Author's note: This box was received late—Smartass & Sass did not get March's box shipped until around the 1st of April, plus a week of shipping.
Warning: This review is not for the faint of heart! If you’re offended by bad language, this probably isn’t the review or box for you! If you’re like me and thrive on poor language and bad ideas, this is definitely a subscription box you need in your life! This month's theme is "Adult-ish,” which is hilarious. When we were young, we wanted to grow up so badly. Now just look at us!
Smartass & Sass is a monthly subscription for sassy ladies. There are 3 plans available:
Shirt Only for $15.95, Box Only for $34.95 or the Big Box Subscription which includes the shirt and box for $49.95. Shipping is $3.95 for the Shirt subscription and $7.95 for the Box or Big Box subscription. This is a review of the Box Only subscription.
Each box contains 8-9 full size beauty and lifestyle items from Smartass & Sass and various other sassy businesses. The shirts are comfy unisex T's available in sizes XS-3X.
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Warning: This review is not for the faint of heart! If you're offended by bad language, this probably isn't the review or box for you! If you're like me and thrive on poor language and bad ideas, this is definitely a subscription box you need in your life. This month's theme is "Adult-ish", which is hilarious. When we were young, we wanted to grow up so badly. Now just look at us!
Now, Let's Get This Party Started!
Sassy Coaster Set by Moonlight Makers - Retail Value $18
These coasters are: hilarious/adorable/useful/pretty/ALL OF THE ABOVE! They’re so my style: pretty, floral, girly and sassy as heck! The combination of eye-catching and sweet designs juxtaposed with snarky and irreverent text makes for a lovely contrast. I’m excited to decorate my table with them. I like them so much that I don’t want to put a wet glass on them. I need a coaster for my coasters!
Doing Squats Resistance Band Set by Smartass & Sass - Retail Value $11.95
This is a really nice set of 3 sturdy resistance bands in a sassy sack. See what I did there? We’ll see if I get away with it! Resistance bands are an inexpensive, easy way to tone up. The box insert even includes three simple exercises to get you started. They’re super useful with swimsuit season approaching and the bands, covered in hilarious phrases, will look awesome draped on my dusty exercise bike! Seriously though, there are exercises simple enough, even for me, that I might actually tone up a bit!
B*tch Be Gone Spray Bottle by Plant Therapy - Retail Value $12.95
This 16 oz glass spray bottle has a nice green silicone sleeve with a snarky phrase embossed on it. The bottle itself is very well made. It’s heavy duty, and the silicone base keeps it from slipping on or scratching the table. Plus, it’s funny. Which is just as important as being useful! According to Smartass & Sass, the bottle can be used for anything from cleaners to watering plants.
Take That Sh*t Down A Notch Pill Case by Smartass & Sass - Retail Value $14.95
A pill case is such a clever way to fit the “Adult-ish” theme! When you’re an adult, there are probably at least a few medications you take. Be it vitamins, supplements or pain relievers, adults need a pill case. And sassy women need cute, sassy ones!
Sparkly AF Toothbrush & Holder by Smartass & Sass - Retail Value $11.95
Yay for a toothbrush with sass! Hot pink bristles (how awesome is that?) and an irreverent phrase on the handle! Toothbrushes don’t get much better than that…oh wait, they do if they come in a matching (sturdy) holder (complete with snark)! But on a (semi) serious note, the brush is made from bamboo and the holder from wheat-straw, a sustainable way to keep your teeth sparkly AF!
I Am The Secret Ingredient Measuring Spoons by Smartass & Sass - Retail Value $8.95
These measuring spoons come in: Pinch, Dash, and Smidgen sizes. Pros: well-made, sturdy, unusual square design (and a funny box). Cons: if you are trying to use precise measurements in your cooking/baking, there are no measurement numbers on the spoons.
Fresh As F*ck Beeswax Wrap by Nothing Fancy Supply - Retail Value $7.00
This unusual beeswax wrap is washable and reusable which will help reduce the amount of plastic bags and cling wrap you use. Plus it’s a lot more attractive. That’s a win-win!
Get Outta My Kitchen Dishcloth by Smartass & Sass - Retail Value $7.95
This dish cloth is great, but I’m not keeping it. The second I saw it (and finished laughing), I decided I must gift it to my dad. He is the cook in my family and may have said exactly what it says on this towel, a time or two. I guess he's where I get my love of snark!
The only downside to this hilarious dish cloth is its size. It’s nice as is, but I’d love it to be a little larger. Other than that, it’s quite useful. Besides wiping down your dishes, try using it for cleaning your counter or windows. Bonus points if you use the glass spray bottle!
Face Mask Holder by Smartass & Sass - Retail Value $9.95
This locking plastic box is adorable, but it reminded me that I may not be the sharpest crayon in the box, because at first, when I read, “face mask holder” I tried putting sheet masks in it! And no, they didn’t fit. When I realized it was for face masks we wear when we leave the house, I felt ridiculous!
I’m glad to say that in my state (California), we no longer wear masks in most places (mass transit, hospitals and schools being exceptions). Since I don’t frequent those places, I don’t really need this as a mask holder. But the box is so funny, I had to find another way to use it. That’s when I realized that it’s perfect for keeping a few of my small essentials that are always loose in my purse. I was able to fit a hair scrunchy, glass nail file, lip balm and mini lotion in it. Now they’re nicely contained and easy to find in my purse!
Not Worried Notepad by Holly Oddly - Retail Value $9.95
What a super useful notepad! A great way to keep several different things I need to keep track of, in one place. And the sarcastic line at the top makes me snicker every time I need to jot something down. It has a line for the date on it so I’ve been using it as a mini weekly organizer on my kitchen counter. I keep track of the groceries I just ran out of, major appointments I can’t miss, and the bottom box acts as a miscellaneous section.
I’ve subscribed to Smartass & Sass for about a year and this is by far, one of my favorite boxes! There were TEN items in this box and each made me laugh. Not only that, it was a very practical box. See, I’m an adult…ish!
The total retail value is $116.65, which is a great value. Happily, Smartass & Sass doesn’t inflate their retail values like many boxes; they aren't afraid to tell you when something is only worth a few dollars. But the quantity and several stand-out items really make the box more than worth the price. Besides the retail value, I laughed so much while I gleefully pulled out each item. And that’s worth a ton!
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To Wrap Up
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the May box. However, often, extra previous boxes will be available for sale in the Smartass & Sass store.
Value Breakdown: This is the regular box, so it cost $39.95 plus $7.95 shipping which means each of the 10 items cost an average of $4.79. It's worth noting that Smartass & Sass has a great shop with items found, and not found, in the box. They also have a monthly "Secret Shop" for subscribers who automatically receive 20% off their order.
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