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The Shopping Channel welcomes back Suzanne Somers

Watch Suzanne Somers live on The Shopping Channel today & tomorrow. Always ready & excited to offer something new to her fans and customers, Suzanne is launching her line of fashion separates as well as showcasing all-new jewellery & accessories.

Step into Suzanne Somers style with her latest designs, all debuting this weekend:

Suzanne Somers Girl's Best Friend Sweater Coat

The Girl’s Best Friend Sweater Coat
Pair this with anything from denim to leggings. An easy-to-wear style that you’ll reach for again and again.

SUZANNE Liquid Golden Waterfall Necklace
SUZANNE Liquid Golden Waterfall Necklace
Instant Holiday glamour with this bold, yet classic, necklace design. Match it with a deep-plunge neckline or over-top a black turtleneck sweater.

Suzanne Somers Faux Fur Weekender Bag
Suzanne Somers Faux Fur Weekender Bag
Getaway in style with this fun & funky overnight bag. Comes with a matching, detachable faux fur cell phone case.

Watch Suzanne Somers live on The Shopping Channel - check our Program Guide for show times. Shop the complete Suzanne Somers lifestyle products at

How Nick Chavez stays on top of his hair game

Nick Chavez returns to The Shopping Channel today with his 4-Piece Diva Glamour Collection at an amazing Today’s Showstopper price of only $47.99.

One way this hair maestro stays on top of his game is by still working in his salon, cutting and styling client’s hair. By interacting with clients Nick Chavez continuously learns what women want when it comes to their hair and this helps him develop the best products for them and for you for each visit to The Shopping Channel.

For Nick Chavez’s on-air appearances on The Shopping Channel, check our Program Guide.

To shop the complete Nick Chavez collection now, visit

The Shopping Channel’s Ken Kostick: 3-step harvest soup

During a recent visit to The Shopping Channel, TV guest cook Ken Kostick shared tips for making the most of the local harvest product available at your supermarket. Using the best vegetables the season has to offer, he shares a 3-step simple recipe for creating a rich, hearty soup to warm the cockles of your heart.

For more recipes, visit The Shopping Channel Cookbook.

Oily? Dry? Normal? Determining your skin type tips from Scott Vincent Borba

A question I hear often is “How do I determine my skin type?” After all, this is a question that needs to be asked and answered when you desire healthy, youthful and glowing skin.

There are several easy things you can look at to determine your skin type. If your forehead and nose tend to get shinier later in the day, and your cheeks and chin look dry you have a classic t-zone, combination skin. If you tend to flake and look dry you are most likely a dry skin type.

Normal skin is skin that doesn’t get too oily or too dry. A good test you can use is to pat a tissue on your face and look at the amount of oil and sweat that comes off. The pattern on the tissue and the amount of moisture collected is usually a good indication of your skin type.

Have your own skincare question? Tune into The Shopping Channel on Friday for my BORBA Skincare shows. From deep-wrinkle fighting formulations to lip balms with nutraceutical benefits, I’ll have an exciting line-up that will change the way you think about skincare.

See you Friday,
Scott-Vincent Borba 

Find BORBA Skincare show times in our Program Guide. Shop the entire BORBA Skincare line now at




Small seasonal updates for your home

Category: What's hot in Home

When the seasons change, its not just fashion that needs updating. Home designers also focus on a rich, warmer palette. We know it’s not likely that you’re going to redecorate your whole house every season, but there are some small changes you can make to bring that warmth to your house, without the expense of a complete redecoration project.

(1) Paint
If you have a neutral space, why not add some punch with an accent wall? Paint is the least expensive way to create a dramatic impact. And while we love open, airy spaces in summer, in winter people want warmth and coziness. A single wall in a rich deep tone can help create that cozy atmosphere.

(2) Lighting
During those long summer evenings, you may not have needed much lighting in your rooms. But it will soon be dark by 6 o’clock and you’ll definitely have the lights on more times than not. Make sure you have a variety of light sources in a room (sconces, table lamps, floor lamps and overhead lighting) and in work spaces, ensure you have task lighting. If you have not done so already, change all your bulbs to CFLs for greater energy efficiency.

Tiffany Style Lamp

(3) Slipcovers, cushions & throws
Even if you’re not looking to invest in new upholstery, you can update the look of your sofa with a slipcover. They’re removable and washable, so you’ll have no worries when you spill that hot cocoa!

I love nothing better than coming home after work, running a bath and curling up on my sofa in my PJs with a throw and the new season of my favourite show. It’s easy to update your room by simply adding a throw pillow here and there and a soft, luxurious throw.

Sure Fit Embassy Chestnut Slipcover, Cable Chenille Throw, Chatelaine Home Faux Cashmere Throw, Sure Fit Vintage Brick Cushion

(4) Accessories
You don’t have to keep everything out at once. Even in my small apartment, I put away some accessories and rotate objects season-to-season. You’ll be amazed how much more you appreciate your possessions when you move them around or put them away for a short while. When they’re out, in the same spot, for too long, you simply become blind to them.

In Fall, I like to fill vases with branches and create autumnal arrangements using natural accents like pine cones, dried corn, ornamental gourds or pumpkins. Candlelight goes hand in hand with winter nights and I love a fragrant candle to conjure a warm atmosphere. Of course, never leave candles burning unattended.

Wilton Armetale Zen Tray Candle with Stones, Levy Leaf Wall Decor, Wilton Armetale Heart Candle with Lid

Happy decorating!

Rubies and diamonds and pearls - Oh my!

The Shopping Channel - Gem Week Event

The Shopping Channel’s Gem Week Event kicks off today with the 14K Gold Diamond Grumetta Ring (see our Today’s Showstopper post below). Our Fine Jewellery Department couldn’t have selected a more exquisite piece to open up what is sure to be an exciting week. This exclusive design is available in limited quantities, so if you’ve fallen in love with it, don’t hesitate to make it yours.

14K Gold Diamond Grumetta Ring

Tune in or shop online at all week long as we bring you some of our most popular Genuine Gemstone shows. Including three incredible Today’s Showstoppers from Gold & Gems (today), Pearl Lustre (Wednesday) and Himalayan Gems (Friday).


Who says size matters? Sneak peek: The Shopping Channel ACER Notebook Today’s Showstopper

This lightweight computer (only 2.19lbs) is no featherweight! Loaded with features you’ll find in a full-size laptop, the 8.9″ ACER Aspire One Notebook is a great combination of portability and power.

Tune in to The Shopping Channel, or visit this Sunday October 19th to take advantage of the Today’s Showstopper - a one-day-only offer.

The Shopping Channel and Women of Influence: Janet Kestin & Nancy Vonk

The Shopping Channel is proud to be a national sponsor of the Women of Influence luncheon series. 

Since 1994, the Women of Influence Luncheon Series has shared the challenges, dreams and accomplishments of high profile women in business, government, sciences and the arts. These highly regarded speakers provide proven advice and inspiration in an environment conducive for women to network, entertain learn and grow.

The second edition for the fall season happens in Toronto on October 22.   For more information, check out the video below or visit The Shopping Channel’s Women of Influence page.


Shop this Sunday for a Bare Minerals exclusive Today’s Showstopper!

I’m here to list off all the reasons we’re especially excited for this Sunday’s Bare Minerals show (and why you should be too!)

1) We have an EXCLUSIVE Bare Minerals Today’s Showstopper that you won’t find anywhere else. The 7-Piece Bare Beauty Collection (shown below) includes all the products & tools you need for the ultimate mineral make-up experience. Shop early on Sunday because it is sure to sell out quick.

Bare Minerals Today\'s Showstopper - Sunday!
2) The NEW Smoky Eye Tutorials kit (shown below) is a fool-proof way to achieve what we all long for - a well-executed sultry, smoky eye. Just follow Bare Minerals’ simple tutorial (included with the product) and you’ll be smoldering-hot in no time.

Bare Minerals

3) Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals CEO & Mineral Make-up Goddess, will be live in our studios to share her tips & tricks. Joined by the very fabulous Bravon Pascua, International Make-Up Artist for Bare Escentuals.

Leslie Blodgett

So be sure to tune in to The Shopping Channel on Sunday for incredible kits and expert application tips. For show times, check our Program Guide.

We also want to hear from you! If you have a Bare Minerals experience to share or would like to chat with Leslie and Bravon, call us at 1-888-2020-888 on Sunday and ask to have your call taken to air.

Happy Shopping!

PS - in the meantime, here is a great tip from Bravon on how to pull off his personally favourite technique - the “Press & Roll”.



O on the Go: Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival

I just love breathing in culture in the city of Toronto. I know, I know, that’s not the only thing I am breathing in, but regardless of the smog and pollution, the Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival is a reason to visit the cool waters of Ontario Place.

With only one week left to visit the festival, I headed down to enjoy bright lights, architecture and a little history 101 refresher on the many structures of the world. Paris, India, Russia and the Artic, the Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival is a great way to explore the world at the footsteps of Toronto, Ontario.

The festival also features a world of animals, dinosaurs, and marine life, as well as a special glimpse at some of the world’s architectural wonders. 32 majestic sets will take you around the world in 80 minutes, as each continent bursts forth in the brilliant form of these intricately designed, colossal displays.

To find out times that it is open visit

Some of those ferocious dinos reminded me a bit about my co-hosts. Decide for yourself!