Being self-confessed beauty junkies, spotting and trying new nail trends form a major part of how we spend our time and money, of course. The latest nail trend to have come under our radar is orbit nails. Although first seen on the beauty circuit sometime late last year, this trend has only just gained popularity.

But what exactly is an orbit manicure? Orbit nails are also known as outline nails and they straddle the line between a conventional French manicure and nail art. This manicure plays around with negative space and the design involves choosing a contrasting colour to draw a precise, straight line all around the edge of the nail. This manicure looks the best on round nail shapes, but that does not mean that people with square or stiletto nails cannot flaunt it.

If you are digging this look, below are some pretty elegant nail art designs that involve the use of various colours and styles. Read on for some amazing orbit nail inspiration that we personally love. 

I goth-chu
 

I goth-chu

A black and nude manicure is a classic that always manages to make a bold statement. This is one design that looks stunning on all nail lengths, particularly short ones.

Diamond dreams
 

Diamond dreams

If you are a fan of pastel nail colours, then here’s the perfect design for you. This manicure made with some beautiful pastel colours and a diamond-shaped negative space at the centre is a really cool twist to the traditional orbit nails.

Don’t need any neon-sense
 

Don’t need any neon-sense

This manicure design is where neon nails meet orbit nails and create some really beautiful magic. Perfect for girls with short nails, this nail art design is all about being understated yet elegant.

Killing ‘em with the blues
 

Killing ‘em with the blues

Electric blue is a really statement-making colour, but using it just on the outlines gives it a really, modern-day twist.

All that glitters is gold
 

All that glitters is gold

In case you are a fan of glitter and metallic nail art designs, then give it a fun twist with this rose gold and olive green orbit nail art. This manicure is perfect for all the boss babes out there!

Breaking boundaries
 

Breaking boundaries

Break the monotony of a straight line with this dainty orbit nail art design. This design is perfect for those of you who don’t like to stick to the basics. It’s all about making your own rules anyway, right girls?

Marbling in orbit
 

Marbling in orbit

If you love marble nails, then you will absolutely dig this nail art design. The combination of rose gold and white looks super elegant and will take your nail art game several notches higher!

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