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The Lingerie Box – Review of a lingerie subscription box

20 Dec

Subscription boxes became all the rage a few years ago and unboxing them eg over at Youtube is still a big hit these days. This is especially a trend in the USA and I haven’t heard about a lot of subscription box services here in Finland. This year I got a taste of the phenomenon myself for the first time as the Lingerie Box contacted me and asked if I want to review their service. Of course I did! Here are a few thoughts on this particular service and how it serves a full-busted gal like myself…

How it works: The first step to join, is to fill in a form with your size, style and colour preferences. The questions include pretty much all the details they need to know to pick you a set just for your needs. However, when it comes to eg picking “sexy” lingerie, not all of us have the same idea of sexy. Thus, it is really up to the person picking your monthly goodies what they think of sexy or flirty underwear.

When you have filled in the form with your credit card information, a box will be sent to you and you will be charged $49.95. The boxes get sent out once a month and you will be charged accordingly each month.

The contents:  My Lingerie Box included a pink and orange Kris Line set in sizes 32H and Medium. I marked my bra size 32GG, so it was a pleasant surprise that the company took into consideration that KL produces rather small bra cups and automatically upped my cup size accordingly. With Kris Line though, my band size is usually 30, so with this particular brand I would have preferred a size 30HH. The set also included a size Medium brazilian, which is not my preferred panty style, but I am guessing they did not have anything else to go with the bra.

Overall, I am pretty happy with the set the Lingerie Box team chose for me as it is very much to my taste and the sizes were quite well-fitting too. However, I am wondering how much this is due to them reading my blog and having a pretty good idea of my taste anyway. It would be interesting to know how well they would succeed with someone who they know only by the questionnaire.

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The offering: The Lingerie Box offers ten different lingerie brands on their site, from which they choose the lingerie to include in the subscription boxes. These are both European and American/Canadian brands, with a nice variety of sizes as well. Most of the brands go up to G-cup with their size selection, some even up to UK K-cup. The band size selection is very wide too, with sizes from 30 to 50. I am wondering though, how many options would someone, say UK size 36K have in their selection and would they run out of options quite fast.

In addition to bras and panties, some of the brands produce lounge- and sleepwear as well, which is a lovely addition to the selection. Most of the brands on the site I had actually never heard of, so I had to take a better look at them before even saying yes to the review request. After figuring that truly, they do have options for different sizes and tastes, I was happy to take part in this “experiment”. In the end, it is kind of exciting to come across new-to-me full-bust brands and this could be a great way of trying them.

The pricing and T&C’s: The monthly price you pay for the box is 49,95 (usually 25,95 for the first month)  and the worth of the box  is claimed to be $100 or more. This however is debatable as lingerie prices are definitely subject to what a certain store wishes to charge. For example, a typical Polish lingerie set such as the Kris Line I am wearing in the pictures costs and affordable 60 € or so. It is still saving as you only pay a bit less than $50 for it but still, it is nowhere near the $100 mark. However, in States this could be a regular price for a Kris Line set, so it could be a great saving to a US citizen if you are wary of ordering overseas. The Lingerie Box does not ship internationally so to us Europeans, it is not an issue we have to worry about.

Another thing that may concern many are returns and unsubscribing from the box. This was something that I had to look into a bit on the Lingerie Box site, but I did find a FAQ section where they mention returns and cancelling your subscription. Good news first: the returns are possible and apparently easily done, but you will have to pay for the return shipping and you can only get store credit towards your returns and return shipping costs. This is something that may put off people quite a bit, as you can never be sure how well the LB team is able to pick the right sizes or styles for you. This is definitely something the company could reconsider.

Cancelling your subscription should be quite easy: you get in contact with the customer service 14 days before your next delivery and the thing should be sorted.

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Is it worth a try? Taking into consideration the price and the offering, and how well the team picked my lingerie box contents, I would say the box is definitely something you could consider if you are a true lingerie lover and the brands offered are something to your taste. With these sorts of services, you definitely need to do your research and see what is available in their selection, and of course what you will get in return for your money, if you are not satisfied with your monthly picks.  For a full-busted lady, it is tricky to order online and giving the control to someone else can be terrifying. At best, the service could resolve a lot of problems for you, but this would require more questionnaire question about breast shape etc. With this sort of subscription box, customer service is everything.

If you would like to try the box for yourself, take the questionnaire here. If you have any further questions, I would suggest emailing the lovely folk at the Lingerie Box.

Review of Ewa Michalak “PL Slowianki” in 70H

23 Jul

When I first tried Ewa Michalak I was smitten with their Mgielka bra – it is still one of my favourite bras for its amazing design and fit. I decided to let Ewa and her crew know that I loved their bras and had written a review and for my surprise, they wanted to send me another set to review. I had been drooling over PL Slowianki and I think team Michalak might have heard my wishes since they decided to send me the set, with two different bra sizes, matching thong and a brief. I was over-the-moon when the set arrived just a few days after it was made and I got to try both 70GG and 70H, as the padded Ewa bras fit a bit differently.

All padded Ewa bras feature removable pads to even out a-symmetry or give you a little extra oomph. As my boobs have a size difference of a cup size, I decided to go for the bigger size 70H and place BOTH of the pads to the right cup. This was a great choice and made the bra fit like a dream. Here are my thoughts about the PL Slowianki.

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The Design: As many of you know by now, I fell in love with the design from day one it was released on Ewa’s online store and Facebook page. Ever since I got my first EM bra, I just wanted to try the other shapes as well and as a lover of cleavage, PL (plunge) was definitely on my list. This is not your regular plunge though; I feel like the uplift is quite like any balconette bra you can imagine, just with a plunging neckline. My breasts are very hoisted up in the bra and look fantastic under dresses and tops with low necklines. The shape is very projected and round which is not to be taken for granted when talking about full-bust bras.

I love red, so of course I loved this bra for its colour too. The red and white combo reminds me of a Finnish candy called Marianne but their obviously the national colours of Poland as well. The red is kind of an orange-y hue and goes actually pretty well with my new favourite lipstick (MAC Retro Matter “Dangerous”, if anyone cares to know). The massive white bows are probably my favourites when it comes to the bra design but also the lovely flower print is a total eye-catcher. 

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The Fit: The cups are constructed of three parts with a very soft comfortable padding. As said, the cups come with two removable pads to even out a-symmetry which is like heaven to me since I have quite a bit of size difference between my boobs. With both of the pads in my right cup, I feel like I fill the whole bra and my boobs look wonderfully uplifted. My first EM bra was an unpadded SM shape which was quite a good fit in size 70G. With the padded PL style however, I can go up as much as two cup sizes from my regular size, just because of the amazing pads and the different shape. As I tried the 70GG it felt too small on my bigger side and just the right on my smaller side. This is why I decided to go up 70H.

The band of PL Slowianki feels just as snug as my Mgielka’s and thus is a great fit for my 30″ (snugly measured but not break-the-tape) ribcage. I feel like this 70 band is the best fit of all the bands I’ve tried; it is snug but not too tight and comes with three hooks and eyes for maximum support. The wires are about perfect and I would say they feel just a tad wider than my Mgielka’s (this could also be due to the size difference as my Mgielka is indeed 70G). For anyone looking for their right Ewa size, I would go up a band size and maybe a cup size or two in their padded bras. This however, depends on whether you are between cup sizes or have a-symmetry.

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Comfort: I think Ewa Michalak sets are so comfortable and they really feel like there’s a lot of thought put behind them. The first thing I noticed was the marvelous cotton lining inside the cups – such a great option for someone who gets skin irritation from artificial materials. Also the outer fabric of the bra and knickers is so soft and smooth and feels like a dream to touch. Also the lace feels pretty soft and non-scratchy so I can easily wear the set for several hours without any skin irritation or rash.

The wires are nice and low in the armpits which means there is no poking whatsoever. Also the straps are pretty comfy. However, the straps are only half-adjustable so keep that in mind as it’s not always the best choice for petite girls. Personally I haven’t had any problems with the straps and they haven’t fallen off my shoulders even a single time.

If you are not sure whether to buy a matching set, I would highly recommend it when buying from Ewa. I opted for the size 8/36 an they feel very comfortable and flattering. I was so grateful to get sent both the brief and the thong and I can honestly say they both feel great on and stretch nicely over my ever-growing butt. I think the thong is a flattering cut as it doesn’t reveal everything but covers the top part of the derriere nicely. The rise of both of these panties is just perfect as I hate it when panties come up too low or high. They hit me just below my cookie pouch which is the most flattering rise for me personally.

You can find PL Slowianki at Ewa’s online store, ordering and paying is really easy so I highly recommend giving it a try. This set is made especially for the one ordering it, so it takes a couple of weeks to make it before it can be shipped. It’s worth the wait though and this way more sizes can be produced (this style goes up to KK-cup!) 🙂

I am in love with PL Slowianki, how about you? Any other EM sets you have your eyes on? Let me know in the comments! xx 

Disclosure: Ewa Michalak kindly sent this set for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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