Brush cleaning 101. I found a good video tutorial for this as well by Michelle Phan on youtube. She suggests to use some olive oil and dawn dish soap, the oil helps to keep your brushes soft and not dried out from the soap.
Striping Tape Nail Art Tutorial | Pinterest Tutorials Well this girl really needs to do something about the yellowing of her nails but it's a good walk through. Also you can actually paint one color, then stripe on top to get multi colored stripes.