Empress Mimi Review by Gemma- January 2021

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 Arigato and it came in the cutest box emblazoned with the theme and the Empress Mimi logo and a yellow 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 and a tiger under the moonlight in a gold and brown colour scheme and inside it reads:

‘Dear Empress,

Arigato is the Japanese expression used to say Thank You. 

The origins of the word can be traced as far back as the year 1002 in what is now one of the most well known pieces of Japanese literature. The ancient book, called The Pillow Book, was written by a woman of many talents who served in the Imperial Court of the Empress of Japan and a book which is still taught in Japanese schools today.

At that time, the original word was Arigatashi, used to describe something which is extremely uncommon and rare and precious. Arigato therefore, derives it’s meaning from Arigatashi to show deep gratitude to the person who has done something difficult for you. 

And so as you put this set of golden sheer delights on in preparation of whatever next adventure you are about to embark on, it is this feeling of gratitude for the precious rarity that is you body that we ask to carry with you. 

Arigato because your body is rare and unique in its beauty and oh so perfect in its imperfections.

Arigato for all the years it has fiercely carried you and for the many years it will continue doing so.

Arigato for being a vessel for all your love as well as a powerful absorber of all you anger and sadness. 

Arigato for continuing even when you thought you could not and as if by impossible magic, picking itself up every time you stumbled on your journey to self love.

Arigato for healing even faster than your soul and for forgiving every word of unkindness you may have uttered to it in the past (from now on, please remember to only utter sweetness to your body).

Arigato for every fold and curve, for its strength and softness, for just always being there and holding you. 

With all the gratitude in the world to you from us, Empress Mimi x’

I love these little themes and the stories behind them- it is very empowering and such a beautiful message of self love and body positivity!

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

A beautiful matching lingerie set!

The bra is underwired, as have all of the others I have received been, with adjustable straps and a hook and eye fastening. The band is slightly elasticated and made from soft black silk, so it feels so nice against the skin. It has a soft gold mesh detail on the cups with black lace designed to look like a crouching tiger- one of my favourite animals! The cups are ‘triangular’, so it does feel a little more supportive and covered up, whilst still being sexy!

The matching briefs have the same black lace tiger design over the gold mesh detail, with striking adjustable straps on the side to draw attention to those gorgeous curves and hips. Again, these are a full brief style, so they are so comfortable!

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 Queen Box and I will now talk you through the prices.

The Prices

There are 2 options here:

  • Queen Box- Matching lingerie set, priced at £32.78 per month (converted from USD on 30/01/2021)
  • Empress Box- Matching set plus accessories such as kimonos, jewellery and loungewear priced at £72.89 per month (converted from USD on 30/01/2021)

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

  • Queen Box 3 months- £87.47 (converted from USD 30/01/21)
  • Empress Box 3 months- £207.80 (converted from USD 30/01/21)

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