My name is Gretchen Gatan, and I’m a writer, marketing manager, and freelance makeup artist from Metro Manila, Philippines. Writing is my passion, and this blog serves as a creative outlet where I can write about all things beauty and lifestyle—and occasionally my random thoughts and tantrums.
Greta’s Junkyard is literally a dump site of my favorite things.
A while back, I wrote an article on where to buy makeup online and I failed to include one of the biggest online shops for beauty (which I’ve been a member of for almost a year now), BeautyMNL. Not exaggerating but whenever it’s sweldo day, I love visiting their site to go “window shopping,” meaning(…)
Growing up an athlete, I was always used to the intensity of training and workouts. It was all I ever knew as a young girl, so it was only natural that as I got older, my body would constantly look for it. It was so much easier in grade school and high school, where training(…)
One of my favorite things to do whenever I travel is laying down for a very long time on the fluffy bed, and just inhaling the clean scent of my hotel room. Back in college, accommodations whenever I went out of town weren’t really my priority—I was okay with just staying in a hostel or(…)
If you guys can recall, I wrote about Ysabel’s Daughter last June 2015, when they relaunched their products in F1 Manila Hotel, together with founder and Ysabel’s daughter herself, Coty Cruz. All photos were grabbed from Ysabel’s Daughter’s Facebook page Just last week, I was able to join them again—this time through a Wellness Weekend which Coty(…)
I was invited to attend the first Fashion Wednesdays event of the year in Sage Bar, Makati Shangri-La Hotel last January 7. It was my first time to attend and as such, had no idea what to expect. The Cupcake and I arrived early, so we decided to listen to the live band first and(…)