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

Thanksgiving inspired mani in 5 easy steps

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With Thanksgiving only a day away I'm already overwhelmed with the zillion and five things I need to do. Between the cooking and all the hosting, it's easy to forget to find time to get yourself pretty and polished. So to keep myself in good spirits I've decided to give myself a super-adorable fall-inspired manicure. This autumn leaves nail art look from Jin Soon Choi looks pretty darn appropriate to me. And it's actually a lot easier to nail (pun intended) than you'd think!

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6 Reasons to stop straightening your daughter's hair

If you look at pictures of me when I was a little girl you'd think I was born with naturally straight hair. That's because for every special occasion worth taking a picture for, mami would blow out my hair straight. So even though I wore my hair curly most of the time, you'd never know based on my photo albums. This is where my battle against curls and my obsession with $20 Dominican blowouts began!

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10 Styles to avoid if you want to look thinner

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The crop top, high-waisted trend has obviously become Kim Kardashian's signature look. She's worn so many variations of this style and yet owns it every single time. You have to give the girl credit where credit is due. Kim knows how to rock clothes that flatter her figure--most of the time at least! But I have to admit, that black long-sleeved crop top paired with those Alexander McQueen pants she wore for her Fleur Fatale fragrance event wasn't doing it for me. If anything it made her look at a lot wider in the waist area. Not a good call Kim!

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Halle Berry sues ex over straightening daughter's hair & I get it

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It looks like actress Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry are feuding again but this time it's not about how much child support she supposedly owes him. No, it's all over their 6-year-old daughter, Nahla's hair. Trust me—it's a lot more serious than you'd think!

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10 New dark nail polishes you should try this season

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I'm currently having a moody nail polish moment and trust me--I don't mean that in a bad way! The colder weather has me wanting to sport a deep, dark manicure and no, I'm not talking black. The nail polish colors trending right now are so much better than that! From emerald gray to peacock teal--even deep violet--there's sure to be a shade that will keep you stylish this season!

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