1. Apply two layers of a glittery and creamy gel-polish shade and cure between coats. Cover the entire nail with matte top coat. Cure.


2. Use a reddish-brown gel-polish shade and a detail brush to paint the base shape of the fox. Cure.


3. Using a very thin liner brush, paint the details of the fox like the eyes, nose, ears, and tail with white and black gel-polishes. Cure.


4. Paint a red and orange fall leaf on the top left corner of the nail and cure. Outline the leaf with black gel-polish and cure. Add a glossy top coat to the fox and leaf only. Cure. Cleanse the nail.

Katelyn Armstrong, House of Polish, Beverly Hills, Calif., @designs.by.kate