Johanna Ferreira

I'm the Beauty and Fashion Staff Writer at MamásLatinas and a proud Dominicana! I was born and raised in Queens, New York and have hopes of one day moving to Manhattan. Obsessed with all things beauty and fashion, you'll normally find me either trying on a new lipstick, experimenting with DIY beauty remedies or bargain shopping. I graduated from Baruch College with a Journalism major and English Literature Minor in 2009, and have interned at various magazines like SELF, Latina, Popular Science and InStyle.

I know I'm Latina when...

I find myself eating platanos or bananas with every meal!

Johanna's Latest Posts

10 Sexy ways to wear a ponytail


I've never been much of a ponytail girl. I'd normally reserve them for bad-hair days or working out at the gym. But lately I've been noticing more and more celebs bringing back the retro style. And I'm not talking about the boring, plain-Jane ponies we all grew up wearing. These ponytails are sleek, sexy and perfect for a day at the office or a night out on the town. I've never seen so much ponytail praise in my life but you know what? I'm all about it!

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10 Surprising uses for lip balm this winter


If there's one beauty product I can't live without is lip balm. In fact, I have a pretty chronic case of chapped lips. Embarrassing--I know! But before you get all grossed out and judge-y, I'd like to let you in on a little something' something.' As dry-prone as my pout may be, not a soul can tell.  Why? Well, because I apply lip balm like it's my job--no joke! Before my lips even have a second to absorb the formula I'm already reapplying. Oh, and that's not the only place where I apply it. This beauty basic soothes and smooths a lot more of my body parts if you catch my drift. Get your mind out of the gutter and find out what I mean!

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Moms hate woman who lost 34 lbs. after pregnancy, call her 'gross'

Why are moms always hating on other moms? Sally Brouwer is a mother from Brisbane, Australia who managed to lose 34 pounds worth of pregnancy weight all due to hard work and exercise. In fact, the woman looks so amazing you'd never guess she's had kids. But along with her amazing new body, come a ton of haters who just can't handle her transformation. Wait until you see her before and after pictures!

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4 Easy steps to contouring your face in minutes


If you weren't born with defined cheek bones like Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez--don't stress it! Chances are they weren't either and I'm not talking about plastic surgery. A little contouring and highlighting can go a very long way girl. Sure, it might seem scary and super complicated to do but it's actually a lot simpler than you'd think. In fact, I got a few amazing tips from celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez (she's works with stars like Beyonce and Zoe Saldana) who hooked me up with some AMAZING tips!

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Listen to Kim Kardashian read super graphic passage from Fifty Shades of Grey


I don't know about you, but I've seen more than enough of Kim Kardashian lately--big bare butt and all! I'm sure you already saw how she tried to "break the internet" with that naked photo shoot for Paper magazine, where she showed everything from her ass, boobs to yes, even her vagina. Seriously, what is this girl going to break next? There's not much left for her to do (or show) now, right? Well, apparently she's trying to break the radio too. The The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star recently visited 92.9, a radio station in Perth, Australia where she agreed to recite an erotic excerpt from E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. Wait until you hear this nonsense!

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