2.02.2015

Fun with Tulips by Andrea Queen B

 Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and although they look amazing by themselves
I thought I'd have a little fun with them and add in some Lepto {Leptospermum}
The only drawbacks about Tulips I have are, that they just don't last :(
They are a bit pricey for having such a short life span.
Easy at-home flower arrangement
Can you tell I love Black, White and Hot Pink!?
Don't be afraid to add another color or texture in with your tulips..

..or they always look incredible all by themselves!
 Come join my party on instagram.. I blog here, but I micro-blog almost everyday there! 
Plus, I am always giving random stuff away, and chances of winning are always good!

Photos taken by: Sarah Anderson

9.29.2014

Brave and Beautiful - Share your Light!

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "
Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.
Me along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag - #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat's attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!
Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!
I am all for the hot pink lips, anytime, anywhere! ow ow

Stripped bare, no makeup, no jewels, no shoes..
and I am still me, beautiful me.
Let's face it, I like to wear makeup! I mean for heavens sake I have been obsessed with makeup since I could talk, and trained professionally in makeup artistry for over 15 years!
I love to enhance a woman's (or my own) natural beauty with makeup, but we don't NEED it.
Society tells us we do, but we don't!
I am very lucky to have a husband who tells me that when I am in sweats, and no makeup.. it's his favorite. .. cue the AWE's  ;)

I have found that is is SO important to approve of yourself, love yourself, respect yourself, and be downright kind to yourself. 
Look in the Mirror and tell yourself you LOVE you!
Seriously! YOU are the BOMBDIGGITY!!!
Look no further than yourself for everything you have ever wanted in this life.
Happiness, success, health, and wealth are all a state of mind.. and you are the only one in control of your thoughts... So make them good ones!!
XOXOXOXOXO

7.22.2014

Favorite Lip Color Combinations

Hello LOOVVVERRSSSSS!

Boy, I have missed my readers!
 It's a darn good thing Pinterest keeps giving my site high traffic rates!
{Thank you Pinterest!}


I thought I would jump in and share my 2 favorite Lip Color Combos!

I got these first two at ULTA!
YOU.ARE.WELCOME.

oh and P.S. The Lip Injection is pretty powerful, so don't cake it on your lips OUCH!

 These two were purchased at a MAC counter {that's pretty obvious I guess}
Have fun playing with your makeup, start mixing what you already have!
 I bet you come up with some dynamite colors!!
XOXO

4.06.2014

Makeup Tutorial by Andrea Queen B ~Yellow and Green~

Those of you who know me well, know that I wear MANY hats!! LOL
One of which is Makeup Artist/Stylist!
I have been in the makeup and beauty industry professionally for over 15 years, 
and I LOVE IT!
It is one more way that I get to CREATE!
I have prepared this tutorial for you by the request of many.. 
I hope it is helpful, and I am already working on more!

1.21.2014

OCG's TOP 50 Home Design Blogs


Ottowa General Contractors in Ottowa Ontario Canada 
compiled a list of their 
TOP 50 DIY Home Design Blogs and 
Queen B and Me made the cut!!!

Here's what they had to say:
"Queen B and Me shows the adventures of Andrea and her husband undertaking and offering tips on various DIY jobs around the house. Her posts offer a good price point and work involved with different DIY projects as well as showing pictures as their projects go on.
The project of Queen B and Me that caught my eye was “How to Refinish Hardwood Floors“. Their guide shows pictures every step of the way and the hard work involved when refinishing hardwood floors. They did a great job, and the finished product looks perfect."

WOW!! Thanks for the compliments!!
We are listed among some pretty awesome DIY sites
Go check out the list HERE

You can learn how to refinish hardwood floors yourself HERE

Come party with me on instagram where I share beauty almost everyday!
@andreaqueenb

10.02.2013

My Craft Channel Episode all about ARROWS!!

Do you watch MyCraftChannel.com? If not, you should! 
There are SO many awesome videos, that will inspire you like crazy!!

I have had the opportunity to go and film a few, and here is my latest one, with the amazing
  Lori Allred.. all about ARROWS! 

                        

Lori and I always have loads of fun together, and you should watch her other episodes, 
she has lots of great projects to share!


Crazy things happen when you least expect it, right!!?  Because of this little arrow onesie... I started a clothing line called Lucky Face Threads! And yes, I have an ARROW SHIRT!!!