Dan Thompson: Beauty Busted


Beauty: BUSTED! Year in Review

A look back at 2010

2010 has whipped by at such a break neck speed.

It is hard to believe we are at the end of the year already.

This is my last blog for 2010. I am officially on vacation in two more days and will be returning in early January. Before I go away with my family, however, there is still one more chance to meet me at a Daniel Thompson Beauty Event. This week I will be in Ottawa on December 22nd and 23rd. You can come down and get a holiday look done by me personally or just come by and say hello. I love to meet all the Yummy Mummies wherever I am in Canada. I will be at:

Daya Spa
200 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, ON
613 244 4333

Also on that note – to all the Yummy Mummies who have come by our events and who are now using the Daniel Thompson Beauty products I say thank you. The brand has grown this year and we are now available in 15 retail locations in 12 cities across 5 provinces and 2 states. All thanks to the wonderful women who use the brand.

2010 Year in Review

Here are some important cosmetics points I learned this year:

1. Cosmetics companies played their usual game of jockeying for market position by launching more products then ever before. It seemed like every week there was a launch of some kind. Part of this was the economy in the US but most of it was about the dominant players all trying to squeeze those few more dollars from consumers.

2. There was a major backlash from consumers against overhyped claims that resulted in a new wave of anti-cosmetic rhetoric. Of course there is a huge difference between grandiose claims and dangerous products. Most cosmetics fall in between the marketing and the scare tactics.

3. Despite all the chatter there really was no major revolution in the world of cosmetics. The basics remain true – wash the skin with soap free cleanser, moisturize, wear a sunscreen and avoid pore-clogging make up. Yes it really is as simple as that!

Have a wonderful holiday and I will be back in January with new Beauty: BUSTED! tips, tricks, reviews and busted myths!