Empress Mimi Review by Gemma – November 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. 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.

If you missed my unboxing of this on the facebook group, you can check it out here on our YouTube channel:

This month’s theme is Nimbus No9 and it came in the cutest box emblazoned with the theme 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 laying and floating effortlessly on a cloud and on the back it reads:

“Dear Empress,

We invite you to take a step closer to heaven with Nimbus No9. Crafted using a custom blend of organic bamboo that is as kind to your skin as it is to the environment- this set is soft, gentle and designed to create wellbeing for you and our beautiful mother earth. 

The Nimbus No9 was inspired by the fluffy lightness of a cloud and it’s effortless free float across the blue sky. The cloud doesn’t judge itself regardless of where the wind may take its delightfully soft and beautiful form, so why should you? Get extremely comfortable and forget goals, forget responsibilities, leave aside your obligations and simply float for a little while. Drape yourself in delightful fabrics and eat yourself silly on delicious cupcakes- just because you feel like it.

With the Nimbus No9 we set out to put you on cloud 9. To hug you with love from right under your clothes and remind you that you are a heavenly creature, already perfect and divine. Let this set be the vanilla to your sky, the butter to your croissant, the chill to your Netflix, the Ben to your Jerry. The pink cloud in your sky and the icing on your cupcake all wrapped into one.

So today, just sit back, relax and melt into your bliss with us. Just breathe. Just be. Nowhere to go, nothing to become, already on your way to wherever the wind is meant to take you next. This is where you are most free. 

With love and adoration, 

Empress Mimi”

I love these little themes and the stories behind them- it is very empowering!

So, what did I find once I opened the box?

A cute set of lingerie and some matching pyjamas in the softest material I have ever come across!

The lingerie set is stunning, but a little different to the others I have been sent in the past as these are definitely more suited to everyday wear, whereas the others, in my opinion, were definitely more for special occasions.

The soft cup bra is cut from the supple bamboo fabric mentioned above and that is what makes it so stretchy and comfortable. When I say the fabric is buttery soft, I am not lying- I could honestly wear this all day, every day! It also hugs your body  and is light enough for everyday. It has an elasticated band underneath the bust for ultimate fit and comfort and a scoop neckline for subtle sexiness. It is more of a sporty style and has nice thick straps that don’t dig in to your shoulders- there is nothing worse than bra straps that leave ridges in your skin when you take it off!

The matching boy shorts are made from the same buttery soft bamboo material and are the same baby pink colour. These also have an elasticated waist for optimum fit and have  adorable buttons on the front which add to the cuteness. They hug the body and are so comfortable to wear, you can’t even feel them on!

I was also very excited to see a set of matching pyjamas too- they are absolutely beautiful!

The pyjama top is made from the same material as the underwear, meaning it is buttery soft and comfortable. It is a very soft dove grey colour and has baby pink trim. It is a lightweight button down shirt with a pocket on one side and pink feather detail on the sleeves which really makes them stand out!

The matching bottoms are again the same colour and material and are so soft and stretchy, perfect for lounging around. They are sort of like a mixture of leggings and jogging bottoms in the way they fit- looser towards the bottom but really comfortable and stylish. I would argue that you could wear these for yoga too!

As you can see from the picture above, they fit me perfectly and they feel so opulent and luxurious compared to my regular pyjamas!

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 highest of the subscription options.

The Prices

There are 2 options here:

  • Queen Box- Matching lingerie set, priced at £35.00 per month.
  • Empress Box- Matching set plus accessories such as kimonos, jewellery and loungewear priced at £78 per month.

For these 2 options, you can also prepay for your subscription and the prices are:

  • Queen Box 3 months- £93
  • Queen Box 6 months- £178
  • Queen Box 12 months- £310
  • Empress Box 3 months- £221
  • Empress Box 6 months- £387
  • Empress Box 12 months- £735

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!

My Verdict

This is 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 check them out and place an order, here are the links you need:

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Thank you for reading,

Gemma x