Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Review – May 2018


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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. 

Tutiibag May 2018 review

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 May 2018 Review

You usually get a pretty good mix of different skincare items and tools and sometimes a 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 and I really could’ve used some for some of the items.

The Saem Eye Lashes – Retail Value $5.90 (found here for $4.13)

Well, this is a first for TutiiBag. I have never before received fake eyelashes from this particular subscription. I have also never actually worn fake eyelashes. I feel like I need to get some cheaper ones to try out first so I can get my technique down (e.l.f. makes them, for example, and has a lot of online sales). These did come with a handy little tube of eyelash glue in case you don’t have any of your own. On the one hand, I applaud Tutiibag for sending a new and different type of item (for them). But on the other hand, I don’t really get out enough to justify the kind of makeup job that would require fake lashes.

Son and Park Beauty Water (60 mL)

Son and Park Beauty Water (60 mL) – Estimated Value $5.22 (buy 11.49 fl oz here for $30)

This product right here is one reason that a more detailed information card would be useful. I just assumed this was micellar water because of the name and opinion, but this can also be used as a toner. I tested it in the usual way I test micellar waters, which is to say I put it on a cotton pad and used it to wipe away traces of mascara on my skin left over after cleansing. It did a good job of that and didn’t sting my eyes.

Mamonde Floral Hydro Emulsion (5 mL) – Estimated Value $0.57 (buy 150 mL for $17.14; found here for $12.86)

Emulsion is supposed to be used after toner so that’s how I tried this. It is a lightweight, opaque white product. It has a pleasant scent that’s not too heavy, and it didn’t seem to irritate my skin. This product has both water-soluble and oil-soluble components (hence the name “emulsion”) for moisturization. It is a nice weight for summer and I also thought it was good paired with a Mamonde moisturizer from a previous Tutiibag. The only thing I don’t care for is the packaging – it is actually kind of hard to get the product out of this container. Storing it upside down helps a little.

Etude House All Caring Eraser Pad (2 count)

Etude House All Caring Eraser Pad (2 count) – Estimated Value $0.58 (buy 60 pads here for $17.40)

All right, here is a second reason a more detailed information card would really be useful. I saw “eraser pad” and thought these must be for makeup removal. And perhaps they can be used that way. But. I tried them for removing eye makeup. They actually did work, but it was an unpleasant experience and I would not recommend using these near the eyes. These are better off used as toner pads and, in fact, they have different textures on both sides so you can get some gentle exfoliation while soaking up excess oils. (I am going to have to start looking items up before I use them, I guess, although I also feel like I should be able to use anything in the package correctly based on instructions provided in the package or on the products, themselves.)

Borntree Natto Gum Mask – Estimated Value $1.90 (buy 10 masks for $19.05; found here for $5.71)

This mask was totally new to me. I don’t even think I’ve used anything from this product line before. This has a pleasant scent that reminds me of something from my childhood (I just can’t, for the life of me, think of what it is). Natto is a fermented soybean product that is high in a particular amino acid polymer that holds on to a lot of water (which means it brings water to the surface of your skin when applied – this is a good moisturizer). Other than that, this was a pretty standard sheet mask experience; it wasn’t too drippy, nor was it too dry, and there were no novelty aspects (i.e., no animal faces or bubbles or anything strange like that).

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $14.17 for the May 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. In general, I am pretty sure I’ve used both sources with low prices and high shipping charges, and sources with high prices and free shipping, in the links above, plus many of these items are not available in the sample sizes received, so providing a total might not be all that accurate. At any rate, I would say this package had the number and type of products I would expect (one sheet mask, some varied skincare products, and the like).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first shipment would be June’s. Also, please note that this is the “oily/acne” combo (selected at sign-up) and if you choose a different skin type, some of your items may vary.

Value Breakdown: At $16.95 for this subscription, you’re paying approximately the following:

  • Eyelashes $7.06
  • Beauty water $6.24
  • Emulsion $0.68
  • Eraser pads $0.69
  • Mask $2.27

Alternatively, you’re paying about $3.39 per item.

Check out my past TutiiBag reviews or see the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more great beauty-oriented subscriptions!

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Beauty Subscription Boxes, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Miss Tutii Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: miss tutii | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. Anyone else not receive June’s bag, or is it just me? I’ve contacted them to no avail. Anyone?

  2. I unsubscribed from Tuttibag last month. The value just isn’t there.

  3. I received that Beauty Water in my Ipsy bag a few months ago. It is a toner, and it is awesome! My skin loved it. I noticed a huge difference in brightness and texture just from adding it to my routine. I would squirt a small amount into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and then over my face and neck.

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