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. It has been a few months since I have reviewed this, but you never forget a good box!
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 Madame X and came in the cutest box-envelope emblazoned with butterflies and the Empress Mimi logo. 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 with huge butterfly wings in shades of blue, pink and purple and on the back it reads:
‘With brave wings, she flies…
Madame X is our tribute to the beautiful butterfly-winged Goddess, Psyche.
In Greek Mythology, the Goddess embarked on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Having learned to confront the dark and mysterious places of her humanity, Psyche was eventually pronounced as the Goddess of the soul, spirit and compassion.
We are all Psyche in a way- we are butterflies that flutter from one phase of our being to another. Butterflies are known for their elegant flight, representing the fluidity of our mind and our ability to change our thoughts when necessary.
Let this set remind you not to take the never-ending cycle of life too seriously and to remember that changing your mind and the state of your spirit can be accomplished with the same ease and lightness as the butterfly changes course.
Practice the feeling of lightness, of floating through the day like a butterfly. See the change as a gentle experience that can occur as joyfully as one wishes. While we cannot fly, we can avoid getting stuck in uncomfortable situations by simply assuming the attitude of the butterfly and like Psyche, gently fluttering to the next thing that entices you.
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! Please note- the jewellery items are from my own personal collection and are not featured in the box.
The first item was a truly stunning bra, in a blue colour with lace patterns and butterfly detailing. It also comes with decorative straps, a butterfly charm and intricate embroidery. The bra is wire free, so doesn’t feel restricting and the straps are adjustable to make sure you get the perfect fit. I adore this, it really is such high quality and it fits like an absolute dream!
It also came with a matching G-String, in the same gorgeous material and colours and with the same embroidery, butterfly charm and butterfly detailing. The straps at the side are adjustable so you can get the right fit and it is so comfortable to wear too! The fabric is very breathable too. And how cute is the butterfly on the back?
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 am absolutely obsessed with butterflies- I have jewellery with them on, clothes with them on and even 4 of them tattooed on me, so this set was absolutely perfect for me- I think it may be my favourite set to date!
I received the Queen Box, which is the middle priced box of the 3 options available. I will talk you through these now:
There are 3 options with this box:
- House of Frillies Box- this includes a pair of panties/thong/briefs at £15.46 per month (converted from dollars on the 29/06/2020)
- Queen Box- Matching lingerie set, priced at £32.52 per month (converted from dollars on the 29/06/2020)
- Empress Box- Matching set plus accessories such as kimonos, jewellery and loungewear priced at £81.03 per month (converted from dollars on the 29/06/2020).
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!
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?
If you want to get in on the action, here are all the links you need: