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 love the idea of coloring hair. It was always something I wanted to try, especially because growing up I watched my grandmother do it all the time. But being born with light brown hair already, my mom constantly tells me I’m lucky that it’s natural—so even though the idea of coloring my hair is(…)
It’s been a while since I last wrote a feature on a restaurant, and I’m glad I’m finally breaking the beauty and skincare streak with Icings Bakery and Cafe, a family-owned establishment with branches in Tomas Morato, Market Market, Promenade Greenhills, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Las Pinas. I visited the bakery and cafe last Tuesday with(…)
A while back, I wrote about how to take care of oily or combination skin—which shows the skincare products I use. Since then, after doing my own experiments with different products, I think I finally found the perfect skin regimen that improved my skin both in breakouts and oil control. Avene Eau Thermale Cleanance Gel(…)
Preview Magazine celebrates its 18th year this July 2013. To commemorate such a milestone, the #1 fashion magazine gathered the most stylish icons, models and celebrities, and threw one of the most awaited events of the year—the Preview Best Dressed Ball, held at Hyve in W Global Center. Getting ready for the Preview Best Dressed Ball 2013 at Blo Blowdry Bar,(…)
I can’t stress enough how much I love skirts, and Armie Marfil of Always Modish was generous enough to give me a few samples of her uniquely-designed pieces. If you love it just as much as I do, simply enter the raffle below to get a chance to win it! a Rafflecopter giveaway Don’t forget(…)