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 Super offensive "Latina" Halloween costumes that aren't funny

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Ready or not, Halloween is only a few days away and who doesn't like dressing up? I sure as hell do! What I don't like is how people use this holiday as an excuse to either look slutty or be culturally and racially offensive. Remember that year Rihanna dressed up like a gangster girl/ Mexican Chola? Seriously, who told her that was okay? Listen, I have a sense of humor and I enjoy a good chiste just as much as the next chica, but that doesn't mean I have to tolerate those offensive "Latina" costumes I've been seeing in costume stores this year. And you shouldn't have to either!

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5 Ways to handle a receding hairline

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Gone are the days when only men had to worry about receding hairlines. That's right chica, more and more women these days are struggling with receding hairlines. Can you believe that? So much so, it almost seems like an epidemic. So if you're struggling with it, don't feel bad or embarrassed. Like any thinning hair problem--there's a solution!

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Man nearly kills his date because she didn't look like her online profile picture​

I've never tried online dating and I probably never will. There's just way too many weirdos out there, including one crazy man from Georgia who allegedly assaulted a woman he met on the internet. Cornelius Jefferson apparently moved to Kentucky to be with his new girlfriend and was pissed when he realized she looked nothing like her online dating profile.

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North West rocks $50k diamond earrings 'cause she can!

North West might not be the richest baby in Hollywood but she's definitely the most spoiled. This toddler is living the kind of life most of adults could only dream of. Kim and Kanye's baby already has more than 200 articles of designer clothing sitting in her walk-in closet? Can you believe that? Not only does she own a $375 silk Oscar de la Renta dress, custom-made Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a $200 leopard Roberto Cavalli dress, but her parents also got her a pair of very VERY expensive earrings and you'll never guess how much they cost!

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10 Fajas that will flatten your tummy

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I'm always so impressed by moms who are able to bounce back shortly after pregnancy. How the heck did they lose that post-partum belly so fast? Sure, they followed a healthy diet before they gave birth and of course they started working out afterwards, but that's usually not all. In fact, most chicas (Latinas especially) credit fajas to help them slim down their midsection and apparently they really work!

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