Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Review – October 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. They are back to providing directions for using the items again and I am happy for that. Although I am not sure what “Remove or the nose” means.
Also, please note that this is the October package. It shipped a bit later than usual due to Korean Holiday (which is also noted on their website).
Monster Micellar Cleansing Water by Etude House (25 mL) – Estimated Value $2.08 (buy 300 mL for $24.90)
I like to use micellar water for getting those last traces of mascara off my face after cleansing. (This is a constant problem for me. Maybe I am not using the right makeup remover.) A little bit of this on a cotton ball did the trick (and without irritating my eyes). This one is free of animal-sourced ingredients and mineral oil!
I tried one of these out for the sake of the review but I’m probably saving the rest for next year. I am homebound for at least a month and a half after surgery so I am not using makeup right now and my skin is honestly looking better than usual. But clogged pores on my nose are often a problem for me under normal circumstances, so this is a useful item (and I love getting more than one to try out). I think this did help get some gunk out of my pores – my nose looked better after use.
Eco Beyond Herb Garden Lotus Mask – Retail Value $4.90
This was kind of hard to unfold since it had a huge amount of essence, and it also took a very long time to dry on my face. Well, I have an excess of time right now so that is just fine. I suspect makeup might be a bit of a challenge after this, due to the serum drying time. So maybe save this for the evening. It did not have a strong scent and it was super moisturizing, though. It’s finally starting to get cold where I live and I’m rotating more moisturizing products into my skincare routine. Lotus extract is the key ingredient here; this is supposed to help control sebum production and also improve skin elasticity. I do think my skin was a little less oily than usual, a few hours after using this.
Petit Bijou Cotton Snow Moisture Body Lotion by Etude House (2 fl oz) – Estimated Value $2.94 (buy 300 mL for $14.69)
This has milk protein and chamomile, which are both very soothing. I am avoiding body lotions at the moment, post-surgery, but this absorbed into my hands very nicely and is helping smooth out my dry, rough skin.
We also received a black eyeliner last month, although this particular product is new to me. Getting it started took a bit of pressing but it really didn’t tug my skin at all once it was moving. The color is nice and dark and the formula seems non-irritating. It comes off pretty easily with standard makeup remover. As for the “no smearing” claim on the information card, well, my eyelids are so oily I always have to wear primer – I don’t know how this would behave without primer.
Here is a swatch of the eyeliner.
Verdict: I calculated a retail value of $18.13 for the October 2017 TutiiBag (less using sale prices). That is a little over the month-to-month cost of the box. Looking at it another way (since K-beauty prices are kind of all over the place), you are paying an average of $3 per item, which I think is reasonable for the sample sizes received this month, especially since you don’t have to meet order minimums and pay overseas shipping. I’m a little disappointed to get a black eyeliner for the second month in a row, but in general, I was pleased with the brands and item types and thought many of them were excellent choices for my skincare transition from fall to winter.