Smartass and Sass Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017
Smartass and Sass is a monthly subscription box designed for gals with a sense of humor.
Each month, you’ll receive 4-8 awesomely irreverent items handmade by artists and small businesses. The women behind Smartass & Sass might not take themselves too seriously, but they are serious about supporting the creatives behind the items in their box and paying a fair price for their quality goods.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Smartass and Sass
The Cost: $34.95 per month + shipping. You can also choose a 3-month plan for $33.95 per month, a 6-month plan for $32.95 per month, or a 12-month plan for $31.95 per month.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 4-8 irreverently fun handmade finds (including decor, stationery, accessories, and more) from artists and small businesses
Ships to: $6.95 to the US, varies worldwide.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
As always, you’ll also receive a thank you card from Abby and Kim.
The most important card details all the sassy stuff included. This month’s theme steals a favorite quote from the movie “Mean Girls”.
Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Decal – Retail Value $3.50
The first item this month is a three-inch wide gold metallic decal from Blue Sparrow Sundry.
Perfect for this witchy time of the year, it looks like these are commonly affixed to a wine glass to set it apart from the plain janes out there.
I am always drawn to zipper pouches. I don’t know what it is, but I have so many and keep acquiring more. This black cotton makeup bag with gold zipper has a cool little scene silk screened on it in pink.
The bag is a really good size that fits all of your daily beauty products at almost eleven inches wide by eight inches tall.
Zip open the sturdy zipper to reveal a pale pink lining that matches the ink on the front.
All the usual suspects like lipstick, blush, a brush, etcetera are represented with the words “Bag of Tricks” emblazoned on it.
Be A Little Wild Mini Flask Keychain – Listed Value $8
As much as I love poisoning my liver with alcohol, I don’t really ever drink it straight. This teeny flask probably holds a shot or two of whatever liquor you need to keep you able to deal with life.
The stainless steel flask has been powder-coated a bright green with the hand-lettered message “Be A Little Wild” in pink. Do you think it’s a coincidence that those are almost Christmas colors, and that is when I would need this the most?
The cap is plastic but is attached to a metal lobster clasp so you can hook this inside your purse discreetly.
Hair of the Dog How-To Bottle Opener – Listed Value $4
This bottle opener is one of the items designed by Smartass & Sass this month. It is large and sturdy, just like my drinking habit. I’ve been going hard lately, and let me tell you, sometimes hair of the dog works. Just this weekend I texted a friend regarding brunch: “I’ll go eat, but no way am I drinking”, only to find myself ordering a White Russian at one o’clock in the afternoon. This behavior really only prolongs the inevitable though, so be careful!
The back of the blue rubber handle is left blank, much like my memory after a long night of drinking.
Paper Voodoo Notepad by Knock Knock – Retail Value $6.99
Another great item from Knock Knock! We received a book from them a couple months ago and I always enjoy seeing them pop up in this subscription since they are perfect for one another.
At the top, you fill out all the needed info for your recipient of bad (or good) intentions. There is a key to remind you which color pin to draw on the doll, depending on what you want to achieve.
At the bottom, there is another key to help you determine where to draw the pins in regards to what sort of pain (or blessing) you wish to inflict. Even though I find it hard to hold grudges, I can sure be spiteful in a moment of emotional pain. Knowing myself well, the heart will be the place I will be drawing the most black pins.
The back of the pad has an overall description of how voodoo dolls work.
Then there are more specific directions listed out on how you are to conjure up pain or healing for the individual.
Mean Girls Quote Tumbler – Listed Value $10
It’s recommended for cold drinks, so you can load up this mason jar style wide mouth cup full of ice and your favorite bevvie to quench your thirst through a raspberry-colored straw. The quote in teal will remind your co-workers that you are totally over it just like Regina George she unknowingly gobbles up another weight-gaining meal bar.
As a bonus, they’ve also included some spooky yet sassy Halloween stickers to throw shade anywhere you stick them.
Verdict: Smartass and Sass brought the sass, as always. This one had some fun Halloween stuff as well as a few everyday items. The makeup bag is probably my favorite of the bunch and the one that will get the most use. They still have included a few items that feel a bit more promotional to me (like the bottle opener, tumbler, and flask), but have personalized them to fit their snarky M.O. Items like that seem plentiful in subscription boxes, so I’d prefer to see more unique items in the future. This box included a little over a $57 retail value, which is around $15 over the cost of the box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order now to receive the November box!
Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $41.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 57.48
- Decal: $2.55
- Makeup Bag: $18.22
- Flask: $5.83
- Bottle Opener: $2.92
- Notepad: $5.10
- Tumbler: $7.29
What is your favorite item from this month’s Smartass and Sass?