel beautiful while giving birth, but she didn't really care about how she looked, either. Beyonce was quick to realize that it was less about BeyBey and more about the babay.
No matter how pregnant women try and put their best, pedicured foot forward for delivery, there's no amount of lip gloss, waterproof mascara, or nail polish that can make expelling a human from your loins look pretty. But like Beyonce says, who cares? As soon as that little bundle of joy appears, all your superficial self-conscious concerns go right out the hospital window.
That said, there's nothing wrong with trying to psych yourself up for delivery with a beauty routine. I can totally understand why women want to try and feel fresh, clean, and lovely when they really feel fat, gross, and exhausted. Beauty products are there for that exact reason, a confidence boost, and there's probably no more important time to be on your A game than in the maternity ward. All expectant mothers should pamper themselves like a real diva before delivery -- we need all the help we can get when push comes to, well, push.
After hearing what Beyonce went through, I'll admit that I'm curious to hear how Jessica Simpson's delivery went. I know she wanted to give birth in a leopard print gown or something -- wonder if she was able to pull that off. Growl.
Did you try and beautify yourself before delivery?
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