Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Review – February 2018
Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. There are two subscription options: TutiiBag, which is $16.95 a month and includes 4-5 full-size or deluxe beauty samples and TutiiMask, which is $13.95 a month and includes 6-8 various masks.
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This review is of the TutiiBag, $16.95 a month, box.
About Miss Tutii TutiiBag
The Subscription Box: Miss Tutii TutiiBag
The Cost: $16.95/month + free US shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
Good to know: Charges for TutiiBag recently started coming from Ontario, so you may also get a foreign transaction fee (mine is 40 cents but that depends on the bank) if you are in the US. For what it’s worth, though new subscriptions cost $16.95, I’ve been a subscriber for awhile and am still getting charged $15 per month.
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)
Tutiibag February 2018 Review
You usually get a pretty good mix of different skincare items and tools as well as a tool or makeup item with this subscription. One sheet mask is also typically included:
The bag came with this information card. It didn’t actually have any product details although the items were easier to figure out this month than last month.
This brand appears in TutiiBag a lot, but I happen to like their products, and I’ve never seen a repeat, so I’m good with that! This is a cream that is thick enough to hold its shape (like if you move it around in the jar with your finger) but fairly light when you apply it. It absorbed well and didn’t conflict with my other skincare products. They use some odd terminology for the ingredients on the product page, but I think this has hyaluronic acid (great for holding on to moisture at the surface of the skin) and both water- and oil-based ingredients that are nicely emulsified. I like this as a nighttime moisturizer as the weather gets warmer.
Here is our mystery product for the month (there is usually one puzzler item since they started sending out generic information cards). Luckily, if you Google “Sidmool mask” and look at the image search results, this one is easy to find based on the packaging. Because really, there is almost no English writing on the package. Sheet masks don’t have complicated instructions, though. This was seriously one of the drippiest masks I’ve used in recent memory like the serum covered the top part of my t-shirt when I was done. It did not have much of a scent. I can’t find a lot of information about the ingredients but polysaccharides are polymerized sugars (usually extracted from natural sources) that are excellent for moisture because of favorable interactions with water molecules.
One of the things I love about K-beauty items is the packaging. This looks just like a little bottle of strawberry syrup. (Smells just like it too.) There weren’t English directions so I just applied a light layer of this to my face and sat for 10 minutes, then rinsed it off. The texture didn’t change a lot, so this is more of a gel mask (as opposed to being peel-off or something). This one is supposed to be brightening. Luckily there is enough for a few uses to really see the effects. I will say that my pores looked pretty good after using this the first time.
Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Skin Softener (25 mL) – Estimated Value $2 (Buy 200 mL for $16)
The instructions for this one are puzzling:
When skin becomes heated by surroundings, take some and place it on makeup cotton and then apply it to the face for about 10 minutes, better alleviating and nursing are achieved.
Luckily I just tried to use the product before looking it up online. This is a clear product that is thicker than water but not so thick as to be called a “gel.” I am honestly not so sure that putting it on cotton is the best way to apply it. You only need a few drops to cover your whole face. This has a light floral scent and is moisturizing (ceramides are waxy lipids typically found in cell membranes).
Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Emulsion (25 mL) – Estimated Value $3 (buy 150 mL for $18)
This was white in color and thicker in texture than the skin softener. It was honestly a little difficult to get out of this packaging. It had a similar scent to the skin softener. I have to say, I do like receiving two products designed to be used together like this. (I guessed right on the order. I find that when in doubt, using skincare in order from the least to the most vicious is a good strategy.) The skin softener/emulsion combination was moisturizing and light enough that I think I would use it most often during the daytime.
Verdict: I calculated a total value of $24.36 for the February 2018 TutiiBag. As usual, take the prices quoted above with a grain of salt. Prices vary widely for these items depending on whether you buy from a US-based seller or straight from Korea, and many of the items have vastly different prices on Amazon, eBay, etc. But, in general, this seems like a good value and I will use everything. I suppose this package was a bit heavy on the moisturizers, maybe more so than usual, though all the products and even some of the brands were new to me. The strawberry mask was particularly fun.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first shipment would be March’s.
Value Breakdown: At $16.95 for this subscription, you’re paying approximately the following:
- Laneige cream $9.05
- Sheet mask $1.15
- Strawberry mask $3.28
- Skin softener $1.39
- Emulsion $2.09
Alternatively, you’re paying about $3.39 per item.
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