Catch’s Support For The Community

Here at Catch, our ongoing support for our community comes in many forms – from schools, to universities, social support and partnering with goodwill organizations, the Catch culture of kindness spans more than just our friends and colleagues. We have sponsored and donated substantial resources to our communities and most recently, Catch became a proud supporter of the annual AUBCC event. This event welcomes students from across the globe to participate in a business case competition – a true experience in personal and professional development for young minds. Our team is thrilled to support the Queensland University of Technology while they host the AUBCC in Brisbane, and wish the students the best of luck.

Inspired by Lauren, COTD Donates to the Starlight Children’s Foundation

We’re Contributing to the Magic, thanks to Lauren!

For 24 hours this Friday, Catch of the Day will be donating $1 from every order placed on the Catch of the Day website to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.  As a team, we are truly touched by Lauren’s story, and grateful to be a part of the magic of brightening the lives of sick kids.

Fairy Tales Do Come True!

When 9-year old Lauren was told she had been granted a Starlight Wish,  she decided she wanted to be a Princess at her very own Royal Ball.  The most important part of the whole wish though, was that Lauren wanted it to be shared with as many sick kids as possible.  Her selfless act of giving back and sharing her wish, inspired us, here at Catch of the Day, to also give back to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Lauren has spent her whole life in and out of hospital battling with 118 operations.  She was born with Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula and Oesophageal Atresia – a rare condition affecting the respiratory system, swallowing and digestion.

Fun Fights Fear – See Lauren’s Story Below

COTD teams up with Pancare Foundation

COTD teams up with Pancare Foundation for World Pancreatic Cancer Day!

November 17, 2016 – Catch of the Day teams up with the Pancare Foundation to help raise funds towards research for pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers.

For every order placed via the website on the 17th of November 2016, Catch of the Day will donate $1 to Pancare Foundation to support the cause, and come together on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

“The Pancare Foundation has been a major force in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer and we are honoured to support  them in the battle to find a cure,” Head of Marketing, Ryan Gracie says.

Key Facts:

– Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 7%

– Over 3000 Australians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in one year

– The survival rate hasn’t changed significantly in nearly 40 years.

As the only charity of its kind in Australia, the Pancare Foundation supports world-leading research and deliver programs designed to address individual and changing patient needs, from the point of diagnosis through to recovery and bereavement.

To donate or get involved, please visit:

Website: www.pancare.org.au

Phone: 1300 881 698

Email: info@pancare.org.au

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Nail Art – Nailing Polka Dots

By Alina Sheinkman

So you want to venture out and try something new with your nails, that’s great, but where do you start? Selecting a design can be hard with all the variety available…and then what colours to use? Well that’s a whole new story for another time.

One place to start is the classic polka dot. I have sifted through the million designs available and compiled a list of polka dot inspiration for the nail art novice.

A couple of things to keep in mind when venturing into nail art territory:

  • Start with a feature nail on each hand (usually the ring finger)
  • Keep it simple
  • Practice makes perfect

But ultimately anything goes! They are your nails and you can be as creative as you like.

The tools

If you plan on honing your nail art skills, it’s a good idea to invest in some dotting tools. They are quite cheap and come in various sizes. However, for the nail art novice there are some simple DIY alternatives, not to mention the trusty bobby pin.

polka dot nail art dotting tools
DIY dotting tools. Source

Invest in a good quality base coat and top coat. You have slaved away creating your designs so you want them to last and look like a masterpiece as long as possible, right? Putting a clear top coat every couple of days helps your manicure last that little bit longer.

How to in 4 easy steps

  1. Paint your nails with a base coat and 2 coats of your chosen nail polish colour
  2. Choose a contrasting colour for your nail art design
  3. Dip the tip of your dotting tool into your nail polish colour and lightly place a dot on your nail. Repeat until desired pattern is complete.
  4. Once completely dry, gently add a layer of top coat making sure not to go over the same spot twice (it will smudge!)

Voila!

Big dots, little dots

After you’ve mastered the one feature nail and know the right quantity of nail polish to have on your bobby pin or dotting tool, you can venture into having a mix of big dots and little dots.

If you only have the one tool, experiment with different amounts of nail polish and having a lighter touch for smaller dots.

Otherwise, go back to the DIY tools and find one that will give you a nice size comparison.

Here are a few easy to achieve designs that are quite different but use the same simple technique.

Big and small polka dot nail art designs
A mix of big and small dots add a creative flair. Source: 1, 2, 3, 4.

French dots

The classic French manicure is so last season. Try painting a line of polka dots along the tip of your nails to create a funky new look. Your colour selection is endless.

Alternative French manicure with polka dot tips
A new take on the classic French. Source

Dots galore

You seem to be confident in your dotting technique now, so let’s expand on that. Creating consistently sized and spaced polka dots is a little more difficult, especially when using your non dominant hand. Take it slow and concentrate – no distractions here. The outcome is quite spottingly stunning.

Take ombre to the next level by laying out your spots with a gradient of colour. Let’s face it, all girls own many similar-but-slightly-different shades of nail polish, so why not use them all at once?

Full nail polka dot nail art and ombre nail art. Colour gradient.
Consistency is key to make these looks work. Source 6, 7.

You are not limited to just your finger nails, your toes could use a bit of fun polka dots too.

 Spottingly different

Now that you are an expert, here is a video tutorial for three designs that are surprisingly simple and yet achieve an expert look.

Want to see more nail art tutorials? Check out:

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

Are there any nail art techniques you would like to see next? Let us know in the comments.

Massive Warehouse Clearance Sale: Open To Public For Limited Time!

Listen up bargain hunters! If you’re in Victoria this weekend, you’re in luck! We are having an open to the public warehouse sale with massive discounts on loads of top name brands.

Nike, Asics, New Balance, Pumpkin Patch and Rhubarb (Just to name a few).

Sale dates

Thursday 26th March – 12pm – 8pm
Friday 27th March – 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 28th March – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 29th March – 10am – 4pm
What to expect
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Rhurbarb
  • 4000+ pairs of shoes
  • 8000+ kids clothing items
  • Toys
  • Sportswear
  • Shoe brands including Nike, Reebok, Asics, New Balance.
  • Julius Marlow
  • Freshjive
  • Clarks
  • Hush Puppies

Location

Driveway 3, Mackey Street, North Geelong

Terms:

We accept EFTPOS and Cash

  • No further discounts will be offered, please refrain from asking as refusal may offend.
  • There will be NO change rooms.
  • Mirrors will be provided. Please be prepared to try on items over the top of your clothing.
  • No Prams allowed, for your own child’s safety within the venue.
  • All bags will be inspected on leaving.
  • No change of mind returns.
  • Free parking available around the venue and on Mackey Street.

Parking Map

Catch of the Day Warehouse Sale

Catchoftheday’s Keysborough Warehouse Sale Round 2 – Terms and Conditions

1. Eligibility

Victorian residents aged 18 years or over are eligible to enter this Promotion. Employees of the Promoter (or any related entity of the Promoter) and their Immediate Families are not eligible to enter this Promotion. Persons under the age of 18 may enter only with the consent of their parent or legal guardian. If such consent is not given, the entry will be deemed invalid and any prize forfeit for a redraw.

2. Entry

By entering this Promotion, the entrant accepts these terms and conditions. A person may only enter this Promotion once and must enter this Promotion during the Promotion Period. In order for the Promoter to notify the winners, the entrant must provide his or her full name and e-mail address. The Promoter may deem an incomplete entry invalid. To enter, entrants must like the competition post on the Promoter’s Facebook account.

3. Prizes

There will be a total of one prize (one winner). The prize will consist of a $100 credit to be spent at the Promoter’s warehouse sale. The credit must be redeemed in one shop during the Promoter’s warehouse sale being held at 2/481-485 Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough VIC 3173, between the following trading hours:

Thursday 16th of July – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday 17th of July – 12:00 noon – 8:00pm
Saturday 18th of July – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 19th of July – 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Unused credit will be forfeited. Any additional costs incurred above this value, must be paid directly by the winners. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be substituted for cash. If a prize is unavailable, the Promoter may substitute that prize with a prize that is equal in value or type subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.

4. Draw

The winner of the prize will be drawn at 5:15pm on the 16h of July 2015. The winner will be drawn by random selection. The draw for the prize will take place at the Promoter’s office at the end of the Promotional Period.

5. Winner

The winner of the prize will be announced on the competition post on the Promoter’s Facebook account from at 5:45pm on the 16th of July 2015. The winner of the prize must sign any release form that may be required by the Promoter or supplier of a prize. After announcement of the winner, the Promoter will notify the winner via Facebook private message to arrange delivery of the prize.

6. Unclaimed prizes

If a prize is unclaimed, the Promoter will draw a winner for the unclaimed prize 48hrs after the initial draw at 5:30pm on the 18th of July 2015 using the same method specified in section 4 and will notify the winner using the same method specified in section 5. The draw will take place at the Promoter’s office.

7. Forfeited prizes

The Promoter may forfeit a prize if a winner refuses to sign any release form specified in section 5 or a winner refuses to accept a prize.

8. Entrant’s personal information

By entering this Promotion, the entrant consents to:

a. the Promoter, or any of its affiliated entities, using the entrant’s details for future marketing and promotional purposes, except if notified otherwise by the entrant;

b. if entrants are winners, the Promoter using their name, likeness, image and voice in any media platform; and

c. disclosing the entrant’s personal information to third parties, including agents, contractors and suppliers of the Promoter.

9. Promoter’s rights

The Promoter may verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence). The Promoter may disqualify an entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions, who tampers with the entry process or who uses automated entry software or other mechanical or electronic means that allows a person to automatically enter repeatedly. The Promoter may either disqualify an entrant or modify, suspend, terminate or cancel this Promotion if this Promotion is interfered with or this Promotion is not capable of being conducted as reasonably expected due to a reason beyond the control of the Promoter, including technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.

10. Promoter’s liability

The Promoter is not liable for any loss, expense, damage or liability that may be suffered or incurred by a person in entering this Promotion or accepting and using the prizes. If the Promoter is liable, the Promoter’s liability is limited to either resupply of the goods or services. This section 10 does not alter a person’s rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

11. Definitions

For this Promotion, the following terms have the following meanings:

Term Meaning
Immediate Family Any of the following:  spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin
Promoter CatchOfTheDay.com.au Pty Ltd (ABN 22 149 779 939) of 767 Springvale Road, Mulgrave VIC
Promotion Catchoftheday’s Keysborough Warehouse Sale – Round 2
Promotion Period 2.00pm Thursday, 16th of July 2015 to 4:45pm 16th of July 2015.