Saturday, December 30, 2023

Last Shave Of 2023 Hello 2024

As we leave 2023 behind, it was a challenging year for me. Not just for Wet The Face but personally regarding my wife Mary's health. Just this last month her tests all showed that her frontal lobe which controls speech is shrinking, where she used to talk all the time and now only says a few words to me. This is due to her advancing dementia, I know she understands what I'm saying I tell her I love her all the time and that I will be by her side always and she always smiles when I say it.

Wet The Face had its share of challenges as well. Supply shortages are still affecting some goods but for the most part, availability is back to normal on most things like Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, etc..
The sad part is the prices have not come back down and I don't think they ever will.

Our purchase of the Bambu Labs 3D printer has made a big impact on the quality of our 3D printed accessories including the Aftershave Wall Mount, Aftershave Desk Stand, Three Razor Stands, and soon our new offering of a Travel Kit which should be released in a month or two. Our resident CAD engineer Chuck LeChance was hard at work on this design for a few months. Such an amazing talent and asset to the Wet Shaving Community. His designs have helped Wet Shaver's organize wet shaving collections and reduce den clutter.

Sadly, we still don't have a pottery person to take the place of Alford. I see he is starting to now release shaving bowls on his own so I don't think he's going to be making them for us going forward since Marie Ann decided to not continue Still looking for the replacement.

We have some new shaving soaps and aftershaves coming in 2024 the long-awaited continuation of the Peaky Blinders line with the release of Polly Gray, look for it in early 2024. Also, the Dirty Girls series will have a new release or two as well.

Along with some additions, we will sadly have some subtractions these include Valyrian Steel, Himitus, and Lagom, all of them had a good run but I think it's time to make room for new products. If you want one please purchase them now. I will give them a few months and then remove them from the website after these are gone I will not be making more.

During the pandemic years, we stopped our Wet The Face Giveaways, and that hurt Patreon. I Thank you to all who contributed to it. I'm not sure what the future holds for WTF giveaways but I have made the decision to cancel Patreon. I do want to start the giveaways up again at some point but it all depends on other artisans contributing all I can do is ask so I give it another try.

Well, That's all I have for now
As always be kind to one another
Wishing everyone an amazing New Year in 2024
Caviar Dreams & BBS Shaves!

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