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 Things you need to know about cellulite

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I've never understood the obsession so many women had with cellulite. That is, not until I got dimpled thighs. Despite all my efforts, the cellulite just won't go away! Considering over 80 percent of women have cellulite, you'd think there would be a cure already. Unfortunately, it's NOT that simple! Here are six things you need to know about cellulite. 

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4 Easy steps to contouring your face in minutes

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If you weren't born with defined cheek bones like Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez--don't stress it! Chances are they weren't either and I'm not talking about plastic surgery. A little contouring and highlighting can go a very long way girl. Sure, it might seem scary and super complicated to do but it's actually a lot simpler than you'd think. In fact, I got a few amazing tips from celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez (she's works with stars like Beyonce and Zoe Saldana) who hooked me up with some AMAZING tips!

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13 Creative back-to-school hairstyles for your little girl

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Summer is almost over and many kids are already in school, while others are preparing for the big day. Back to waking up super early to prep their lunches, iron their clothes and if you have a girl--do her hair! Believe me, she dreads it just as much as you do and she's especially tired of that same, go-to ponytail you always give her. Come on, you don't think that's getting a little old? Freshen up her look with these 13 cute and creative kid hairstyles that will keep you both happy!

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5 Shocking ways petroleum jelly can make you look instantly younger

While vacationing in Paradise Island, Bahamas I met this gorgeous 39-year-old Bahamian woman. She had a flawless complexion that didn't show the slightest sign of aging. 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. And no, I'm not joking!

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7 Mistakes you make every time you wash your hair

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Washing your hair seems like a no brainer--but apparently we've all been doing it wrong. You'd be surprised how badly you could ruin your hair by not washing it right. In fact, bad shampoo habits are actually worse than not shampooing at all. It might sound crazy, but believe me it's true. Forget everything you knew about shampoo and find out how you SHOULD be washing your hair!

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