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Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jul 2016

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Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland (?) and more.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Miss Tutii TutiiBag

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 FIRSTBAG 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)

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The bag came with this information card, which included directions for each product (many of the labels did not have much English so this was helpful) as well as the products’ intended effects.

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Yadah Silky Fit Concealer BB for Sensitive Skin with SPF 34 (10 mL) – Value $3.95

This product is made in Korea. It is a little strange to get a skin-tone-specific item in this box (there is usually one makeup item per month). This is free of animal products and includes ingredients like allantoin, which is supposed to help smooth and condition skin. This does a pretty good job of covering up redness from blemishes although I don’t think it will take the place of my current favorite concealer.

Skinfood Royal Honey Essential Toner (5 mL?) – Value $0.32 (?)

This product is made in Korea. The size was not marked on it anywhere, nor was it on the information card, so I did my best to guess. This has royal jelly extract, honey, and propolis extract; these should all be antibacterial so this is a particularly good product to be used on breakout-prone skin. I found it non-drying and I also thought it did a good job of taking off some makeup my cleanser missed. It has a slightly sweet, slightly floral scent that is really nice.

SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleansing Gel (2.5 g) – Value $1.30

This product is made in Japan. I’m always happy to get SK-II products in subscription boxes because I don’t ever want to shell out full price. This product doesn’t appear to be part of the SK-II lineup in the US but can be purchased from overseas sources. This is the first step in a two-step cleansing routine (a practice I definitely recommend); you apply it to dry skin (can be wearing foundation) and then emulsify with water and rinse off. As with all SK-II products, this has pitera, which is an extract from yeast fermentation that is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, etc., and exhibits anti-aging properties. I found this to be effective at removing makeup and oil, but I do wish the sample container had been larger. I got maybe two uses out of this! I will probably stick to this cleansing oil, which is a bit cheaper, for my first step.

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Here is a swatch of the concealer. Note: this color actually does work for me when I apply it in a thin layer. The swatch is only thick so you can see it! But, this color would definitely not work for everyone…

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A.C. Care Aqua Swiftlet Nest Essence Mask – Value $3

This product is made in Korea. The featured ingredient here is swiftlet nest extract, which is made from bird saliva. This ingredient has a long history in traditional Chinese medicinal preparations for youthfulness. I have tried some other swiftlet nest extract masks before and found them super moisturizing. Only using a mask once, it is hard to tell if some of the advertised benefits will show themselves. But, my skin felt refreshed and moisturized after using this. (Sorry I don’t have more to say about the ingredients but all the places I can find this for sale online seem to have copied the manufacturer’s page…)

Rosette Pore Peeling Gel (120 g, full size!) – Value $7.51

This product is made in Japan. I have so many peeling gels right now, but this has become one of my favorites. I have seen two explanations for how peeling gels work and I’m not sure which one is true: (1) that the beads that form when you rub this on your face are keratin from your skin or (2) that the beads are polymers from this product beading up and doing physical exfoliation. I do know that this will form little beads on the sides of my nose and my forehead, and a lot of peeling gels won’t, so I’m happy with this. This also is supposed to have alpha hydroxy acids for some chemical exfoliation, so don’t forget to wear a good sunscreen!

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $16 for the July 2016 Miss Tutii Tutii Bag. Take that with a grain of salt – prices for Korean skincare and makeup items are all over the map, can vary with the exchange rate, etc. Plus, you’d likely have to pay shipping if you ordered direct from Korea. Nonetheless, even my conservative estimate exceeds the value of the box by a little. I’m familiar with most of the brands, but the products are all new to me and I had a fun time trying them out. I’ve been pretty happy with this subscription for awhile now.

What did you think of the July 2016 Miss Tutii Tutii Bag? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. I cancelled Tutii box and subbed to the bag. It arrived within days of me ordering, which is always impressive. The value wasn’t there for the box at all considering you barely get more than the bag but are paying $10 more. The bag is a far better deal. I got 2 foil packets of a different SK-III cleanser. Not sure if they ran out of the nicer packaging or they sent out a variety of formats and versions of the same brand. Either way I love the brand and would never pay a high price for any cleanser considering they literally go straight down the drain with little to no anti aging or other benefits gained. So while they’re foils, they’re products I’d never try otherwise. I’m excited to try the peel and hope it’s more effective than the Tony Moly banana cream peel I’m currently testing. The BB cream is another dupe from the box, same size and variety. Perfect shade for my daughter so no biggie on getting two. I’m also excited to try the toner and mask since they’re both new to me. Much happier over all with the bag version of Miss Tutii.

  2. This was my first month with Miss Tutii. I subscribed to the Tutii Bag and Tutii Mask. Both came at the same time last week. I ended up canceling Tutii Bag as the value wasn’t there for me. I do appreciate the peeling gel. I haven’t used it yet since I have two other peeling gels I am working my way through. I had the oily skin subscription and received the same brand but a sensitive skin mask instead of the bird’s nest one.

    My Tutii Mask bag was much better! I received several masks (6-7 I think?) and will have more fun with them. I am still waiting on this month’s Beauteque Mask Maven order. I don’t think I’ll keep both Tutii Mask and Beauteque Mask Maven so I’ll see which one is my favorite and decide then.

    • TutiiMask review will be later this week or over the weekend, I hope. I can only manage about one mask per day!

      Beauteque Mask Maven for June will be much later because it came *after* July’s TutiiMask due to a shipping delay.

      I think I have 6 or 7 peeling gels now, 3 of which are open…

  3. How do you use the pore peeling gel exactly? And how long do you leave it on? I’ve never had any type of this before and was a bit unsure of what to do with it,lol!

    • For peeling gels, I like to have a clean, damp face. Apply the gel to your fingers and rub in circular motions around your face. As you rub, you’ll notice little balls of the gel/skin cells (they look like boogers, quite gross actually!). I rub for about 3 minutes (or until the little balls are dropping off my face). Afterwards I wipe my face off with a damp washcloth. Peeling gels are a bit messy so it’s good to tie your hair back and work over a sink.

      • I use them in the shower! If you have ever had Birchbox and gotten the Real Chemistry 3-Minute peel, they are basically like that, only I don’t like the Real Chemistry peeling gel much because the little balls stay attached to my face (Real Chemistry is the only peeling gel I have that problem with).

        • Thanks to both of you! This is pretty much what I was guessing at but I wanted to make sure. When I looked for Rosette Pore Peeling Gel online, the instructions varied and the wording was confusing due to the translation I’m sure.

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