Empress Mimi Review by Gemma- October 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 ‘Purple Reign’ 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 awesome- an empowering image of a statue wearing this month’s set (more on that soon!) and ‘It’s reigning women (Hallelujah)’ on the back. Inside, it read:

‘Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people. A strong spirit transcends rules…


Beloved Empress,

We took a trip down memory lane and caught ourselves tiptoeing through the 80’s. We brought back everything we loved (Prince!), subtracted everything we didn’t (shoulder pads), and remixed it in this seasons favourite colour… And so the ‘Purple Reign’ was born.

Much like the sex symbol that is Prince, lilac occupies a space inbetween: between red and blue, masculine and feminine, a colour both seductive and innocent, representing both softness and royalty.

You may find yourself in between two places right now; on a journey between where you used to be and where you want to be. But that is all the more reason to celebrate your own power to create change and transcend boundaries in your life.

Keep chasing your dreams in silky satin undies under unicorn coloured sunsets. And should you be defeated today, remember that tomorrow the sun will rise again with new chances and opportunities. You may not be in the perfect place yet but you will forever be the Empress that reigns your life, holder of all the keys to create what you want.

Whether painting the town red or enduring a bolt of the blues- the Purple Reign will be with you all the way.

With love, light and adoration,

Empress Mimi’

I love these little stories that explain the idea behind the theme. Purple is my favourite colour, so I was super excited to discover this month’s set!

It was a matching bra and panties set in a stunning, delicate lilac colour. Made from the silkiest satin with lace detail and a thong design, this set may be my favourite yet! There was an interesting detail on the front of the bra, between the cups, there were two connecting sating strips with a gap in between them to show off some subtly sexy cleavage, and the straps as always are adjustable. The bra fastening was the same as last month, really unusual but striking. The briefs, as mentioned, were a thong design with 2 adjustable straps around the sides and delicate lace and satin detail. Absolutely stunning!

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 £14.74 per month (converted from dollars on the 30/10/2019)
  • Queen Box- Matching lingerie set, priced at £31.02 per month (converted from dollars on the 30/10/2019)
  • Empress Box- Matching set plus accessories such as kimonos, jewellery and loungewear priced at £77.29 per month (converted from dollars on the 30/10/2019).

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