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

Virgin loses 308 lbs & finds love

Hazel Dyson was just about to give hope of ever having a boyfriend before she finally found the motivation she needed to turn her life around. The formerly obese virgin weighed 308 pounds and had never been in love before. She claims that men were disgusted by her large figure and her biggest fear was hitting 30 without ever having experienced true love. So she made some drastic diet changes, lost 168 pounds and now at 27 looks better than ever. You have to see her now!

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5 Shocking ways petroleum jelly can make you look instantly younger

While vacationing in Paradise Island, Bahamas I met this amazingly gorgeous 39-year-old Bahamian woman. She was slim, in perfect shape with a flawless complexion that didn't even show the slightest signs of aging. I'm talking no wrinkles, fine lines or even blemishes. What was this woman's secret to looking so young? I just needed to know. Was she drinking insane amounts of water or using the most amazing skincare products known to woman? Nope, she was using plain ol' petroleum jelly, like the popular Vaseline. And no, I'm not joking!

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7 Fall fashion trends perfect for plus sizes

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Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. Not only do I love the cooler weather but I get excited at the thought of buying new clothes. Best part is, this season's fashion trends don't just work for the runway, they actually look good on all body types--especially those of us with curves! It's all about classic dresses (with cleverly placed panels and seams), dark florals, bold colors and figure-flattering pencil skirts that look amazing on a big booty!

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14 lb baby born in China & you have to SEE him

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Child labor could be a pretty nerve-wrecking and painful experience, but imagine giving birth to a baby whose weight equals that of an average 3-month-old? Well that's what happened to one woman from Shanxi, China known only as Mrs. Tian. The 34-year-old mom delivered a HUGE baby earlier this week and left everyone at Chongi Maternity Hospital in complete shock. This baby boy weighed 14 pounds, can you believe that? Ouch--that had to hurt!

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10 Outfits that look better on a big booty

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We've been talking about big butts a lot lately. Just this week we mentioned Jennifer Lopez's sexy new single cover with Iggy Azalea for her new "Booty" remix. There's nothing wrong with having a little extra junk in the trunk. It's actually super sexy underneath the right clothes. But I'll admit, it's not always easy finding outfits that flatter your booty and your small waist. Luckily for you, I got some tips!

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