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 21 Latino Beauty and Fashion Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow ASAP

Instagram has become the place to go for beauty, hair and fashion. It is packed with inspiration, tutorials and brands.  We could easily spend hours mindlessly browsing everything the social media platform has to offer.

We say now is time to update your newsfeed with some fresh Latino fashion and beauty. Most of our influencer picks use it as a tool to complement their blogs. Others have made snapping photos for IG a career.

Before you spend hours searching for the best IG accounts to follow read this, because we have done the hard work for you! Here are 21 of the most stylish Latino accounts you NEED to follow ASAP:

#1 Pam Hetlinger

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Pam Hetlinger (@pamhetlinger) is originally from Panama and now resides in Los Angeles. On her Instagram account she shows her dedicated following how to always be glam, and it is clear that when it comes to fashion she likes her neutral shades with the occasional burst of color. In her wardrobe a good blazer is a staple as is crisp whites and sleek blacks. We have serious hair envy as her lob (long bob) is pure perfection. With almost 200K followers, Ms Hetlinger is doing something right.

#2 Jenny Lopez

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Follow Jenny Lopez (@lopezjennylopez) on Instagram and you will be met with a regular dose of inspiration from a Mom, model and beauty and style icon. Currently living in Miami, she is a fashionista who doesn’t mind experimenting with color, fabrics and unusual designs. Jenny Lopez has the confidence and the bod to pull off any look and she is a fan of a good accessory.

#3 Dulce Candy

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What does it take to hit over a million Instagram followers? Ask Dulce Candy (@dulcecandy) as she has made a name for herself on the social media platform. As a wife, mama, Iraq War Veteran, author and designer, Dulce Candy is Instafamous and we love her for her makeup looks, pretty dresses and hair which suits any shade of the rainbow. With dark brown eyes, she knows how to make them stand out with the right makeup. And, her eyebrows are perfection.

#4 Grasie Mercedes

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Grasie Mercedes (@grasiemercedes) is an actress, writer, director and content creator. She certainly has her hands full! On Instagram she inspires with her cool casual clothing but we can’t get enough of her curly locks. Grasie shows girls who may be otherwise self conscious of their hair that they can rock it…just like she does. Originally a Dominican from New York, Grasie currently resides in LA.

#5 Melissa Flores

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Next we have the Dominican Melissa Flores (@melissaflores) who runs a blog and is known for her vlogs (video blogs). Her theme is lifestyle and beauty but there is a fashion element as Melissa knows how to style her feminine curves. Her taste in clothing is fitted and flattering, and she is one to sport a pair of skinny jeans. There is even the odd cute puppy dog photo thrown into the mix. With over 40K followers and growing, Ms Flores is one to watch.

#6 Anny Vela

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Based in Mexico City, Mexico, Anny Vela (@annyradarfashion) is a mama with excellent taste in fashion for both herself and her little one. Some of the backgrounds will make you dream of travel, and her long locks will make you want to change your hairstyle the next time you visit your hairdresser. Anny will teach you how to style a pregnant belly, and how to get the casual mom cool look.

#7 Gaby Gómez

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Gaby Gómez (@modacapital) uses her Instagram account to share fashion, travel and lifestyle shots. This busy little Latina lady is always being snapped on a new adventure as she lives a life most of us can only dream of. She nails her summer-friendly outfits every time. This “it girl” isn’t ashamed to wear a budget buy and is often captured in a pretty dress.

#8 Mila Plaza

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Another Instagrammer influencer worth following is Mila Plaza (@styleinlima). As a blogger and mom, Mila’s looks are often wearable with a touch of the unique. She lives in Lima, Peru and has travelled extensively. It is not uncommon for Mila to be wearing a pair of denim jeans and a singlet – yet somehow she makes even this basic pairing look classy.

#9 Amparo Zepeda

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Guatemala’s Amparo Zepeda (@fashionfromaz) is a fashion designer and content creator. With almost 70K followers, her IG page gives you regular photos and inspo. She doesn’t mind those soft, candy shades and statement pieces. With her blonde ends she often experiments with her hair and on occasion even color matches it to her clothing. We love Amparo’s style, hair and makeup.

#10 Martina Ritter

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Blogger and digital influencer Martina Ritter (@martinaritter) has gained a following on Instagram with her bold fashion choices. She isn’t afraid to try something new and has an eye for high fashion finds. With her sleek blonde hair, the Brasil based Ms Ritter is a trendsetter. We really love the mixture of candid and styled shots on her IG account.

#11 Andrea Desde el Trópico

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Costa Rican Andrea Desde el Trópico (@desdeetropico) is a blogger who prefers natural beauty products. Her lips are often the statement and we are obsessed with her positive vibe. Browsing through her Instagram feed you will find outfit inspiration. But, even more interesting is the earthy backgrounds she selects for her photo shoots. The whole look and feel is refreshingly natural.

#12 Naomi Giannopoulos

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Naomi Giannopoulos (@vegas_nay) has a whopping 7.3 million Instagram followers. This one is all about the makeup. Packed with shots of sultry eyes and pouty lips, you will learn a few tricks of the trade. Naomi knows cosmetics, and has even teamed with Eylure to create a range of Vegas Nay eyelashes. Just gorgeous!

#13 Pam Allier

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Introducing Pamela Allier (@pamallier). If you aren’t already following her on Instagram, you should be. As a blogger and Vblogger residing in Mexico, she is fashion forward and shows fans how to style a variety of looks. It is little wonder she is always smiling with beaches, hot air balloons and yachts snapped in her pics. We love that she can be comfortable in any outfit and makes fashion fun.

#14 Ely Marino

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As a busy mama, YouTuber Elizabeth (@elymarino) hasn’t posted much recently. However, her IG feed is full of makeup tutorials. Learn how to master eyes, lips and perfectly shaped brows. If you love cosmetics and like to work with color this is a good starting point. We hope to see more work from this talented lady soon.

#15 Lou Flores

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Based in LA, Latino Lou Flores (@lou_flores) is a male makeup artist with over 1 million Instagram followers. What makes this page different is that he masters the looks on himself. Check out those cheekbones! Bold eyes and plump lips are his specialty and it is all about being glam. Every now and then Lou will post a makeup free selfie but his work is incredible.

#16 Camila Coelho

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Is Camila Coelho (@camilacoelho) the number one beauty blogger in Brazil? She is certainly a hit on Instagram with her 7.5 million followers. Camila has gained popularity for her ability to put together those must have beauty and fashion looks and her pouty lips are her signature. Now she even has her very own range of lipsticks which has taken her to the next level of makeup royalty.

#17 Jacky Castro

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Jacky Castro (@slbrunette) is a Latina in Salt Lake City. While still fairly new to the scene, as a style expressionist and mom her looks are refreshing. This is fashion inspiration you can wear anytime, anywhere with denim jeans a wardrobe staple. Jacky effortlessly styles her outfits with simple yet effective backgrounds.

#18 Erika Batista

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Youtuber, Blogger and Mom Erika Batista (@byerikabatista) is another face you need to follow on Instagram. Living in New Jersey, Erika shows off her outfit styling. Plus, there is the odd photo of her equally fashionable kidlets. She is proud of her curves and her photos are mostly candid as she lives her best life. And, that long flowing hair is leaving us feeling a little jealous.

#19 Loreana von Plocki

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Loreana von Plocki is behind The Daily Bella (@thedailybella) and this Columbian lives in Miami. She is into fashion and fitness and is a proud mom. Her style includes a range of understated whites and she generally chooses a muted, neutral clothing palette. Simple yet glam, Loreana looks pretty in anything she chooses. We love the beachy themes!

#20 Daniela Ramirez

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Next on the list we have Daniela Ramirez (@nany) who is a popular blogger living in Miami. This is a girl who loves her fashion and she doesn’t mind showing us her cutest accessories…her family. With fashion and travel inspiration, Daniela has a taste for quirky clothing. After all, fashion is meant to be fun! Follow her, you won’t regret it.

#21 Dylana Lim Suarez

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When it comes to Dylana Lim Suarez’s (@dylanasuarez) Instagram account, we are following her for the photography.  This blogger has an eye for the bohemian things in life. Browsing her feed reminds us of a high fashion mag. Bliss. Her sister Natalie is also a blogger and model and sometimes the pair are snapped together. Travel and fashion go hand in hand, and that is what you will find here.

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Last year was a wild and often scary time. The world will forever remember 2020 being the year that everything stopped and we all had to isolate. It was also the year that we lost Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash and that death rattled the world.

Last year started with the shocking news of Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash.

John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, Kobe Bryant, and Gianna Bryant all died when a helicopter crashed in the hills near Calabasas. The crash was a shock but TMZ reporting the deaths of Kobe and Gianna without Vanessa being notified angered many. Most of the world learned about Kobe and Gianni’s death because of the TMZ article.

People are remembering the Black Mamba as more than a basketball player.

Fans and friends have shared stories of Kobe and what he has meant to them. Social media is filled with fellow athletes remembering times they spent with Kobe and the kindness and wisdom he gave them in those moments. The basketball player was a legend in the sporting world and became a very important member of the Los Angeles community.

The Dallas Mavericks honored Kobe today in a tweet.

In 2007, Kobe requested a trade to leave the LA Lakers. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, revealed that during that time the Mavericks almost acquired Kobe in a trade. Though Kobe almost went to Chicago, Dallas was in the running to be the next home for the legend.

Kobe was honored throughout the sporting world with some teams retiring his numbers. The sorting world lost a legend and ambassador for athletics that day and his absence is still felt strongly today.

Some people have shared small notes that Kobe sent them.

Kobe always had the reputation of being a thoughtful and kind person. Someone that people were able to connect with professionally and personally. These moments have endeared him to the LA community and why the city mourned his sudden death for months after.

You can check out Kobe with Guillermo in this clip of Guillermo’s NBA Media Day interviews.

Continue to rest in peace, Kobe. You are greatly missed.

READ: People Are Keeping Kobe Bryant Murals Safe

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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