Getting an autumn glow is something we all aspire to achieve. With rain closing in and sunshine a forgotten memory, your next holiday away from this cold island may feel like years away. When the sun isn’t shining, you have to get that tan in a bottle!

With all the different tanning products about, it can be hard to know which is right for you.

Do you know the difference between a mousse and a custard? Self-tan drops and a spray tan?

It is likely that you’ve heard these words before but don’t know how to pick one to suit your skin type and individual needs. Luckily, we’ve got your back!


Tanning mousses have a light and airy texture which will feel foamy to the touch.

It is very easy to apply due to its aerated formula and consistency. This allows you to glide it over the skin easily and buff it in quickly. If you are inexperienced with self tanning then a mousse would be an easy introduction due to the easy application.

We would recommend applying this product with a tanning mitt and remember that the mousse will expand when dispensed! A little can go a long way.

Want to give a mousse a go? We would recommend our Vani-T Illumin8 mousse for those who want a hydrating formula, Vani-T Activate mousse for those who have an active lifestyle, and Vani-T Noir Uber Dark mousse for those who want a quick but high impact tan!

All of these products are available from our online shop, and are also available to order with our recommended tanning mitt!


Tanning custard is often more nourishing than other tanning products and is a great tan type for dry, sensitive and mature skin types.

Our Vani-T bronzing custard is one of our most popular products and it’s clear to see why. Check out one of our reviews below!

“Andrea, thank you so much for the Vani-T Bronzing Custard! What fab stuff, I used it for the first time this morning and it has taken the shine off my milk bottle legs a treat and given them a lovely even colour. Best of all I don’t smell like a digestive like I usually do after using other tanning lotion!”

If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will! Click here to buy the Vani-T Bronzing Custard from our shop!

Self tan drops

Unlike other tanning products, self tan drops are added to your favourite moisturiser, serum, oil or even another tanning product to make your own personalised tanning product! If you want to feel more in control of your tan then this may be the product for you.

We recommend the Vani-T Self Tan Drops (available to purchase here) and this is why!

Vani-T Self Tan Drops contains nourishing and organic ingredients to rejuvenate your skin as you tan. Fruit enzymes, Australian Quandong and Kakadu Plum all combine to make your skin more youthful and brighter. Guarana and Babchi Oil firm and smooths your skin whilst the Melanotone™ complex will give you your radiant glow from its melanin enhancing, tanning and skin firming peptides.

Depending when you add it to will change the effect of your self tan drops: Adding it to a sun tanning oil will enhance melanin production in a shorter time frame to minimise sun exposure, or adding it to another tanning product will result in it being deeper and darker.

Vani-T Self Tan Drops are so versatile and everyone (yes, really!) will be able to get their perfect tan with them. Don’t believe us? Click here to try it out for yourself.

Spray tan!

Now I know what you’re thinking, isn’t this about tanning PRODUCTS? Well, yes it is and spray tan solution is one of the most important tanning products!

Some people do not feel confident using self tanner, whether that is due to the fear of missing patches, being unable to reach everywhere or just that they want to feel pampered by some one else.

We use only the best premium paraben-free products which are formulated to go over all skin types, so if you have dry skin, or mature skin or anything else you believe may affect your tan, we can assure you that it will not. Spray tanning can even cover skin issues, if that is what you are looking for.

Don’t take it from us, listen to what one of our loyal clients has to say:

“THE BEST. Cannot praise Wild About Tan enough! The best products, suitable for all skin types and extremely knowledgeable and professional tanners. It doesn’t matter if you are a spray tan newbie or have them all the time, once you book with Wild you’ll never book enough therapist again! “

If self tanning isn’t for you but you still want peace of mind and the use of organic paraben-free products, book in now with Wild About Tan by clicking here.