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Smartass & Sass October 2022 Review

Kate Kemp
ByKate KempNov 28, 2022 | 1 comment

Smartass & Sass
4.2 overall rating
9 Ratings | 4 Reviews

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.

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.

Writer's Note: Due to supply chain issues, Smartass & Sass is behind on sending out their boxes.

This box was paid for by Smartass & Sass. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

 

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.

With that said, October's theme was "No Filter” and I was super excited to tear it open. Due to some supply chain issues, Smartass and Sass is behind on sending out their boxes; this is the October box.

Smartass & Sass is trying something new; the booklet that accompanies the box is now digital! This card was included in the box so it’s a simple matter of scanning the QR code to find the booklet. I miss the paper insert, but I understand that going digital benefits our Earth. And even sassy gals can appreciate that!

...Let The Fun Begin!

Effin’ Birds 2023 Daily Calendar - Retail Value $16.99

 

A new year is the right time for a new calendar. And this desktop one is perfect for a sassy gal. I love how edgy it is; combining vintage drawings of birds, with modern snark. According to the box, every day is filled with: “Foul-mouthed Foul.” What’s not to love about that?

No Filter Wine Toppers by Capabunga - Retail Value $8.95

 

What a great idea: wine bottle caps that are fitted enough to allow you to lay your uncorked wine bottle on its side. Open wine bottles, with corks sticking up, are difficult to fit in the refrigerator. With these caps, I no longer have to worry about laying the bottle on its side and shoving it in the fridge; after all, it would be shameful to lose a drop of wine!

Middle Finger Paper Clips - Retail Value $5.95

 

Why haven’t I seen anything like this before? What a hoot these are! Paper clips that look like you’re flipping the bird! Want to be silently snarky? Hand your coworker their papers, clipped with a middle finger.*

*Note: not responsible for HR visit or loss of job.

Eat Sh*t And Die Socks by Groovy Things - Retail Value $12.00

 

These socks are hilarious! But I’m not keeping them. They’re too perfect to use as a stocking stuffer! Have a sister in law that you just love to hate? This is the gift for her!

If you love being sassy but have to look professional, wear these babies under pants long enough to hide them from prying eyes. Then when someone irks you, just accidentally let your pants leg slide up!

Makeup Brush Cleaner by Smartass & Sass and Zoe Ayla - Retail Value $48.99

 

I’ve received one of these makeup brush cleaners, from a different brand, in a different subscription box. They work great! Apply your eye makeup as usual, but when it’s time to switch colors, simply swirl the brush around on the black surface: voila, clean! No water needed! I still recommend washing your brushes with cleanser on a regular basis, to kill germs, but this nifty tool is perfect for quickly switching colors in the middle of a look.

As for the stated retail value, I own several beauty tools by Zoe Ayla, and they’re all priced higher than the competitors. I can’t honestly say that they’re worth their extra cost (I’ve always bought mine at a discount from sub boxes) but they work great.

Smartass & Sass teamed up with Zoe Ayla to bring you a little something extra. Time to take off that makeup? This brush cleaner comes with a bonus set of two, very soft, cotton pads emblazoned with a message to your makeup: “Bye, B*tch.”

Calm Down Coloring Pencils - Retail Value $10.95

 

A couple months back, subscribers received a snarky coloring book, so I’m excited to have these sassy colored pencils to add to my coloring arsenal. You can never have too many pencils, and these are special: they have ridiculously funny color names! It’s difficult to choose a favorite, but I think it’s the dark blue called, “How’d I get this bruise?” Or possibly the black called, “My Soul!”

Zero F*cks Given Bath Salts - Retail Value $19.99

 

Hilarious packaging and these bath salts smell amazing! The scent is called “Wild Poppies & Peach Prosecco” but I smell bright, sweet grapefruit. Probably just me, but what matters is that it smells great!

Besides the scent, the really nice thing about these sassy salts is that they're epsom salts. Epsom salt contains magnesium, an essential mineral that benefits the heart and nervous system. Most people don’t get enough of it in their diet but some believe that soaking in (magnesium filled) epsom salt baths can help calm and soothe aching muscles. I’m a believer, so I’m thrilled to have these lovely smelling salts.

Well, Sh*t - Unisex T-Shirt - Retail Value $24.95

October’s shirt is hilarious! It says, “Well, Sh*t” which is a great way to describe most of life’s little failures. What isn’t a failure is the design of this shirt. I’m a huge fan of mixing modern snark with traditionally feminine images.

Though I’m not a T-shirt person, my bestie is, so this shirt goes to her. She now has a collection of a dozen Smartass & Sass shirts which means she literally wears them daily. Thank you Jenni for posing for this photo! According to Jenni, the shirts are true to size, long enough to wear with yoga pants and ridiculously soft!

The Verdict

I’ve been a subscriber for a year, and October’s box is one of my favorites. Not only does every item really fit the theme of “No Filter,” each item is well made and useful!

The total retail value is $148.77 (counting the T-shirt, which I paid for) which is especially great considering Smartass & Sass, unlike many boxes, doesn’t seem to inflate their values.

It's also 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.

All in all, I was so excited by the fabulous curation of this box.

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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 December box. However, extra previous boxes are oftentimes available for sale in the Smartass & Sass store.

Value Breakdown: The box plus T-shirt costs $54.95 plus $7.95 shipping which means each of the 8 items (counting the T-shirt) cost an average of about $7.86. In my opinion, that’s fantastic.

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1 comment

Laura

I really want this box. I hope it shows up in the shop soon.

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