Hi friends! Welcome to The Important Things, a lifestyle blog covering topics like beauty, dating, DIY, affordable fashion, modeling, NYC lifestyle & more. Follow along with me as I navigate this whole “adulting” thing, and let’s celebrate the important things (and the not-so-important things) in life . . . together!

xo Kari Emerson

Here’s the latest on the blog . . .

5 DIY Face Mask Recipes For Every Skin Type

If you’re sick of buying face mask after face mask at the drugstore, this post features 5 DIY face mask recipes that you can make easily right at home! No matter your skin type, use these recipes to maximize your self care routine without breaking the bank.

Salon Quality Curls At Home – 7 Curling Iron Alternatives

There are so many hair styling tools on the market today to help you achieve a professional curly blowout look easily at home. And, I promise you’ll love these even more than your best curling iron. Here are the best curling iron alternatives to help you achieve a variety of salon quality curly hairstyles right at home. 

The Ultimate Guide to Collagen: Definition, Benefits, Uses & Tips

Whether you have dabbled with adding collagen into your routine, or you’re just a little curious, it’s important to understand what collagen actually is, what it’s used for, and how you can use it in your routine in a beneficial way. So, here is the ultimate guide to all of your questions about collagen and what you need to know before you try it out! 

Bed Sheet Buying Guide – Thread Count & More

Over the years, I’ve experimented with almost all of the bed sheet material options and thread count options in order to find my favorite. So, as the Nap Queen herself, I am here to help you out with a bed sheet thread count guide and explanation of the different materials to choose from for your best sleep ever. 

From Jade Rollers to Gua Sha: 4 Essential Skincare Tools & How to Use Them

After years of experimentation, I’ve narrowed my list of absolutely essential skincare tools down to just 4 tools. Whether you are looking for a quick refresh, long-term anti-aging solutions, or something else, there is a tool out there for you. And, the best part is that most of these tools only add a few minutes to your daily routine!

The 10 Best Press On Nails: Trends & Tips For Spring

Press on nails are SO easy to apply at home, allowing you to skip an expensive trip to the nail salon. This will save you time and money! Here are the 10 best press on nail trends for spring that will hopefully inspire you to embrace this new DIY manicure method! Plus, some tips for super easy at-home application.


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Adore Me Scoria Unlined Bodysuit

Free People Tie Front Bandeau Bikini Top

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essie Gel-Setter Gel Nail Polish-Style Top Coat

Probelle Foot Care Bundle Set

SHEIN Straw Circle Bag

Glossier Lip Gloss Trio

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Amazon Hilife Steamer

Ray-Ban RB3548N HEXAGONAL Sunglasses

Adore Me Lissa Contour High Waisted Bikini

Macrame Boho Hanging Basket Caddy Storage

SHEIN LUUKSE Solid Wide Leg Pants

SHEIN Croc Embossed Baguette Bag

<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Kari Emerson</span></strong>
Kari Emerson

Kari is an NYC-based blogger, influencer, and model. She is the writer and creator of The Important Things blog, chronicling her experiences navigating life as a 20-something in New York City. Her goal is to help her readers attack “adulting” in a stylish and resourceful way.


New York, NY 10016