Cosmo Cosmetics, Inc. creates “Rich Nails in a Second,” tape-on nails with the look of metal in seven colors: gold, silver, red, blue, pink, green and purple. “Gold is the most popular,” reported Andy Kim. “The client can have the look of gold without the cost of 14k gold.”

The nails are available in kits containing 20 metalized nails and 20 adhesive tabs. The tabs are waterproof and feature tighter strength for more holding power, according to Kim. With proper care, these metal-plated plastic nail tips can be reused several times. Extra adhesive tabs are available separately.

To achieve a good fit, the nails can be filed along the edges and at the tip (but not on the top surface). Complete instructions come with each kit, which retails for $6.95. Salon cost is $3.50 per kit, with no-name bulk quantities available for distributors who want to use a private label.

Cosmo Cosmetics is a division of the S & D Group, Inc., a manufacturer and importer of cosmetics for the past 12 years.

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