2014 Beauty Resolutions

Happy New Year!! I hope you guys spent your evening celebrating exactly the way you wanted to. Did anything exciting happen on your New Year's Eve? 

In any event, I've spent a lot of time thinking about my beauty resolutions for 2014. I never make any resolutions in regular life, but I seem to LOVE making them for beauty related things. :D Here goes!

Forget no buys - 2014 is the year of the empties. 
As I’ve attempted to do a low buy for much of 2013, I’ve also thought long and hard about my never-ending need to buy, and my hardly touched collection. I’m a collector (hoarder) at heart, so this behavior is only natural. And, as many of you have so eloquently put it before, beauty is my hobby and I am generally careful with my spending everywhere else. I’ve realized that I’m perfectly content with my collection, growing or not, and my real issue is that I seem to finish so little. So, 2014 is definitely the year of empties, and if I manage to buy less, I’m happy with that too!

Get tough and be strict about a one in one out policy. 
In the effort to be a less wasteful consumer, I will commit to clearing something out before buying something new. So, before I buy another eyeshadow/lipstick/whatever product that I "must have," I must finish/give away/sell one I already have. Oy! 

Finish all the things before buying more! 
Okay, maybe not all the things. But really, as many things as I can. So before buying anything in the following categories, I should use up or otherwise get rid of all my full sizes and samples when it comes to skincare, haircare, mascara, eyeliner, and primers.

And last but not least, keep using my app discoveries (Lift & Plant Nanny) to keep up with good makeup habits and drinking lots of water! Have you made any resolutions for 2014? Do you have tips for keeping up with them? I'd love to know! :)