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 . . .

Affordable & Sophisticated Home Decor & Styling For Small, Cozy Apartments

After living in the city for so long, I’ve narrowed down a few specific things that can turn any space into a home that you love. TikTok and Pinterest helped me discover some of these awesome hacks and ideas to help elevate my apartment, making it sophisticated and cozy…but more importantly, didn’t break the bank! Especially in a big city, a few of these things are essential, while a few are special home decor touches to make the space your own on any budget.

Step-By-Step Tips For Flawless Foundation Application

After years of experimenting with makeup (and slowly becoming beauty-obsessed), I can now share with you all the things I have discovered about your best foundation and how it should be applied. This includes what types of foundation to use based on your skin type, the best makeup brushes, and tips on foundation application. This post includes a step-by-step guide on what foundation you should be using and how to correctly apply foundation for a flawless, airbrushed look. 

How To Do A Keratin Treatment At Home For Curly, Frizzy, Kinky Hair

The best DIY solution to curly, frizzy, kinky hair is a Keratin treatment at home! This post not only covers what is Keratin and what comes in a DIY Keratin kit, but also a step-by-step guide on how to do Keratin treatment right at home for smooth, silky, straight hair for months!

Photoshoot Tips For Beginner Models Part 1: Booking & Preparing

Whether you are a beginner model, aspiring model, influencer, blogger, or just shooting pictures for fun, this blog series will be your COMPLETE guide on how to book a photoshoot, how to prepare for a photoshoot, and what you can do during the photoshoot to make sure you get the results that you (and the photographer) want! Plus, a little mini dictionary with slang of the trade to know before you start shooting!

The Ultimate Guide to Lips: Care, Color & Products

As face mask mandates are being lifted, it’s time to consider a lip product refresh! This post has all the information you need about the perfect lip care routine, color selection, the best lip products for you, and everything you need to know as you shed your face masks and begin rocking your fave lip look again!


<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