Preorders open on the first of each month and then close on the 16th! We work on a preorder basis so that these small businesses have ample time to hand make the large amount of product needed! So for example, if a subscription is started on October 13 the first box arriving would be the November box! Boxes contain: 1-3 cruelty free indie cosmetic, skincare, and/or bath products 3-5 other goodies from small businesses that fit the theme of the month such as candles, home goods, key chains, jewelry, and more! Boxes are set to arrive at the end of their specified month. Estimated ship times are not guaranteed as all items included are created by small businesses.