Flea Markets around HCMC

Dear Fashionistas in Saigon 🙂

Yes Vintage Market exists in HCMC 🙂

And now that you know about my passion for vintage market and that I had the occasion to visit some of them last week end, let’s do a little review.

I have been to three different markets so far:

I have been quite a few times to the Flea Market (and check my previous review of the Flea Market in D7) and every time I am quite happy to see the same little faces presenting their cute accessorizes, clothes and cosmetics 🙂 Locations in both D7 and D2 are great and the market is always big, (around 40 stalls or more…) Of course D7 is a little bit far for me but it is interesting to see the difference according to which market you go. I feel there is much more clothes in D7 and more vintage accessorizes in D2. But is it a true fact? 2 weeks ago was the first market in D2 so it might change.

However, I was really disappointed by the Dream Market in D1. It was supposed to be a huge thing during 2 days, and I faced 15 stands, selling stuffs, no even vintage. From what I had imagined on Facebook, I thought it would be a big event where all the market lovers will be…not at all. So yea, I am happy to know that it is not worth it now and that I can focus more on the other markets.

Regarding the Hello WeekEnd Market, it was a big surprise! It was a Vietnamese fashionistas market, so almost no foreigners, which is cool so I can get to know better the Vietnamese fashion world. It was very big! Maybe more stands than the Flea Market. Music and sun were here, which made me like the event. I was happy to see where all the crazy i-phone accessorizes come from 🙂 However, I didn’t discover new things, apart from this little candle women, doing citronella, vanilla, green tea, lemongrass homemade candles #sweet. All the stands were quite normal: clothes, shoes, jewelleries, tattoos ….

If you know any other #Vintage markets around HCMC, please let me know, I will be happy to visit 🙂

Oh yeah, a new kind of market is going to start: typical Sunday morning market: 100% SUNDAY. With vegetables, fruits, flowers, food, but also smoothies, games for kids, bbq, vintage clothes and cosmetics 🙂 All made-in-Vietnam, with certificated producers so great quality, safe and traceable. It’s in D2, check out the details here 🙂

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Flea Market in D2:

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Hello Week-End Market:

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Next Markets:

Flea Market D7:  Sunday 17th

Flea Market D2: Sunday 24th

Hello Week End market: Sunday 24th

VietCorner Flea Market: Saturday 16th

Saigon Charity Bazaar: Saturday 30th

SSIS Bazaar: Saturday 30th

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L’O de Provence, Beauty Brand Discovery :)

Hi everyone ! 🙂

I didn’t have much time and motivation these last month to write in my Frenchy Diary. But today I am back to tell you about a new French beauty start-up brand called: L’Ô de Provence  from Aix en Provence in France.

Earlier in June, I was invited to the Organic and Natural Beauty Show in London (Website). A great opportunity for me as I discovered a lot of new beauty brands and tons of new products, always more innovatives. All the brands I have met were organic, which is really good and also a big interest of mine. I was like a child between all these stands and new beauty brands’ names.

I  had the opportunity to meet beauty professionals as well, like Camille Roque, representative of the brand L’Ô de Provence at the event. Created in 2004, the founder Pierre Maillé chose to launch his natural skin care brand during the Organic and Natural Beauty Show, here in London. Why not? English people love French Cosmetics 😀

The power of L’Ô de Provence skin care products is its main component: Pristine water, which is one million times purer than spring water. This particularity respects the products’ natural actives and avoid the addition of a lot of preservatives.

The range of natural skin care products are made in Provence, thanks to local suppliers and authentic components like honey, argan oil or lavender. L’Ô de Provence’s preservatives are certified Ecocert because of their non-toxicity and tolerance.

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The products I tried contain between 98% and 99% natural ingredients, which is really good from my point of view.

– The Face Cream HYDRA PRECIEUSE, with organic honey from Provence.

– The Eye Care SERUM DE JOUVENCE, with organic argan oil.

– The Hand Cream NUTRI PERFECT, with organic honey from Provence.

I am not going to do the description of the three products but I am going to give you my opinions about them, which will give you a better insight 🙂 However, if you are interested in the descriptions, you will find everything on the website HERE !

For the face cream HYDRA PRECIEUSE, first of all, I found the texture very enjoyable: soft, smooth and light. The smell as well is very light and not “too much” compared to a lot of cream in the beauty marketplace nowadays. The application on the face is very easy as the texture is not thick and is penetrating well. At first sight, the texture looks quite weird, but once you touch it with your fingers, it becomes really smooth. It makes me think of the Caudalie serum, which I found really great! 🙂

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I am not a great fan of eye care because I usually never have time to put some eye cream in the morning. However, I have to say that the Eye Care SERUM DE JOUVENCE is enjoyable to apply . I have tried it few times and the texture is similar to the face cream, but more liquid. Same packaging and smell! I don’t really feel I have shadows under my eyes, so I didn’t notice a difference except the day after a night out :).

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I really like the packaging of the Hand Cream NUTRI PERFECT. It looks professional, classy and designed at the same time. Actually, the gold touch in all the three products look good, it brings relevance and credibility to the brand. The size of the hand cream is very practical, and the 35ml countenance is enough. The texture of the product is thicker than the two other creams, but quite easy to penetrate as well.

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L’Ô de Provence is not yet sold in shops because it is very recent. However do not hesitate to contact them through their website here.

Have a nice day 🙂