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:

LipstickLip Stains

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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Pretty in Pink – Floral Inspired Pieces

Inspired by pure femininity and gorgeous florals, pink hues are perfect for make up tones and accessory pieces from hot pink vibes to softer pastels. Whether you’re after a boldly glamorous look or a pretty, subtle hint of colour, pink is the ultimate colour for girly girls and edgy fashionistas alike!

Grab some pretty in pink glam to show off your girly side!




1. NP Set Lip Primer

2. Peeptoe Women’s Miss Muse Nude Pink

3. OPI Nail Lacquer Lets Do Anything We Want

4. OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer

5. Real Techniques Blush Brush

6. Jag Women’s Toni Watch Rose Gold

7. L’OREAL Colour Riche Lipstick in Sunset Angora

8. OPI Nail Lacquer I Think In Pink  

9. Mac Tinted Lip Glass Cultured

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Head over to our Pink Pinterest Board for some sweet pink inspiration!

OPI Colour Wheel – How To Paint Rainbow Nails in Water!

Any nail aficionado will know that there are so many amazing nail polish colours in the world. OPI is the stand-out brand when it comes to nail polish.

I love the quirky names that each OPI nail colour has to express personality and style. From “Thank Glogg It’s Friday” to “In A Holidaze“.

So which OPI colours do you use?

We’ve created the OPI Colour Wheel to help you choose your shade to let the world know just what mood you’re in!

OPI nail-polish-Colour Wheel - How To Paint Rainbow Nails in Water!

Shop one of these featured OPI nail colours right now!

Want to fill your beauty bag for less? Check out our top brand beauty essentials post!

Our Favourite Nail Tutorial of the Week:

There are heaps of wicked nail tutorials floating around, but this one caught our eye this week! Such an awesome idea, grab a few colours and create a marble rainbow nail polish look!

What’s your signature OPI colour? Share with us in the comments!

Looking for some Pinspiration? Pop over to our Top Beauty Picks Board to find loads more beauty tips and tricks!