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.
Hi, everyone! My good friend, Kai, recently reached out to me and asked me to help spread the word on her campaign against slaughtering thresher sharks in Cebu. Below is an article she sent, and I hope you guys can take the time to read so you can become more aware of this sad issue, and(…)
Last week, our youngest cousin, Loki, who’s nine months old, stayed with us for a while because his older sister, Yoki, caught pneumonia. The doctor advised for them not to stay in the same house, at least until Yoki got better, so for eight days, Loki stayed with us! It was so much fun because(…)
I was recently sent by EZ Shop Asia a bottle of W-II aFGF Hyrdating Lotion, which supposedly acts as the skin’s protector from free radicals. It also moisturizes and helps reduce wrinkles caused by excessive dryness of the skin. A product manufactured in Taiwan, it contains glycerin (a humectant that retains moisture), jojoba oil (which plumps skin(…)
This article has been on my drafts for quite some time now, and I feel so bad that I wasn’t able to post it sooner. But just to explain—I was supposed to have four sessions with Contours last March, but because I’ve been so busy and Megamall isn’t really a place I frequent, I haven’t(…)
Back when I was still studying, I used to visit the Old Spaghetti House Katipunan a lot—especially during lunch breaks and I was craving for pesto pasta. The prices were friendly enough for students, and the crowd usually wasn’t as noisy compared to other restaurants in the vicinity. Those days, I remember the restaurant being(…)