Fish Pedicures Deemed Dangerous; M.A.C’s Newest Makeup Line Lands

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NAILS

• According to OPI's creative director, it takes six people eight hours to name twelve shades of nail polish. For the brand's fall 2012 line, which is German-themed, the staff sat in a room and ate German food for inspiration. [The Independent]

• The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report last week stating that fish pedicures — which use "doctor fish" or tiny, toothless carp to eat dead skin — could lead to infection due to bacteria associated with the fish species. [Ecouterre]

MAKEUP

• M.A.C's Hey Sailor! collection, inspired by pinup girls, hit the Internet last week and includes eye shadow, lip color, nail polish, and bronzer, all in blue-and-white-striped packaging. The items will be in stores this Thursday. [SheFinds]

FRAGRANCE

• Model (and face of Valentino's Valentina fragrance) Freja Beha Erichsen describes her beauty routine: "I really just believe in healthy skin. I try not to wear makeup unless I have to for work — I usually wash my face right after shoots and also before I go to bed ... And I eat a lot of fruit for vitamins." [Teen Vogue]

• Britney Spears is said to be releasing a new fragrance in September, and it might be called Fantasy Twist. [ONTD]

• Here's a first-person account of Kim Kardashian's fragrance launch in a West London club last Friday. [Telegraph UK]