My name is Gretchen Gatan, and I’m a writer 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.
When In Manila, with everyone obsessing about balancing their hectic schedules with healthy and fruitful lifestyles, there are many avenues in which one can easily get into a sport or a recreational activity that will surely keep one physically fit and can also serve as an outlet for stress relief. Other than running, going to(…)
It was an exciting day last Wednesday, June 5, as the number one women’s magazine in the country and my personal bible, Cosmopolitan Philippines, invited a number of beauty and fashion bloggers to Blo Blowdry Bar in Serendra and treated us to a blo out session while unveiling the latest from Cosmo.ph. Now with a cleaner and sleeker look, Cosmo.ph complements the magazine with tips(…)
The biggest names of digital media came together last Thursday, October 3, at Club Haze in the Fort Strip, BGC—as the first ever Virtual Style Awards by Style Bible, the online home of Preview Magazine, was conducted to give recognition to the most creative and influential movers, shakers and trendsetters of the online style community.(…)
I haven’t been doing a lot of food posts lately, but I’m glad that I broke the beauty and lifestyle streak (once again) with a restaurant that’s worth visiting, and who’s dishes are still on my mind—particularly the Mushroom Ravioli. But I’ll get to that in a bit. Last week, my friends and I were(…)
Growing up an athlete meant I had my fair share of aches and injuries, such as torn ankle ligaments due to frequently spraining them, or suffering from a slight knee effusion (this is when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint), which I discovered after an MRI a few years back. Of course, for every injury(…)