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18 Amazing Ways to Spend Your Beauty Gift Cards

After a long season of giving, it's finally time to treat yo'self
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For the entire month of December, you've been wracking your brain trying to decide what to buy for everyone on your never-ending gift list. Now that the holidays are over, it's finally time to focus on yourself.

Chances are you received gift cards for presents this year (totally nothing to complain about, right?), and they're essentially burning a hole in your wallet already. If you're eager to spend your beauty gift cards but overwhelmed at all of your possibilities, don't worry. We've got your back.

Whether you've got Target and Ulta bucks burning a hole in your pocket or are looking to make the most of your Bluemercury and Space NK cash, there are plenty of post-holiday gift sets and covetable new releases worth the spend. Keep reading to see our top picks.

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Target is notorious for being the place nobody can seem to leave without purchasing at least 15 items -- especially when it comes to beauty products. It's got an impressive array of budget-friendly drugstore beauty items, as well as trendy hair, makeup and skin care brands. Best of all, if you go a little overboard and spend beyond your gift card amount, your wallet won't take a huge hit. Case in point? The following buys, which include an everything-you-need-for-effortless-waves kit, an all-in-one makeup palette and a workhorse heat-styling tool.

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Target Gift Card Amount: $25
What to Buy: Kristin Ess Working Texture Spray + Beach Wave Spray Set, $14

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Target Gift Card Amount: $50
What to Buy: Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 4th Edition, $32

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Target Gift Card Amount: $100
What to Buy: CHI Air Classic Hairstyling Iron 1", $80

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