Christmas Nail Art Tutorial

by Sireesha on December 22, 2010 · 85 comments

CHRISTMAS Nail Art Tutorial

Hi everyone..today I am going do a fun Christmas nail art tutorial..hope you guys like it.. :)

Items required:

  • A light blue nail polish.(oops! forgot to photograph! :P)
  • A white nail polish/acrylic paint.
  • A pale pink or nude nail polish(non shimmery).
  • A red nail polish (preferably non shimmery..if you don’t have a non shimmery one then use whatever red you have)
  • A medium green nail polish
  • A sparkly gold nail polish(optional)
  • A basic black nail polish/acrylic paint/liquid eyeliner(forgot to photograph this one too!!)
  • A bright light pink nail polish(optional)
  • Top and base coats/clear nail polish(optional)
  • A plastic lid to work with(not photographed..coz it was horribly dirty :D)
  • A zero sized brush/bindi brush/eyeliner brush
  • Tooth pick/dotting tool
  • Q-tips(round/pointed..i made my own pointed q-tip..will tell u guys how to do it :)))

Phew! I know the list is looooong..but you can reduce it too..depends on your personal choice.

Christmas nail art

Step 1: apply the blue colour nail polish on three of your fingers..this is our sky background.you can also use a dark blue/purple too. i added only one coat because mine was too shimmery and I didn’t wanted it to dominate my white nail paint(which is a pearly frosty one) which I am gonna use to make design on top of it in the next step.

Christmas nail art

Step 2: now take the white nail polish and make a French tip with wavy end on the bottom.these are our snow heaps.

Christmas nail art

Step 3: now take a small amount of white nail polish on the plastic lid/any surface u decide to work with.dip the tooth pick/dotting tool in the white nail polish and make random dots of different sizes all over the blue painted nails.

Christmas Nail Art

Step 4: now paint the ring finger nail and thumb nail with green and pale pink/nude nail polishes respectively.

Christmas Nail Art

Step 5: now take the red nail polish and paint the bottom 1/4th of the nail.don’t worry if you mess up the line..we can correct it in the next step.and also don’t worry if you have a short thumb nail..just reduce the red paint area according to your nail size..that’s it.. :) this is the base for our santa’s hat.

Christmas Nail Art

Step 6: now take some white nail polish on the plastic lid. dip the zero size brush/bindi brush/eyeliner brush in to the nail paint and draw a thick line at where the red paint stops.if you’ve messed up with the red paint this is the best time to cover it up with the white paint.here is our santa’s hat.

Christmas Nail Art

Step 7: now load white nail paint on the brush which comes with the nail polish and paint the top(or bottom in this pic’s case) 1/4th of the nail with it.make sure the inner line is crooked and messy(for a natural look).this is our santa’s beard.

Christmas Nail Art

Step 8: now dip a fine tipped brush/tooth pick in the black nail polish and draw santa’s eyes,nose and mouth.you can also add moustache with white nail polish..i forgot! I suck!

Christmas Nail Art

Step 9: santa wanted some colour on his cheeks..so i applied some blush with the bright pink nail polish(or you can also use red/orange) to santa’s cheeks.i messed up a li’l bit here and made it OTT like kareena kappor’s blush! :D u can either put the blush colour directly with the nail polish brush or dip a Q-tip in water and then dip it in the nail paint which you are going to use as a blush and place it on santa’s cheeks.this will give a more natural looking blush without harsh edges like mine.

Christmas Nail Art

Step 10: ok..now santa wanted some highlighter too! So I added a sparkly gold nail polish above the blush.it is not really showing up in this pic.anyways..our santa is ready!

Christmas Nail Art

Step 11:now let us draw our candy cane..on the green painted nail(I added a coat of sparkly gold nail polish because the fake vov green nail paint was ruining my white candy cane base..it was turning it yellow!!)draw a slant “j” with a white nail polish using a thin brush/tooth pick.let it dry a li’l bit.then with the same brush/tooth pick draw little slant lines on the “j” using the red nail polish.our candy cane is ready!

Christmas Nail Art

Clean up the edges with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover and Our nail art is ready!

Christmas Nail Art

Christmas Nail Art

If you are too lazy to do all of this then you can paint all of your nails with just the snow design.
I made my own pointed Q-tip in the following method.it is quite simple and a pointed Q-tip offers more precise and neat clean up.just take a small piece of cotton and wrap it around the pointed side of the tooth pick and twist it by placing the tooth pick in between your thumb and index finger.they should move in opposite directions as shown in the pic below.add some more cotton if you feel it is too thin.that’s it..your own home made pointed Q-tip is ready! You can also use this to clean up eye-liner/eyeshadow/lipstick mess-ups.

Christmas Nail Art

Hope you all liked this tutorial..have a happy and merry Christmas with jingle bells,candy canes,glowing stars and santa’s gifts. :)

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rids December 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm

aawwwwwwwwwwww cuteeeeeee :) :)

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

thanQ rids.. :))

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anks December 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

my Gawd… awesome… creative, fun and super duper cute!

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm

:blush: thanQQQ… anks.. :)) :))

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shanaiia December 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm

nice one :)

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

thanks shanaiia.. :)) :))

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naina December 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm

soooper cute :yes: :yes:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

thankoooo naina.. :)) :)) :))

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Rati December 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I loved the candy Cane :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm

thankiiieeesss rati.. :jiggy1: :)) :)) :)) :)) :yahoo: me too looooove the candy cane so much.. :woot:

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Rati December 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

you have done it neatly as well. :) I don;t have a very steady hand.

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anks December 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

rati, me sent u 2-2 mail…

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

me too..check it..check it..

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Rati December 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I got your mails, anks and Sireesha. :))

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anks December 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm

see how excited we ppl are?

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calicoaster December 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm

he he he..sooooooooooooooooper cute nail arts sireesha!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm

caliiiii…..thankoooooooo…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :)) :)) :blush: :blush: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm

thanQQQQ sooooo much scarlett.. :)) :)) :)) :jiggy2:

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jomol December 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Sireesha….your santa claus nail art is sooooooooooooo cute :inlove: :inlove: ………..i liked the nail art in the second pic the most…the silvery dots….. :inlove:

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Radhika December 22, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Jomolayyyy :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :|

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm

oops! i replied at the wrong place!!! :X-P: check below.. :D

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Radhika December 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I liked the candy cane the most..its too cute :-*

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

thaaaaaaanQ radsoo.. :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :beauty:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

thaaaaaaaannnnnkkkkssss jomol.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot: :woot: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Mrunmayee December 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Sireeeeesssshhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaa!!!!! What is this??????? This is wayyyyyyyyy beyond my capabilities…. But I lovvve it soooooo much… :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Come down to nagpur now and do it on my nails!!!!! :reallyangry: I will never never ever be able to do such intricate nail art… :(( But it’s beautifullllll!!!! Like you… :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

no mrun..it is not difficult at all!! it looks like that but it is dead easy.. :haanji: believe me..i too was scared to do that at first..but when i did it was soooo easy peasy..

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jomol December 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

radsooooooooooooooooooooooooooo……..poddi :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: ….hey mrun :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Radhika December 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm

You podddi meeee…I :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Mrunmayee December 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Arey Sireesha, I suck at applying one solid colour too.. Actually I have really really small and thin nails.. There is just not enough space to work!!! :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

And it seems easy to you coz you are gooooood at it.. :-*

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

ok then..give me your address and i will come there,do your nail art,have some fun and come back! :lol: :yelo:

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Mrunmayee December 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Am going on a date with my bf now…. :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

bye bye… :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

woooooooowwwwwww….. :victory: enjoooooyyyy…. dunno when i’ll be able to meet mine.. :((

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cutiepie December 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm
sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm
cutiepie December 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

nice tutorial i liked the snow fall thingy more than the other two.. veryyy nice…

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm

thaaaaannnnkkkoooo cutie pie.. :)) :)) :))

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Tarannum December 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Hi sireesha…. and rati, mrunmayee and all others ….

am new to the IMBB family but am taking the liberty of posting a comment…. Sireesha…. this was a wonderful tutorial on Christmas nail art. :victory:
Loved it so much…. specially the Santa and the Candy thingie… wud copy it for the christmas party at a friends place….

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm

hiiii tarannum..welcome to IMBB.. :joker: u dont need to be an IMBB oldie to comment!! every one can comment here.. :haanji: and thanQQQQQ sooooo much.. :D :beauty: pleeeaaassseee share your piccys with us if you try it.. :lashes:

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ik December 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm

omg! what neat lines?!:P daaaaammnn cute!:D and i hope you dont mind me asking but sirisha/ sireesha is a Telugu name no.. like a famous one at that.. you Telugu?

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm

thankkkiiieeesss ik… :)) :)) :)) and yyeeessss i am a telugu girl! :D u a telugu girl too!!????

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ik December 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

oh and it is very difficult so i wont do it!:P i dont have patience to paint my nails! i cant believe i was a nail art junkie till last year! feels like i am 100 years old today!:(

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm

no ik..it is not that difficult..i seems to be difficult but it is not! just takes a li’l bit of extra time..that’s all. :haanji: and also you can paint the base colours on one day and do the designs the other day..it will be lot easier then..

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

oh definitely do it nivedita..she’ll looooove it.. :heart: :)) and dont forget to share those cuuuute piccys of her nails.. :lashes:

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ik December 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

ohhh yeah.. i like doing it in 2 days time!:P:D yes yes me telugu! like from my papas side!:D
and i have become a fulll Hyderabadi potti!:P and now we can also talk secrets like Jomol and Rads do in Malyalam!:D to sisi daarlingg nee peru aintee?!:P hehe okay think of a better question and we’ll talk then!:P

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

yessssss!!!!!! i got a partner too!!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :dance: :dance: :dance: and yes we will talk all the secrets just liike them!!!! e rozu naku chalaaaa santosham ga undiiii!!! :D :joker:

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ik December 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

heheheheh i forgot to tell you that Jomol knows Telugu too! tanaki kuda vocchhuu!:P:D and naaku kuda chaala santosham ga unadi finally! office sucked!:P yaayyyyeeeee naaku tummo lo butterflies vostunayii!:P heheheheeheh naaku teleedu nenu aame rasutuna!:P wwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeee :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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ik December 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

ommmmggggggg i never spoke so much telugu in person! ever! but mee chaala happy! :D:D ivaala!:P:D

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

ha ha ha ha… na tummy lo kuda butterflies egurutunnai.. :yahoo: jomol knows telugu too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! chala kotta kotta vishayalu telustunnai ivvala!!!!!!! :woot:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm

u live in hyderabad??

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ik December 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

hehehe yeah!! ikkade an Jomol stays here too so is is daanaki or tanaki ?? but kua vocchhuu!:D:D hehe you atay in Hyderabad too??

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm

no yaar..i dont..i live in a small town called hindupur..it is in anantapur district and is 2 hrs away from bangalore.. :) he he..its tanaki.

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ik December 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm

ooohhh likethat!??! tanaki it is! i know anantpur.. :D so you go to b’lore to shop?? :D

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm

no i dont..i get a wierd feeling when i go to big big shops and malls in cities! dunno why..i fell like a small town girl in between all those stylish city babes..and i even cant speak if they ask me anthing in english!!!:shame: i can only write english..no speaking.. :quiet:

Tarannum December 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

thanx sireesha….
will definately share my pix on IMBB….. although i hv smaller nails and maybe i will try many more santas on my nails…. they seem easier than candies…. :)

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm

:)) do it in whatever way you like it.. :yes:

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Su December 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm

:laugh: :heart: Verrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice……!!!!!!!!!!!! :laugh: :heart:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm

thaaaannnnQQQ su… :)) :)) :)) :yahoo:

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Bee December 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Sireesha…. so cute yaa
loved it soo much. The Santa looks so cute wid the blush and all :D :jiggy1:
really very creative :D

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

:)) :)) :)) :beauty: :blush: :blush: :blush: :jiggy1:

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Rima Kaur December 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm

i was wondering why your finger is hidden in the first two pics. :laugh:
the candy canes look so cute! me wanna eat real ones :joker:

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sireesha December 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

:lol: thanks rima..i love your hot pink dresses and lipsticks more than candy canes! :D :heart:

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Rima Kaur December 23, 2010 at 12:12 am

big kissies to you :-* :-* :-*

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 9:41 am

:blush:

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Bee December 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm

my comments are not gettin posted :((
i cant see them in any of teh posts
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Bee December 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm

grt one yaa- ur so creative :)
loved santa’s blush :D

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

:D thanQQQQQQ…. bee…. :)) :blush:

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Jinal December 23, 2010 at 12:22 am

I loves the Santa :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
And the candy cane too :jiggy1:

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

thhhhaaaaaaaannnnkkkksss jinal…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :woot:

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Neha S. December 23, 2010 at 12:49 am

hahaha sucha creative way to make the santa.. too cute and evn the candy cane…. aweshumm!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 9:45 am

thannnnkkkkoooo nehaaa…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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bhumika December 23, 2010 at 2:47 am

sooo cute sireesha..

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 9:46 am

thankkkiiiieeessss bhumika…. :)) :)) :jiggy1:

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monika December 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

absolutely lovely

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

thaaaaanks monika.. :)) :)) :blush:

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Puneeta December 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm

very cute :waytogo:

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sireesha December 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

thanks puneeta.. :)) :)) :))

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