About the Queen

What's currently going on in my life:
I just moved back to Michigan from my wonderful and successful 3 month internship in New York City.  I will be starting my crazily insane schedule in just a couple of weeks and then I'm not going to have a life again! Updated 8-17

If you would like to contact me,
follow me on Twitter, or send an e-mail to SamBankey@gmail.com. I would love to answer any questions, hear any suggestions, and take any requests you may have!

Why BeYOUty Queen?

Why did I choose the name BeYOUty Queen... It's a question that I feel people ask (or, at least WANT to ask) me often.

Being beautiful isn't about how you are supposed to look or supposed to be like. It's about expressing yourself and who you are as an individual and what makes you feel good. You don't have to fall into the standard and the norms of those around you to feel like you fit in - to me, being yourself and doing the things you want to do is what makes you who you are - your beYOUtiful, unique self. If you don't want to wear a ton of makeup, you don't have to. If you feel just fine in a t-shirt and jeans with no makeup on, you go, girl. More power to you.

Whatever you do in life, don't let others influence you to make you feel like they are better than you, prettier than you... If I have learned anything at all, it's that I am who I am, and there's no changing that. I wish I had darker eyebrows, I wish I was taller, I wish my boobs were bigger and my ears were smaller, but those are the things that I can't change (unless I spend a few grand to go under the knife, but that's besides the point). Who I am, what I love, is fashion and beauty. I'm fascinated with makeup and the runway, and all things in between. I mean, I chose my career choice because of the influence that Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad portrayed in The Hills and The City. For a long time, I was scared to tell people how into makeup I was, and was nervous to let others see me watching a makeup tutorial on YouTube. I was scared to step out of the box and wear things out of the norm. But, I have learned one of the most important lessons a young woman could possibly learn:

Being you is what makes you beyoutiful.

In the words of Dr. Suess:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Stay you, all you undercover fashionistas.

Have a beyoutiful day!