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Smartass & Sass December 2022 Review

Kate Kemp
ByKate KempJan 28, 2023 | 2 comments

Smartass & Sass
4.1 overall rating
8 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Smartass & Sass is a monthly subscription for sassy ladies. There are 3 plans available:

Shirt Only for $19.95, Box Only for $39.95 or the Big Box Subscription which includes the shirt and box for $54.95. Shipping is $3.95 for the Shirt subscription and $7.95 for the Box or Big Box subscription. Smartass & Sass also now has a “Small Box” subscription for $21.95/month + $7.95 shipping.

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 a computer glitch, Smartass and Sass was behind on sending out my box; this is the December box review. 

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. Consider yourself warned!

With that said, December's theme was "Smells Like Drama And A Headache,” which is a perfect way to sum up the holidays!

Bring On The Sass!

Festivity Drama Candle - Retail Value $6.95


The December 2021 box contained a candle from Free Bird Candle Supply and it was so popular that Smartass & Sass decided to include one this year as well. It smells like brown sugar and pastries, but the scent isn’t too sweet or overpowering. It’s also a wood-wick candle; which is my favorite kind! Even in winter, it’s often not cold enough in San Diego to start a fire in my fireplace; so when I get the urge to hear a festive fire, I light a wood-wick candle. They snap and crackle like logs in a fireplace!

Peace Out Mother F**kers Body Butter - Retail Value $14.95


I loved the body butter I received last year from Smartass & Sass, so I was elated to see one in this month’s box. The scent is described as “Island Ginger Mango” but I just smell a faint fruity freshness that I adore. It’s definitely not overpowering, nor do I feel it’s off-putting to those who prefer non-food scented items. Plus the formula is fabulous; thick and rich while still absorbing quickly.

Dramatic As F*ck Bar Bracelet - Retail Value $30.00


Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear your attitude on your wrist? This bracelet, by Foxy Originals, is fun in an understated way. It has a nice shine and is well made; plus, bar bracelets are very trendy right now.

“Purse, Pocket, Phone” Card Game - Retail Value $30.00


This card game is absolutely perfect for a girl’s night in, bachelorette party, or even a bridal shower. I’ve played similar games with prompts I’ve found on the internet, but I love the idea of having them in a deck of cards.

If you’re unfamiliar with this type of game, it’s basically a scavenger hunt, but the items on the card must be found only in your purse, pocket or phone. It's great fun to play with your besties as well as a great way to get to know a group of ladies you’re not well acquainted with. I’ve decided to keep it in my car for entertainment on road trips with my gals!

“That’s So Crazy” Cocktail Napkins - Retail Value $7.99


This set of snarky napkins, from Twisted Wares, allows you to be sarcastic without being over the top. In other words, you can let your inner smartass out in front of your family without upsetting dear Aunt Betty. When Uncle Mark prattles on about his pet chickens, just smile and let these napkins talk for you. I especially like that they aren’t in holiday colors; I can enjoy passive aggressive sarcasm all year!

“Sick As F*ck” Sniffle Stopper Healing Balm - Retail Value $7.95


‘Tis the season for sniffles but with this balm from Plant Therapy, you can soothe yourself on the go. The balm is designed to be applied to your chest and underneath your nose to help you breathe as well as soothe your chapped skin.

When I opened it to take in its scent, I was expecting a medicinal menthol or camphor; instead, it has a really pleasant aroma! The scent is described as containing, “...fir needle, rosaline, spruce hemlock, cypress, spearmint and cedarwood….” Not at all what I was expecting: thankfully!

“Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & F*ck Off” Apron - Retail Value $34.99


This apron was a spoiler item and I was super excited to get my hands on it! I’m pleasantly surprised by the quality of it; it’s made from very thick, durable fabric and straps. Because it’s so well-made, and with such a versatile design, I haven’t decided if I’m going to use it for baking, gardening or doing crafts. Perhaps all three!

Breaking News Unisex T-Shirt - Retail Value $24.95

December's shirt is one of my favorites! It features a cute newspaper with the headline:  “Breaking News: I Don’t Care.” What sassy lady can’t say they haven’t thought the same thing?

Though I’m not a T-shirt person, my bestie is, so this shirt goes to her. She now has a collection of over 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! She tells me that every morning she flips through them in her closet and chooses which to wear, based on her sass level that day!

The Verdict

I’ve been a subscriber for two years, and December’s box is one of my absolute favorites! The theme is hilariously appropriate for the season and I was impressed with the quality, variety and creativity of the items.

The total retail value is $157.78 (counting the T-shirt) which is more than twice the subscription cost.

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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To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the February 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. What do you think of Smartass & Sass?

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Lisa B

Katie this looks like a great box, I just can’t get past the monthly price. Because of course I want the t-shirt!

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Lisa, Amazon is full of shirts and tank tops with this saying!!! I like it too. Get it there.

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