About JOGB


Ah JOGB! My full name, Jo Glanville-Blackburn, has been in print publishing across magazines, books and newspapers for the past 30 years – from Woman&Home, Grazia, Sunday Times Style to Quadrille, Ryland Peters, Daily Mail and Sunday Times….

Then one day a PR friend called me ‘JO GB’. Then another, and another. I loved it! It stuck. And let’s face it … it’s way less of a tongue-twister.

A home-loving mother of three, interiors obsessed, vegetarian, beauty and wellbeing editor, I’ve been Beauty Director At Large for the best-selling women’s lifestyle magazine @womanandhome.com, one of the most loved and hugely respected titles in the UK, for the past eight years. My work focuses on women of all ages who, just like me, are monumentally busy – whether due to family (older and younger), work commitments or, let’s face it, modern living.

Whatever the reason, the impact is that we are all time poor. We get home and collapse, yet here is where we can most be ourselves: to unwind, relax, refuel and pick ourselves up. So you see, this website is not about me (well maybe a little bit) – it really is about US!

My mantra?

Words are powerful. They can build you up and they can cut you down. Throughout my career, I’ve had highs and lows. I used to be very self-critical, but the result of that is an undeniable reputation for sincerity and integrity in my work and at home with my family. I have never written anything I didn’t believe, and I’m not about to change now.

When it comes to beauty and wellbeing, I strongly believe how our mind and body are inextricably linked. How we look is driven by how we feel – and very much vice versa. For me, that’s called JOY. So sure, here I’ll give you lots of trend tips and advice on ageless makeup, hair, body, and skincare, but you and I both know you need to feel great on the inside too. So I shall be sharing my advice and knowledge on nutrition, wellbeing, and lifestyle.

I’ve spent my entire career writing for an audience of busy women just like myself, so I’m brimming with very ‘real’ yet trend-driven, ageless beauty, wellbeing lifestyle tips to bring you product recommendations that you’ll love.

My mission?

I’m here to remind you how to feel good about yourself. To remind you that if you were a teenager in the 60s, 70s & 80s…you, like me, grew up in the most exciting decades of beauty, fashion, music, attitude and lifestyle for women. Hands up who wore ‘that trend’ first time round? And even though I’m now 52 (with three fabulous kids that keep me young and up-to-date with technology: thanks, guys) – I know I don’t act ‘my age’ : that to me is a dated concept. As a result, I think I look younger due to my attitude: I love to laugh. I am as mischievous and rascally about life – as I ever was. Yes, I may have a few lines, as yet to be frozen…but they are generally happy lines of a life I’m still very much loving.

So if you want to join me and share…I promise to mention ideas that I truly love or that can make a huge difference to our inner/outer beauty confidence and wellbeing. Follow, contact, talk to me, and let’s have some fun… here and on twitter, pinterest & instagram

I would love you to check out information on my new candle collection over at jogbliving.com

DISCLAIMER  Here, on jogb.co.uk, I will share all my beauty lifestyle experiences with you: new loves, all-time favourites, family shares, news, and views. I feature PR samples that I receive to my office but I am NEVER obliged to review all samples sent. Everything featured on my website is up to my sole discretion. None of my posts and video links have been paid for.


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