By HOLLY THOMAS
Can you handle the bling? Cara Kilbey tweeted this snap of the Diamond Jubilee Peugeot she's been riding around in today
There's hardly a shortage of bling in Essex.
But is seems the TOWIE girls won't stop until literally every surface is covered with sparkle.
Billi Muchlow and Cara Kilbey were spotted riding around in a glittering silver Peugeot RCZ, encrusted with 81,000 crystals today.
It's something of a step up from the infamous Essex vajazzle - when girls decorate their nether regions with jewels.
The girls' new ride makes for a somewhat more public statement.
Twilight fans might be reminded of the effect when vampires step into the sun.
Dressed for the occasion: Cara appears to have dolled up in honour of her new ride
The pair rolled up to a garage, where Cara bought a can of diet coke and a few magazines.
She appeared to be dressed to complement the car, in a long navy blue gown with a slit up to the thigh.
Billi wore a long red dress, and carried an equally bright orange leather handbag.
Cara tweeted this afternoon: 'With @BilliMucklow on our way to launch our Limited Edition Peugeot RCZ Bling Whip #diamonds'
Don't mind me: It's a somewhat conspicuous vehicle to nip to the shops in
The car is apparently a limited edition model on the road to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
On the subject of the royals, the TOWIE crew have recently been discussing which they would like to see appear on the show.
Cara told the Now magazine: 'Prince Harry. He'd be the most fun.'
Surely you're not feeling self-conscious? Milli Mucklow appeared surprisingly sombre
Frankie agreed, saying : 'I think we'd all say Prince Harry's our royal crush - he's the only single one after all.'
Both Billi and Chloe however told the magazine they would prefer the Queen herself to appear.
Perfect for the summer: Thank goodness the weather was sunny, so the crystals could be seen to their best advantage
'The Queen - she could visit Nanny Pat, so it'd be Queen of England meeting the queen of Essex!' gushed Billi.
She added: 'I'd love to see her in a sparkly Union Jack dress.'
Sparkling with pride: Cara tweeted this snap of the car, writing: 'Mine and @BilliMucklow Vajazzled Whip (heart)'