My first piece of advice is the kind of polish you buy. Sometimes I get the cheap $3 bottles, and then I instantly regret it because it chips so fast. I try to find colors I know I will use often and then I can justify buying a $8 bottle a little more. The benefit to the more expensive polish is that it lasts longer, and I think that's what we all want at the end of the day. The next piece of advice is the top coat. I've gone through so many different brands until I found out about Seche Vite dry fast top coat. Let me tell you, this is LIFE CHANGING. It literally dries my nails in 30 seconds, no smudges! If you wanted to paint your nails at 9pm, no problem! This top coat will dry your nails so fast and it also makes them extremely shiny, as if you got your nails professionally done.
Hope this blog post helps you in preparation for all of your holiday parties!