I believe in living what you love, slaying your day & mastering personal style.
Who is Mattie?
I'm Chris' wife and Maizah's mom. I'm also Maya's sister and Matt & Jatu's daughter. But most importantly, I'm myself. A girl who decided to take a chance on herself and live what she loves. I was going to give a fancy, smancy bio talking about all the "incredible" accomplishments I've made as a blogger, but I'll tell you my real story first.
In 2010, I won Miss Liberia USA & was a newlywed. I had a lot more eyes on me and figured starting Mattieologie.com would be smart. The thing was, I had no idea what I was doing. But I kept going, and eventually figured it out. I started out poorly covering celebrity style and then transitioned into poorly doing outfit posts. I did all this while working a 9 to 5. Hey, no one starts out great making loads of money from blogging.
After learning from a slew of mistakes and taking advantage of awesome opportunities working with brands like Macy's, Cotton, Victoria's Secret, H&M and more plus being featured in/on BuzzFeed, GLAMOUR, Black Enterprise, Southern Living & more I realized how to make this my full time job.
About The Team
I certainly cannot pull off daily content plus newsletters & videos all on my own. Meet the Mattieologie team, here.
Personal Style Posts
Because I'm so passionate about style blogging, I try my best to post an outfit post daily. Consistency makes the experience here for you as the reader more fulfilling and I try my best to ensure I'm giving you great content. Of course, I don't post about my clothes & accessories to show off but instead to be inspiration for your next outfit whether you're going to school, work, a first date or even out for your birthday.
Looking good isn't self importance. It's self respect. - Charles Hix
You'll notice in style posts, that I usually link to what I'm wearing. Majority of the time, that link is an affiliate link with one of my partners meaning I will receive a commission if you purchase the item. If a post is sponsored, I am very transparent and will include a disclosure at the beginning or end of a post. However, even when it comes to sponsors and partnerships, I only work with brands I like and respect and that I know YOU will, too.
Beauty Posts + Videos
Maybe it was because my mom has always worked for a cosmetics company since she's lived in this country, but I really like make up. More importantly, I'm into skin care and maintaining a regimen that makes me feel beautiful. Here on the blog, I usually share beauty content in the ways:
- List or round up: I love listing out the many ways I've been able to accomplish some beauty feat. Just because you read my blog doesn't mean we have the same skin or hair type so lists give variety.
- Review: In the case you were thinking about getting a certain product, my addiction to Sephora and honesty hopefully gives you an idea about the new lipstick/concealer/mascara/etc you were thinking about buying.
- Video: whether it's a tutorial or my monthly favorites, talking bout beauty topics in video format is lots of fun for me and you guys interact like no other on YouTube.
Videos are a lot of fun to consume, but they are a lot of work to execute. As the blog grows, we're looking to produce more content for you that's stellar and fits perfectly here in the Mattieologie space.
Life Tips & Posts
I love my privacy but I love to share tidbits of my experience as a wife and mom. I usually do that through photos and a candid post. While I love sharing those, it's important to me that really special moments have a level of discretion.
I also love being an open book when I discover a strategy or tool that has help my business as an influencer and content creator. You'll notice that as much as I discuss style, I'll discuss how to maximize your social media & blog content as an influencer.
If you ever meet me, you'll learn that I'm a talker in the first 60 seconds of our encounter. I decided to put that good use and started two podcasts.
Mattie & Chris: A (sometimes) weekly podcast I host with Hubs where we discuss pop culture, current events & the happenings of our life.
Mattieologie: A (sometimes) daily podcast where I give a short yet detailed description on how to achieve something related to blogging, branding or business.
Mattieologie contains paid sponsored posts and some contextual affiliate links. An affiliate link means that I receive commission on sales of the products that are linked to in my posts. So if you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a commission from that purchase. I also work with affiliate links, on occasion, on my Instagram and Pinterest pages. The content of my posts or pins are all items, things, and experiences I genuinely like and will only work with affiliates that fit my aesthetic and brand.
Any products which have been gifted or provided gratis to Mattieologie for review is noted with an italicized disclaimer or c/o (courtesy of) within the post and are only posted if a good fit for the Mattieologie brand and aesthetic. Any sponsored giveaways or posts will be noted as such.
All layouts on this blog are created solely for Mattieologie. I enjoy sharing information and love when others enjoy my finds enough to post the links on their own sites. However, I ask that you do not use my exact layouts or designs without permission or without noting its origins on your post. All photos by and for Mattieologie must also be credited and linked to the original post.
Any comments which are deemed inappropriate - including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post - will be deleted. Keep it cute or put it on mute.
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