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

7 Signs you're in an emotionally abusive relationship

Jennifer Lopez may seem to have it all but her life has been far from perfect, especially when it comes to men. You'd think a woman as gorgeous and successful as she is would have no problems in the love department but that hasn't been the case. In fact, Jennifer even opened up in her new memoir True Love, about her failed relationships. And for the very first time she shared a surprising admission about an ex who apparently was very abusive. Wait, what? Is J.Lo really a victim of domestic abuse?

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8 Celebrities who refuse to wear bras


Can someone please pass Kim Kardashian a bra? She's been walking around braless this entire season and it's NOT okay! The reality star made an appearance earlier this week at a tech conference in San Francisco wearing a skin-tight, white pencil skirt paired with a matching turtleneck that was just as tight and pretty see-through too. This thing was so transparent--let's just that you could definitely tell she wasn't wearing a bra! Um, what was she thinking?

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Fashion fail: Jennifer Lopez looks crazy in this horrible pant suit

Jennifer Lopez is known for pretty much being able to pull off any look. But that outfit she was spotted wearing at the Orpheum Theater to judge American Idol's Hollywood Week was NOT working for her. The Bronx diva had on a grass green two-piece that just made absolutely no sense to me. It was literally a cropped blazer with matching trousers that had a really awkward fit. The only thing I liked were those black suede Christian Louboutin cutout booties she accessorized with. You're going to freak when you see the whole look!

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5 Beauty benefits of pumpkin seed oil you never knew about

Being a beauty junkie and health conscious woman, I pride myself on using beauty products that aren't just effective but made from good and natural ingredients. My friends joke that I use more food than creams, serums or conditioners in my beauty routine and they're so right. Take a look at my vanity table and you'll find everything from coconut oil, argan oil, rosemary oil, almond oil--basically everything oil! But there's a new ingredient that's grabbing my attention this season and coincidentally enough, it's one of the most fall-centric foods out there. No chica, I'm not talking apples. I'm referring to pumpkin seed oil!

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Alejandro Chaban's 6 simple tips for losing weight fast


Chica, have you noticed how slim and fabulous Chiquis Rivera has been looking these days? She's been showing off an hourglass figure that sort of reminds me of Sofia Vergara's famous bod. Well guess what, that's no coincidence. Both of these lovely ladies have been getting a little help from celebrity nutritionist and weight loss expert, Alejandro Chaban. In fact, he's the genius behind Chiquis' 30-pound weight drop. So what exactly is this man's secret? How does he get these gorgeous Latinas looking so good?

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