Ashley And Laurie’s Link Up

Welcome to Ashley and Laurie’s  Link Up!

Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to all that joined in last week. It was so lovely to see you all here for the link up.I hope you all looked at each other’s posts and maybe found some new bloggers posts to read, I know I did.

Anyone got any vlogging tips Please?!!

I’ve just posted about a makeup brand and I’ve shot a very short but sort of ok video to show how I applied the makeup. I can’t tell you how many hours it has taken me to film five minutes of video! I really never knew just how hard it was! And then, when I started loading to Youtube it tells me it will take two and a half hours to load! WHAT!

So if anyone out there can give some advice I will be truly grateful. The video is quite funny, you can hear aeroplanes and then I had a fly visit me! You’ve got to laugh huh? Anyway, that will be loaded to that post as soon as I have worked it out. I will leave a link to the post. it’s quite an interesting brand.

look fabulous forever

Do take a read here

Also this week I have just posted my last Summer post ( Boo) I hate the end of Summer and this year it seems to have ended quite abruptly. You can read that post here Plus there’s a 10% discount for readers. I do hope you will pop over and have a read.


Here are my two chosen links that I loved from last weeks link up

Ashley and Lauries link up                Mary The Pouting Pensioner                                Lisa From Glowology

Please do stop by and read Mary’s post here                                              And Lisa’s post here

Do pop over to Ashley’s page here to see who her chosen two were

Let’s crack on with this weeks Link Up!


Every Thursday from 7 am.


Link to Ashley and me, even better link to both of us? This will equal more visibility for your blog too.


Any post on any subject you like from the last week. Instagram pics welcome too!


  1. You will discover new blogs to read and other people can discover your blog too. Win win!
  2. Ashley and I will each pick someone to feature each week from the week before, on both our blogs.
  3. It’s going to be lots of fun.

How to:

The easiest way is to simply add a link to this page into the post you want to link-up with us.

Then come back to our Weekly Thursday posts and add your own link.  A comment is always appreciated too, plus it’s a great way for us all to get to know each other.

If you tweet or share we will do our best to tweet or share your posts too!

Link-up Etiquette

“We don’t like rules, so anything goes…so play nice and be polite” 

However, because you are getting two links for the price of one, all we ask is that you leave a comment on both our blogs?  Afterall you wouldn’t go to a party and ignore the host now, would you?

We may choose to remove your link if you haven’t 

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  1. March 9, 2020 / 12:44 pm

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  3. September 19, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I’d like to get into vlogging but it takes so much time! I did a short video for Insta when I collaborated with Jord and that was hard enough. I only did minimal editing – just a few overlays – but it took longer than I’d anticipated. I’ve got no excuse really working in TV! Having somewhere to film that isn’t littered with toys/shoes/general crap would be a good start!

    Emma xxx

  4. September 17, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I have yet to click on the video but certainly will. As you know myou youtube vids aren’t face on so I can’t offer tips. My vlog is very amateur. You are one brave and inspiring lady. Keep it up Laurie

  5. laurie
    September 17, 2017 / 12:32 am

    That sounds exciting Shelbee. I have tweeted it out there for you. My wardrobe can’t take many more clothes! I need to get rid of some! xx

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:09 am

      Oh! I didn’t know you have vlogged too. I’m going to watch Jess. I might have to ask you for some tips. xx

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:11 am

      Yes. I think that’s the answer. Short and sweet to start with!

  6. September 15, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Oooh I can’t wait to start watching your videos, Laurie! It is a lot harder than it looks, isn’t it? I have trouble uploading my videos to Youtube too. I usually use Safari on my Mac but find that Google Chrome works better if that helps? It seems to work a little quicker for some reason. Also, it seems to work better when you use this direct link to upload too: (I don’t know why!).
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:14 am

      Thank you for the tip Suzy. I will try that. I hope you like what I’ve kind of Vlogged! xx

  7. September 14, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Hey girl you crack me up! Ha I am so lost with vlogging and doing youtube period..I get so frozen up on live camera and sound like a total dork…I am kind of frustrated that everyone has to be pushed into this mold as an is not comfortable for many..including me. But it seems if you don’t jump on this bandwagon, you will be left behind…

    So sorry I am not much help in that dept.I wish it were an easy much to the editing game etc..

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:17 am

      A good point Valerie. Hence I am not talking on my Vlog! I’m not sure how my American, let alone my English readers will make of my Essex voice!
      I don’t agree with you on the getting left behind bit, however. I think some people prefer to read rather than watch. Bloggings not going to die just yet. xx

  8. September 14, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Oh wow, videos… How about Instagram clips? That sounds more accessible…
    Thanks for hosting!

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:24 am

      Yes, Tina, I think that will be the best place to start. I have done a couple of clips there, but when it comes to make up or skincare I think it’s nice to talk it through. That’s what I’m aiming for. xx

  9. September 14, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I can totally relate to YouTube…it takes so long to do videos. Thanks for the new link up!

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:24 am

      Thank you for joining Amy xx

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:25 am

      Thank you Jacqui. There is a link to the video on the post xx

  10. jodie filogomo
    September 14, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Once you find out the secrets to video, let me know. I’ve done a couple but they are so elementary and embarrassing!!

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:26 am

      Now I really have enjoyed watching yours Jodie. I thought they were really good xx

  11. September 14, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Thank you for the Link-Up. I am sorry that I don’t really have any blogging tips when it comes to shooting video.

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:30 am

      Not to worry Barbara. Your here and that’s all that matters xx

  12. September 14, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Laurie, I applaud you for venturing into the realm of vlogging! I haven’t the nerve yet, so I have no tips to offer. All I can say is “Go get ’em, my friend! I am sure you will rock the videos!” By the way, I am giving away a formal gown from JJ’s House on my blog this week. Stop by and enter for your chance to win the gown of your choice up to $200 in value!


    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:31 am

      That sounds exciting Shelbee. I have tweeted it out there for you. My wardrobe can’t take many more clothes! I need to get rid of some! xx

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