My First Photoshoot of the Year with iN11VIEWS

Happy Thursday!!! I had the pleasure of shooting with photographer Tenneal of in11Views. Below is the tea on in11Views. Journaling dope women in action + in view. A natural light, portrait-focused photography company, based in Maryland (Washington DC area), chronicling women I admire and those on which I seek to shine a light.  I capture special moments, including home ...

Be Vocal: 5 Tips to Stand Up For Yourself

Happy Motivation Monday! You can read last week's Motivation Monday post here. Today I am sharing tips on how to be vocal and stand up for yourself. I've learned from personal experience that people only look out for themselves. Many adults do not treat people as they would like to be treated. We teach children to do that ...

London’s Beautii Accessories

Happy Friday! Today's Tales of An Accessories Addict feature is London's Beautii Accessories. I'm sharing below the beautiful pieces from this online accessories store! Beads Gold Set Beads White Set Beads Beaded Crowns https://www.instagram.com/p/BPs8slJDvzB/?taken-by=londonsbeautiiaccessories Cowrie Shells from Ghana Loc Cuffs https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdDST0Dq-Y/?taken-by=londonsbeautiiaccessories https://www.instagram.com/p/BPVl42eF5wK/?taken-by=londonsbeautiiaccessories https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-NlcsjWqw/?taken-by=londonsbeautiiaccessories https://www.instagram.com/p/BO5EAXGDtM7/?taken-by=londonsbeautiiaccessories https://www.instagram.com/p/BPqDiIijSJJ/?taken-by=londonsbeautii Photo Credit: @in11views London's Beautii Accessories Instagram Email: londonsbeautii@gmail.com All hairstyles and pieces done by @LondonsBeautii! Thanks for reading! ~Amma Mama

6 tips on Practicing Self-Love

Happy Motivation Monday! Practicing self-love is an ongoing process for many (including myself). It consists of being kind to yourself and loving yourself unconditionally, flaws and all. It’s difficult to love others when you don’t love yourself. In today's post, I am sharing six tips below on how to practice self-love. Be kind to yourself. Cut out ...

The Black Love Experience 2017- BE THERE!

Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! Today's post is all about the #BlackLoveExperience aka #BlackLoveDC. This glorious event takes place every February and is a Nubian Hueman Boutique production. I attended and worked this event February 2015 (peep my throwback pic below). My full recap with more pictures can be found here. Black Love Experience 2015 part ...

The Black Love Experience (Press Release)

Omolayo Nkem Ojo Marketing & Press Manager     The Black Love Experience is back to celebrate the Washington DC area creative community through expressions of love and the arts.   “To call it a party, pop-up, concert, or gathering of any kind would be an understatement”     Washington, DC (January 4, 2016) - One of the largest gatherings of Black artists and ...

FreeTress Water Wave vs. FreeTress Wand Curl

Happy Monday! As you can read from the title, I tried out two different types of crochet hair from the FreeTress brand. I am sharing the pros and cons of each hair as well as which one I prefer. FreeTress Wand Curl https://www.instagram.com/p/BL3TZXZjlNC/?taken-by=allthingsammamama I purchased this hair from a beauty supply store in Bowie, Maryland (I don't remember the ...

5 Reasons You Must See Brandy LIVE

Happy Tuesday! I had the PLEASURE of seeing my childhood IDOL Brandy live the day before my birthday!!! As a little black girl growing up in the 90s, Brandy was my everything. I wrote her a letter, I never missed an episode of Moesha, I had all of her CDs (thanks to my brother Kofi who ...

Birthday Dinner at Swahili Village

Happy Monday! How convenient that this post would fall on  Kenya's Independence Day which I had no idea was today until this morning while scrolling my Instagram timeline. HAPPY Independence Day Kenya! Anywho, my bestie (pictured below) and I celebrated her 29th birthday at Swahili Village in Beltsville, Maryland. My bestie wanted to dine there and since ...

NEW video: #AmmaMamaHair-Natural Hairspiration 2016!

Happy Thursday! I've uploaded a new YouTube video on my channel sharing all my beautiful hairstyles that I've rocked this year. 2016 was a great year (hair wise). My natural hair has flourished, thanks to my protective styles and my hairstylist London's Beautii. Within this last year, I've learned to LOVE and truly appreciate my natural ...