Mollie's Feel-Good Feed: Your watching and listening plans for the week

Our lockdown columnist is back to lift your spirits with another dose of what's bringing her joy

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Our lockdown columnist is back to lift your spirits with another dose of what's bringing her joy

Welcome to Mollie’s Feel-Good Feed, a place where each week Mollie King shares her round-up of the things bringing her joy in these strange and uncertain times. Check back each week for uplifting music, self care tips and, hopefully, a smile being put on your face.

Here we are, another week in lockdown. Let's embrace it if we can!

Do you remember when we used to make plans? Yes, plans! I know it seems like a distant memory, but I've got all the watching and listening plans you need for this week below, if that’s any help – and boy, is there a lot to enjoy right now.

Mollie King


We all need a feel-good tune at the moment to keep us going. Maybe it’s something to put on before you commence setting up shop for yet another day of working from home, or maybe it’s just something to blast out at home and sing along to. Why not?

Well, look no further than typing 'Isaac Dunbar Makeup Drawer' into Spotify or Apple Music. You’ll find a super poppy, catchy, Taylor Swift-esque song, from an artist pushing boundaries and speaking his mind. This song makes me want to dance, and when I dream of taking those much loved road trips again after lockdown, this is what I’ll be blasting out the car!

At the other end of the scale, for those chilled nights when it’s been a long day, maybe you’ve just put the kids to bed; how about trying Arlo Parks Eugene? It’s incredibly laid back and perfect for a long bath or wind down. I love her tone and can’t wait to hear more from her.


I was lucky enough to go to the listening party for this album. Confused as to what a ‘listening party’ is? Well, it’s a rather strange concept, normally set in a small intimate room, but the artist releases the album, playing their songs to a limited audience for the very first time, and talks you through their favourite tracks. For a music nerd like me, it’s a chance to ask the artist questions, like who they’ve worked with and what sort of direction they were going for with the album. It’s an absolute dream to hear them talk so passionately about their music.

And that’s exactly what The Weeknd did for his album After Hours. It has since been a number one album – which you would expect after his single Blinding Lights spent a whopping eight weeks in the top spot. I love that the album has a nostalgic feel with a lot of nods to the 80s, accompanied by some emotional tracks for the lyric listeners, like myself.

TV shows

It seems BBC’s Normal People is the talk of the town at the minute, and I can totally see why! I’ve only had the pleasure of watching the first episode, but I love the slow pace to it and the stripped-back feel. It follows the story of two young people, Connell and Marianne, and I definitely think this could be one to get stuck into.

This week I have been well and truly down a Mad Men hole, and to be honest, I don’t want to come out. I’m pretty late to this show, but if I don’t get round to binge watching it in lockdown, when will I?

I’m just about to finish the first series and already I’m addicted to the characters and following each of their stories. I love the fashion, the New York setting, understanding life in the 1950s, and seeing how different things were back then. If you’ve never got round to watching this, it’s definitely one to put on your list!

Self care

I had the pleasure of talking to skin care goddess, Teresa Tarmey on my Instagram Live chat last week. She’s a real life Wonder Woman in the skin world, having looked after clients like Sienna Miller and Suki Waterhouse.

I had been looking forward to it so much, and like a lot of us I'm sure, had so many questions about skin care. I have since been using lots of her products, which I’m loving, as well as introducing my skin to a jade roller for the very first time.

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Aside from skin, I’ve been using a home waxing kit! I know, believe it. This lockdown is having us all do weird and wonderful things. I promise you, I never thought I would be brave enough to properly give this a go, but needs must, and much to my surprise it was relatively successful.

Oh, I should mention this was a week after I tried waxing my eyebrows with another home kit, and completely panicked when, with hot wax on my face, I looked into the box to see there were no wax strips… After a few minutes worrying that green strokes of wax on my face would be my new lockdown look, I thought the only answer was to create my own strips by cutting up my boyfriend's tie (true story) and use that to peel off the wax.

I later realised it was a ‘hot wax’ kit, and could be peeled off with no strips at all… Oh dear! Luckily, my boyfriend saw the funny side to it. I can’t say his tie did, though!

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. Take care and stay safe!

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.