Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Box Review + Coupon- June 2016
Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland (?) and more.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Miss Tutii
The Cost: TutiiMask ($12.95/month, receive 6-8 masks); TutiiBag ($15/month, receive 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full sized products); TutiiBox ($25/month, receive 5-6 full sized and/or premium samples). This is a review of the TutiiBag.
COUPON: Use code FIRST10 to save 10% off your first month (month-to-month subscriptions only).
The Products: Popular skincare products, masks, and other beauty items from Asia and beyond!
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($8.95), International ($16.95)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The bag came with this information card, which included directions for each product (the labels were not in English so this was helpful) as well as the products’ intended effects. There was also a random tip chart included this month.
TonyMoly Circle Lens Mascara (full size!) – Value $2.03
There are three different brushes for this mascara; I received No. 1, the “volume” brush. I don’t really think this was too volumizing. I had to put on a few coats, wait to let it all dry, then add more to really see it. Still, it’s good for daily use when you don’t want to be too dramatic. This was non-irritating and most of the pigment comes from black rice extract. There are also a lot of precious stone powders and something called “formalene” which I can’t positively identify. It could be a misspelling of formalin, which is sometimes used as a preservative in cosmetics (and which is a formaldehyde releaser) but it also might not be.
Lala UV Cynical Rabbit Long Lasting Sun Cream (30 mL, full size!) – Value $15
This has niacinamide for brightening as well as “safflower oleosome ingredients” (which probably just means safflower oil) for moisturizing. It has both mineral (titanium dioxide) and chemical (homosalate, benzophenone, octocrylene) sunscreen ingredients, so I’ve been using it on my arms. I sometimes get a rash from chemical sunscreens and I’m not going to chance that on my face! This didn’t leave a white cast on my skin, which was nice. Also, the name “cynical rabbit” cracks me up for some reason.
Hair Salon Vita-Clinic Nutritive Ampoule from Boutique Bebe (24 mL) – Value $1.14
This has bean flour, olive oil, red bean, various plant roots, cnidium (which is a flowering plant from traditional Asian medicine that is supposed to be an aphrodisiac), and Korean honey locust (which contains saponins and flavonoids so it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties). I was unable to figure out how these last two things relate to hair because most of what I found related to oral intake. I tried a bit of this on dry hair and it did help detangle, but my hair just soaked it up. I’m not sure what this was actually supposed to do – the information card was a bit vague – but it did not help control frizz (unless I just didn’t use enough, or the Georgia humidity was too much for it to handle). I will be trying it again under different conditions.
Skin79 Strawberry Girl Fruit Mask – Value $3.50
This has strawberry extract, which is supposed to help detoxify and clean the pores. It was moisturizing without being too liquidy and I do feel there was a little toning going on. Strawberry should also have some antioxidants to help fight free radical damage. I have the feeling this is one you need to use consistently for a long time before you really see strong effects. And, this did have an image printed on it very similar to what you see on the packaging – but no one was home to see me wearing it, except Mr. Kitty, so that’s OK.
Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream (2 packets, 1 mL each) – Value $9.12
The full size of this is $114 so I don’t mind getting foils. I just fold the tops over and use a binder clip to keep them shut. It’s really too soon to see if this is doing anything yet, but it hasn’t irritated my eyes, which is something (I have kind of sensitive eyes). This product contains green tea extract and pomegranate (so lots of antioxidants which are great in anti-aging preparations) as well as Korean red ginseng, which is supposed to help reduce wrinkles.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $31 for the June 2016 Miss Tutii Bag. However, prices were all over the place and it could be more or less. This is almost double the cost of the subscription and everything was useful to me. I was familiar with some of the brands but all the products were new, and I liked the mix of skincare, haircare, and makeup.
What did you think of the June 2016 Miss Tutii Bag? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?