Empress Mimi Review by Gemma- September 2019

I would just like to say a big thank you to Galyna and the team at Empress Mimi for sending me this box out to review for Boxession.

For anyone unfamiliar with this box, they are a monthly premium lingerie subscription service who deliver high quality garments that make you feel like a, well, an Empress! Each month as a different theme and all the items in each of the boxes fit in with the theme perfectly.

I will discuss the different options and price points shortly, but first, if you missed my unboxing of this box, you can catch it here on our youtube channel (and subscribe if you haven’t already!):

The theme this month is ‘La Vie En Rose’ and it came in a beautiful and sleek black box with a ribbon round it. It was encased in a postage bag and fit right through my letterbox!

And what delights awaited me inside this luxurious box? Well…

The first thing I want to mention is that they always send you a returns or exchange form, just in case the item is damaged/not your size/not your style etc, meaning you can have total peace of mind when ordering. I would say so far that every item I have received has been true to size, but it is good to know that I could return or exchange hassle free should I need to.

The theme card inside was a lovely baby rose pink colour and inside it read:

Dear Empress,

We know how hectic life can get; you’re balancing everything from a career and friendships to keeping up with the 24 hour news cycle and social media. Our new ‘La Vie En Rose’ box is an ode to looking at life through rose tinted glasses and taking moments out of your day to simply stop and appreciate all the beauty in your life.

Put this pretty set on first thing in the morning and let its understated yet sultry elegance remind you to take a break during your no doubt busy day to stop and smell the roses.

With love,

Empress Mimi x

It also explains what each tier of the subscription will receive this month (more on the prices etc later!). I was sent the Queen box, which contained:

A matching bra and panties set that is understatedly beautiful. It is blush pink in colour and a silky satin material, with beautiful French lace across the décolletage edges and hems, as well as the front of the briefs. The bra has adjustable straps and a very unusual but striking fastening, which adds a modern twist to an otherwise very vintage design! It is definitely very stylish and could be worn every day, or as a treat for a special occasion.

I found this fit to be true to size and comfortable too, but for me, it is too pretty to wear every day- the silk and lace combo make it far too good for a regular day at work, or cleaning the house! I have a few events coming up as we get closer to party season, so these will definitely get an outing there!

It is also worth mentioning that there is a great size guide on the website to help you choose the correct size.

I received the Queen Box, which is the middle priced box of the 3 options available. I will talk you through these now:

The Prices.

There are 3 options with this box:

  • House of Frillies Box- this includes a pair of panties/thong/briefs at £15.45 per month (converted from dollars on the 28/09/2019)
  • Queen Box- Matching lingerie set, priced at £32.51 per month (converted from dollars on the 28/09/2019)
  • Empress Box- Matching set plus accessories such as kimonos, jewellery and loungewear priced at £81.00 per month (converted from dollars on the 28/09/2019).

All of these options include free international shipping and returns.  As mentioned earlier, the box comes with a returns/exchanges label should you need to do so, which makes the process really smooth and easy. This can sometimes put me off buying from certain places if they have a really difficult returns process, so I am sure this will reassure a lot of people!

Also, the code LUCKY40 will get you 40% off!

My Verdict.

This is fast becoming one of my favourite subscriptions! I have to say, I am a sucker for pretty lingerie, even if I am the only one who sees it that day, I feel like it really boosts my confidence. We all deserve a treat every now and then (or every month!) and what better way to do that than with some beautiful lingerie delivered straight to your door? The quality really impressed me and I am already excitedly planning where and what I can wear them with. The size guide on the website is really handy and easy to understand so you can be sure you are getting the correct size. This would also make a great gift that you could ask your other half for at Christmas/birthday/valentines/anniversary- after all, it would be a treat for them too, right?

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Thank you for reading,

Gemma x