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Must-Have Apps for the Digital Nomad

I am a freelancer and over the years I have built up a good base of clients worldwide. Imagine working in 5 time zones excluding mine, so I have a requirement to be constantly connected. Although WiFi is ubiquitous in the US and we are stunned when a coffee shop does not provide it for free, Wifi is (surprise!) not always easy to find in the rest of the world.

With my trusty iPhone I can wander in to any phone shop across the world and constantly be connected for about $10 a month.

Before I tell you about apps… if you have an unlocked phone for your travels please don’t come back to the US and sign up for some massively expensive main player plan.  It is possible to get unlimited data, voice and text for only $40 a month without a contract (which means you can stop and start as you please).  I use Net10 Wireless and have had great service for years.


The Basics: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn – I don’t have to tell you why I have these. I need them.

GV Phone: I have a free Google Voice number (you can have one too).  This is my permanent number.  No matter where I am I can be reached on my Google Voice number.  GV Phone let’s me make outgoing phone calls for free to anyone in the United States. Skype is always my first choice and conference calls but sometimes when I am stuck on the road GV Phone is a life saver.

Vonage:  If you plan on traveling in the US only Vonage is a great app to have if you have a Vonage plan.  It allows for you to call throughout the US as well as to 60 other countries directly from your cell phone using your home phone plan.

Skype: Obviously. But – an additional thing I love about Skype is the ability to buy local phone numbers (for cheap) anywhere in the world. A sneaky little app that I am not even sure is legal in most countries (jk) but it is truly a life-saver.  In the moments where you must be on your laptop (you need to edit a file, or just need a bigger screen) and you can’t find wi-fi anywhere… to the rescue. allows you to plug your iPhone in to your Mac, hook them together, and then use the phone data plan to get online on your laptop.  Unless you are lucky enough to have an unlimited data-plan you need to be careful with this one – but it’s great for emergencies.

Wi-Fi Finder: Not always updated completely but this app can be incredibly helpful.  I have had many a moment where I have to be on a conference call now and the Wi-Fi Finder has come to my rescue.  Just open the app and a (using your current location) a list will pop-up of all of the surrounding Wi-Fi connections categorized by paid and free. Awesome.


DuoLingo: Before you go or on the go – this is the best language learning app I have ever come across.  In my opinion the ramification aspect makes it even better than Rosetta Stone.  It’s just more fun.  Best of all… it’s free!

Words Lens: I have to admit that this app freaks me out a little bit.  It seems so magical it’s creepy.  When you hover the camera phone over words in a foreign language this app replaces (yes actually replaces) the words (in the same font and everything) with English.  It is obviously still being developed as sometimes you can’t keep still enough for the translation to come through but it is still quite amazing.

MyLanguagePro: A fabulous language translator that even speaks the translation for you so that you pronounce it correctly.  You can save phrase translations that you use again and again to refer back to.

Travel Administration

Mint: Have I mentioned I am a personal finance freak?  The reason that we have so much freedom is because our spending is directly related to our Ultimate Whys.  And always tracked, very, very closely.  If I have Mint with me I can categorize spending and check our budgets as we go and be sure that we aren’t overdoing it.

AirBnB: As we travel we have slowly developed an aversion to hotels for anything longer than a few nights stay.  Having the AirBnB app in my hands is awesome as we can quickly find affordable, unique accommodation anywhere we go.

HotelTonight:  We love to plan – but sometimes it seems we make plans for the sake of changing them.  We often change our mind as we travel which means we don’t often book ahead as we are moving from one place to the next.  Hotel Tonight looks at your location and shows you hotels with available rooms for that night at deeply discounted prices.

Around Me:  I use this all the time in the US.  I have a problem.  When I get hungry I need to eat NOW.  Around Me knows where you are and tells you where everything is.  It’s saved us from an empty gas tank or two as well!

MiFlight:  Remember that time when you checked online, walked straight through the security line and ended up having to spend 2 hours sitting at your gate?  Remember how you got all confident and left it later the next time and the security line was a mile long and you came this close to missing your flight?  Well with this app you don’t have to find yourself in either situation.  Just tell MiFlight which airport you are flying from and it will return a list of the wait times at security.


Evernote & Dropbox: A girls’ gotta have her stuff with her right?

Wunderlist: There are lots of choices for tracking tasks so I wouldn’t get hung up on this one.  I use Wunderlist because I’ve used them all and this one feels nicest.

Buffer Daily: Got some time in that check-in line?  Taking that highway drive to the Pisa airport for the 50th time?  Get some reading and sharing done with the Daily recommended reads from Buffer.  Just a swipe posts them to your Buffer account.  You do have a Buffer account?

Feedly: It’s how I stay on top of my favorite blogs.  I like the magazine feel of it.

SoundGecko:  You know how much we drive sometimes?  A lot.  You know how car-sick I get if I read in the car?  A lot.  This handy app will take the url of any blog post or online article, convert it to voice and send it to your iPhone.  Yep.  You can “read” your stuff on the road.  I load up Sound Gecko with good stuff right before I get on the road and I’m a happy camper.

Fun Stuff

Siri: Oh what would I do without you my love!  From instant measurement calculations, to managing my calendar, to “writing my emails” while I am in the car (see above re: car sick), to taking notes for me as I am listening to podcasts or SoundGecko, to amusing my daughter with conversation.  Travel life would be that much more lonely and difficult without Siri.

Shazam: I’m sure that everyone has Shazam on their phone by now.

Gratitude! : I have a lot to be grateful for – but travel and life as a freelancer can sometimes get stressful. I practice daily gratitude for two reasons; to remind me of all I have to be grateful for and live quietly for a moment in that gratitude, to journal my daily experiences so I can always have them with me to make me smile when things get tough.  This lovely app has a sweet, simple interface.  You can list your daily gratitudes, attach photos and quotes and rate your day.

With all these handy tools always in the palm of my hand I am truly able to work from absolutely anywhere. And who says we are years away from the 4th economy! There are thousands and thousands of apps so I know for a fact I haven’t captured all of them.  What are your favorites? Tell me in the comments so I can go and download them!


Call Me Maybe Parody: US Army vs Miami Dolphins

This video swept me off my feet! I LOVE how the troops made sure they looked like the male version of each cheerleader they were covering! It is great to see the ones fighting for freedom get to have fun as well. Enjoy the video! :-)


Dog Saying Grace Before Breakfast

This video has gained popularity both online and in broadcast media — in fact, so many people made their own copies and uploaded them to YouTube.  I looked for the owner (Steven Boyd) of the original video when I decided to blog this and here’s what he said:

Djaingo saying his prayers before breakfast. I taught him as a Christmas present for my Mother last year….now he prays every morning. I love his serenity and innocence in prayer…


Healing Checklist

While I was looking for scriptures on healing to share with my mom, I came across this website with a healing checklist and I would like to share it with you…

Six things to contemplate and act on:

PRAYER. It’s just common sense that you’re not likely to get something unless you ask for it.  Jesus told his disciples to pray night and day and not to give up. He also told us to have the elders of the church pray for us.

James 5:14-15
14) Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15) And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

Luke 18:1-7
1) Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2) He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3) And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, `Grant me justice against my adversary.’ 4) “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, `Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, 5) yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!'” 6) And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7) And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Matthew 18:19-20
19) “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20) For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

FAITH. While a great amount of faith is not required for God to heal, it certainly can’t hurt. Jesus was unable to do miracles in his hometown because of the lack of faith but he was still able to heal sick people! With faith Jesus tells us that “Nothing will be impossible for you”.

Mark 6: 1-6
1) Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples 2) When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! 3) Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 ) Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” 5) He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6) And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.

Matthew 17:19
when he said “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

LOVE & FORGIVENESS. There is no question that God wants us to Love and Forgive each other.  Love is God’s command. Love is healing.

John 15:12-14
12) My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13) Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14) You are my friends if you do what I command.

Hebrews 13:1-2
1) Keep on loving each other as brothers. 2) Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Isaiah 58:7-8
7) Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8) Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5) It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Mark 11:23-25
23) “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24) Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25) And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

Proverbs 15:30
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

Proverbs 12:18
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

GOD’s PROTECTION. There are forces of evil that you may need protection from.  Ask God for protection.

Ephesians 6:11-13
11) Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13) Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

GOOD MEDICAL CARE. God works his miracles in many ways and through many people.  Today’s medical community has a lot to offer and with God’s grace can save your life.

Luke 5:31
Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

A HEALTHY DIET. There are many references in the Bible about what we should and shouldn’t eat. Today’s “Mediterranean Diet” follows biblical references.

Ezekiel 47:12
Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river.  Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail.  Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them.  Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”

If you wish to navigate that website, click here: Healing Scriptures


Controlling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Without Chemo

My mom who’s 63 doesn’t like visiting her doctor regularly.  One day while shopping, she felt so dizzy and complained about shortness of breath.  I was forcing her to see her doctor, but she kept on ignoring me until she experienced nose bleeding.  She was rushed to the ER and several laboratory tests and medical procedures were performed (blood, x-ray, ultrasound, lymph node excision, and bone marrow aspirate + biopsy) before a diagnosis was finalized — the specialist said she had Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or what most people call “CLL”, a blood cancer that is slow progressing.

Her RBC, hemoglobin, and platelets were way below normal values; her WBC elevated and her spleen enlarged.  She had to be nebulized twice a day for minor pneumonia.  For 2 weeks the doctors were trying to bring up her platelet count through blood transfusions in preparation for “actual treatment”; but the highest they’ve gone was 11,000.  My mom got so stressed and asked the specialist if she can just take the medications at home… the doctor said she couldn’t be discharged unless her platelets go up to at least 20,000 because there’s a danger of bleeding.  Two days later, there was still no improvement on her CBC so my mom told the doctor that she will go home whether they allow her or not — she was then discharged on the 10th day.  She went home being administered with Prednisone, Rifampicin, Omeprazole; and along with those medications she took her usual vitamins and supplements for the liver and bones.

The specialist’s treatment plan is for her to undergo 6 cycles of chemotherapy (which the former said was the only effective treatment), but I was hesitant in moving forward because I’ve heard a lot of not-so-good stories about people who went through chemo.  Besides, I knew in my heart that God is still in the healing business and will surely heal my mom who’s always been faithful to Him.  Mom also didn’t want it because of its side effects so she delayed her medical consultations and instead focused on alternative medicine.  With God’s guidance, we came across helpful people, websites, and forums that led us to effective means.  Mom found these alternative treatments (in the order we explored them) to be beneficial to her:

  • Vita Drink — Made up of 5 nutritional vegetables for the prevention and maintenance of over 40 diseases including several types of cancer.  This has helped in maintaining her RBC and hemoglobin levels.  Platelets increased to about 15,000 and stayed within the 20s.
  • Electroacupuncture — EA uses the same meridians as traditional acupuncture, but uses a small device that clips onto the needles.  The device sends electric pulses that the acupuncturist can adjust depending on the intensity needed. Initial therapy done twice a week, then down to once a week after a month.  Platelets increased and stayed within the 40s.
  • Papaya Juice — Extracted from organic papaya leaves taken in the morning and at night.  The results are quite inconsistent and I say this because when we tried it the first time (before the EA therapy) for 2 weeks, there was no improvement in her platelet counts.  However, when we tried again on her second month of EA, platelets increased to the 80s.
  • Guyabano Fruit & Tea — The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research on guyabano in 1976. The results showed that its leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells and is found to be 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.  She eats one regular-sized fruit a day and has been drinking the tea as often as she could — so far the results are great!

And of course, prayers and devotion every single day… God is the greatest doctor! She also changed her eating habits from a greasy past to a healthy present — no more fried and commercial food.  Lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, and water.  From her initial bloodwork of WBC 53, hemoglobin 5, RBC 1.93, and platelets 3… now everything is within normal range even though she did not undergo chemotherapy.  Isn’t the Lord amazing? With faith, Jesus tells us that “Nothing will be impossible for you”.

It is so funny that another specialist thought that my mom underwent chemotherapy upon seeing her bloodwork history.  If she had undergone chemo, she would have just wasted her hard-earned money and didn’t get to experience the joy of receiving God’s miraculous healing.  It really pays to trust the Lord all the time!


Trusted Money Transfer Service for OFWs

I have used Paypal and Western Union for years, however, recently I became unhappy with their services.  I was sending  money online via Western Union but 7 out of 10 transfers I ended up having to go to an Agent for re-sends.  Customer service was terrible, because nobody can explain why it would not process — all they can do is apologize and make promises that such thing will never happen again.  But I guess they easily forget, because the next time around, the same thing goes… website refusing me to send money.

An unfortunate event occurred which required my husband to send money to the Philippines immediately.  It was Thursday night (Friday morning in PH) and we were worried that delays might happen again if we do the transaction with Western Union online.  Good thing I remembered a friend talking about XOOM.  We then registered for an account, sent money, and voila! the money we transferred made it to the PH account the following day (Saturday).  What’s even more surprising is that with the speed of service, their transfer rates are cheaper than the ones we previously used.

We were even more impressed when XOOM’s customer service representative called to verify our second, same-amount transaction that day.  The guy even asked if we were going to make another transaction that day because if we would, he’d link it to our previous transaction to save on transfer charges.  Their support people are wonderful, informative, and professional — you’ll definitely feel safe doing your money-related transactions online.

I highly recommend XOOM! To register for an account, click on the link below:

XOOM — The Smarter Way To Send Money


Kitty Playing Like A Kid!

To all cat lovers out there, this will surely brighten up your day. Enjoy!


Bartholin Gland Abscess

Five days ago, a pea-sized bump has appeared… it wasn’t painful, just made me a bit uncomfy.  I’m a cystic person and didn’t want to aggravate my condition so I immediately opened my laptop and searched for similar cases online.  Maybe the early symptom was too common because the search results pointed to varied diseases such as boil, dermatofibroma, wart, infected hair follicle, etc.  I then decided to wait until the next day for another symptom or change to occur.

On the second day, the bump has gone bigger and redder and the pain began to increase both in frequency and severity.  From the readings I’ve done, at that point, I was pretty certain that it was a Bartholin Cyst.  My husband became so worried and pleaded me to go see an Ob/Gyn already for proper diagnosis and treatment.  I refused because I was sure the doctor will recommend surgery (based on my readings) and besides WebMD said it would go away with hot baths.

As I’ve learned from medical websites and from the experiences of women who had it, I did sitz baths — as hot as I can stand it at least 3x a day.  The addition of 2 cups epsom salt diluted in the water greatly helped. Some say that a hot compress (very hot one) is as good as a sitz bath, so you can take that option if you don’t always have the privacy to do the baths.  After each sitz bath, I pressed a cotton pad with 5 drops of pure tea tree oil on to the cyst for about 30 minutes. That same day a portion of the skin surrounding the lower part of the cyst peeled off on its own, however, it still didn’t come to a head.  Up to now I cringe at the thought of it.

On the third day, it grew as big as a golf ball.  It was so painful that I couldn’t walk, even barely stand.  The only position that gave me a little relief was to lay on my side.  When I woke up that morning I noticed little red spots similar to measles on my legs and arms.  I usually get those the day after having a fever, and so I thought maybe I had fever during my sleep.  But I was also thinking it might have been an allergic reaction to tea tree oil, so I continued only with the sitz baths that day.

The worst part about this cyst was the fear. I was afraid to go to the doctor, but worried that I couldn’t handle it all by myself.  It was scary and painful, but I was telling myself that God will surely help me go through it.

By the fourth day, the red spots disappeared a bit so I figured it must have really been the tea tree oil.  Indeed, I was allergic to it.  I knew my condition was something serious, but I also knew I had a God who is bigger than ANY disease.  I have been praying fervently, and even prayed with Pastor Benny Hinn while watching his Good Friday Service online.  After praying and crying to the Lord, I felt some relief though the size remained the same.  The Lord touched me, and while it was not instant healing, I knew He was leading me to the right “treatment”. I’ve read a success story on tea tree oil so I went on with the treatment again despite the allergic reaction I would get.  Overnight, I left the cotton pad with 5 drops of pure tea tree oil pressed on the cyst and believed that the abscess will drain the following morning.

As I woke up the following morning, the 5th day, I didn’t feel any pain.  I immediately checked on the cyst and guess what? The abscess has drained itself in the cotton pad! The swelling gradually went down, and the itchiness, I believe, is brought about by the healing process.  I still have a tiny lump but it’s so small I believe it could be gone tomorrow.  It helped a lot that I prayed and read my bible (“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me.” –Psalm 30:2) and acted early on the bump.  I thank the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness! :)

My intention is to give you hope instead of fear.  I hope my experience can help those who are currently suffering from this painful disease.  The treatment methods I used might work for you, to some extent, but I found it much more helpful to pray and believe that God will heal you.


Prevent Spreading Viruses and Infection

Proper hand washing can stop spread 99% of the germs that travel via droplets, and that covers a lot of illnesses, including most flu viruses.  It’s important to wash your hands:

  • Before, during, and after you prepare food especially if you will hold raw meat or fresh eggs;
  • Before you eat;
  • After sneezing, coughing, or using a handkerchief or tissue;
  • After you use the bathroom, whether you will sit on the bowl or not;
  • After holding/playing with your pet, especially after handling its waste;
  • After handling garbage;
  • Before and after changing a baby’s diaper

How you wash your hands is just as important as when you wash them, especially when it comes to eliminating germs. Just rinsing hands quickly is not enough.  Follow these steps when you wash your hands:

  1. Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds in warm water and with soap. Bacteria and viruses bind to the soap. Point your fingertips toward the bottom of the sink. Keep your hands lower than your elbows so the soap, water, and germs run down the drain, not down your arms.  Small children may need to stand on a stool in order to get their elbows higher than their hands.
  2. Pay special attention to your fingernails, between your fingers, and areas that look dirty.
  3. Don’t touch anything while you are washing your hands.
  4. Rinse your hands and wrists well, then dry them with a clean towel. Paper towels are best because they can be thrown away. Let the water run while you dry your hands.
  5. Use the towel to turn off the water; don’t touch the faucet with your clean, dry hands.

Unsure if you have scrubbed for 30 seconds? Sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice while washing your hands :)

(Proper washing steps courtesy of The Health Pages)


Dark Eye Circles: A Woman’s Nightmare

Dark circles are quite common but they are usually temporary and can be treated. It may be hereditary, but in my case, they appear whenever I’m stressed or have below 4 hours of sleep in a day.  But wait, let me explain further.  My Dermatologist clarified that dark circles being the result of hard partying, working late, being tired or allergies is a myth.  They actually are not that far off from the contributors to dark circles, but they’re not the actual physical cause.  Maybe people think so because dark circles appear when one lacks sleep as it makes the skin pale, therefore allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear bluer or darker.

According to Dr. Robert Shmerling of the Harvard Health Publications, there are several reasons why dark, puffy eyes develop:

  • Aging — The skin around the eyes is normally thinner and looser than skin elsewhere in the body.  As we age, it becomes even looser and thinner.  This allows fluid to collect, causing a puffy appearance.  Veins under the skin can create the dark appearance of the skin.
  • Sleep Position — Lying horizontally can encourage fluid to collect beneath the eyes.  It also promotes dilation of the veins under the eyes, which darkens the appearance of the skin even more.  These veins drain into the nose.  Nasal congestion or seasonal allergies also cause the veins under the eyes to dilate.  Dark circles are so common with allergies, they’re sometimes called “allergic shiners”.
  • Fluid Retention — Anything that causes fluid retention, such as pre-menstrual bloating can increase puffiness around the eyes.
  • A Medical Problem — Puffy eyes may be the first sign of fluid retention due to medical problem such as kidney or liver disease.  Puffy eyes can also be a side effect of medication you are taking.  If you develop new, significant swelling around the eyes that does not improve, contact your doctor especially if you notice fluid retention elsewhere in the body.

Mine was just a minor case of dark circles, but I didn’t want to walk around looking like a zombie so I looked for remedies.  I’ve tried eye creams, reasonably-priced and expensive alike, but none of them worked even with 2 years of continuous use.  I then decided to get to the root of it, and I was happy with the results.  Here are some natural ways to prevent dark circles from forming:

  1. Don’t take too much Vitamin A. Excess vitamin A or an overdose of Retin-A is very likely to cause liver problems, which can cause dark circles under eyes.  Knowing how to control vitamin A levels and how to heal the liver naturally will allow you to have healthier body and radiant facial skin without dark circles.
  2. Avoid food high in sugar. Sugar is the enemy for people suffering severe dark circles. Research about the action of insulin shows that sugar can lead not only to weight problems, but also skin problems through inflammatory responses as well as their effect on protein which can age the skin and the body prematurely through a process called Glycation. Inflammation leads to eye puffiness and dark circles.
  3. Cut down on your daily intake of salt. Salt produces fluid retention, and this increases the pressure in the small capillaries in your eye area aggravating dark circles.  It is very important to know what an acceptable level of sodium is and how much you should cut from your diet in order to see improvements in your dark circles.

There’s a book called Dark Circles Miracle that promises freedom from dark circles in just 2 weeks.  They say that their process can easily be integrated into one’s daily routine… I visited their website and found the testimonials to be very interesting.  You can read about it or purchase your copy in their website.