Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween & Announcement for my Winter and Holiday Polishes!

Hi DD Fans!


Hope you all are having a FANNNtabulous Halloween!


I wanted to do a quick announcement here (I already announced on FB and IG) my new polish line up for Winter and the Holidays.


Here is a description in detail of each new color. All the colors will be available on November 1st. They will be available on Etsy and in my store. Don't forget you can SAVE money when you buy directly from my store at


Santa Baby- A mix of Medium white of Squares and tiny white hexes paired along with red hexes and green squares. The mix is topped off with a nice splattering of black squares. This polish makes me want to put on my christmas sweater and grab a cup of egg nog!



Jingle Bells- is a Really awesome topper polish! It has very fine gold flakies and medium gold and silver hexes. The bottle is finished with a nice spray of hologrphic silver glitter. This color looks great over black or dark blue.


Silent Night  A great very light gray/black polish that is meant for layering or coating an undercolor. This polish has superfine holographic sparkles along with small silver and hologrphic hexes. The dreamy base is topped off with little silver holographic stars and moons! This polish is amazing over any color, or layered ontop of itself!


New Year Is a polish for the bar glitter lover. It features a nice sparkly  base with both long and short silver and golden bars. I made it to remind me of champange and confetti as the clock strikes midnight!


Snowed In- I am in love with Milky white bases! This polish has a very light bluish white base with tons of different blue and white glitters of different sizes and shapes. Looks great over white, or layered with itself


Hot Cocoa This sheer brown base polish is packaed with large and small white hexes! The perfect marshmallow compliment to your hot cocoa!


Evergreen Is a nice sheer gilttery green base with fine and medium green glitter hexes and medium brown hexes. This polish looks great over green or brown base colors, or layered with itself!


Brrrr This awesome polish has a clear base and is packed with fine light blue and icey blue hexes, and also features a splatter of larger blue and white hexes. Great over any color specially dark blue and gray 


Frosted Lights I know that this one is a little odd, but what I was going for was those trees that are decorated with lights and ornaments out in the middle of the forest and that get covered with snow. (LOL) This polish is another milky white polish that is pretty opaque with 2 coats. I made it this way to layer and get depth on the nail. The white base features a rainbow of tiny hexes. This color also looks great over white!


Gingerbread  Houses or men, whatever one suits you, this polish has a ton of brown black red white and green glitters all mixed together! They look perfect over a tan or green base coat, or any color that suits your fancy!


Well that's it! I have a few other ideas I have been kicking around, but these are the polishes that will be available on 11/1/2012.


If you have any questions just let me know!!




<3 Ash








Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Suspension Base Issues?

Hi All you polish lovers!


I received a note from a client today letting me know that she was having some dry time problems with polishes she recently purchased from my shop. She let me know that even after an hour the polish wouldn’t dry.


Well that just isn’t right now is it?


I just wanted to make a blanket announcement here and let everyone know that if they are having any trouble with the base drying completely please let me know. I haven’t had anyone say anything about the base in the past, but there could have been a problem with the last batch of base from my supplier. I will be happy to work out a replacement deal for anyone having trouble with their base.


Please contact me via email if you have this, or any other, problems with your purchase!


Customer service is important to me, and I want everyone to be 100% happy with their purchase J


Thanks all!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Store Giveaway and the Holidays



It's hard to believe it's almost November. Where did October go?!


Well I launched my new store yesterday! I have the new Dous and colors available there at


There is a somewhat limited supply listed currently, but I will be adding more and more this week.


Also, wanted to remind everyone about my giveaway. Only a few days are left to enter :) check out my facebook for the deets!


 I am working on my Winter and Holiday Collection. I know that Halloween isn't even here yet, but with the lag time in shipping and international delays I thought I would get them out so there wouldn't be a mad rush. I will have 10 new polishes (2 sets of 5 and individuals available too) 5 will be Holiday themed, and 5 will be Winter themed. I will be mixing them up and will have previews here and on Facebook/Instagram in the coming week. These polishes will officially launch on 11/1/2012. They will be available until Febuary 2013. (Then the Spring Collection will be launched)


As many of you know the shipping times etc will be crazy around the Holidays. If you would like your polishes for a Christmas/Holiday Gift please order them by 12/9/2012 (for US orders) and by 11/24/2012 for International. I really hope that a month will be enough time for international orders to arrive.


The last of the Fall 2012 collection is now listed in my shop ( ). Once this batch is gone they will be retired. (I never say never so they might be back for a surprise appearance, but nothing 100% for sure) If you want to get your hands on the collection check out my shop :)  The entire set and individual bottles are avilable, just select the size you want in the listing!


I think that's it for now :-) hope everyone has an excellent week!


~Ashley Smashley Smooder Dooder Dundee



Wednesday, October 17, 2012


 I am soooo happy about having 3000k+ facebook likes, and 1000+ Instagram followers! Plus my new shop opens Monday!!
Check out my facebook page for the simple rules for entry! Click on the Giveaway to enter!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daring Duos and New Shop Announcement & Mani For a Cure Update!

Good Morning Polish Fans,
I am going to break this long post into 3 sections!
           Daring Duos
Just wanted to preview my two new Daring Duo sets! These sets will be discounted when purchased together, but will be available separately. All the Daring Duos will be limited/seasonal polishes (that is why they have a white cap instead of black) These first sets will be available for the next 45 days only, these particular colors will not be individually numbered as they are limited only by time not by number . They will launch with the opening of my new store  on 10/22/2012 These two set will be available: Lilac Carnival & Blueberry Butter. Each Daring Duos set will feature a base color that will be opaque in 2 coats and a gorgeous glitter topcoat in a paired color. I will post swatched sample nails soon. The sets will be $13.00 plus shipping together, or $7.00 plus shipping each
                             New Store!
As many of you have seen on Facebook, I have decided to move my shop (very slowly) to my own website. Over the past few months I have been working really hard to get costs down so that I can make this more of a job and less of a hobby. I have been able to get a great deal with my bottle and cap manufacturer and moved to a local vinyl shop that helped me cut back my label cost. I have also found a local shipping supply company that has helped me get a handle on my shipping costs. The last and one of the largest expense for Daring Digits is the shop fees. Etsy is a great, wonderful, awesome shop partner and community, but as many other Indie Polish makers have found, the shop fees add up extremely quickly. These fees are a driving factor of how much a polish maker can sell a polish for and still be able to run a business. Because of this move, and savings in fees etc, I will be able to offer an even better price on my polishes.  Large bottles will be dropped to $6.75(for normal non seasonal/limited colors) a bottle. Mini bottle and set prices will also be reduced to fall in line with this new pricing.
I will, for now, be keeping my etsy shop around. More for those loyal etsy goers and those still discovering my shop.  Eventually I plan on closing the shop, but not until I feel it’s the right time. However, prices will remain higher in the etsy shop to cover the additional fees for the shop to continue to run.
The largest difference between the etsy shop and my shop will be that I will only be able to accept PayPal. If you have any questions about using PayPal please let me know.
The other difference will be the changes in shipping prices. Since I have better control over shipping, I will be able to offer much better deals on shipping both large and small amounts of polishes. If you would like to place an order for over 20 polishes please let me know. I have a special deal for “bulk” buyers.
My shop links will also be available directly through Facebook!
The new shop will officially open with new colors and the new lower prices on 10/22/2012.
             Mani For a Cure
Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to thank everyone for purchasing Courage and/or Hope during the Mani for a Cure event. Portions from each sale will be gathered and added together in the next few weeks and a check will be sent to the Montel Williams MS Foundation. When I have the final numbers together I will announce it. I am working on a few other Mani For A Cure polishes and will be announcing those soon!
Thank you all again for making an awesome thing happen!
Well that’s all the news for now. I will continue to updated here and on Facebook regarding updates. Oh wait I forgot! I will be launching 2 NEW  Limited Edition colors in honor of the new shop opening. I will have those previewed before the end of the week.
<3 Ash

Monday, October 8, 2012

Restocking 10/10/2012 8Pm mt

Hi All!

Here is the list of polishes that will be restocked on 10/10


Before Color

Cherry Square

Confetti Square

Copper Line

Denim n’ Daisies

Diamond Ore


Fallen Leaves

Girl’s Night Out




Iron Man


Mana Potion

Master Shake

Mix My Matte Up

Nether Portal

Pink Lemonade

Punch Me Purple


Redstone Ore


Silver Dragon

Snow Flurries



Sugar Water Purple

Techno Square

Tin Man

Trick or Treat

True Love

T-Shirt and Jeans

Why so Serious?

Zombie Pig Man

Thanks all!