“Do you get spray tans? If so, where?”
I love a spray tan! I go to Shelly at No Lines Tanning– you can find her on Instagram at: @nolinestanning ! When I’m in a pinch and need color quick, I have a great at self-tanner routine HERE.
“Where do you get your eye lash extensions done?”
I see Jennifer at Savvy Salon and Spa in Lexington! You can find them on Instagram at: @lashesbyjennifer_lex and @savvy.salon.and.spa
“What kind of extensions do you have? Where do you go?”
I have had Natural Beaded Rows since May 2018. I go to the wizard herself– Diana at Mane Alley in New Albany, Indiana. I have a full post of my experience with extensions HERE.
“Where did you go to college, what did you study and were you in a sorority?”
I went to the University of Kentucky. Yes, I know I went to college in the same town I grew up in and I really tried to want to go out of state for college… But I grew up a UK fan and everywhere I visited just didn’t seem to hold up to what I was used to. I must say, if you live in the same town as an awesome university then stay; it’s a totally different experience than high school and I don’t regret it one bit. I have my B.S. in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles. And yes, I was a TriDelt.
“How tall are you?”
I think I’m about 5’3 these days.
“What type of skin do you have? Routine?”
I have super dry/sensitive skin– I did a full post on my routine HERE:
“How do you curl your hair?”
I use the T3 curling wand and its been life changing. I tried a wand back in college and it was a failure, it was the kind that got smaller at the end and made me look very 80s and nothing at all like I’d hoped. I’m talking burnt finger tips, fuzzy curls… total mess. But once I found the right tool (this isn’t sponsored, promise) it was like magic. Just a disclaimer before I provide the tips, I am in NO WAY a professional – I’ve just found a method that works for my locks. You can read the full post HERE.
“What is your dog and how old is he/she?”
Ahhh my favorite thing ever is to talk about my sweet baby boy. Bowman is a 4 year old full bred labrador retriever, but he’s just a nugget. We had no idea he would be such a tiny tyke but I am so thrilled with it. He’s about 41lbs soaking wet and forever my baby. Y’all we spoon all night long. If you’re in the market for a pup and nearby (he’s from a breeder in Indiana), holla at me.
“What do you say to your hair dresser for your color?”
Oh gosh, the most tough question out there. You can read posts about my hair color + care HERE and my extensions HERE. But just quickly, my hair and I have a love/hate relationship – I love to do stuff to it, it ends up hating me. I’ve had really long hair my entire life, when I was younger I would accidentally sit on it all the time. My mom never let anyone cut it, only a “light trim”. So, when I was in high school it was the bleach your hair til it falls our era… and well, I pretty much did that. Anywho, I finally came to my senses and after a couple years of watching my color and avoiding heat on my hair when possible (i.e. never blow drying it) I finally got it healthy again and ventured into the color it is now. This is technically I think what you’d call “platinum balayage melt with olaplaex” even though the word platinum still sends me back to the high school days of fried ends. I think the biggest trick that I did so that the color isn’t so drastic is that I had the lighter color placed around my face still.
“What does OTTE mean?”
OTTE is just the middle of my maiden name, pOTTEr. Get it? I thought it was clever in the beginning, but it has actually been a handful trying to explain it and pronounce it for people! I have gotten some pretty hilarious tries at it, including: “ot-tay”, “ot-tee”, “oat”… and while I enjoy watching people try, its much simpler than that: otte – rhymes with “pot” … and “hot” … and “cot” … okay, done with nursery rhyming my name.