As you can see from the map above, the east coast of America as well as a good chunk of the west... Has been affected by a huge DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Dyn which provides DNS (Domain Name Service) for hundreds and hundreds of sites. This affects sites such as Shopify and Etsy, which a lot of shaving artisans and vendors (such as B&M, PAA and K Shave Worx to name a tiny few - full list below) rely on to host their eCommerce sites. Likewise, you can't pay for anything using PayPal for the same reason. Some Friday #drama for y'all. It started at 7am EST and was thought resolved, but is clearly ongoing. Check out downdetector.com to see just how bad it is.
Through the Fire Fine Craft has released a pair of #soap and #aftershave combos today, called The Beast and Through the Fire! While the latter has been available previously in their vegan formula, it is now available in tallow as well. I've reviewed #ttfcrafts software previously, and generally had very good things to say about them. More details down below!
If you're a regular reader of the Daily Lather you'll know I'm a fan of K Shave Worx (check out my reviews). I've noticed that with the prior release of 366 that #KShaveWorx is getting more adventurous, with more complex scents. Starting today, they've announced Black Orchid (soap and aftershave)! It's a collab with Hazelet's Apothecary Gentleman's Lounge on Facebook which is described as a special lounge club scent. It does sound good, with top notes of ginger, black pepper and ylang blossom, spicy floral middle of gardenia, jasmine, orchid and clove bud with bottom notes of patchouli, amber, balsam, vanilla, musk, and sandalwood! Whoa. I might have to check out this #soap and #aftershave combo.
Another crowdfunding razor project is spinning up on Kickstarter; this time from The Blades Grim and it's called Occam's Razor. The #razor promises to simplify your life and your shaving with easy blade loading and extraction, easy cleaning and anti-clog design and no more skin irritation, razor burn or razor bumps. It will be made from stainless steel and come with a lifetime warranty.