Greta's Junkyard by Gretchen Gatan

Greta’s Junkyard by Gretchen Gatan

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.

Random Reads

Social Savvy’s the Printster: Print Your Instagram Photos at Your Events!

Last month, while I was scouting for photo booths for my sister’s 18th birthday, a soon-to-be-married ultimate frisbee teammate mentioned that she discovered a photo company that grabs the photos of your events from Instagram, and prints them out then and there. Incidentally, when I attended Style Bible’s Virtual Style Awards at Club Haze last(…)

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The Sims Therapy

Before Tumblr was born and served as my means of expressing my emotions (or anything really), particularly my anger and emo issues, I resorted to the Sims in taming them down. I’d always have this “horror house” in my neighborhood with a large cemetery for a backyard. When I’m mad at the world, I create(…)

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Happy Cookie by Kai Ochosa

Not trying to oversell Happy Cookie, but if you’re looking for the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie that’s freshly baked and doesn’t come from the grocery like Chewy Chips Ahoy or Keebler’s, I think I’ve finally found one that ends all search. Trust me, even my office mates can attest to this. Last Friday, I(…)

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Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned from Glamourbox’s Personal Makeup Workshop with Au Mauricio

As the content writer of Glamourbox (and a certified Glambabe), an online beauty subscription service and boutique that offers quirky yet superior brands from all over the globe, I was lucky to have been part of the Personal Makeup Workshop last Saturday, August 3, in Bottega Studioalong Katipunan Extension—which featured the Glamourbox Special Edition Box, showcasing a colorful and vivid line(…)

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Ford on the Runway: Sustainable Fashion

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. When you hear the name “Ford,” the first words that probably come to mind are “cars,” “automobiles” and “vehicles.” Words like “fashion design” and “sustainable fashion” are things you might not be able to relate to the company right away—but because Ford Motor Co. has a mission of making(…)

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