Mollie's Feel-Good Feed: What a week for music!

Plus, the skincare product that's got Mollie getting her glow on this week...

Mollie King - Mollie's Feel-Good Feed
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Plus, the skincare product that's got Mollie getting her glow on this week...

What a week this has been! I mentioned before that I’ve been having work done at my flat and this has been the week of the final touches. The dust sheets have finally come up and it’s starting to feel like home again! It’s been amazing turning my Pinterest board into a reality in my London flat and such an exciting experience, but I’ve learned that I’m even more indecisive than I ever thought I was.

But would I do it all again? Of course I would! Will my builders ever give me the choice of the whole Farrow and Ball paint chart again? … Absolutely not! I hope this week has treated you well and you’ve had reasons to smile too. I’m back with more recommendations for having fun at home as we wave goodbye to July and dive into August!


This song has to be mentioned this week. It’s from one of my favourite bands who I’ve featured in my column before… Little Mix! I love how this band know their sound and understand what it is their fans want from them. I often feel as artists grow and develop they can sometimes, understandably, move on from what made them successful in the first place – but that can leave fans feeling confused and disappointed about a change in direction.

With these girls, though, I feel they really connect with their sound and, while growing and changing, they still stick to what it is that people love them for – great pop songs! This latest release, Holiday, has the big pop chorus we’ve wanted this summer, as well as hints of a sexy baseline. Almost Charlie Puth-esque, it’s a combination of powerhouse and soft vocals… so really there’s a part for everyone to sing along to.

There have been so many good releases recently, it’s been hard to narrow them down. An artist I’ve been introduced to is DJ and producer Young Franco from Brisbane, Australia. He released a track called Juice, alongside Pell, which is quite different to my usual recommendations, but what it does have is an instant uplifting feel to it.

Young Franco is the type of artist that doesn’t take himself too seriously and that’s one of the things that drew me in. Over lockdown he’s been keeping busy by uploading cooking videos, among other things, which are also worth checking out if you’re a pizza or pasta fan. (Who isn’t?!)


On the topic of keeping busy in those lockdown months, this next artist certainly has been productive – it makes my proud achievement of learning how to juggle look rather pathetic! The lady I’m talking about is of course Taylor Swift, who has recorded a whole new album, released last week, called Folklore. If like me you’re thinking ‘gosh, I didn't see that one coming,’ don’t worry; you haven't taken your finger off the pulse – this release even came as a surprise to her record label!

Unsurprisingly it’s already a huge success, with a fabulous stripped-back feel, while simultaneously returning to her country roots, including a collaboration with Bon Iver. I can’t mention this album without also talking about the merchandise Taylor released alongside it. With Cardigan being the name of her first single from this new album, she’s had her very own button-up piece of attire manufactured which, unlike most merch, looks stylish enough for Miss Swift to wear herself! Is there anything this woman can’t do?

TV series

With the success of shows like Queer Eye and Next in Fashion, it was only a matter of time before the BBC delighted us with their own fashion makeover show. I’m pleased to say that they have done just that with You Are What You Wear. Hosted by Rylan, who is the perfect mix of comedy and sincerity, members of the public have the chance to get a new wardrobe styled by one of a choice of five different stylists.

With elements of What Not To Wear, you see the contestant try on different looks – while the four stylists who weren’t chosen giving their running commentary on whether they agree with the outfit choices or not! Think Gogglebox meets Tattoo Fixers, but make it fashion. This show will have you smiling and itching to revamp your own wardrobe… It could be expensive viewing!

Self care

This week I tried out Estée Lauder’s Perfectionist Pro Serum. I had heard a lot of positive comments about it and thought, what with us being mid-summer, which always makes me scale back my make-up, it would be a good time to try out something new. This product is a serum aimed at brightening your skin and has the added bonus of vitamin C.

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I’m still relatively new to the product but I’ve found that putting it on before my moisturiser in the morning really adds a glow – it’s definitely a product I can see becoming a regular in my wash bag! After all, who turns down that extra get up and glow?

Thanks so much for reading this week’s Mollie’s Feel-Good Feed – check back on Marie Claire every Friday for more of my feel-good recommendations. Stay safe, take care and enjoy!

Mollie King

Mollie King rose to fame as one-fifth of the multi-platinum selling girl band, The Saturdays. The last few years have seen her become a Radio 1 DJ, present across flagship TV shows and a campaign in Parliament.

During her time in The Saturdays, the group sold over five million records worldwide, achieving 13 Top 10 singles and five Top 10 albums. The band also embarked on four nationwide tours and had three primetime TV series, including Chasing the Saturdays for E! which aired in over 40 countries.

In 2018, Mollie turned her hand to presenting and after guest presenting for several weeks on Matt Edmondson’s Radio 1 show, she was offered a permanent role at the station. The duo began hosting the Matt & Mollie Weekend Breakfast show and 2021 moved their new afternoon slot. Mollie also presents her own Friday morning show Best New Pop, sharing music from her most loved genre. After only six months into her role at Radio 1, Mollie won the silver award for ‘Best New Presenter’ at the 2018 ARIA Radio Academy Awards.

In addition to Radio, Mollie has also guest presented This Morning several times, including a month-long stint in the summer of 2018. She’s covered the entertainment slot on Lorraine, and guest presented on Blue Peter. In 2019, Mollie hosted The Greatest Dancer podcast for the BBC. She also presented the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, alongside Greg James and Maya Jama, which aired on BBC2. Mollie also took part in the 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, making it all the way to the semi-finals.

Away from her TV and Radio work Mollie writes a weekly column for Marie Claire magazine, ‘Mollie’s Feel Good Feed’ and has worked with numerous brands including Estée Lauder, L’Oreal, Amazon, GHD and Aspinal of London.

Mollie is a proud ambassador for the Dyslexia Association, a learning disorder she was diagnosed with as a child. Mollie is very passionate about campaigning for early diagnostic tests in schools, as well as funding to support children through education with Dyslexia and spoke about this in Parliament in 2019.

Mollie is also a Born Free anti-captivity ambassador, has worked closely with the charity Mothers2Mothers and traveled to Ghana in 2014 with REDD charity to help raise awareness and funds for HIV.