Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Review – July 2017
Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. There are two subscription options: TutiiBag, which includes 4-5 full-size or deluxe beauty samples and TutiiMask, which includes 6-8 various masks.
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This review is of the TutiiBag, $15 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Miss Tutii TutiiBag
The Cost: TutiiMask ($12.95/month, receive 6-8 masks) or TutiiBag ($15/month, receive 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full sized products). Save with 6 and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
The Products: Popular skincare products, masks, and other beauty items from Asia!
Ships to: U.S. (free), Canada ($5.95), International ($10.95)
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The bag came with this information card. This month it did have some directions for the items, which was useful since a lot of the items had very little English on them.
Etude House Black Hydro Gel Eye Patch – Value $4.66
This is a hydrogel mask for just around the eye area. I tried it this morning after a long walk outside in the summer heat and it felt pretty good! It had little cat ears that didn’t add much (they kept getting in my hair). But this stayed up nicely while I read a book. There wasn’t too much serum left over to rub into my face when I was done. (I can’t find a reliable ingredient list, so no discussion there, sorry.)
Secret Key Thanakha Aqua Sun Lotion Sample – Value $4?
I’m unclear on the size on this one so the value is an estimate and I’ve linked to a larger package size if you are interested in the product. This is SPF 35+. I used it on my face and arms this morning before heading out for a walk and it absorbed well. Maybe my face was a little shiny afterwards but makeup would’ve taken care of that, if I’d worn any. This did not cause any irritation and it did not leave a whitish cast to my skin. The main ingredient here is thanakha extract, which is a traditional Burmese cosmetic that comes from a tree and is used in Burma in a thicker paste to protect the skin from sun.
Laneige Water Bank Essence EX (25 mL) – Value $12.15 (buy 60 mL for $29.16)
I have to admit, I get a little lost between essences and emulsions and all of those products and in which order you’re supposed to use them. I opted to use this as a light moisturizer before going out during the day and it was really good for that. It is a pearlescent white, lightweight cream that absorbs into the skin nicely and didn’t interfere with the application of makeup afterwards. This is meant to be moisturizing and has mineral water, tillandsia (air plant) extracts with betaine, and quinoa seed extracts, all of which nicely hydrate the skin.
Farm Stay Princess Curl and Long Lash Mascara – Value $7.90
There’s often one makeup item in TutiiBag in addition to the skincare. They vary the categories so you don’t get too loaded up with the same thing, and it has been awhile since I’ve seen a mascara in this box. I like to switch mascaras every month (I have a whole shoebox full of them…) so this will probably be my August one (since I tested it early for this review and it is now open). I’m not sure I’m seeing much curl, but I did like the lengthening and thickening of my lashes with several coats, especially at the outer corners of my eyes. This is not waterproof, but that’s fine by me – it didn’t run in the heat. I like the wand, too. I feel like I have a good level of control when I use it.
Choonee Pear Moist Boosting Mask – Value $1.27 (buy 10 masks for $12.69)
This is a new brand for me. It fit my face pretty well and the amount of serum was just right (no dripping!). I do think it smelled lightly of pear. This has a lot of moisturizing ingredients like avocado extract, aloe vera, and collagen (which is a big protein polymer that sits on the surface of the skin and holds on to water molecules). This also has black bean extract; black beans are rich in antioxidants and thus have anti-aging effects. I already eat a lot of black beans but now I can get their benefits externally, as well. This was definitely hydrating; I skipped my nighttime moisturizer afterwards.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $30 for the July 2017 TutiiBag. That’s not quite double of the month-to-month cost of the subscription, which is pretty good. (Granted, Asian beauty prices are all over the place, and then there is the ordering and waiting for shipment from overseas that you have to deal with.) I thought this was a nice selection of items for summer – everything was light and fresh and had antioxidants and/or other sun protection. Plus, I really like the mascara wand. This was a pretty good month for me.
What did you think of the July 2017 TutiiBag? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?