Centennial anniversary of the vitamin recognized in the House
WASHINGTON — Honoring the 100th anniversary of the vitamin, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., last week entered into the U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional Record remarks recognizing this special milestone, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced.
In 1912, Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk, considered the "father of vitamin therapy," first used the term "vitamin" to describe a group of bioactive substances vital to human health.
In his statement, Rep. Pallone, who is co-chairman of the Dietary Supplement Caucus and a dietary supplement industry champion in the House of Representatives, noted, "Because of [Casimir Funk’s] work, we know that vitamins are essential for good health through every stage of [the] human life cycle and that our bodies require vitamins to grow, to function, to stay healthy and to prevent the onset of disease."
Elizabeth Arden, pop star Nicki Minaj celebrate fragrance launch in NYC
NEW YORK — Pop star Nicki Minaj celebrated this week the launch of her first fragrance with a larger-than-life event at Macy’s Herald Square store in New York City.
Macy’s Herald Square provided the first 300 fans to purchase Macy’s Pink Friday exclusive gift set bundle the opportunity to meet Minaj and get an autographed limited edition Pink Friday commemorative ad. Minaj turned heads when she stepped onto the pink carpet wearing a hot pink Armani blazer, Marni blue and white high-wasted skinny pants, Giuseppe Zanotti blue suede wedge booties, a vintage rainbow-swirled bra, pink police officer hat and striking blonde wig by Terrance Davidson.
Scott Beattie, chairman, president and CEO of Elizabeth Arden, and Jeff Gennette, chief merchandising officer of Macy’s, kicked off the event with a speech to welcome the crowd and introduce Minaj.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, Pink Friday is Minaj’s first and signature scent. The fragrance, developed in partnership with Elizabeth Arden, mixes complementary playful and sultry notes of fruits, vanilla and musks.
To learn more about the fragrance, click here.
New Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics holiday nail collection to hit Rite Aid shelves
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is gearing up for the holiday season with the new JulieG Holiday Collection by Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics.
This limited-edition line of five festive nail colors was designed and inspired by top YouTube beauty vlogger Julie Gutierrez (JulieG713).
The JulieG Holiday Collection has a suggested retail price of $3.99 and will be available Nov. 1 at Rite Aid stores and at Jessesgirlcosmetics.com.