Thursday, January 31, 2013

Anniversary Polishes and Sale Announcement!

Hello Everyone! Hope you are having a lovely week so far. Below is a preview of 2 very special polishes coming to my store on 2/1. They are called Daring and Digits. They both are a mixed matte glitter polish. One has a black base and one has a white base.

I made these polishes to celebrate my anniversary on 2/1. They are really fun. Shown below 2 coats over a white cream and 2 coats over a black cream, and 3 coats on my ring finger on each mani!

This scheme represents my original labels, and logo. I think it is good to remember where you started and this is my tribute to that!


Also starting 2/1 I will be restocking and starting my Anniversary Celebration!  All full Size bottles will be marked down by .50c making them $6.00 each, and with each purchase everyone will receive one free mini (9ml) bottle of a very special polish that will only be available as a free gift with purchase during the month of Feb! I will post pics of this special polish later tonight and tomorrow!

More deals, giveaways and fun coming next week! Keep your eyes peeled for my giveaways and coupon codes!!

Stay tuned Ladies!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Daring Digits Anniversary Extravaganza!

(Sorry for the long post, but I am feeling a little sentimental! Skip to the bottom for a quick preview of the sale and celebration!)


Happy Monday Polish Fiends! Hope you all had an UBER awesome weekend!


SoooOOoooOo. Last year on 2/1/2012 I took the dive and opened my Daring Digits shop on I can tell you I didn’t expect to have such an awesome support group and community behind me. I am floored each and every day by the amazing awesome support that all my clients have for me. I would be nothing without you!


I am in total shock that it’s been a YEAR a whole YEAR since I opened the shop! So much has changed and I have grown so much as a brand! There have been highs and lows but I wouldn’t trade them in for anything. So much going on already in 2013, and I look forward to another exciting and amazing year!


Most of you have seen by my previous posts that I am trying to focus more on getting back to the root of it all. This is a handmade product, and my life heart and soul is in every bottle. It has been my decision to individually number each of my new colors so each of the bottles are unique, and limited. Some bottles will be limited to 20-35 bottles, and some I will make more of. I will put all the details in each listing, and if there is an outpouring from the polish community that I need to make more bottles, then I will consider it. Nothing is ever etched in stone!


Anyway, back to the point! I want to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with all of my awesome and amazing clients! So, my shop will be closed this week as I finish out orders and get geared up for my Anniversary Extravaganza starting 2/1/2013 at 9:30pm Mountain Time


What is an Anniversary Extravaganza? Well here is a little preview of what you can expect during the celebration


·        Tons of new polishes, some previewed already and many more previews coming soon

·        Giveaways each week in February!

·        New nail & skin care products!

·        Nail Art Competition

·        Coupons for showing off your Daring Digits!

·        Super Awesome Mega Sales!

·        Free Polishes!

·        Reduced and Free Shipping!

·        Much more!  


This celebration will go on the ENTIRE month of February!!! I will begin posting more information tomorrow!!



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lupus donation Polish!

Hello All!
I hope you all had a nice MLK day yesterday! I wanted to take the time to make a quick entry about a new polish now available in my shop. This polish is a very special donation/charity polish that I worked on with a customer of mine named Priscilla! She approached me with her idea on a Lupus donation polish, and the below pictures show what we came up with.
 My mani shows 2 coats over Nina Ultra Pro polish in gray (the color sticker fell off and I can’t find the color anywhere!) This polish is full of purple glitters in 2 different colors and sizes, and tiny silver butterflies. The base has a nice purple shimmer, making the grey polish appear purple!
50% yes I said 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this polish goes to the Lupus Foundation of America! This polish will be available for the next 90 days so make sure to check it out!  The link for the listing below there you can find out more  about Priscilla’s Story , Lupus, and of course the listing to buy the special polish!
 Thank you all so much 
 <3 Ash
Here is the link to the polish!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Color Changing poishes!

Hi All! Here is a preview of one of my color changing polishes! I am working on a whole line that will be available on Feb 1st to celebrate my year anniversary!

This color is called Fiji. It's a great blueish turquoise green when cold and when it gets warm it turns a seafoamy green.the polish also has a great mix of iridescent glitters. Show on my mani 2 coats over white and 1 coat of Seche Vite. Top coat does not effect the color changing! More previews coming soon :-) 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Polish Preview- Laser Tag

One of the new polishes that will be available on 1/20/13. This polish will be individually numbered! I call it Laser Tag!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

More Dots!

Hey All! A few people have asked about my WoW polish More Dots! and how it's a World of Warcraft polish. Well my pretties I think if you watch this video you will most likely laugh and see how I got the inspiration for this polish :)

Thanks to Tamara for asking about this, and encouraging me to show this video!

My Polish- More Dots!

The awesome video inspiration! O..and sound is required! Oh and there is A TON of if you are offended by that please don't watch!

<3 Ash

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 for Daring Digits- Important Announcement!

Good Morning Everyone,


Just wanted to talk for a minute about my plans for DD this year and what you can expect.


First and foremost February marks the One Year Anniversary for Daring Digits! Expect great deals and offers all month long! I will be making a more complete announcement as Feb draws closer.


Secondly I wanted to touch base on something that has been in my mind for a long time now, and this new year is the perfect time to announce it.


I am a huge crafter and lover of all things handmade. Hand-making nail polish has been an amazing journey thus far and I look forward to continuing it into the future. I have noticed recently that I have fallen into a bit of a rut and have become, without really noticing it,  more of a production and assembly rather than a crafter. So I asked myself...


What is the point and reason to have indie polish makers? To me it's 2 fold,

  1. We have the ability to make a product that is ever changing and growing faster than most large cosmetic companies can turn their heads.
  2. It's handmade, and thus absolutely unique and special.

Well in my want to make a brand and to make enough polish for everyone, I have forgotten about that important fact. Indie Polish is handmade. My love time and soul go into making these colors, and I have taken part of that away by forgetting the point of handmade items. Their rarity and the feeling you get when you buy a limited product. Some indie makers would not agree totally with me, but for me it's always been about the fact that it's handmade. I mean who ever knew that nail polish could be handmade?!


So, after really reevaluating what I do and how I have been going about making my polish, I have decided to take a new, and more handmade, approach.


I launched about 10 new colors last night, those will be on the same type of model as I had last year, basically make bottles until they are no longer selling. However, my new colors will be of a different mold. Please consider anything I launch from now on to be Limited Edition.


Here is how I will go about doing these launches. Each polish will be made in small batches, and will only be made once. I will be launching no more than 35 of each new color I make (sometimes less). I hope that I will have about 12 new polishes a month (at least 3 new polishes each week). I will be previewing each polish the week before it is launched. I will be launching polishes on Sunday evenings, so Monday-Saturday prior I will be previewing my polishes. I will have pictures and swatches available for you to view so you can decide if it's something you would be interested in. (on Facebook Twitter Instagram and here on my blog)


Each polish will be individually numbered, adding to the fact that these polishes are handmade with my love. (wow that sounds corny!)


I know that this model will be a bit of a roller coaster ride, and this may turn off some people to buying my polishes, but I really hope that it puts across the thought that to me, this is a handmade and unique item. Prices on all polishes will remain at the $6.50 for large and $3.50 for small bottles. I am not making all my polishes LTD Edition so that I can make more money off each bottle.


I will start previewing next weeks polishes on Monday! This first launch will happen on 1/20/2013.


OK, last but not least, I just wanted to make a really quick note. I am still at this moment in time, still working a full time 9-5 job M-F in addition to making nail polish. So I am packing orders from when I get home (about 6pm) until about 12am.  So that is why my shipping times are a little longer than you would expect (usually within 3 business days!) If you have any questions about your specific order just email me and I will be happy to answer any questions.


I think that is all for now ladies! I hope you all have an awesome Thursday!  If you have questions let me know in the comments <3