Is it possible to use too much soap when building a lather? I use an HIS synthetic which I've noticed (as well as others) takes much less product to get a great lather going. Despite this, I loaded up at least 45 seconds of MWF into it, letting the slag drip into my bowl. I added a few drops of glycerin and a few of my homemade PSO (mostly grapeseed oil, with lanolin oil, castor oil and glycerin) and this bowl had flowing lather in seconds.
Now, I added about as much water as I could without the lather bursting out of the bowl, but during the shave I kept on feeling like the razor head (not blade) would drag/skip across my skin during a pass. However, the lather felt uber-slick in my fingers when I tested it prior to application on the face.
Did I just not have enough water? Too much soap? I don't know what I did wrong here.