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

10 Hair hacks that will keep your locks looking their best all the time

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There are so many cool tips and tricks that can easily transform your look in just five minutes or less. And thank god because who has a half an hour to spend on their hair in the mornings? I know I'd rather hit the snooze button and get some extra shut-eye. So if you're finding yourself pressed for time but not willing to walk out of your house looking like a loca, check out some of these smart hair hacks! They'll get you effortlessly beautiful ASAP!

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10 Genius beauty tricks that will help you look your best

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When it comes to beauty products, I really have no limits. And when I say I have no limits, I mean once I hit a Sephora or any other beauty store, I can't help but go crazy shopping. It's a serious problem. With that said, I'm really trying to save some money when it comes to my makeup and beauty products. So I decided to research a few beauty tricks and tips that will help me look my best without breaking the bank.

Some of these beauty hacks are so effective, I wish I would have known about them sooner! Check them out and look gorgeous without breaking the bank!

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Chiquinquirá Delgado: Before & after surgery

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It's hard to believe that Chiquinquirá Delgado is actually 41 years old. The former Venezuelan TV host, model and actress could very easily pass for 30. She's hands down one of the hottest Latina celebrities right now. But was she just blessed with amazing genes or has she had some help from plastic surgery? Chiquinquirá has yet to confirm she's had any work done, but if you look at photos of her during her Miss Venezuela days and snaps of her today, she definitely looks different!

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How to pick the right faja for your body

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I have to admit, unlike most Latinas, it took me a really long time to finally embrace fajas. I always saw shapewear as an easy way out to looking slim, without the exercise and healthy eating habits. That is until I learned that even the most toned chicas own a pair of supportive high-rise panties or corsets to give them that perfect hourglass shape. I've been hooked ever since. It's no wonder they're making such a strong comeback!

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20 Latino superstitions we all believe!

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Part of the beauty of being Latina is not just learning all about our rich and amazing culture, but the laughs we get from some of our moms' and abuelas' crazy superstitions. I can't tell you how many times I've been yelled at for placing my purse on the floor, accidently breaking a pocket mirror, or scratching away an itch on my palm. Looking back, these superstitions seem pretty ridiculous, but for years I actually believed them and I'm sure you did, too! Or maybe you still believe them. Hey, I'm not judging!

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