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

6 ways to use olive oil in your beauty routine

I've always been big on beauty DIY remedies. I've done it all from conditioning my hair with coconut oil, slathering my face in oatmeal and honey (to fight acne) and I also make a killer brown sugar foot scrub. But one beneficial ingredient I've never used enough is olive oil. It just always seemed so greasy to me. That is until a friend of mine convinced me to use it as a makeup remover!

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Gaby Espino's plastic surgery transformation through the years

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Gaby Espino is hands down one of the most beautiful telenovela actresses today. The Venezuelan actress is stunning and has one hell of a body. But was she just blessed with amazing genes or did she have a little help from plastic surgery? I don't know, but Gaby definitely does look different from her earlier days. Her nose looks thinner and her butt has gotten bigger. What's the real deal?

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Restore dry, damaged hair with this all-natural avocado hair mask

I've had my fair share of ups and downs this year, but as vain as this might sound, one of the most upsetting problems has been my hair. I'm not exaggerating when I say my hair has been to hell and back. Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little. It's not like my hair fell out or anything, but it's definitely been through a lot. All the heat-styling gave me such severe heat-damage that I literally lost my natural curl pattern. I recently had to chop it all off and now I'm doing everything in my power to bring it back to health. And ones of those things is creating my own DIY protein hair mask!

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5 Ways to remove facial hair that won't give you a 5 o'clock shadow

Hair removal is a pretty annoying thing, especially for us women. But what's even more annoying is facial hair. I don't struggle with upper lip hair or anything but I do have  naturally thick brows that grow faster than you could ever imagine. And I've recently started noticing this one hair growing on my chin that's been seriously freaking me out. I can't decide whether I should pluck it out with a tweezer or just shave if off. What's really the best way to deal with facial hair?

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4 Ways to get a butt like Evelyn Lozada's after pregnancy

Is it me or did Evelyn Lozada quickly bounce back after pregnancy? It's only been about 6 months since she gave birth to her son, Carl Leo Crawford and she looks AMAZING! She hasn't been afraid to show it off either. In fact, she recently posted some pictures to Instagram flaunting her sexy post-baby body and you have to see this woman's butt!

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