Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Giveaway

Queen B and Me has partnered with Lucky Face Threads to give away a ROYAL Trucker Hat in this Spring Giveaway!
Prizes
-Tee Tree Shaping Cream
-Navy and Gold Bead Bunch Necklace
-Gray Striped Peplum
-Stila Shadow Palette
-Coral Bib Necklace and Earrings
-Indie Dry Shampoo

All of our fabulous Vendors

Ends April 21st!

Sunday, April 6, 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!
 I really tried to lay this out as easy as possible.
I used MAC Makeup for everything except the mascara.
Don't feel like you need to go out and buy all these colors at MAC,
there are comparable colors at the supermarket that will cost much less.
STEP 1. +Wash your hands+ Use your finger {with light pressure} to apply your base color all over lid, which will highlight your brow bone, and inner corner of eye.
STEP 2. Use your finger to apply a gold color on inner eyelid. 
STEP 3. Use your finger to apply a light green shade, right next to the gold, so they blend into one another.
STEP 4. Use your finger or a brush to apply a slightly darker green shade in a small C-shape so in blends into the lighter green, and rounds on top of it a bit.
STEP 5. Use a blending brush to apply your darkest green shade in your outer corner and blend up into crease in a big C shape. Bring the color thru the crease until in meets the gold color.
STEP 6. Use a blending brush and blend blend blend! You don't want hard lines, especially with dark colors! 
STEP 7. Eyeliner! This can be tricky, especially depending on what you are use to. I will be doing an eyeliner video soon to demonstrate the many different techniques and brands. However for this look I used a gel liner with an angled eyeliner brush. It gives a nice smooth, dark line.
Start at the outer corner with the brush turned up slightly to create the 'wing'... You can extend it as far as you are comfortable.. Continue carefully extending the line to the inner corner, letting the line get thinner and thinner.
If you want to apply to the bottom lashes, use the same technique.
STEP 8. Mascara! I love SO many brands, and I will share them all with you later.. But for this look I used L'OREAL LASH OUT BUTTERFLY.. and BONUS it's under $10 at the supermarket!!!! I use an eyelash curler, then I apply the mascara starting at the base of the lashes, moving the brush side to side slightly as I pull it up through the lashes. I recommend 3 to 4 coats... Or until you reach the coverage you desire.
STEP 9. Use an angled blush brush and apply blush on apples of cheeks, concentrate most of the color there, but blend it up into temples and down onto cheek as well.
Finish off with your favorite lipstick or gloss.

I have a tutorial for lips I am working on that I will share later this week.


Don't mind my red eyes, I was up all night with my sweet baby...
If you have any questions/Suggestions.. please let me know on here, FB or Insta!
THANKS!!!
XOXO

Tuesday, January 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

Wednesday, October 2, 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!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Creative Summer Savings

My Parents surprised us this year and told us they were taking our family to 
Disneyland this Fall!
WOOOHOOOO! 
I haven't been since I was 17, and my hubs and kids have NEVER been!

Well it's come to this! Trying to come up with silly ways to sock away some extra change so we can have spending money!

I have to say that the naughty words jar was my daughters idea! LOL she cracks me up!
She wanted to go BUY jars to put the money in.. ahem, NO! We are trying to SAVE money babe!
And the girl has at least 20 piggy banks.. but no, we couldn't use those..
SO we got creative! Good thing I hang on to random things once in a while....





SO the naughty words jar is for negative words too!
.25 cents for negativity and $1.00 for profanity {my hubs is going to go broke! HA HA}


I included my daughters chore chart so you have an example
Some chores are everyday and some are once a week.
P.S. She's 7


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I have an announcement!

We adopted a baby!!!!!!

We have been SO consumed with his arrival and with him in general, that I haven't even thought twice about my poor little lonely bloggeroo! 

So here I am! I didn't disappear! 
I have had newborn on the brain, and it's been wonderful!!

I still can't believe we are a family of 4!

I post on instagram nearly everyday, so if you want to, come find me there! @andreaqueenb or HERE

Don't fret though, I have a few fun things up my sleeves!!
**COMING SOON**