NSFW Smartass and Sass Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2018


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Smartass and Sass box

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

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

looking into the 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. Smartass & Sass also offers a $15.95 Shirt-only Box and $49.95 Big Box.

This is a review of the $34.95 a month box.

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 April 2018

About Smartass & Sass

The Subscription Box: Smartass and Sass

The Cost: $34.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

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.

Smartass & Sass April 2018 Review

Info booklet thank you inside Info booklet referral and free shipping info duffle bag info blue Q socks info i hate everything book info everythung hurts headbands and rosie bandages info

Smartass & Sass comes with a booklet that has all the info you’ll ever need about them, and the items in the box. Each month has an overall theme and this time it’s “Everything Hurts And I Can’t” which celebrates those of us who just don’t have it in them sometimes!

She believed she could duffle bag back of She believed she could duffle bag zipper pull on She believed she could duffle bag pocket detail on She believed she could duffle bag side of She believed she could duffle bag

“She Believed She Could But She Was Really Tired So She Didn’t” Duffle Bag – Listed Retail Value $25.00

I can’t help but kind of love this duffle bag. I tend to roll my eyes at a lot of the positive “Pinterest quotes” out there, but that’s because I am bitter and jaded. This speaks to me since it’s poking fun at all of those go-getters who have a “She Believed She Could So She Did” print hanging in their home or office. Don’t get me wrong, being positive is awesome and recommended, but sometimes it can be a bit much. This duffle bag is 9 x 19 x 9″ and has an outer pocket, zipper top, and sturdy canvas handles. It’s a dark navy blue with natural cream accents and the quote is screened on with white ink. It’d be great for the gym, if you were motivated enough to go (not me), so I’ll be using this to transport snacks from my kitchen to my couch before settling into binge watch some streaming TV.

Blue Q "Hi I don't Care Thanks" Socks in package Blue Q "Hi I don't Care Thanks" Socks other side of Blue Q "Hi I don't Care Thanks" Socks close up of Blue Q "Hi I don't Care Thanks" Socks inside sock card

Blue Q “Hi I Don’t Care Thanks” Socks – Retail Value $10.99, Listed Value $9.99

I wish I had it in me to say the words from these socks out loud to some people when they start talking, but I was raised to be overly polite so these socks will have to secretly soothe me. I’m actually really familiar with Blue Q’s sock line and own about 4 pairs already with various sassy things on them. I’m surprised it took Smartass & Sass so long to include them because they all perfectly embody the spirit of this subscription. The words “Hi I Don’t Care Thanks” are woven into the socks against a cheering floral design and bright pink background. These socks are basically smiling as they deliver this short-tempered quip to those they wish to dismiss.

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I Hate Everything by Matthew DiBenedetti – Retail Value $10.95 (found here for $7.42)

Ah- another book perfect for me. I do hate A LOT of things, so this chubby little gift book is right up my alley. The sarcasm begins immediately with the cover that is brightly colored with unicorns, rainbows, kittens, and other cute items that would normally be the antithesis of hate. The book covers so many random topics (complete with illustrations) that the author hates and many of us sympathize with. The page “I hate living with someone” right next to the one that reads “I hate being alone” really nails the sometimes contradictory aspect of hatred. Another hate-worthy experience? Selling things on eBay! For everything you hate, Matthew has got you covered.

Everything Hurts and I'm dying headbands in package Everything Hurts and I'm dying headbands close up of back of Everything Hurts and I'm dying headbands

Everything Hurts And I’m Dying Headbands, Set of 2 – Listed Retail Value $5.00

I don’t work out, but if I did, I’d probably need headbands like this to keep my hair out of my sweaty tomato-red face. They’ve included two- a black and a hot pink – in the pack that says “Everything Hurts And I’m Dying” which is, of course, the theme of the box this month. These elastic bands are nice n stretchy but don’t have grippies on them, so they slip right off of my head with much movement.

Rosie the Riveter Bandages tin Rosie the Riveter Bandages spread out in front of open tin side of Rosie the Riveter Bandages tin

Rose the Riveter Bandages, Tin of 15 – Retail Value $5.95

The last item is actually pretty positive in comparison to the rest. It features Rosie the Riveter with the famous “We Can Do It” quote. Each bandage is a sturdy flexible plastic and features the iconic image of Rosie flexing her bicep from the war posters of WWII that encouraged women to volunteer in the factories and shipyards that produced supplies needed for the military. It comes with a little prize too- I got a squirrel temporary tattoo.

Verdict: Smartass and Sass reeled me back into their good graces this month with their delightful sarcasm and discouraging outlook. I think this box is one that perfectly encapsulates what this subscription is about and included some very useful items. I think I like the duffle bag and socks the best, but I’ll be tucking these bandages away as well for future use. I also really like that they included fewer items with higher values than last month.

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: This month’s total value is $57.89. For $41.90, here’s what you’re paying for each item:

  • Duffle Bag: $18.09
  • Socks: $7.95
  • Book: $7.93
  • Headbands: $3.62
  • Bandages: $4.31

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Smartass and Sass Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: smartass and sass | 11 comments

11 Comments

  1. Just a note to those who are sad missed this box, I saw that some of the items are available in their shop

  2. Fun box but why is it NSFW? Nothing bad in there

    • Yeah I don’t really get it either. They don’t send out naughty items or anything. Maybe the worse thing is something with a curse word (*sarcastic gasp*). My guess is they either got complaints by those that find such items offensive or they want to err on the super side of PC caution.

  3. I hate that I don’t hate that book.
    I hate that I have FOMO for this month’s stuff and I hate that I hate that.
    I hate hating things that I hate…
    I hate that I didn’t think of writing a book about hating things that people hate…
    or hate to hate…
    or maybe pretend to hate because they’ve been raised to not hate… or say the world hate..

    Ummm… what were we talking about?
    (I hate when I forget)

    • Hahaha Cakers!

    • I hate that I found this to be hilarious. And I hate that I hate that.

  4. Yep. This is the one that finally made me cave. I have been watching this box for a long time and most months, the items were less than stellar. It’s one of those boxes I really wanted to love but it just wasn’t there yet.

    Now, I am loving this box. I hate it that I missed this box so here’s hoping May brings the same quality as April! And of course, it’s 10% off subscriptions right now so that’s awesome. I ended up getting the “Big Box” because I want the T-shirts too. Looking forward to my first box!!

    Thanks for the great review, Marne! I mean, I really didn’t need another sub box so when my husband asks why in the world I got another one, I’m totally blaming you… ‘mmk? 🙂

    • Oooof! Ummm just don’t tell him where he can find me, ok?? 😉 I hope the next one is a winner!!

  5. I love the headbands!!! I hate gyms, but if I went to one, the headbands would be perfect to wear there. They state exactly how I feel about gyms.

  6. OMG—I need this box. I love the bag, the socks, the book, and the headbands. And bandaids are always useful for when my 6-yr old acts like he’s dying from a “serious” injury like a paper cut. I really wish I would’ve signed up for this box last month. I hate when I miss out.

  7. I NEED that bag and those socks! 😉 I haven’t subscribed to this sub and to be honest hadn’t paid much attention to it…but clearly I need to! Fun box. Now off to the swapsite to see if I can find those goodies…

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