Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Review – November 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: $15/month + free US shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
The Products: 4-5 full-size or deluxe samples of 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. It didn’t actually have any product details so I had to guess when it came to a few items…
You’ll usually get one sheet mask with TutiiBag. It’s a little difficult to find information on this one but this is supposed to be calming, brightening, and moisturizing, and the ingredients I’ve seen listed online (allantoin, licorice extract, etc.) often come with those claims. Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that should help reduce free radical damage (that is, it should fight skin discoloration and the formation of fine lines), so there may be some anti-aging properties with long-term use. The only property I can assess right off the bat is “moisturizing” – this definitely lived up to promises there. For the other claims, I feel that maybe buying a box of 10 and using them over the space of a few weeks is going to give you better information.
Tonymoly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack – Retail Value $3.50
My nose is actually in pretty good shape since I’ve only put makeup on once in the past month (been staying at home, recovering from surgery), so I didn’t see a lot of results with this. I’d like to try it again sometime when my skin is a little more bothered. This is supposed to clear up blackheads and excess sebum at the same time and it goes past the sides of your nose as well as up between your eyebrows a little bit. You are supposed to wear this one until the sheet dries and then peel it off. I do feel there was a bit of a toning effect, which maybe helped with pore size. (This was a good product choice for this variation of Tutiibag since I get the “oily/acne” combination.)
I really don’t understand all the “chewy” and “bitten” language from the purchase page for this item (click the link in the name to see what I mean). Because as far as I can tell, this is a foundation applicator sponge. It has a different feel than a Beautyblender in terms of surface texture and density. The one time I’ve put makeup on this month, I tried this, using it as you would a Beautyblender (that is, wetting it first). It did a good job though I am a creature of habit and will probably continue using my fingers to apply foundation most of the time.
Mamonde Rose Water Toner (25 mL) – Estimated Value $1.69 (buy 250 mL for $16.88)
I like getting toner in subscription boxes. And this is a good one for winter. This one is about 91% rose water and is alcohol-free. Rose water is a very gentle toner and I find it suitable for winter skin, though I typically want something a bit stronger in summer. This is free of witch hazel so if you are sensitive to that ingredient, this may still work for you. I thought this did a good job of removing the last traces of makeup that I’d somehow missed with my cleansing routine.
Makeup remover wipes are always welcome. I like to use them to remove eye makeup and lipstick before I cleanse my face. I did have to scrub a bit with these to remove all my eyeliner, but in fairness, I’d only worn it for about 20 minutes. My eyelids are so oily that at the end of a typical workday, I’m pretty sure these wipes would do the trick. These did not irritate my eyes. (These worked great with liquid lipstick.)
Verdict: I calculated a retail value of $13.14 for the November 2017 TutiiBag. I would take that with a grain of salt. I found the wipes, for example, for under $1 and for over $7 (I took a representative value somewhere near the top of the bell curve of those prices) and I found less drastic ranges (but ranges, nonetheless) for the prices of the other items as well. It depends on so many things – whether something is shipping from Korea or a US warehouse, whether shipping is included in the item cost or not, whether you are able to find a single mask for sale or only a box of 10, etc. Looking at it another way, you are paying about $3 per item, which I think is fair. I thought the curation this month was really nice for winter skin, and I enjoyed receiving the puff because I haven’t ever gotten something like that before from Tutiibag.