NSFW Smartass and Sass Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2018


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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!)

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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.

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Smartass & Sass October 2018 review

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 October 2018 Review

Smartass & Sass usually comes with a booklet that has all the info you’ll ever need about them, but recently they switched over to sending a folded card detailing the products. I think I like this design better! Each month has an overall theme and this time it’s “B*tch Is The New Black.”

I’d Love To Stay And Chat Pop Socket – Listed Value $10

I am team “having a loop on the back of my phone to grip my fingers through”, but if I switched over to team “pop socket” this little guy is exactly my style. I love the dry humor coupled with the fact that it’s not in your face, so I can be snarky while not having to worry about accidentally offending someone.

When Life Gives You Lemons Kitchen Towel – Listed Value $10

I love this big canvas kitchen towel—it measures at 28” x 28” and should be able to handle spills or acting as an emergency pot holder when necessary. I don’t really love the “when life gives you lemons, squeeze them in people’s eyes” saying, however — it feels a little violent for my taste. At least the metallic gold and floral details around the lemons are pretty!

Moody Ring – Listed Value $8

Gosh, I haven’t worn a mood ring in a long while! This is adjustable, and the emotions range from “dead inside” to “cool and collected,” which I appreciate. When I tried it, I got the “sexy and I know it” mood and when I had a friend try it, she got the same result—unless that dark purple really is black and I am dead inside? The world may never know. I do feel like the listed value of $8 is pretty high for what is essentially a novelty trinket. The ring itself isn’t built for heavy duty wearing, and it reminds me of the kind of ring band that will rust easily.

 

Primitives By Kathy “Wine in Here” Ceramic Mug – Listed Value $15

Primitives by Kathy is a frequent wholesale brand featured by Smartass & Sass, but I usually really like what is included from them. This month we have a MASSIVE mug that can hold a whopping 20 ounces! I love that this is microwave, oven, and dishwasher-safe—I can put in some hot chili on a cold fall night, top it with cheese and broil it in the oven to get it melty, and then pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. And if my chili just so happens to be wine, who will know?

Blue Q Be Bold or Italic Zipper Pouch – Retail Value $6.99

While I appreciate the general gist of the sentiment, the phrase isn’t for me. What I do like, however, is that 95% of this pouch is made of consumer recycled material. I think that is incredibly useful and neat from an environmental standpoint, and because of that, this would make a good gift to your environmentally conscious friend. The pouch is thin but it doesn’t feel flimsy, and it would be a good pencil case if you don’t mind the pouch being a little lumpy—the pouch definitely is not padded.

Coffee Shop Of Horrors Smooth Rum Caramel Coffee Sampler, 2 oz – Listed Value $2.60 (buy an 8 oz bag for $9.19, found here for $8.27)

To my knowledge, this is the first time Smartass & Sass have sent something edible in their box, and I think they chose a good one! While I cannot drink coffee, I love the smell of it—and this smells amazing. The notes of rum and caramel make an enticing scent when combined with traditional Colombian coffee beans. This also came ground for those who do not own a coffee grinder, and this is a perfect pairing with the big mug we also received this month.

Wit Gifts Blah Blah Blah B*tch Box – Retail Value $8.90

When I first saw this box I thought it would be a snarky first aid kit- not an actual pencil and paper for someone to write their complaints on! I love that the description for this kit says “No one wants to hear your problems, so you might as well write them here.” I have the perfect friend in mind for this whose dark humor will love the entire experience.

The Verdict: I think this was another fun box from Smartass & Sass. There was a good mix of practical items and fun items, and the total value for the box is $61.49. Considering the box has a purchase price of $41.85, you need to really be sure your humor aligns with S&S to ultimately get your money’s worth, especially when some of the listed values feel a bit high.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the November box. From Smartass & Sass:

Your shirt and/or box will ship on the 16th-18th of every month. Please order by the 15th to get the current shipment.

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $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 Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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3 Comments

  1. I think the quality products from artists and small shops needs to be updated as I wouldn’t consider the mug to be from a small shop nor artist. And the mood ring, while cute, doesn’t seem high quality. I adore the overall idea but the themes each month are so different. If one theme gels with your tastes, the next month will be completely different (chronic illness, working girl, unicorn, etc.)

  2. My grandma used to say,
    “when life gives you lemons, cut them in half and suck..
    …on one and keep your rant to yourself. We all have plenty of lemonade, honey!”

  3. I really laughed hard when I read the lemon towel phrase. I guess I needed that. I wouldn’t have any use for it but thanks for the review.

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