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

The 11 best fajas that will help you tone your post-baby tummy


I have to admit, when I first heard that Jessica Alba wore a double corset for three months straight to flatten her post-pregnancy belly, I really wasn't surprised at all. Latinas have been using this trick for years and it seems like now is when everyone is catching on, including shapewear brands that are designing girdles especially for women who want to get their pre-pregnancy bods back. The difference is the shapewear from today is WAY more comfortable than the ones our mamás and abuelitas used to wear back in the day. So if you're looking to lose that tummy, I might just have the perfect solution. Check out a few of these 11 tummy-flattening fajas that will snap you back into shape in no time!

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10 Latina celebs with REALLY bad plastic surgery


I've seen some pretty bad plastic surgery in my lifetime, but nothing quite as scary as Elsa Patton from Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of Miami. I don't want to be mean or anything, but look how crazy this poor woman's face looks. The sad thing is, she was actually a very good looking Cuban woman when she was younger. Unfortunately, she's just one of many Latina celebs who look like they've butchered their looks all because of plastic surgery.

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11 Easy ways to make your boobs look perkier

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Every woman wants to enjoy firm, youthful and perky breasts. But let's face it, our boobs aren't exactly the same as they were when we were younger. Weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy and simply aging can take a toll on your bust, causing it to lose perkiness and begin to sag. Fortunately, there are solutions to help firm up a sagging bust regardless of your age or size. Check out a few of these breast-lifting tricks and tips that will help give your breast and confidence an instant boost--no surgery necessary!

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Donkey milk for your skin + 10 other weird things women do for beauty


It's astonishing that kinds of things us women are willing to do just for the sake of gorgeous hair and good skin. And I'm not talking Botox or laser-hair removal. I'm referring to a new Korean skin-care routine that's become increasing popular; it's--wait for it--donkey milk! That's right, donkey milk. How strange is that? But apparently this stuff is known for leaving skin super smooth, soothing and gentle--perfect for sensitive skin! And it's not the only weird beauty trend women are trying these days!

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Thalia's 15 weirdest Instagram moments


I never realized how much of a jokester Thalia was until I started skimming through her Instagram page. The girl has a serious sense of humor. Most of the photos she posts are memes with her face added to it or just her poking fun at herself. Oh like that time she took a picture with a jar filled with ribs in a funny effort to address that plastic surgery rumor that she had her ribs removed to look slimmer. Crazy, right? This girl cracks me up!

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