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.
I couldn’t imagine spending my birthday any other way last March 9, as the Cupcake and I took a break from work and went on a day trip to Pampanga. Initially, I wanted to go somewhere south but I realized EDSA traffic would inevitably be brutal, since it was a weekday and everyone would be(…)
When in Manila, many were distraught when the first branch of Red Garlic along Katipunan Extension—which catered mostly to students and nearby residents, closed down a few months ago. The good news, however, is that this paved way for a bigger and better branch, now located in Two Parkade, 7th Avenue, 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City—with an even longer and more(…)
I think it’s pretty understandable that some people find it a struggle to eat and drink healthy—luckily, I’m one of those who find it easy because of my genuine love for fruits, veggies, and fresh juices (I have my mom to thank for this). I’m also addicted to the feeling of keeping my body healthy,(…)
What most boys don’t understand is why we girls turn into evil little monsters when we have our period. Here’s my futile attempt in trying to explain. First of, our hormones make us extra sensitive and extra emotional over the smallest, shallowest, and most minute things. We don’t mean to be. And we certainly don’t(…)
Who says that college isn’t a time to play dress up and still incorporate our favoriteDisney characters into our clothing? On a certain level, we may all be grown-ups — but I think there’s nothing wrong at all with being a kid at heart and having fun with our sense of fashion. Check out Megan Fox, who(…)