10 questions with… Andreea Opris
Hi Andreea, welcome to Liffey Valley Style HQ! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us.
1. What’s your favourite thing about being a Mum?
I love my mornings with Sophia—they’re my favourite part of the day. Her little face lights up when she sees me in the morning and we enjoy our cuddles before breakfast in bed. I love seeing my little girl growing and evolving into this fun, happy, curious toddler, and I’m proud that I had something to do with it.
2. What advice would you give to our Mummy followers?
Not to be too hard on themselves. My first year with Sophia was a rollercoaster of emotions. I was so anxious all the time and so afraid of doing something wrong that I forgot to relax and enjoy motherhood. It’s also okay not to feel okay all the time. Motherhood is not all bows and rainbows, but I’ll always say that it’s the most challenging and rewarding job I’ve ever had.
3. What achievement are you most proud of?
Besides my little family, I’m very proud to have bought our first home last year. We had saved since we were in college, putting something aside every month to go towards our deposit. After years of renting, it gives me such satisfaction to know that when I look at home interiors or inspiration on Pinterest, I can finally create whatever look I desire in my home.
4. Why did you choose to become a blogger?
My blog started on a whim seven years ago, one boring afternoon, after countless months of reading beauty reviews and following fashion bloggers. I suppose I wanted to give my two cents about my beauty favourites and share some of my personal experiences. Since then, it’s grown every year, from just my friends reading it to almost 26k views a month.
5. What was the last picture you took on your phone? Can you show us?
My last photo is a picture of Sophia, of course. I take dozens of photos and videos each day, to capture our memories together.
6. You blog about your life and style. Do you like shopping and where is your favourite place to shop?
You could say that shopping is my cardio. It’s definitely cheaper than therapy! On my blog and social platforms, you’ll regularly find shopping hauls from River Island – I could easily spend all my money in that store.
7. What is your favourite piece of clothing right now?
My River Island Molly jeans have become my favourite piece of clothing from my wardrobe. I only discovered them in the last two months. They’re just fantastic: they’re high waisted, suck you in in the right places, come in short lengths, and are super skinny and comfortable. I could easily write an essay about how fab they are! I just need a white pair to complete my collection.
8. What is your guilty pleasure?
I love celebrity gossip—there, I said it! I’m glued to E! News every day, and I never miss a show. How else will I know how is Beyoncé doing
9. What’s your star sign and do you think it matches your personality?
I’m a true Capricorn. I love to organise and plan, and I’m feeling my best when I’m working. The downside of my sign is that I’m pretty stubborn and like to have things done my way.
10. What’s your favourite social platform – Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook?
Instagram has my heart by far! You can find me over @yourbeauty.ie. I just love the story of the pictures and the instant connection with the poster through the new Insta Stories feature. I get so much inspiration from it for style, food and just general life hacks.
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