How to Dress Denim 3 Different Ways

Denim is a man’s best friend (that’s what they say right?) Everyone owns a pair of jeans and knowing how to embrace your own style with your favourite pair means you can get away with wearing them pretty much anywhere. We’ve styled up three different looks with denim to take you from the streets to a fancy dinner and even out to the basketball court; our three ways with denim – men’s style edition.

1. Denim on Demin Street Style

Denim on denim can look awesome if done well. The trick is to wear multiple denim pieces of different shades to pull it off correctly. We love the look of dark denim jeans paired with a super laid back open denim shirt for that casual look and with some chunky Timberlands and classic Ray Ban Clubmaster sunnies, this is the perfect any time street look.

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Who said denim on denim can’t work? We are loving this street style!

2. Relaxed Sporty Denim

Denim style joggers are trending this year so we thought we’d throw together a sporty denim look with some of our favourites! You can’t go past a good pair of Nike trainers and some The North Face gear for the perfect relaxed sporty look!

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Relaxed and ready to hit the court.

3. Dressed Up For Night

Dark denim is the best choice for going out at night as it gives a more dressed up look. Throw on a sweet long sleeve shirt (those winter nights require sleeves) with a pattern that suits your style and some casual shoes and you’ll have a dressed up look without too much effort.

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Dressed up Denim for Night.

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How to Get Beauty Looks on a Budget – Talking Beauty with Brisbane Threads

Teagan from found some bargain beauty buys that she fell in love with. She created “6 Beauty Looks That Won’t Break The Bank” and we caught up with her to find out why she loves online shopping!

Tell us a little about yourself and your blog. What’s your niche? How would you describe your online shopping style?

I’m the editorial assistant for Brisbane Threads and work with a bunch of other talented, creative girls how contribute to the website along with the Brisbane Threads Founder Danielle Lewis. Our readers are predominantly young people who want to know what is happening in food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle news in our little part of the world – Brisbane.

My personal online shopping style is sometimes spontaneous and other times well thought through. However I’m always after a bargain and I love finding great prices at my favourite online sites that have something a little bit quirky about them.

What do you look for in a product?

I always look for good quality brands and products when online shopping because, although I love a good price, quality always comes first.

What do you love about online shopping?

The thing I love most about online shopping is that you can do it any time of the day, especially when you need a quick fix. I love that you can browse thousands of stores from the comfort of your couch and a lot of the time, get a great product for a great price. And you also don’t get sore feet!

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Was there anything that caught your eye that you thought was a really good product/deal?
I was mostly chuffed with the beauty section, especially the items in the Napoleon Perdis range and a collection of great products for under $10 that were available on Catch of the Day.

Tegan posted about her budget beauty buys and created 6 Looks That Won’t Break The Bank , check it out on!


Which bargains did you find on Catch of the Day? 

I found a bunch of bargains on Catch of the Day, my favourites in the beauty section of the site. I found lots of great products from international and national brands, so it was tough not to buy everything that made its way into my cart.

Was there anything that caught your eye that you thought was a really good product/deal?

I was mostly chuffed with the beauty section, especially the items in the Napoleon Perdis range and a collection of great products for under $10 that were available on Catch of the Day.

How did you find the process of using the Catch of the Day App?

The Catch of the Day app was so easy to use. I could search the whole site and save things to my cart as I jumped around the store before deciding what products I was going to purchase. The checkout process was also very smooth and I have been notified at every stage of the process from when my order was placed to its dispatch and arrival date.

I made my Catch of the Day purchase from my bed on my iPad after a long day at work. It was a great way to unwind, browse the online store and spoil myself a little.

Thanks to Brisbane Threads for chatting to the Catch Culture Blog! You can check out their awesome stuff at Brisbane Threads.

5 Lip Essentials For The Perfect Pout

Your lips will be ultra kissable with these stains and balm to help your perfect your lip look! Not sure which product to use? Our guide below will help you to sort out the stains from the sticks and pick your ultimate essential to take the perfect selfie with. Mwah!

Grab these lip products to start your lip tool kit:

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Lip Stains provide a colour drenched look that won’t smudge or rub off during the day. Use Lip Stains for a natural look that is perfect for every day style!


Try:  Maybelline SuperStay 10Hr Stain Gloss – #110 Fresh Fuchsia (pictured) or NP Set Gloss & Go Duo Stain – Palm Beach

Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss gives a naturally shiny finish and a fresh, dewy look. A clear lip gloss will go great over a plain lip colour or a slightly coloured lip gloss is just enough for a finishing touch.

Try: MAC Tinted LipGlass – C-Thru (pictured) or NP Lip Gloss Set 10mL – Maldives

Lip Liner

Use Lip liner to outline your lips and create shape and definition. You can also use lip liner as a base to fill in your lip colour before applying lipstick or other tints.

Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – Midnight Cowboy (pictured) or Revlon ColorStay Lipliner – #650 Pink


The go to lip product would have to be the lipstick. With full-bodied colour, most lip sticks will provide a smooth finish. Use lipstick for a night time look as it will give a stronger impact.

Try:  Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick – #45 Who Wore It Red-Er (pictured) or  Bobbi Brown Lip Color Trio

Lip Balm

Lip balm is the everyday essential and lip life saving product. Balms will hydrate and moisturise the lips leaving them will a soft texture and ready for any colour application.

Try: Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm Tube (pictured) or NP Set Lip Primer

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5 Fun Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside This Winter

Remember how much you used to love wet-day timetables at school? Those days when you got to stay inside, in the warm and play all sorts of awesome games. If you’ve got wet weather heading in your direction, embrace it as a chance to get involved in some old school activities!

Try of of our 5 fun things to do when you’re stuck inside this winter:

Good old-fashioned board game night

Who doesn’t love the competitive world of family board games? Sure they can possibly cause life long rifts between friends when they get a little too heated, but c’mon they are so addictive! With so much happening in the world of online gaming,  it’s refreshing to actually pick up the pieces and feel the tangible board game cards in your hands. Who’s up for Nintendo Monopoly or Simpsons Trivia?

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Get comfy and read a book

Books are often overlooked as a pastime by our favourite piece of technology, the TV. Do you know that we spend hours upon hours mindlessly watching television in our week? Sure, Netflix is the absolute best thing that is happened in the Australian entertainment sphere in the last month, but how about putting the remote down and snuggling up with that book that you’ve been meaning to read for months! The only other essentials you will need is a comfy blanket and a cup of tea. Night sorted!

Forget Cooking shows on TV and be your own Masterchef!

If it’s wet outside and you find yourself with not a whole lot to do, why not practice your cooking skills? Set yourself some time challenges and pick out a new recipe to see if you can nail it this time, no distractions. See what Matt Preston and Julie Goodwin are whipping up in their kitchens!

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Become a master builder…of LEGO 

Lego is an awesome activity for kids and adults alike! Get creative with the family and challenge each other the build the biggest and best models known to man! Maybe you’ll be able to master the millennium falcon like these guys!

Create a day spa experiences in your own bathroom

A much more affordable approach to spa treatments, because who has $200 lying around for a facial? With the right products you can perform a perfectly luxurious treatment in your own home. Put on some soothing music and get yourself pampered!

So next time you are stuck inside because of the pouring rain or wild weather outside, don’t revert to your Netflix to alleviate your boredom and try something new until the weather clears up. 

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How to Up Your Mother’s Day Game This Year

Mother’s Day comes around every year and the pressure rises to find a gift that is bigger and better than last year. I mean we all love our mums, but our efforts shouldn’t be constrained to the pressures of giving gifts (although this does score you good brownie points).

Here’s 7 ways you can up your Mother’s day game this year to snag that favourite child award once again!

1. The first step, no ordinary breakfast in bed

Don’t pull the old “I made you toast again” for breakfast in bed this year…boring! This is your first chance to get in for Mother’s Day. Pull this off successfully and you’ll be off the hook for another year! Find out what your mum really likes for breakfast and take it to the next level. If she loves french toast, then surprise her with simple but effective French Toast Kebabs. Are eggs her thing? Whip up these Hash brown egg nests with avocado.

And if she’s a healthy mum, she will be super impressed that you’re able to whip up your own superfood granola just for her!

2. Get away for the day

Trust us on this one…anything that shows you’ve put planning into the day is going to bode well for you! Taking your mumma out on a roadtrip to one of her favourite places, be it the beach or the countryside, is a great way to show her you care. Pack a picnic full of tasty goodies and you’ll be set.

Note: this can be a cheap alternative to an actual present if you’re a little strapped for cash and still want to make a good impression.

3. Plan a movie session

Movie sessions are great for family bonding time and I’m sure there’s some chick flicks that mum never gets to watch! So you will offer to sit through another viewing Serendipity, The Lake house or Dirty Dancing just one more time. It may be painful for some but the pay off for being the favourite child will come back in your favour!

4. Sometimes alone time is the best present…but only when it’s accompanied by a real present.

The gift of alone time at a day spa or alone time at home with a book and a cup of tea, for busy mums, is the golden ticket. Don’t get me wrong I’m sure your mum is loving all the attention around Mother’s Day but there’s nothing like a good dose of alone time to really set the mood for the day. Just make sure you still get her something special though, this is not an alternative to a real present!

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5. Plan something that you can experience together

Something that you’ve both never done before and that you know she will get a kick out of. If she loves cooking, sign up for a fun cooking class together. If she is super into fitness, find a new hiking trail to adventure out to. Even a crafting class might be a bit of a laugh.

6. Classic and works every time…whip out the baby photos!

An oldie but a goodie as no mother on earth can resist the allure of a baby photo album, reminiscing over those times when you achieved greatness at little athletics or ruined perfect family vacation photos. The happiness and laughter to follow will be a good endorphin kick that your whole family can ride through the Mother’s Day weekend.

7. Lastly, this one’s the cheapest and the most effective…

When all else fails and you’ve burned the breakfast, bought her the wrong present or turned up completely empty handed try this little trick. It doesn’t cost anything and its the most valuable thing you can give her. Yep, throw her a loving compliment, something great to lift her spirit. Tell her that you’re lucky to have her as a mum or that you absolutely love it when she makes her famous roast dinners ;). Whatever the compliment she will feel adored by her children and really isn’t that all a mother ever wants?

Plan your compliments wisely – you don’t want to end us like these children who hilariously failed at Mother’s Day!

How have you turned up your Mother’s Day plans this year? Give us your tips and tricks for showing up your siblings this year, share in the comments!

How to Hunt For Bargains Online Like an Expert

Jasmine Boothey from is a busy mum and bargain huntress extraordinaire. We caught up with her to pick her brain about how she tracks down the best bargains from her dining room table…

Hi Jasmine! Thanks for chatting to Catch Culture! Tell us a little about yourself and your blog…

I’m a mum of two living in Adelaide and I’m a keen bargain hunter.  I studied and worked as an accountant before having kids so I have always loved working with numbers.  I now share my knowledge of how to still live a great life on a budget through my website, Bargain Mums.  Bargain Mums is a mixture of money saving tips and advice, as well as budget recipes made using simple, easy to find ingredients.

When it comes to my online shopping style, I’m definitely a bargain hunter.

I always wait for sales before buying anything.

So what do you look for in a product?

While I might be a bargain hunter, that doesn’t mean I like to buy cheap and nasty.  I always look out for products that are great quality and likely to last the distance.  I would much rather buy a product that costs a little more but will last a long time and actually do the job it’s supposed to do, instead of a cheaper item that will break in a number of months and have to be replaced.

You can actually save money by buying quality.

If you had to choose one thing you love about online shopping what would it be?

I love the convenience of online shopping.  With two kids heading to the shops is often the last thing I feel like doing.  Online shopping means I can shop at any time that suits me, even if it’s late at night, and it doesn’t matter if I get interrupted.

Tell us a little about the bargains you found recently on Catch of the Day?

I found so many bargains when I was searching on Catch of the Day.  I was tempted by the kids toys, and huge range of discounted groceries, but I instead opted for the cookbook sale.  I absolutely love cooking, baking in particular, and I love to collect cookbooks.  I added four new books from Catch of the Day to my collection.

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Bargain Mums Shoutout on Instagram “4 cookbooks for only $75, including postage. The cheapest I could find them for elsewhere was just under $100 without postage” #catchofthedayau #bargainmums

The cookbooks I purchased were a fantastic deal.  I paid $75 including shipping for the 4 books.  I then did a little research on the internet to see how the price compares to other online retailers, and the cheapest I could find the same books for elsewhere was $95, and that didn’t include shipping.

You used the app to make your purchases. What stood out to you about using the Catch of the Day app?

I found the process of using the Catch of the Day app very easy.  So many apps out there are very buggy and I just end up jumping on my computer instead, but not this one.  From browsing the individual Catch of the Day sales, to the checkout and payment process, it was all very smooth and easy.

And lastly, to get a little cheeky…where were you when you made your purchases? 

I actually made my purchase at my dining room table while my toddler ate lunch, using my mobile!  That’s the great thing about the app, it’s so easy to shop anywhere, anytime.

Thanks to Jasmine for sharing her story with us on the Catch Culture Blog. You can check out her blog and her facebook page for awesome recipe and money saving ideas!

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