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.
I recently attended the launch of Detoxify Bar in Shangri-La Mall, where the Cupcake and I got a taste of both their fresh-pressed juices and healthy dishes. It was all so delicious, and though I already tried (and had a difficult time) doing a 3-day juice cleanse before with a different brand, it made me(…)
If you guys can recall, I went and visited Footzone Day Spa early this year to try out their services along with my mom and cousin. And as someone who constantly indulges herself in the best massages in the Metro, it was so easy to say that Footzone Day Spa’s services are worth what you’re(…)
The cute, creative and homey pastel wonderland that is Stacy’s, with its more popular branch in Greenstreet (Capitol Hills), is now open in Bonifacio Global City—just beside Distillery and a stone’s throw away from Burgos Circle and Mind Museum. Stacy’s Now Open in BGC The Kids’ Station Stacy’s was a concept by partners Aby Natividad-Nachura (food writer(…)
So I’m celebrating my birthday in a few weeks, and as a way of partying with my readers, I’ve decided to start the Great Birthday Salubong Giveaway! Each week leading up to my birthday, which is on March 9, I’ll be throwing a giveaway here on the blog where my readers can get a chance to(…)
I had the pleasure of joining Cupcake’s family last Sunday in the Cultural Center of the Philippines where we watched the much-awaited Broadway musical, Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. I was told by a couple of friends who watched it in Singapore that it was the same cast, starring Jemma Rix(…)