Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Review – January 2018
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, $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.
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 January 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.
Double & Zero Introller – Retail Value $8.08 USD
I couldn’t find this for sale in the US so I have linked to an Australian website and converted the currency. This is one of those times it would have been nice to have an information card with item details, as I really had no idea what this was for when I opened the box. Well, it is supposed to aid in the absorption of essence following using a sheet mask. This allegedly also increases blood circulation as it massages.
I tried this out with the mask that also came in this package but I’m not sold on it just yet. I tend to avoid most tools (for example, I still like my fingers better than a beauty blender for foundation, and I detest Clarisonic/Foreo-type products) and I wonder about how sanitary it is because it seems like bacteria would really like to feed on essence in the moist environment under the ball! Maybe you can sterilize it with rubbing alcohol or something?
I also balk at spending 10 minutes rubbing essence into my face following sheet mask use. But, I will say, this is something I had never heard of before, and certainly have never received in a subscription box before, and some people may love it.
This is a basic black mascara. (Tutiibag doesn’t usually go too crazy with the makeup colors, which means most months, the cosmetic item will work for most people.) It does appear to be full size. It doesn’t even bother me to get mascaras because I quit most of my beauty subscriptions so I am no longer drowning in them.
I like the brush a lot because I don’t get mascara all over my brow bone and eyelids when I apply this, so no clean up is required (if you do need to do mascara clean up, I highly recommend the Julep ctrl+z pens). It also seems to be easy to remove this at the end of the day. I don’t think the curling is particularly dramatic, but then I’ve never found a curling mascara that works as well as an eyelash curler. This provides enough color/thickening for a daytime look, in my opinion.
The only downside is, I think this is causing me some eye irritation. (I have sensitive eyes and wear contact lenses.)
Jigott is a new brand for me this month, so it is fun to try several of their product offerings. For reference, I get the oily/acne version of Tutiibag, and this is a perfect product for my skin type.
I am not sure I got the full effect here, though. I really don’t have like 40 minutes to do skincare, so I cut the times (recommended time for step 1 is 10-15 minutes, step 2 is 10-15 minutes, and step 3 is 5-10 minutes) considerably. These are three separate sheets, the first of which heats the pores and is supposed to melt sebum (it did OK), the second of which is supposed to pull out sebum (this didn’t work great but I definitely think I was too impatient and it’s not the product’s fault), and the third of which has a sheet with essence that is supposed to tighten the pores (this seemed to work).
I like skincare, but I have a full-time job and a commute, plus pets with complex medical problems, I write for MSA, and I work out a lot, and it is really hard to imagine working a product like this into my regular routine (suggested use is twice a week), especially when I can’t wear glasses and work on something else while using it!
The Face Shop Hoodie Ryan Oil Removing Hair Wipes (15 sheets) – Retail Value $9.90
This is a package of wipes designed to remove excess oil from hair. I totally get why this was included in the oily/acne combo box. Only, as I’ve gotten older (I’m 40 now), my hair is now dry as a bone, despite the fact that my skin is still oily. I have to use hair oils regularly. I haven’t had oily enough hair to test these out yet, but I will hang onto them. Sometimes I try new hair oils and other hair products and end up using too much, and I think these will work to help salvage the situation.
Goodal Ginseng Infused Honey Mild Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1
You’ll usually get one sheet mask with this subscription. Goodal masks always feel luxurious to me. They just have classy (instead of cutesy) packaging and I pretty much always have good luck with them.
Ginseng is supposed to be energizing (if you like Origins “Ginzing” products, this may be worth a try, although note that those also have coffee in them and this doesn’t). I guess I felt a little of that, but it could be wishful thinking.
I also found this very moisturizing. Plus, honey has lots of minerals and some natural antibacterial properties, so this is a nice combination of ingredients for acne-prone winter skin.
Verdict: I wasn’t able to calculate a total value for the January 2018 TutiiBag since one item wasn’t available in the US and another is only sold as part of a 5-pack. 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.
I do feel that this is a representative month for this subscription, and all the items were new to me. I sound a bit negative in my assessment of most of the products up above and this honestly wasn’t the best month of this subscription for me, personally, but I still really like the subscription overall. Not every person is going to love every month, but I typically have many more good months than bad ones with Tutiibag, so it’s still worth it to me to subscribe.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first shipment would be February’s.
Value Breakdown: At $16.95 + free US shipping for this subscription, you’re paying approximately $3.39 per item.
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