NYC Tudor City Teal is a positively gorgeous color. It reminded me of carved jade. I messed up on the application, so I only wore it one day. So, I can't comment on how well this wears, and this is my first NYC polish. If I knew for sure it wore well, I'd tell everyone to run out and buy it. So pretty. The first coat is a thin, uneven mess, but it covered evenly in two coats. I'm not the best at identifying jellies, but I believe this is a jelly. It isn't sheer, but it has a lovely squishy, jelly-ness about it. I'm going to love this in the first part of the year and in the spring (assuming it wears O.K.).