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KUALA LUMPUR: Sheikha Beauty Sdn Bhd firmly believes that every woman has the right to be beautiful and feel her best. They believe that natural beauty is something real and must be celebrated. Taking this as the motivating spirit of their brand, the company announced the launch of Al-Hur Beauty skincare range – designed and developed for women of all backgrounds using only premium natural ingredients which are carefully selected from the Middle East as well as over the world and set at affordable price points.
The grand launch was officiated by Kota Anggerik state assemblyman Najwan Halimi, at KL Gateway Mall, Kuala Lumpur. The launch was also witnessed by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) president Datuk Seri Khairul Khuzaini along with Al-Hur Beauty founder Siti Farahana Khairuddin. The launch ceremony was also completed with support from MyBazar, an online platform for Middle Eastern products.
"Al-Hur Beauty products understands the needs of the Malaysian women who demand a skincare range that is safe, made of natural ingredients and importantly a product that works, and this understanding is well represented in everything they do. Formulated and produced in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the unique feature about Al-Hur Beauty skincare range lies in the main ingredient which is found in a type of cactus — prickle pear, known scientifically as Opuntia Oil — clinically proven to have 150% more antioxidant level than argan oil and rich with vitamin K and E. The combination of the best natural ingredients, that are sourced ethically proven in producing best results in combating the skin's most common problem that lead to supple, brighter and youthful skin," said the company in a press release.
The skincare line has been especially formulated to not only be effective for women in the 25-40 age-group, but also gentle on the skin, quite unlike many other brands in the market which have harsh, chemical ingredients. All ingredients have been carefully reviewed, selected and tested for their generally acceptable problem-free safety and toxicity profiles. Having certification and recognition from Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM), certified with International Halal (Dubai) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), the company is proud to claim that their skincare is free from parabens, synthetic colours and fragrances, mercury, hydroquinone and tretinoin.
"There is a universal truth in natural beauty and it is something too real. No matter your shape, ethnicity or belief, all women want to feel beautiful. Al-Hur Beauty is set to revolutionize the Malaysia beauty market, as there are hardly any skincare products in the market which are formulated and produced in 100% in UAE. Al-Hur Beauty brand have discovered the beauty secret of Arab women and we are offering it to women in Malaysia to feel the magic of natural ingredients at an affordable price. We are not here to compete with other leading skincare range, but we are fulfilling that universal need of a woman in search for a natural, chemical free and highly effective" said Siti.
The skincare range has been designed to be a highly effective product, with the formulation of cactus, prickle pear and opuntia oil, the product easily absorbs into the dermis that helps keep the skin youthful and firm. Its unique and natural ingredients, ensures the skin always has a protective layer – leading to smoother and brighter skin. The range of products include Moroccan Olive Oil Cleanser, Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturiser and Volcanic Mineral Mud Mask.
In conjunction with the launch, Al-Hur Beauty is proud to present 20 women that are the finalists for "The Face Al-Hur Beauty 2018". The finalists were shortlisted from thousands of entries all over Malaysia and had undergone weekly group and individual tasks. The one-month competition aims to discover not just the beauty factor of the finalist importantly to appoint an ambassador to the brand that is entrepreneurial, passionate and also empowers others with her persona and intelligence.
Also at the launch, a book entitled "Kosmetik Beracun" was introduced to the public by a renowned pharmacist from Pharmago Pharmacy, Rahman Baco. The book highlighted the effect of using skincare product that contains harmful ingredients and it is aimed to educate the public of its long term effect and danger to one's health. [...]
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad stressed that a democratic country cannot accord absolute power to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to block bills by the Dewan Rakyat, which is democratically elected.
He said this in response to a question from Santubong MP Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar who had asked if a constitutional amendment made during Mahathir's first stint as prime minister, which allows bills to become law even without royal assent remains relevant today.
Prior to the provisions, the Agong could veto any bill approved by the Dewan Rakyat. [...]
KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2018 will be conferred on exceptional individuals in Islamic finance at a special ceremony in the capital on Oct 3. [...]
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The message from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Make it your wedding, not the wedding of your parents and grandparents. Be you. [...]
The big day we all have been waiting for is here – the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. And the question everyone had on their minds is now answered: Markle tied the knot wearing a stunning wedding gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
She styled her hair in a soft, low bun and donned a glittering Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is reportedly English, and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.
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“Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952,” read the official statement from the Palace.
“True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”
Guests In Their Best
But it wasn’t just Markle who shone on her big day. Guests of the wedding were seen in their finest, from Amal Clooney to Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra and more.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the royal wedding! Amal paired a canary yellow dress and hat with metallic pumps. To see more guest arrivals, head to the link in our bio. : Rex/Shutterstock
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A Conservative Style
Markle’s now sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, kept it simple for the occasion. She was spotted in a pale a yellow Alexander McQueen dress, which she has worn twice before – to both Princess Charlotte’s christening and Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday party.
This is the Duchess of Cambridge’s first official public appearance following the arrival of her third child with Prince William on April 23. With a fascinator designed by Philip Treacy and shoes by Jimmy Choo, she looked demurely elegant.
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Meghan Markle hasn’t said if she will wear a tiara at her upcoming royal wedding, but if she does she’ll be able to choose from one of the world’s most remarkable jewellery collections.
That’s because Queen Elizabeth II, the grandmother of her husband-to-be Prince Harry, has hundreds of tiaras squirreled away in locked vaults, and royal tradition holds that the queen will let Markle borrow one of these sparkly heirlooms.
There’s no shortage of diamonds in the queen’s collection, to say nothing of rubies, sapphires and emeralds. One tiara is designed so that its emeralds can be replaced by pearls – depending on the rest of the outfit, of course.
The bride’s actual choice probably won’t be known until May 19 when she walks down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel to marry Harry and officially join the royal family. But some of London’s most exclusive jewellers are devoutly hoping she won’t turn her back on tiaras in favor of a more egalitarian look.
Markle, a 36-year-old American actress, is known for her contemporary fashion sense and could surprise everyone by skipping the tiara in favour of a less stately, more accessible look. But Omar Vaja, sales director at the renowned Bentley & Skinner jewellery shop in London, thinks she will follow tradition.
“Her style of dress is quite modern and casual,” said Vaja. “So she’ll probably go for something that’s small and modest. There’s quite a lot to choose from. I think we’re talking about hundreds of tiaras.”
He says tiaras often have been kept in aristocratic families for generations, passed down to wear on special occasions.
Omar Vaja, director of sales inspects a late Victorian pearl and diamond tiara circa 1890 at Bradley & Skinner, an antique period jewellery specialist in London.
Making A Comeback
Vaja and other jewellers in London’s tony Mayfair district have a vested interest in seeing Markle carry forward the tiara tradition. He expects this royal wedding – like earlier ones – to spur interest in tiaras and other vintage treasures that his shop is known for.
Tiaras could use a boost. They were the height of fashion in the 1920s and 30s, when affluent British women would often wear them to royal galas or fancy banquets, but British society changed drastically after the destruction wrought by World War II.
The grand court life that preceded it was never fully revived, said Christopher St. James, who designed many of the tiaras worn by the fictional Grantham family in the popular Downton Abbey TV series.
“Elizabeth II stopped doing the great big court balls where debutantes would come and be presented to the queen and they had to wear a tiara and their mothers would wear a tiara,” he said. “That was all gone after the war.”
The 50s in Britain was a time of rationing and scarcity, not the best time for opulent displays of jewellery worth more than a small house.
The Beatles’ John Lennon even mocked the tradition of wearing expensive jewellery and tiaras to gala events during a royal command performance at the London Palladium in 1963. He told the people in the cheap seats they could clap their hands the usual way, and urged everyone in the fancy seats to just rattle their jewellery instead.
The Queen Mother – wearing a rather splendid tiara – took the gibe with a smile, but the point was made. Royal-style accessories like diamond-encrusted tiaras fell out of favour in the swinging Sixties.
Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, helped revive the tiara glamour. Reflecting her own aristocratic roots, she wore her family’s own tiara – known as the Spencer tiara, as she came from the Spencer clan – when she married Prince Charles in 1981.
Sara Prentice, creative director at the House of Garrard – which produced the famous “fringe tiara” worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding – says newly made tiaras are smaller and much more comfortable to wear because they are designed to be easily slipped on and off.
“For royalty, if you’re a woman, the first time you wear a tiara is on your wedding day,” she said.
For commoners with plenty of money, it’s possible to buy a lovely tiara at the House of Garrard – prices start at about 80,000 pounds (RM432,160).
Some believe Markle may choose to conspicuously pay tribute to Diana by wearing the Spencer tiara, which has a fanciful design of flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings. On the day their engagement was announced, she and Harry spoke about their shared desire to invoke Diana’s memory at the wedding.
There are plenty of other royal tiaras to consider as well, depending on what the queen decides to make available.
Markle might walk down the aisle in a striking tiara with Russian roots that features 15 interlaced diamond circles set off by large pearls. The tiara is uniquely interchangeable – the pearls can be taken out and replaced with emeralds.
It is known to some as the Vladimir tiara because it was hidden in a vault at Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg during the chaos that followed the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Then there is the Oriental Circlet tiara, favoured by the Queen Mother, which is designed with diamond lotus flowers and wraps nearly all the way around the wearer’s head. It was made for Queen Victoria in 1853 with opals to set off the diamonds, but the opals were later replaced with rubies.
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at their wedding in 1947. Meghan Markle will have access to one of the world’s most remarkable jewellery collection.
Another option is Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara, which Elizabeth wore when she married Prince Philip in 1947 as the nation struggled to recover from the destruction of World War II.
That tiara was first worn by Queen Victoria in 1839. And it could be seen as a harbinger of good fortune for the new royal couple, as Elizabeth and Philip celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last year.
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A picture arranged as an illustration shows a box of limited edition Crown Jewels condoms unofficial Royal Wedding souvenir box celebrating the upcoming nuptuals of Britain’s Prince Harry and his finacee US actress Meghan Markle, photographed in London May 10, 2018. — AFP pic
LONDON, May 15 — The highly-anticipated marriage between Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday has generated a slew of quirky side-stories and offbeat tributes.Here are some of the most striking:Princely pleasure “Artisan” condom manufacturer “Crown Jewels” has launched a “sumptuous new” product to celebrate the occasion, “tailored to a regal fit” and promising “discerning love-makers a royal union of pleasure and style.”The product comes in “a handsome souvenir case”, which plays a “musical arrangement of God Save the Queen and The Star Spangled Banner” upon opening, and is decorated with a pop-up picture of the happy couple and the inscription “your prince will come”.Driving with Meghan and Harry The Mini brand has designed a special version of its distinctive car, boasting a roof motif combining the British and US flags and the inscriptions “Meghan loves Harry” and “love is all you need” on the glove box.The one-off “MINI Hatch” will be donated to one of the couple’s chosen charities for auction.Double-booked May 19 is not only a special day for royal-wedding watchers, but also for scores of other British couples getting hitched.“I’d love to say ‘I do’ at the same time as Meghan and Harry,” Lucy Parkinson, 26, who will marry Andrew Dixon, 30, on May 19, told HarpersBazaar.com.The bride-to-be said she “can’t wait” to see Meghan’s dress, but accepted she “can’t even begin to compete” in the fashion stakes, with the former “Suits” actress able to call upon the industry’s top names.A royal holiday If you want to know everything about the royal family and weddings, and have a spare £2,500 (RM13,402), then you can take an eight-day tour that visits the most symbolic sites of the British monarchy, meets with royal experts and parties on D-Day.A royal prayer The Anglican church has composed a nine-line prayer for the couple, which begins: “God of love, send your blessing upon Harry and Meghan, and all who are joined in marriage, that... they may both live and grow in your love”.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Anglican leader, will officiate the ceremony.A film, already US channel Lifetime on Sunday aired the film When Harry met Meghan: A Royal Romance — the title inspired by 1989 cult comedy When Harry met Sally.The feel-good film dramatises the developing love story, and at one point sees Harry, realising he wants to marry a divorced American woman, shouting: “She makes me happy so to hell with traditions!”Meghan is played by Netflix regular Parisa Fitz-Henley and Harry by Murray Fraser, who appeared in the series Victoria, about the eponymous queen.Saucy tribute Sushi restaurant chain itsu is marking the event with the “When Harry met Meghan” lunchbox, which comprises salmon, yellowfin tuna nigiri, avocado, shredded carrot, green bean and fresh mint maki, white ginger and soy sauce.A London patisserie has devised other gastronomic tributes, including cupcakes, a US staple, topped with glazing in the colours of the American and British flags.For those looking for something harder, a British brewer has created a celebratory beer, combining British and American hops with a sprinkling of champagne yeast.Bridal advice “Shout at the kids, shun the dentist, swear at the useless England soccer team, drink gin before lunch” are among some of the tips on how Californian Meghan can integrate seamlessly into British life, according to Dominic Green, a British contributor to US publication The Weekly Standard.“You can keep your accent. We like Americans,” he said.“We were embarrassed for Madonna when she pretended to be English.” — AFP [...]
Souvenirs for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in tourist shops in London. ― AFP pic
LONDON, May 9 ― London is gearing up to host the wedding party of the year, with hotels rolling out the red carpet for royal watchers keen to get in on the craze. From a helicopter tour of London, to an excursion to Windsor Castle and a high tea service featuring wedding dress cakes, here's a look at some of the royal wedding hotel and travel packages fit for a queen.Hotel Café Royal, London The wannabe Harrys and Meghans of the world can recreate their own royal nuptials with the Empire Royal Wedding package which includes an overnight stay at the hotel's largest one-bedroom suite. The sumptuous suite features velvet sofas, leather armchairs, and a marble bathroom. The package also includes a helicopter tour of London and a tour of the official wedding venue Windsor Castle, including the chapel where they are to wed, and state apartments where the royal couple is expected to spend their days throughout the wedding festivities. The hotel will also prepare a gourmet picnic hamper and send you off to visit retailers that carry Royal Warrants ― the seal of approval from Buckingham Palace ― along with VIP shopping services at luxury retailers like Liberty and Burberry. The Empire Royal Wedding package is available until June 21, 2018 and starts at £6,500 (RM34,788).Dukes London, London Called the “Royal Escape,” the itinerary at Dukes hotel is heavy on guided tours and excursions. First, there's a three-hour guided walking tour of Westminster Abbey, where many a royal wedding has taken place in the past. Then there's a four-hour excursion to Windsor Castle, the official royal residence in Berkshire. The package also includes afternoon tea in the hotel drawing room and a three-course meal at a London restaurant. The Royal Escape is available to book until June 3. Rates vary.The Berkeley Throughout the month of May, The Berkeley's signature Pret-a-Portea afternoon tea service ― popular for its edible recreations of fashion designs from the catwalk ― will be inviting guests into the kitchen to help bake their own Royal Wedding collection. Guests will learn how to recreate a wedding dress biscuit in the style of Ralph & Russo, Phillipa Lepley and Suzanne Neville, and stiletto shoe cookies inspired by Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. Following the masterclass, guests will retire to the Collins Room and sit down to sample some bridal design treats.£225 per person for the masterclass.Cunard ― at sea On May 19, a trio of Britain's most luxurious ocean liners will not let the historic occasion go unmarked. Celebrations are planned for cruisers aboard the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, when all three liners will celebrate the royal wedding, separately, but simultaneously. Guests aboard the cruise ships will be able to watch a screening of the royal wedding while sailing the high seas and partake in a special afternoon tea that will feature a Victoria Wedding Cake, Union Jack Butterfly and Chocolate Crown. A commemorative dinner and keepsake menu in the main dining rooms are also planned. Guests will also be able to toast to Prince Harry and Meghan's health and happy marriage with celebratory cocktails like the Princess Bride and American Beauty.The royal wedding is May 19. ― AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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