Empress Mimi Review by Gemma- March 2020

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!):

This month’s theme is Aurora and came in a gorgeous A4 sized black box with the Empress Mimi Logo in gold across the lid and sealed with a baby blue ribbon. Such beautiful presentation, I am always excited to see what is inside!

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 depicts a woman surrounded by shades of yellow, pink and blue and on the back it reads:

‘Day’s sweetest moments are at dawn;

Refreshed by his long sleep, the Light

Kisses the languid lips of the Night’

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox-

‘Dear Empress,

Unveil a box full of sunshine- a gift to the beaming Goddess that is you.

Inspired by Aurora, the deity that personifies the first light of day. Sister to both the sun and moon and mother to the winds, Aurora represents the space between light and darkness. Let this set remind you to wake up with joy and power every morning; to rise, shine and unleash your radiance.

We hope that this ensemble helps you bring light to overcome the darkness of the night. To give you the hope and rejuvenation that you need to resume life’s journey, every single day. Wear yours to bed while you dream and wake up invigorated.

With love and adoration,

Empress Mimi’

I love these little stories that explain the idea behind the theme and the empowering message behind them.

The items I received this month were just beautiful- but then, they always are!

The first item was a stunning powder blue, silk eye mask with an elasticated band to secure round your head to help you get into a deep sleep! It is so soft and padded around the eye area, which I really like, as I can find eye masks uncomfortable and feel like they are squeezing my head. You don’t get that with this one though- you can feel the quality of it!

I also received 2 beautiful silk pillowcases, in the same colour as the eyemask. These feel so luxurious and apparently, silk pillow cases help to prevent wrinkles too! They have 2 tassels at the top to tie together and keep your pillow in place, plus looking beautiful!

Then, of course, was the lingerie itself! The first item was a truly stunning camisole top, in a yellow silky satin material with intricate powder blue lace detailing and scallop detailing along the hemlines. It is also embroidered with flower applique details above the cups. It comes with adjustable straps, as always, to ensure a comfortable and flattering fit. It think you could wear this out, styled with some jeans for a girl’s day out, or underneath a sleek suit for work. I adore this, it really is such high quality!

It also came with a matching G-String, in the same gorgeous material and colours and with the same scalloped lace detailing and floral applique detailing in the centre. It is also lined for comfort, and is designed to be discreet, so no need to worry about it showing through your trousers!

I found this fit to be true to size and comfortable too. 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 Empress Box, which is the top 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 £16.18 per month (converted from dollars on the 20/03/2020)
  • Queen Box- Matching lingerie set, priced at £34.04 per month (converted from dollars on the 20/03/2020)
  • Empress Box- Matching set plus accessories such as kimonos, jewellery and loungewear priced at £84.83 per month (converted from dollars on the 20/03/2020).

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