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Smartass and Sass Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018 (NSFW)

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Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box itself

Smartass and Sass is a monthly subscription box designed for gals with a sense of humor.

(FYI – not all the contents of the box are suitable for viewing at work. Just a heads up!)

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box open

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.)

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box All goodies

About Smartass & Sass

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.

January 2018 Smartass & Sass Review

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Card Front Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Card Back

I love the thank you note from Abby and Kim! The backside of their note has all the info on the goodies found within the box. This month’s theme is “Netflix and Chill.” Oh, behave!

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Tote Front Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Tote Back

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Tote Hand

No Regrets Oversized Tote by S&S – Listed Value $16

This tote is huuuuge! I grabbed the corner so you could get a sense of the size, and I can only dream of the fun things I can put in here. The message it boasts is interesting to me: I usually try to steer away from bad decisions personally, but I do like the idea of not having regrets. The color scheme of this bag is different from many other customizable I’ve seen – I loooove black anything, and I thought the green color of the lettering was super-pretty and unusual. This bag is certainly big enough for a solid farmer’s market run, or even to take to the pool when the weather gets nice!

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Mug Standing Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Mug Graphic

Thirsty AF Insulated Mug by S&S – Listed Value $18

Anything that makes me legit LOL when I first see it has to be a keeper! This mug is really sturdy, seems very well-made, and I love the double-entendre of its printed message. Plus, those little cacti are cute AF (ha, ha). I also really appreciate the shape of this; it’ll be perfect for my car’s cup holder on my next road trip.

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Soap Front Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Soap Back

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Soap Naked

Horny Goat Soap by Moon Rivers Naturals, 4.5 oz. – Retail Value $7

I knew there was soap in here the second I cracked open the box – I could smell it right away (in a good way)! This soap is made with “horny goat weed,” the common name for the flowering plant barrenwort, which is rumored to, ahem, assist the user in the libido department. I don’t know about that, but the chai-esque, spicy scent smells like heaven, and I was surprised at how generous the portion was (sometimes size does matter).

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Sticker pkg Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Sticker alone

How You Doin’ Friends Sticker by S&S – Listed Value $3

I think I’m one of four Americans left in the world who has only seen one episode of “Friends.” I hope that doesn’t ruin my pop-culture cred! While this sticker is cute and seems to be pretty well-made, this isn’t necessarily an item for me, since I’m not a fan of the show. I do like the design, though, and the flirty reference fits this box well.

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Socks bottoms Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Socks Top

Netflix and Chill Socks by Zero Fox 30 – Listed Value $7.50

I hate wearing socks with most of my shoes, but this winter has been so cold, I’ve been wearing them around my home nonstop, so this pair was a welcome sight! Again, they’re mostly black, which matches my wardrobe perfectly, but there’s a gripping quality to the letters on their soles that keep me from slipping on tile floors! I love the nice long cut and thick fabric, they are definitely slipper-socks to me in the best possible way.

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Gum Closed Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Gum Front

Pathetic Sweatpants Gum by Blue Q – Listed Value $1.79 (Buy a pack of 4 here for $7.49)

I can’t lie, I was disappointed in this item. I don’t chew gum (it gives me a headache), and the sentiment on the package was one I just couldn’t get behind. I do love sweatpants (who doesn’t), and I certainly support sassiness, but this was more of an in-your-face insult than I typically enjoy in my graphics.

Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Mirror Front Smartass and Sass January 2018 Box Mirror Back

Well-Behaved Women Mirror by S&S – Listed Value $6

The quote, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” is often miscredited; do not believe the memes that attribute this saying to Marilyn Monroe! No offense to Marilyn, but this particular phrase was originally written in a scholarly article in the 1970’s by a writer named Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. That being said, this mirror is okay, but I don’t know that I’ll get a ton of use out of it. Since it isn’t a hinge-style mirror, I’m afraid to put it in a purse and get it all scratched up, but I do like the purple color, and the accurate research S&S put in.

Verdict: This was my introduction to Smartass and Sass, and it was a lot of fun! I always appreciate when a theme is really strong in box items, and I definitely saw that here. While I didn’t like every item, the items I did like, I liked a lot. The socks are warm, the insulated mug is super-nice, the soap smells amazing, and the oversize tote will be incredibly useful. The sticker, mirror, and gum weren’t my favorites, but I know I can find a sass-lovin’ gal (or guy!) that will enjoy them immensely!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no! You have to order by the 17th of the month in order to get the current box.

Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: I received seven items with an estimated value of $59.29. This box cost me $34.95 + $6.95 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $5.99.

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

13 Comments

  1. I think an item is missing. What isn’t safe for work?

    • This was actually a bit more tame of a box than S&S has put out in the past (sometimes their products include strong swears), but I put up the warning just in case the phrase “horny goat weed,” would raise a few office eyebrows. ^_^

  2. I actually loled you the sweatpants thing. I took it as more of a response to someone saying you’re pathetic for wearing sweatpants (which of course would be ridiculous and deserving of a retort.) 🙂

    • That makes so much sense. I didn’t put that together in my mind. Lol

    • Oh! I get it what you’re saying. That does make a lot of sense! I completely agree about anyone hating on sweatpants…definitely ridiculous.

  3. I like the bag, the socks (not a fan of black socks though), the cup, and the soap, but don’t think this box is worth $35 + shipping. I would say prices are inflated. Still like the box though.

  4. I think I’m one of four Americans left in the world who has only seen one episode of “Friends.”

    I am another one of them!

    I also didn’t understand the gum.

    • And I’m the third! Still incapable of understanding why David Schwimmer is employed.

    • I never liked or watched Friends, either… I don’t get the hype.

      • Yay! Fellow non-“Friends” viewers! That makes me feel better 😀

    • The only sense I can make from the gum is when Eva Mendes said something to the effect of women shouldn’t wear sweatpants because it causes divorce. She was joking but she took some flack for it. But I have no idea if that’s what the line on the gum alludes to or not. I loved Friends in my teens but when I catch a bit of it now it seems so cheesy that even I can’t understand why I liked it 🙂

      • I feel your pain! I loved some shows back in the ’90’s that have not aged well and make me cringe from their cheesiness 🙂

    • I can also say that I’ve yet to watch friends too lol!!!

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