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Smartass and Sass Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017 (NSFW)

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Smartass and Sass box

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!)

a look inside Smartass and Sass box

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.)

contents of Smartass and Sass December 2017

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.

December 2017 Smartass & Sass Review

thank you card

As always, you’ll also receive a thank you card from Abby and Kim.

info card

This month’s theme is “Motivational AF”. Something many of us need this time of year.

My Head says gym but my heart says tacos lunch bag

Gym Vs. Taco Insulated Lunch Tote – Listed Value $12.50

I enjoy the sentiment here (as well as tacos), but the often used “put a funny phrase on a customizable product” thing leaves it feeling not so special.

back of My Head says gym but my heart says tacos lunch bag

The lunch bag itself is a sturdy little fella made of cream and lime green nylon. It measures 8.5 x 4.5 inches at the bottom and flares out a bit to get larger at the top.

looking down into My Head says gym but my heart says tacos lunch bag

The zipper slides open to reveal that it’s insulated with that silver foil material to keep your lunch nice ‘n cold (or warm) with a good bit of room.

close up of My Head says gym but my heart says tacos lunch bag pocket

The front also has a pocket.

Sassy Stickies

Sassy Stickies Sticky Notes – Value $3.50

I will always use sticky notes I get in sub boxes and these have the peach (read: butt) emoji on them which make me even more likely to use them.

Sassy Stickies sticky notes

Up top, it says: “Don’t Half-Ass Anything” while the bottom reads: “Whatever you do, always use your full ass”. Pretty “cheeky” if you ask me!

Complimentary Pens set in package

Complimentary Pens, Set of 6 – Retail Value $17.50, Listed Value $15.00

These are super cute and colorful and have really cool packaging. I enjoy the little double entendre as well since these each have a compliment written on them.

back of Complimentary Pens set package

As the package states, these are your garden variety ballpoint black ink pens.

Complimentary Pens set

Teal: People like to sit near you

Yellow: Your breath is so minty

Orange: You look absolutely marvellous (British spelling since this is from a UK company)

Magenta: You are ridiculously good looking

Pink: Your handwriting is perfectly legible

Navy: Everyone says you’re the funny one

I can’t help but laugh a bit since these all sound pretty sarcastic as well.

writing sample of Complimentary Pen

Here’s a writing sample.

Slay print

5 x 7 Slay Wall Print – Retail Value $6

I had gotten a break from all of the prints that so many subscription boxes send, but here is the first back at it. I swear I don’t mean to be a hater, but this print isn’t giving me much excitement as an item in this box.

close up of Slay print

It simply says “Slay” in blackish grey and seems to be laser printed on card stock. This was hand-lettered when designed, so that is a little something at least.

don't be a dick fridge magnet on card

Don’t Be A Dick Floral Magnet – Retail Value $4.00

First of all- the name of this company is “Craft Boner” which is just hilarious to me. Maybe a little crude for some, but I love it.

don't be a dick fridge magnet

This is a nice quality handmade fridge magnet that reminds me of large buttons that were all the rage when I was a kid in the 80s (and earlier). With a very pretty rose photo as the background, the words “Don’t Be A Dick” kind of offset it in large white lettering.

back of don't be a dick fridge magnet

The back has a magnet that covers the whole 2 1/4 inch surface and is strong enough to hold up a photo.

Zen as F*ck whipped body butter

(NSFW) Zen As F*ck Body Butter, 4 oz. – Retail Value $12.49, Listed Value $15.00

Lord have mercy. Do not click that link in the product name if you are not into swear words. Badgerface Beauty Supply are makers of handmade beauty products and have dialed their sass up to 11.

bottom of Zen as F*ck whipped body butter

This body butter is 100% natural and only has a few ingredients including shea butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil, alfalfa powder and green tea extract. Sounds lovely!

Zen as F*ck whipped body butter with lid off

As they mention in their product description, this DOES look like marshmallow fluff but is to be used all over your body to moisturize your skin. It’s really light and super duper whipped with virtually no scent at all (except maybe sunflower oil). I used a small amount and spread it on my hands and must admit it left them feeling a bit oily. I think I’ll reserve this for super dry areas like elbows and knees and see if it soaks in better.

2018 Fabulous AF motivational calendar

2018 Fabulous AF Motivational Calender – Retail Value $12.50

This little 4.25 x 5.5-inch calendar features brightly colored watercolor-style single glossy pages for each month. Each one has a different sassy statement that keeps you motivated and reminds you how fabulous you are.

stand for 2018 Fabulous AF motivational calendar

It comes with a small wooden easel to place the pages on and set on your desk so it’s in view to keep you strong.

pages of 2018 Fabulous AF motivational calendar

I appreciate March (my birth month) calling out that mornings are stupid because I feel that it’s very true.

Verdict: Smartass and Sass has been very hit or miss for me in general. There is always a mix of items designed or made by them with products from small DIYers on Etsy. This one seemed kind of 50/50 and I have to say that I normally prefer when they included more independent makers items. They usually come off as more special than the items that are called out as Smartass & Sass branded. This box didn’t thrill me much, but the lunch tote is practical and I like the button as well.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Currently, boxes are sold out and unavailable for purchase. Check here for when the next box is available.

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

Value Breakdown: For $41.90 I received seven items which equally distributes to about $6.00 per item. Not too bad seeing as though some items have a much higher retail value.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

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.

14 Comments

  1. I live in a very conservative area and the majority of people I am around while working and socializing in my hobbies (outside of close friends) are the sort that get highly offended if you even so much as say “fart”. A lot of them don’t get/like sarcasm either.

    I need all of this. When I get home I swear like a sailor to get it out of my system lol!

    • Oh no, Ally. A world without sarcasm? You poor thing!! I like to picture you just swearing your whole commute in or out of the work! Haha.

  2. Ok, I want all this. If you swap hit me up!

  3. I had to click the body butter link. That way of writing seems to be a thing now. Check out the “Thug Kitchen” cookbook for recipes with a similar amount of profanity. I am not offended, but sometimes people come across as just trying too hard to use as many 4-letter words as possible.

    • Agree – it’s not the language that’s pathetic, it’s the meaning that these people ascribe to using it, and the image that they project by using it when it’s not necessary.

  4. The curation of this box has improved tremendously.

  5. Serious. Calendar. Envy. Who wants to get rid of theirs???

  6. I seriously NEED.THAT.MAGNET!

  7. OMG. I wish I subbed to this box. I LOVE this.

  8. I really want those calendar cards (stand not required). Willing to do swap or purchase from you. Please email me at tif51105 at yahoo.com

      • Thanks Maddie!

      • Oooh, thanks, Maddie! I will add the link to the review!

    • Well, I tried to paste the link to Etsy where those calendar cards are available but my comment never posted, just disappeared. (I think external links are a big no no here…)

      Just search Etsy for ‘2018 Fabulous AF Motivational Calendar’ and you’ll find it. Looks like Smartass and Sass has their own Etsy store.

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